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Melissa Gay

Melissa Gay


LibertyCon 29 Special Guest (2016)

Melissa Gay is a critically-acclaimed artist of the Imaginative Realism style. Starting her career as a scientific illustrator doing ink drawings for botany manuals, she later used those same skills to do black and white line art for roleplaying games, her true passion. Her work has since appeared on the covers and the interiors of many games, books, magazines, academic publications, and even a tarot deck, and her original paintings are in the hands of private collectors around the world. Her roleplaying game credits include work on Freedom Flyer, an Echoes Of War adventure for the Firefly RPG, The Dresden Files RPG, the Crimeworld Fate Core supplement,  HERO 6th edition, Fantasy HERO and its supplement The Book Of Dragons, Part-Time Gods and its upcoming supplements, Mermaid Adventures, Camp Myth, Psi-Punk, and the Elves of Uteria. Her speculative fiction book covers include Sara M. Harvey's Penemue trilogy (Apex Press), and  HebrewPunk (Apex Press) and Jesus and the Eightfold Path (Immersion Press edition) for World Fantasy Award winning author Lavie Tidhar.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Melissa Gay

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM The Artist's Way: Artist's on the Art of Creation
Artist GOH Dan dos Santos moderates this panel on the creative spark and what drives inspiration.
Fri 09:00PM Artist Meet & Greet
Did something catch your eye in the Art Show? This is a chance to meet the Artist and let them tell you about it. Don't forget to bid!
Sat 10:00PM Illustrating for the Gaming Industry
Melissa Gay moderates this probative panel discussion on the ins and outs of illustrating for the gaming industry.
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 12:00PM World Mythology and It's Influence on Science Fiction and Fantasy Art and Literature
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this interdisciplinary panel on how world mythology has shaped and influenced science fiction and fantasy art and literature.
Whether it's Triffids, Ents, Bulbasaurs, Integral Trees, Willy Wonka's edible daffodil teacups, or spiky horrors of Dread Carcosa, plants are an important part of any sci-fi, fantasy, or horror world. Design your own with roleplaying game artist Melissa Gay! All ages welcome, pencils and paper provided!
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)