Arcana 43 (2013) Guest of honor:
Tim Kirk's master's thesis project became the 1975 Tolkien Calendar. During the '70s he received the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist five times. He worked as a freelance illustrator for children's books and science fiction magazines, and designed cards for Hallmark. He served as a design director for Walt Disney Imagineering for 22 years. he was overall senior designer for Tokyo DisneySea, and played a key role in the conceptualization of Disney MGM Studio Tour concept designer for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Sunset Boulvard, a Hollywood-themed promenade, and art director for the 1930s themed Hollywood Boulevard, whose historical details he authenticated. For the Great Movie Ride at Disney-MGM Studios, he designed and art directed the Lost Temple, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Alien sequences. He was also responsible for the concepts behind Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D. He now runs Kirk Design, Inc., a creative consulting company firm in the Los Angeles area.
Arcana 43 (2013) Photos:
Panarama of the Dealers Room
ARCANA 43: A CONVENTION OF THE DARK FANTASTIC
October 18-20, 2013 Best Western � Bandana Square, 1010 Bandana Blvd W, St. Paul MN (651) 647-1637
Guest of Honor: TIM KIRK
Tim Kirk�s master�s thesis project became the 1975 Tolkien Calendar. He went on to receive five Hugo Awards for Best Fan Artist. He freelance- illustrated for kids� books and science fiction magazines, and designed Hallmark cards. He became a design director for Walt Disney Imagineering; overall senior designer for Tokyo DisneySea; played a key role in conceptualization of Disney MGM Studio Tour Park in Disney World Resort; was the primary concept designer for Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Sunset Boulevard, a Hollywood-themed promenade; and art director for the 1930s themed Hollywood Boulevard, whose historical details he authenticated. For the Great Movie Ride at Disney-MGM Studios, he designed and art directed the Lost Temple, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Alien sequences. He was also responsible for the concepts behind Jim Henson�s Muppet*Vision 3D. He now runs Kirk Design Inc., a creative consulting company firm in the LA area.
Programming Arcana features its usual broth of panels, readings, and films of the dark fantastic, including a Tim Kirk presentation and interview, and panels on �What Are You Reading?,� illustrating for the small press, and international horror films. To volunteer and/or submit ideas, contact Eric M. Heideman (see below). Priority given to ideas received by June 1.
Dealers & Art Dealers get our lowest membership rate ($25 per person; plus $30 for a table). Contact Brian K. Perry, (see below). Attending Artists may opt for the same membership-and-table rate as dealers, or may display a la carte, at $1 per bid sheet (per piece). Walk-in art will be accepted from a non-attending artist or agent at the rate of $2.00 per bid sheet. No mail-in art is accepted. Artwork that receives two or more Silent Auction bids will be included in the Auction Saturday night. Contact Brian, email@example.com. Arcana and its representatives are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged art items.
Auction Rare and unusual dark-fantastic books, films, artwork and materials. To donate or consign material, contact Eric M. Heideman (see below).
Hotel The Best Western, 1010 Bandana Blvd W, at Bandana Square, St Paul, is a former railroad station with original tracks running through the lobby, and has a swimming pool, sauna, free internet computer, and free wireless. A free Continental breakfast is served in the lobby for hotel guests. Bandana Square next door has the Twin City Model Railroad Museum (admission $6). A nearby restaurant is Gabes by the Park, 991 Lexington Pkwy N (about three blocks from the hotel). A variety of restaurants lie within two to three miles. The hotel has a strong connection to the fan community: this year it hosts the Western convention Con-Sarnit June 7-8, and the speculative fiction convention Diversicon August 2-4. Arcana will meet there for the 22nd consecutive year. RatesTBA;. Mention Arcana when reserving your room: 651-647-1637. Deadline: September 27.
Hospitality Arcana is a mellow but stimulating gathering of readers and viewers of the dark fantastic. Part of our social atmosphere is our Hospitality Suite, open Friday, mid-afternoon-late night, Saturday, mid-morning- late night, and Sunday, mid-morning-mid-afternoon, run by Thomas Marchlewski and Jennifer Marchlewski. Stop in for refreshments and conversation Arcana also offers Krushenko�s late night Friday and Saturday and mid-to-late night Sunday, featuring films and conversation.
$30 through August 5, 2013; $35 through October 1; $10 Supporting to October 1; $20 Converting; $40 At the Door
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Emma Bull & Will Shetterly were the recipients of the 2013 Minnesota Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement!