The Midwest Gaming Classic is pleased to welcome the following industry professionals to our event this year! We expect to host more than 100 special guests, so make sure to stop back as we update the list.
List subject to change.
Andres Canals teaches step by step digital artistry for aspiring artists! Andres has created work as the art director for Epic Quest Productions for more than five years. During this time, Andres has also created artwork for numerous RPG games and concept art for miniatures and films. He has worked in varied genres including fantasy, sci-fi, post-apocalypse, cyberpunk, and modern. Game titles include DragonWars of Trayth (Pathfinder), Reclamation RPG, Wreck-Age, End Times, Elemental Lands, Dragons at Dawn & Twilight, Chaos & Alchemy (1st Edition), Psionics: The Next Stage in Human Evolution, Systems Malfunction, SPLINTER and many more.
TSR, Inc, FASA, Mayfair Games, Game Designer’s Workshop, White Wolf, Iron Crown Enterprises, Dragon Magazine, Amazing Magazine, Wizard Press, D. C. Comics, First Comics, Eclipse Comics and Frank Frazetta’s Fantasy Illustrated
Larry Elmore has been creating fantasy and science fiction art for over 40 years. After receiving a BFA degree from Western Kentucky, he married Betty Clemons and was drafted into the army almost at the same time. After two years in the service, he got a job at Fort Knox, Kentucky as an illustrator. In addition, he started freelancing at home and was published in a few magazines, including Heavy Metal and National Lampoon. During this time he produced his best work with his wife, his two children, Jennifer and Jeremy.
Eventually, he was contacted by TSR Inc., the company that produced the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and he went to work there from 1981 to 1987. While at TSR, he helped set the standards of gaming art in the role-playing genre. Besides creating covers for Dungeons & Dragons, AD&D, Star Frontiers and other gaming books, he created SnarfQuest Tales for the company’s Dragon Magazine. He may be best known for his work with the world of Dragonlance, exemplified by the covers of the DRAGONLANCE book series.
Paul E. Niemeyer
Paul E. Niemeyer
Paul’s artwork appears on dozens of games including TRON, Tapper, Satan’s Hollow, Spy Hunter, Wacko, Super PacMan, PacMan Plus, Professor PacMan, Demolition Man Pinball, and perhaps most notably, the Mortal Kombat logo!
Paul then worked on movie licenses like Jurassic Park 2, Men in Black, Star Trek 5, Star Wars Phantom Menace, Pirates of the Caribbean, and was an owner of Eagle Game Board Game company!
Below are some of our guests from past shows