Melissa Gay

Melissa Gay

     Artist


Melissa Gay is an award-winning illustrator of books and tabletop roleplaying games. She has done book covers and illustration projects for Hugo, World Fantasy, and Stoker Award winning authors, and her client list includes Baen Books, Llewellyn Worldwide, Hay House, and Apex Press. Her art has appeared on the covers and in the pages of games such as The Dresden Files, Night's Black Agents, Trail of Cthulhu, Part-Time Gods, Mermaid Adventures, Fate Core, and the Yellow King RPG. One of her pieces for the SagaBorn RPG core book has been nominated for a Chesley Award.

Her work has been featured in multiple Infected By Art anthologies, she belongs to the Changeling Artist Collective, she co-founded the Bird Whisperer Project, and she moderates the Women in Fantastical Illustration and the One Fantastic Week online communities. Her passion projects include sci-fi sumi-e and her acrylic space paintings, which have met with international success. A former scientific illustrator, she is constantly seeking the perfect balance between precise detail and hazy obscurity to better engage the imagination of the viewer.


Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Melissa Gay

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

Event
CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
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 11:00AM Artist Guest of Honor Walk Through

Stroll among the wondrous works of art in our Art Show with the Artist Guest of Honor John Picacio. All artists are encouraged to attend.

Sat 12:00PM Artistic License in Fantasy Art
What are the limits of artistic license in fantasy art? Michael Bielaczyc (mod,) leads the discussion on exploring the boundaries.
Sat 01:00PM Ethnobotany

Author and Archaeologist David Baird moderates this panel on ethnobotany (the study of a region's plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local cultures, religions and people.)

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Charity Art Jam
Watch the Artists bounce around ideas and complete their vision before time runs out. All the pieces will go to the Charity Auction to be auctioned off!
Event
Art Show (CC: Meeting Room 4)
(120 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros

Event
M: Tennessee River Room
Michael J. Allen
Arlan Andrews
Steve Antczak
Lou Antonelli
Charity Ayres
Jonathan David Baird
Griffin Barber
Paul Barrett
Jim Beall
J. D. Beckwith
David Bogen
Karen Bogen
Scott Bragg
Brett Brooks
Douglas Burbey
David L. Burkhead
David (D.J.) Butler
Joseph Capdepon II
Anna Grace Carpenter
Rachel Cates
Jack Clemons
Julie Cochrane
David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson
Brian Cooksey
Jason Cordova
Bridget Correia
Larry Correia
Terry Culver
Jim Curtis
Doug Dandridge
Dr. Ben Davis
Jonathan Del Arroz
Kary English
Karen Evans
Kevin Evans
Robert S. Evans
Kacey Ezell
Eric Flint
Monalisa Foster
A. M. Freeman
Julie Frost
Karl Gallagher
Melissa Gay
Amie Gibbons
Peter Grant
Michael H. Hanson
Jonna Hayden
Louise Herring-Jones
Taylor S Hoch
Dan Hollifield
John Holmes
Teresa Howard
Rob Howell
Daniel M. Hoyt
Sarah A. Hoyt
Daniel Humphreys
Kevin Ikenberry
Steve Jackson
Bryan Jones
J.D. Jordan
Cecilia Star Kachina
Chris Kennedy
Dorothy Klapp
Tom Kratman
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Dina Leacock
D. Alan Lewis
Doug Loss
Tamara Lowery
Terry Maggert
Amanda Makepeace
Geoffrey Mandragora
Mike Massa
Edward McKeown
Megan Miller
Jim Minz
Nan Monroe
Laura Montgomery
Anita Moore
Nico Murray
Jon R. Osborne
David E. Pascoe
Mike Resnick
Gray Rinehart
William Joseph Roberts
Jay Roye
Philip Paul Sacco
Cedar Sanderson
Hans G. Schantz
Dave Schroeder
Julia Morgan Scott
Lydia Sherrer
Martin Shoemaker
Stephen J. Simmons
Benjamin Tyler Smith
Cathe Smith
Chris Smith
Andrew Souvinette
Kal Spriggs
Melisa Todd
Tiffany Toland-Scott
John Van Stry
Justin Watson
Toni Weisskopf
Rich Weyand
Dawn Witzke
Marisa Wolf
Chris Woods
John Wright
James Young
(60 min)
 
 
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