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January 2018 Newsletter

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Hello, Artistic Phoenixes and Writerly Dragons!
With Fyrecon five months away today, we wanted to give you some important updates.
Preston Stone Master Guest

Preston Stone

We are excited to announce Master Guest Preston Stone. Preston is our choice for an up and coming artist to watch this year.

Preston was a winner of the international contest “Illustrators of the Future” in 2015. Since then Preston has worked with companies such as Upper Deck, Onyx Path Publishing, Rusted Portal Games, and more.

He recently accepted a new position as art director at Fantasy Flight Games. Fantasy Flight games is known for working on card, video, and board games for Intellectual Properties (IPs) that include Arkham Horror, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings among their numbers.

Preston Stone will be at all 3 days of Fyrecon and teaching a master class on digital image creation!

Sign up for his master class here!

Master Class Holiday Sale
There is still time to get holiday pricing on our master classes! Sign up for a 4-hour, 8-hour, or 12-hour master class on our website at a discounted pricing until February 15th. Master classes include Charles E. Gannon’s Story as Engine and World Building for Fun and Profit classes, Amy White’s Cracking the Story Code course, David Farland’s Writing from A-Z class, and Preston Stone’s Image Creation Strategies in Digital Media course.

Get holiday pricing here!

Killer Elevator Pitches
Pitching your idea to an agent or editor can be nerve wracking. Practice pitching skills in a low-stakes game available only at Fyrecon! We’ll give you the ideas, and you’ll come up with a pitches to present to editors in different rounds. The best pitches will continue in the game until the winner ends up with the coveted Killer Elevator prizes.

Sign up here!

Vendor Sign Up
Interested in peddling your wares at Fyrecon? Sign up to be a vendor. Each table (size 8 feet x 30 inches) is $55. Applications are due by May 25th.

Preston Stone

Scholarships Available
Need some help attending Fyrecon? Apply for a scholarship. We’re giving away 1 scholarship per Master Class and 4 General Admission scholarships. Just submit a needs statement and write an author blurb or create a crossroad sign.

For detailed rules and to apply, click here.

Sibyl’s Scriptorium
SibScriptPhoenixes and Dragons wanted. Submit your short stories, poetry, illustrations, and graphic spread before March 1, 2018 to enter this year’s contests.
Contest Divisions for 5th graders through Adults. No entry fee required.For detailed rules and to enter, click here.