Melissa Gay

Melissa Gay


Melissa Gay is a Nashville-based illustrator of books and tabletop roleplaying games whose diverse list of clients includes Baen Books, Llewellyn Worldwide, Hay House, Apex Press, and many, many game companies. Among the ENnie-award-winning and fan favorite games she has illustrated are the Dresden Files RPG, Fate Core, Part-Time Gods, Mermaid Adventures, Trail of Cthulhu, 13th Age, The Dracula Dossier, and Camp Myth, and her work for the Sagaborn RPG system won the Chesley award for Best Gaming-Related Illustration in 2018. Her Imaginative Realist work has been featured in ImagineFX Magazine, io9,, and several of the Infected By Art anthologies. She is a member of the Changeling Artist Collective, on the moderating team of the art business group One Fantastic Week, and co-founder of the Birdwhisperer Project. (

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Melissa Gay

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Cover Art and Illustration for Fiction Books

Mitch Foust will moderate this panel on cover art and illustration for fiction books - the challenges of illustrating the essence of a book.

CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff and listen to our Guests of Honor speak!

CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(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 Mitch Foust. All artists are encouraged to attend.

Sat 03:00PM Reading: Ed McKeown & Melissa Gay

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.

M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 10:00PM "Art in Science or the Science in Art?"

An engineer presents images and videos.  Are they Art?  Or are they Science? The artist's make their ruling and then announce the results.  Arguments will ensue!

Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros.

Sun 02:00PM Kickstarter, Patreon and the World of Crowdfunding

Artist Guest of Honor Mitch Foust will host this discussion on Kickstarter, Patreon and the World of Crowdfunding.

CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
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