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Since 1976, Chattacon has been a Fan Convention held in January. This year, come and see some wonderful talent!

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Darrell Osborn, better known as the manic Doctor with his Balloons of Doom, has been touring conventions for many years. Bringing smiles to both children and adults with his comedy routines, Doctor Osborn is a man of particular talent. An innocent face that beguiles his audience, they never truly know what to expect. One thing is certain, they will always leave with a smile on their face and a tale to tell!
His ‘mundane’ life is a mystery, though we do know that he has done some marvelous book covers! See his work at Kerlak Publishing, on his wife’s (Stephanie Osborn) novels, and also on the November Issue of Imagyro Magazine!

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Allan. Gilbreath is a nationally recognized author, publisher, speaker, and training instructor in subjects such as writing, programming, database design, web trend analysis, eCommerce activities, IT Project+, HIPAA, and utilization of the Internet. He has appeared on television, radio, web cast, and has toured the country in live appearances. Mr. Gilbreath is one of the originators of the Infotainment style of teaching/training.
In October 1998, he was the featured author on the television show “Meet the Author”. Mr. Gilbreath was also featured in October 2004 on the literary radio show “Curious Minds” by Jana Oliver. In 2006, Mr. Gilbreath appeared on stage as Mr. Smith in Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano. He is the author of Galen, Dark Chances, Short Story Collection, and co-wrote HIPAA. (Kerlak Publishing)

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Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, or “K.C.,” a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster. Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward,” tutoring math and science to students in the Huntsville area, from elementary through college, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.
Her new novels Displaced Detective and At Speed are available from Twilight Times Books, Fictionwise, and other fine bookstores.

((from http://michaelbielaczyc.com/blog/about/))
Michael Bielaczyc has been making art his whole life.
He has been selling and showing work since 1995, when he self published his own comic book. Going back to college at 25, he decided that art was going to be his main focus in life.
In 2001, he started an art company, Aradani Studios, with his brother Paul. Together they have shown and worked in shows across America selling both their artwork and costuming. While Michael has worked for such popular role-playing franchises as Dragonlance and Castlemourn, his real passion is for his personal work. He works in mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite. You can see his work at http://www.michaelbielaczyc.com .
Artist Statement:
True myth has slowly been destroyed by modern culture. We have found light in the darkness, and with it shut the door to true belief in the unbelievable.We are left only with personal mythologies, views which can only really be understood by our solitary self.
I feel my only option is to share my myths and hope it sparks a little bit of belief in something beyond ourselves.

((from http://paulbielaczyc.com/))
Back in 2002, Paul Bielaczyc would never have imagined that this is where he would be today: making art, traveling across the country, co-owning a business, and working with his brother and sister. It has been quite a journey, with plenty of stories, and if you ever meet Paul at a show, you will most likely hear many of them.
Paul’s story as an artist began with an invitation from his brother, Michael Bielaczyc, to join him working the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in 2002. Paul was in college at the time, and about to start graduate school for Computer Science. His brother wanted him to work the Ren Faire during the summer, have some fun, and make a little money. By the time Paul graduated with his Master’s degree, Aradani Studios was in need of a second full time employee. He decided to put his education on hold and join his brother working for a time.
So in 2004, Paul Bielaczyc started full time as a professional artist and costume maker. In that time, Paul has worked for various independent projects and also some well known settings, Dragonlance and White Wolf to name a few. He has had the great opportunity to do the cover illustration for Apex Digest, illustrating a Kevin J. Anderson story. While having worked for other companies, Paul finds the most rewarding experience to work on his own projects, or on commisions for individuals. To date some of his earliest works have remained his most popular, Yin Lang and Nightmare, both finished in December of 2004. The latter won a Chesley Award in 2006 for Best Monochrome Unpublished.

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“GMX 3.0 IS GO! Nashville’s premier multi-fandom convention, the Geek Media Expo, is back for 2011! Exciting plans are underway to bring YOU the best in programming, panels, events, contests, VIP celebrities, artists, and much, much more! The GMX 3.0 upgrade brings a new venue, new events, new programming and three times the awesomeness! Get ready…for another 48 Hours of Cool!”

From Aradani Studios, Michael and Paul Bielaczyc will be at the Third GMX Convention in Nashville, TN! Come see their Tron costumes, buy some elf ears, or just stay and chat with some great artists – perhaps even purchase a piece from the Gallery.

Nashville Artist Sam Flegal will also be a Guest Artist there! Be sure to look at his penguin art, his beautiful artwork, and even have a zombie portrait done!

Local steampunk writer Sara M. Harvey will be showcasing her novels Convent of the Pure, Labyrinth of the Dead, and A Year and A Day. Stop by and take pictures with the lovely lady, talk about her books, even purchase one and have her sign it!

There are many celebrities to meet, activities to do, and panels to attend. You will not be bored!

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard
Nashville, TN

Perhaps most interesting will be the steam-powered ghost hunters known as the Apparition Abolishers:

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The Apparition Abolishers present: Doctor Torque’s Traveling Exposition of Curious Contraptions and Fantastical Oddities
Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Step right up and feast your eyes on this most motley menagerie of mechanical miracles and mysterious monstrosities assembled under one roof! Bowing on the evening of October the 21st in the year of 2011 at the Geek Media Exposition, you will be amazed and astounded, dazzled and delighted, by the sights and sounds, the spectacle and splendiferousness, that constitutes Dr. Torque’s Traveling Exposition! Courtesy the derring-do of the Apparition Abolishers who have scaled the highest peaks and plumbed the deepest oceans to bring to you, merry folks, nature’s most menacing monstrosities – the beasties of myth and legend! From the mysterious Chupacabra, to the horrifying Wendigo, your astonishment will not cease! And the feats of the Abolishers don’t end there, fine folks! From the realm of nature we transcend to the miraculous world of science, where mankind’s greatest achievements will be in abundance, owing to the brilliant mind of Dr. Torque himself! Such curious contraptions as H.A.R.O.L.D.E. the steam powered exosuit and Scrappington Hauley, the faithful and dapper mechanical mule, will be on display for your edification and enjoyment! Not to be outdone, Dr. Torque has brought together some of the finest entertainers of the known world to ensure that your experience is nothing short of sensational. And do be absolutely sure not to miss the lovely lassies of Clocktease Burlesque whose lively and lascivious talents will be on display for one night only! The Event of the Century has arrived! Thank you Adam Baker for providing the banner artwork!”

To learn more go to http://www.geekmediaexpo.com/ and make a reservation today!

Fabulous artwork and elf ears – that is what you will find when you go see Michael and Paul Bielaczyc of Aradani Studios at LibertyCon 24 in East Ridge, TN from July 15-17,2011!

LibertyCon 24
Comfort Inn & Suites
East Ridge, TN

((following taken from Bios at http://www.libertycon.org))
Michael Bielaczyc has been making art his whole life. He has been selling and showing work since 1995, when he self published his own comic book. Going back to college at 25, he decided that art was going to be his main focus in life. In 2001, he started an art company, Aradani Studios, with his brother Paul. Together they have shown and worked in shows across America selling both their artwork and costuming. While Michael has worked for such popular role-playing franchises as Dragonlance and Castlemourn, his real passion is for his personal work. He works in mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite. You can see his work at http://www.michaelbielaczyc.com .

((follow also taken from http://www.libertycon.org))
Paul Bielaczyc in his own words: “I have been drawing and whatnot since as long as I can remember. Any spot in my school notebooks that didn’t have notes were filled with sketches. I drew mostly from the D&D adventures that my brother ran, as well as the fantasy books I was reading. I did a few pieces based on Terry Brooks’ Shannara series, but focusing on being a nerd, I didn’t have much time for art in high school.

When I got to college I dual majored in Computer Science and Art History. I minored in Studio Art, and took as many art classes as my schedule allowed. I seemed to be pursuing a career in art or art education, but decided to try graduate school in Computer Science. I graduated in 2004 with a Master’s in CS, but again switched paths and returned to my art interests. Mike, my brother, and I co-own Aradani Studios, a costuming and art company that we founded in 2002. We travel mostly in the Southeast United States, to various conventions and Renaissance Festivals, selling our art, and our ears.

I currently call Nashville, TN my home, and don’t see that changing for quite some time. This is where my friends, my family, and my career is. When I first posted this bio, I said that, “I still have no idea what I want to do with my life.” Well, in those 4 years that I wrote that, I think I have found my calling. At the age of 26, I won the most prestigious fantasy art award there is, the Chesley Award. Mike and I have slowly but steadily grown this business into something that now employees other people! And most importantly, I love what I do, and I truly enjoy being able to talk about my art with people, and have a dialogue with them.”

Come out and see them!