Geek Out is very excited to bring you some awesome and talented special guest for you to meet and interact with! Be sure to support them being at Geek Out by purchasing prints, wares and anything else these amazing guest have brought with them!
Michael Bielaczyc - Aradani Studios
Michael Bielaczyc has been working professionally in the art field since 2001 when he founded Aradani Studios with his brother Paul. Together they have exhibited across America selling both their artwork and costuming. He works in many mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite.
In 2012, Michael started Lone Wanderer Entertainment with his long time friend Dane Clark Collins to publish books based in their dark fantasy world – Atheles. Since then he has authored 4 books and created the SagaBorn RPG system.
You can see his complete work at:
Paul Bielaczyc - Aradani Studios
Starting in 2002, Paul Bielaczyc joined with his brother Michael and sister Sara to form Aradani Studios. What started as just fun experiment at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival has grown significantly over the past 16 years. Aradani is known for 2 rather unique aspects, special f/x make-up and prosthetics, as well as fantastical artwork. Michael and Paul both have won numerous awards over the years for their costumes, and Aradani's ever-growing line of elf ear prosthetics and masks has helped other cosplayers win countless awards worldwide.
But it is his artwork that truly provides a glimpse into what defines Paul, and where his passion lies. Paul uses charcoal, chalk, and pastels to create his finished works, media which are usually considered for the sketching and preliminary stages in the creation of art. He strives to achieve a level of detail in his works, pushing the boundaries of what is typically seen with charcoal and pastel.
Over the past 16 years, Paul has worked for Wheel of Time, White Wolf, Dragon Lance, Sagaborn, and many other independent publishers. His art has won many awards at various conventions, including GenCon and Dragon*Con, and his work Nightmare, one of his earliest professional pieces, won the prestigious Chesley Award in 2005 for Best Monochrome Unpublished. Starting in 2012, Paul became a licensed artist for The Wheel of Time, joining a select few artists who have the blessing of Robert Jordan's wife to illustrate scenes from his epic work.
You can check out his awesome work at:
Artist Guest of honor
Joe Slucher is an award winning fantasy and science-fiction artist working in the Cincinnati area. Joe's client list includes Wizards of the Coast, Rhino Games, Cryptozoic, Supergenius Studios,Alderac Entertainment Group,White Wolf Publishing, and many others. Joe has worked as an art director for mobile gaming companies and pen and paper game companies in the past.
We are very excited to have him out! You can check out more of his incredible work at his website:
Master of ceremonies
Rocky Doll will be Geek Out's very lively and entertaining MC for our panel stage and will be our Cosplay Contest Host!
Rocky Doll will also have a booth and be walking around to mingle with everyone and pose for photos!
Rocky Doll is an Alternative Model, Actor, Host and Performer.
Spreading Art and Love to the World. ♥
Rocky Doll is a professional with the reputation of producing beautiful and very creative results. He loves working with creative photographers, directors and clothing designers who have the vision for things unusual.
Rocky Doll creates beautiful, colorful and unique art. He has been an actor is several music videos and short films. It has been his honor to put together and host successful big production shoots and events with such talented and amazing people over the years. Much Love!! ♥
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