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Dragoneye

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  1. I really should go to Garycon someday, seeing as its practically in my backyard.
  2. Scheduled! Thursday Blending -- Layering and Feathering (Thursday) (Markon) Intro to Sculpting Miniatures (Mason) Night Owl: Paint the Hoard: Speedpainting Techniques for Tabletop Quality Minis (Van Patten) Night Owl: Miniatures Photography 101 (Sundseth) Friday Painting Textures (Diamondstone) Display details: Paper, Plants, and brass etch. Oh My! (Zuniga) (Friday) Saturday Diorama Building Tips (Ridolfi) Painting Freehand: Patterns and Symbols (Schubert) Really, I took fewer classes! I did... really. no. double. slots. :)
  3. Scheduled! Thursday Blending -- Layering and Feathering (Thursday) (Markon) Intro to Sculpting Miniatures (Mason) Night Owl: Paint the Hoard: Speedpainting Techniques for Tabletop Quality Minis (Van Patten) Night Owl: Miniatures Photography 101 (Sundseth) Friday Painting Textures (Diamondstone) Display details: Paper, Plants, and brass etch. Oh My! (Zuniga) (Friday) Saturday Diorama Building Tips (Ridolfi) Painting Freehand: Patterns and Symbols (Schubert) Really, I took fewer classes! I did... really. no. double. slots. :)
  4. Not official (don't get mad at me if its not exact).. but roughly, from memory... (I recommend walking through this up to step 7 before registration opens): 1. Purchase ReaperCon ticket 2. Click link in conf email (you can go through ReaperCon site to Growtix but sometimes it doesnt recognize that you have tickets) 3. MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED IN 4. Register for the class(es) you want. 5. Go to view my schedule 6. Once registration opens, go to view my schedule. 7. Click purchase add ons next to each class you want to add them to 'cart' I think this is when youll find out if the class is full. 8. Adjust as needed. 9. Purchase class tickets. 10. Repeat for each ReaperCon ticket holder (recommended to edit the name on the tickets so you call tell which is which) My understanding is no, you need to build each ticket separately. I dont know if you have to puchase ticket 1s classes completely before ticket 2s or if you can get them all in one cart... I'd expect its the less convenient option..
  5. I think this will be useful to those planning out classes (including me, I barely had time for the dealer hall and viewing the MSP Open last year) Could someone post the hours for the following? Dealer Hall MSP Open (including when you can submit entries) Tours Other miscellany Thanks!
  6. It did not work like that last year. I expect to have to find each class and add to cart. No shortcuts.
  7. So... I said I'd take fewer classes this year. 7 is less than 8+ right? Ugh... so much good stuff!
  8. I did. I went back to my badge confirmation email and used the link to growtix from there. That straightened everything out for me.
  9. Agreed! I love D&D but I play home rules. It'd be fun to play Paranoia or maybe Macho Women with Guns! Or a supers game... Godlike anyone? :)
  10. They usually give a few weeks with the class list published before registration. Certain popular classes will sell out in the first few minutes... others, you have time for. They also added more classes last year some time after registration opened.
  11. Ooo I'd love a miniatures photography course!!!!
  12. Ha! I finally have an idea for one..... more info on how to order would be nice. .... Now I have 2 ideas... hmmm
  13. I think I'd be up for a shift helping out at the paint n take area. Will have to see what I pick for classes of course, but I was planning to schedule more downtime this year.
  14. Definitely. Ive selected 15 or so figs and counting... Ive never finished more than 2. But, I have too many ideas!
  15. Me too... but I've got the base started...
  16. Yeah, SW is why I did the layover in HOB last year... it was not nice enough for the convenience of a direct flight...
  17. I'm flying in to DFW too... decided nonstop is worth it.
  18. This is how the Gen Con Paint n Take was run years ago (I'm not sure how it is now, I haven't been there in several years :( ). The tables were arranged in a long U with volunteer instructors in the middle and the paint-n-takers around the outside. The volunteers handed out minis and helped set up paint areas, managed water and paint needs and gave basic instruction if desired. If someone just wanted to sit and paint for a bit, that was cool too. I could see this as a 'gateway' class for new instructors too. Perhaps the volunteers, who want to see if teaching is for them, go through a short seminar on how to teach the Learn to Paint kit (so minimal new material to be developed and well, sales pitch) at the beginning of the con. Then they volunteer to teach for say a 30 min drop-in seminar at the U. Then the drop-in students can stay and work with the volunteer instructor standing by, or leave if they choose. This could be located near Artist Alley so the volunteer instructor can act as a liason for students wanting more advanced instruction (i.e. help for introverts) and can get experienced instructor assistance if they're stuck. The more I think about this idea, the more I like it. This could also be a spot to get advice on which classes to take to match skill level. The basic terminology issue could be a part of this and handouts and (mini) posterboards could tie in here too. Someone, please shoot this idea down before I hurt myself.
  19. Playing with Secret Weapon Miniatures weathering pigments (finally...) Making a rusty wrought iron fence is really fun! I think I need to add a few more shadows to make the bits pop. I'm pretty happy with this, but C&C welcome and appreciated!
  20. Along the lines of how different personalities select courses. I give myself a 'Tracks' as my goal for the con. For example this year was OSL and Faces. OSL I've tried and failed at, Faces are my favorite and I want to go from getting 'wow!' to 'Holy hell!' reactions. So I selected 2 OSL and 4 Faces/flesh classes, and placed them as much as I could in order of progression. (I also took 2 others cause I really wanted to.) With the OSL classes on separate days so I had time to ponder. People frequently ask how I can handle so many classes. This is it, in my mind I took 4 classes, because most of them built on the others. I also do this to get several artists' perspectives. I don't know if this will be really useful in this discussion, but themes or tracks is another method used to organize or group related subject matter over a convention.
  21. Unfortunately, the classes are tagged (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and most of the descriptions indicate requisite skills. Prerequisite classes cant be listed, its too complicated. Sigh. I dont have a good answer...
  22. Im not going to quote veryone, cause I'm lazy. How to teach a painting class is a grand idea. Keep it broad rather than ReaperCon specific. So people can take it to other cons and FLGSs. How to run a paint n take, get support, write class materials, prep, etc... Perhaps an Apprentice teacher program? I think Wren hit on the primary issue of student without the right skill level. How do the student know what level they are? I know Ive taken classes too advanced for me as well. It would be good to provide standardized guidelines and a clear structure/class leveling. But, this is so very complicated and subjective. And then, people would need to read and understand it and select their classes using the guidelines. Perhaps intermediate/advanced classes could require a 'portfolio-like' submission to be accepted to the class. But, yes, that could backfire terribly.
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