Paul Bielaczyc

Paul Bielaczyc

     Artist


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 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.

Panel
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!

Event
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!

Fri 10:00PM Codenames

Paul Bielaczyc hosts CODENAMES for 10 - 20 folks.  Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. The game works very well with 4 players if you prefer to guess without help. Or you can add more players if you prefer lively discussion. There is also a cooperative variant where a single team tries to achieve the highest score they can by playing against the game itself.

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(120 min)
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 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 3)
(120 min)
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.

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
 
 
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