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Paul Bielaczyc

Paul Bielaczyc

     Artist

LibertyCon 26 Special Guest (2013)

Paul Bielaczyc in his own words: "I have been drawing and whatnot since as long as I can remember. Any spot in my school notebooks that didn't have notes were filled with sketches. I drew mostly from the D&D adventures that my brother ran, as well as the fantasy books I was reading. I did a few pieces based on Terry Brooks' Shannara series, but focusing on being a nerd, I didn't have much time for art in high school.

When I got to college I dual majored in Computer Science and Art History. I minored in Studio Art, and took as many art classes as my schedule allowed. I seemed to be pursuing a career in art or art education, but decided to try graduate school in Computer Science. I graduated in 2004 with a Master's in CS, but again switched paths and returned to my art interests. Mike, my brother, and I co-own Aradani Studios, a costuming and art company that we founded in 2002. We travel mostly in the Southeast United States, to various conventions and Renaissance Festivals, selling our art, and our ears.

I currently call Nashville, TN my home, and don't see that changing for quite some time. This is where my friends, my family, and my career is. When I first posted this bio, I said that, "I still have no idea what I want to do with my life." Well, in those 4 years that I wrote that, I think I have found my calling. At the age of 26, I won the most prestigious fantasy art award there is, the Chesley Award. Mike and I have slowly but steadily grown this business into something that now employees other people! And most importantly, I love what I do, and I truly enjoy being able to talk about my art with people, and have a dialogue with them."


Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Paul Bielaczyc

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
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!
Fri 10:00PM Friday Night Dance
Bielaczyc Brothers DJ an old LibertyCon tradition, the Friday Night Dance!
Event
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Sat 06:00PM Win, Lose or Draw with the Pros
Jeff Jarvis hosts this fun and hilarious game of Win, Lose or Draw - come one, come all!
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.
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