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Ever wanted to know what you looked like as a zombie?  Missed Sam Flegal at Murfreesboro, TN at the Anime and Comic Kon? Visit Sam Flegal’s booth and ask for one of his zombie portraits! While he is working on it, be sure to peruse his eye-catching fantasy art and his delightful penguin charactures. Where you might ask?

For hotel information and general admission costs, not to mention a list of the Guests who will be in attendance, go to:
Friday 5p-11p
Saturday 11a-7p
Sunday 11a-5p

Sam Flegal was born in October 1980 in Midland, Michigan. His love of illustration began when his father, while trying to calm a fussy three-year old on a plane, introduced little Sam to the world of drawing. Immediately intrigued, he quietly traced what his father drew, much to everyone’s relief. As he grew, Sam’s interests gravitated towards comic books and comic characters. He quickly filled his sketchbooks with images of Batman, Wolverine, and other dark heroes. On the day that his drawing skill surpassed his dad’s, Sam knew he was destined to be an artist. Sam studied illustration and graphic design at Mississippi State University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003. While in college, Sam explored several illustration styles, from the dark and macabre to the light and whimsical. After graduating, Sam worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in various markets ranging from store signage, to stamp design, to video game production. During his free time Sam enjoys creative writing and custom model painting. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, a fellow graphic artist, and their lovely daughter.
To read more about him, please visit his website at http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.samflega…


From the desk of Sam Flegal:

“I’m going to be participating in a one night art gallery event, Thursday October 11 from 8-11pm! If you’re in the Nashville area please check out RAW at the Mercy Lounge.

Please buy a ticket for the event! Tickets are only $10, make sure to credit Sam Flegal as the artist you’re supporting!



Want to see a preview before you head over? No problem! Check out his website athttp://www.samflegal.com/!

About Sam Flegal:
Sam Flegal has been fascinated by the strange and the macabre from a very young age. Fortunately for his budding morbid creativity, he was raised in a household that encouraged his interest in all things weird—Sam’s father was a magician and his mother a ventriloquist and clown.

As an illustrator for both book covers and games, Sam specializes in painting strange scenes of epic fantasy and graphic horror. He describes his art as “stylized realism,” portraying fantastical things in a comic book- like graphic manner, but with an eye towards real life. Sam’s preferred medium is oil paint.

Sam also uses his strange imagination to help others realize their dreams of undeath through the power of Zombie Portraits. Like a caricature from a dark carnival, Sam takes the living and brings out their inner dead.

If you are interested in having a Zombie Portrait done of you or a loved one, or if you are interested in hiring Sam Flegal as an illustrator or having him as a guest at your convention, contact him at sam@samflegal.com. (care of his website)

((excerpt from site http://www.geekmediaexpo.com/))

“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:

((excerpt from site http://www.geekmediaexpo.com/?n=programming))

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!