Concept Design Convention?...
I was wondering if anyone had ever heard of a concept design convention going on anywhere. It seems to me that something like that would not only be quite a bit of fun, but could be extremely helpful to those wanting some pointers all the way up to those who are prepared to moving into a position. Some of the artists I see on this board and many of the artists that are out in the workforce deserve their own showcase rather than just hoping to be guest artist at some sci-fi or comic convention.
I'm located just north of Philly in PA and have been toying with the idea of trying to start something like this. How great would it be to invite not only specific concept artists (Ryan Church, Justin Sweet, Teryl Whitlatch, etc. etc.) to come as headliners, but for the whole conceptual community to come together and share ideas, workshops, etc? It would be fantastic! As far as practical funding, this kind of a convention could easily be a platform for gaming or even film companies to push their up and coming titles.
Just something that's been beating around in my head lately and I just wanted to know what everyone thinks of the idea and if you know if it's already being done somewhere. Thanks!
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