We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!
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Published: June 26, 2012

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM

We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!

We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!

We Love Artists' Alley

We're back at Comic-Con!

Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-Con again.

Six deviant scholarships

We increased our number of scholarships from two to six this year, and have chosen our talented recipients. These six amazing deviants submitted their Portfolios to the Comic-Con group and have been chosen by DeevElliott to showcase their work in Artists' Alley. Each scholarship recipient will be able to display their work in the Alley and receive critique from top industry professionals.

:iconlarkinheather: :iconspyrosverykios-comix: :iconmleiv: :iconunderanangel: :iconmogorron: :iconsambees:

Five Kick Ass Panels

DeviantART is hosting five panels, discussing important art-related topics with extraordinary guest panelists. We'll even be giving away deviantART swag!

Comic-Con Panel by ~GreenifyME

Supercharge your deviantART profile like the masters.

AdamWarren, DeevElliott, Zubby, alohalilo, diablo2003, and yuumei are among the superstar deviants on this panel, moderated by our very own spyed. They'll be sharing how to optimize your deviantART profile like a pro. (Saturday, July 14th from noon - 1 PM)

:iconadamwarren:, :icondeevelliott:, :iconzubby:, :iconalohalilo:, :icondiablo2003: :iconyuumei:

How to examine fan art under the law: a counter-cultural disconnect?

Featuring our very own makepictures, this presentation discusses the legalities surrounding fan art and includes a review of the impact of new technologies on the genre and the confessions of a fan art fanatic. (Friday, July 13th from noon - 1 PM)

Living and creating in the deviantART world.

yuumei is here to show you how easy it is to get started sharing your art, finding inspiration, making new discoveries, and establishing yourself in the world of deviantART. (Thursday, July 12th from 3 - 4 PM)

How to better understand the sociology behind cosplay.

Join veteran cosplayer, Yaya Han, aka yayacosplay, for a stimulating discussion about the many social aspects of cosplay. Yaya will answer a number of questions, including: Why do we cosplay? How has cosplay progressed in the last 10 years and what are the positive and negative aspects? (Thursday, July 12th from noon - 1 PM)

Don't break in, break out!

DeviantART offers the world different publishing perspectives for content creators. Deviants DeevElliott, MrBabyTattoo and yuumei discuss the future for creators and publishers with techgnotic. (Thursday, July 12th from 4 - 5 PM)

Cosplay Forever

We're hosting a cosplay art show that takes place from Thursday - Saturday, upstairs near the autograph area. This collection of the best and the brightest of cosplay comes from over 15,000 submissions to deviantART. The prints will be available through a silent auction with bids starting at $10. All proceeds will go to the Schreiner Burn Hospital, which uses cosplayers to cheer up patients in the hospital.

We are also having a cosplay group photo. Every cosplayer at Comic-Con is welcomed to join our epic display of cosplay at its finest. Join us on Friday, July 13th at 4PM on the Convention Center roof. If you want to be a part of this, be sure to follow our deviantART Twitter to get the latest updates.

We'll be hosting a deviantART Benefit Art Show featuring cosplay photography and donating the proceeds.

Myoubi's eyes by ~Karim-sama

Follow Us During Comic-Con!

If you're already planning to attend Comic-Con, join us in Artists' Alley! Show your support for these artists by visiting the tables that line Artists' Alley. DeviantART will have various staff hanging out in Artists' Alley all day, so be sure to come by, say hi, and introduce yourself! We'll even have some special, limited edition deviantART swag to distribute.

DeviantART will be situated directly in Artists' Alley, which is located on the far left of the Convention Center. If you plan to attend Comic-Con, let us know in the comments below!

Deviants who are unable to join us in person can be kept up-to-date by following the journals we will post to the Comic-Con group. Join this group for updates from the convention floor, including interviews with high-profile artists. We'll also be updating our Twitter and Facebook pages while at the convention, so check back often for updates!

Attending Staff

:iconspyed: :iconheidi: :icontechgnotic: :iconmakepictures: :iconmccann: :iconlaurenkitsune: :iconmegturney: :iconayame-kenoshi: :iconaunnyd: :iconmoonbeam13: :iconxraystyle: :iconmarioluevanos: :iconshyree: :icondamphyr: :iconendosage: :iconrenonevada: :iconcrosby2: :iconaunjuli:

About Comic-Con

Comic-Con International: San Diego is the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. With panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, along with art shows, portfolio review sessions, and the various exhibits, attendees walk away with cheer in their hearts, bags of swag in their arms, and some tired, well-exercised feet. For more information, check out the Comic-Con website here.

Comics are art.

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SirDNA109's avatar
SirDNA109Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any chance you'll be @ NYCC in October this year?
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Super-Crazy-WeirdoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't go because I live all the way in HK. TT_TT
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FanboyandChumChumFFFStudent Traditional Artist
I got the rainbow pin!
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Nella5Hobbyist General Artist
T_T its so not fare
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SKuRRlyStudent Artist
It's quite a shame I can't attend this year. This sounds awesome. Oh weeelll. Maybe next year. :)
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BlueIrisFlowerStudent General Artist
I wish I could be there; but I live far away
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MaximunexHobbyist General Artist
in Argentina there is never this :(...
that hurts T-T
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Ilovefallingcows25Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I never been to a comic-con but its too far away
edermessiah's avatar
Choose me! It's my childhood dream!! I am Brazilian and I could never go to Comic con!
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TheFaunDoll-sCanvasProfessional Digital Artist
I've only been to two anime-cons in my life: Animeoverload 2010 and Ikki-con 5. I want to go to Comic-con soooooo badly!!!!!!!!!! It's this week too and ends on Sunday......grrrr...-_-
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DeorseHobbyist General Artist
Its not your fault, its theirs because they won't bother to host outside of populous areas.
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OMZ i leave in California Yay except San Diego is far why couldn't it be in San Francisco or somewhere around there -_- (if it was in San Jose,CA i would so go cause i use to leave in San Jose,CA)
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DeorseHobbyist General Artist
God damn it! Why don't host these damn things a little closer to where I live?
At least host this in either Omaha NE, Lincoln NE, or even Council Bluffs IA. Don't tell me that your hosting the next DA related event in Dallas, Huston, Kansans City, San Diego, San Fransisco, or even Denver. I'm fucking not going to be able to attend them otherwise because they're too long, too expensive to drive, and of a fucking trip if I have to drive more than a 100 miles to to go to that lasts less than what the trip was worth coming for. This isn't fair for the rest of us who don't live in populous areas!

I'm on strike!
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If you are going, here is all the info for the Avatar/Korra stuff:

Friday July 13th
Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra panel:
Date: Friday, July 13
Time:11:15a – 12:15p
Room: Ballroom 20
Info: “Co-creators and executive producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P.J. Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) and Andrea Romano (voice director). The panel will include an in-depth discussion of Book 1 and a live performance by the voice actors.”

Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra cosplay gathering #1: Date: Friday, July 13th
Time: 12:30p – 1:30p
Location: Across Ballroom 20D (by the windows facing the ocean)
IFwe get kicked out again then it will be at the bottom of the big stairs located in the back of the convention center

The Legend of Korra Comic-Con Signing
Date: Friday, July 13
Time: 2:30p
Where: Nickelodeon booth

Saturday July 14th
*Avatar the Last Airbender – Beginning and Beyond: Presented by AvatarLegacy.com
Date: Saturday, July 14th
Time: 11a – 12p
Room: 28E
Info: For over 5 years, the organizers of this fan panel have been bringing together both fans and professionals. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year’s panel will include Bobby Rubio (Avatar the Last Airbender, Pixar, Alcatraz High), Freelance Concept Artist DJ Welch (Dark Kenjie), Kevin Coppa (Puppet Benders), and Actor/Voice Actor Dante Basco (Avatar the Last Airbender), and perhaps a few more surprise guests. If that isn’t enough, there will be a cosplay contest to showcase the fandom’s talented “fabric benders.”

Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra cosplay gathering #2:
Date: Saturday, July 14th
Time: 12.15 – 1:30
Location: Across Ballroom 20D (by the windows facing the ocean)
IF we get kicked out again then it will be at the bottom of the big stairs located in the back of the convention center

*TEAM AVATAR at the Comic-con Masquerade
Date: Saturday, July 14th
Time: 8:30p (tickets will be given out at 2:00p, doors open 7:45p)
Room: Ballroom 20
Info: Avatar skit at the Masquerade! Come out and support!
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AseikaHobbyist Digital Artist
I want to go and I did offer up my portfolio back in june when the offer came I just got no responce since then I'm guessing my work wasn't up to snuff.
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LadyEonHobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! I want to go!!!!! u.u

So far!!!!

Sniff snifff :(
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RCWikkydArtistHobbyist Filmographer
I am excited to say I WILL be attending Comic-con!!! :D Not for all 4 days but it will still be fun!
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angelmollyHobbyist Digital Artist
i wish i can go T^T eh im living far away plus ehcan't leave my perunts T^T life is so mean
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tarabodejHobbyist Artist
sweet : )
Bronyzilla's avatar
Can't wait for Comic con! :D It's gonna be awesome!!!
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NickyshunHobbyist General Artist
Eu não teria chance de entrar em um evento como essem mal sei usar o photoshop! rs.
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Username-91Hobbyist Filmographer
This awesome news! I'm glad that it came over my E-mail address.
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I'm stuck in boring old Wales!

The only convention I'm going to is London Super Comic Convention.

I reall really wish I could go to Comic-Con.
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