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  1. Kublacon 2011 is in less than two weeks! (Memorial Day Weekend) And we have an exciting array of mini-painting events lined up for you!

     

     

     

    This years painting events are brought to you by CoolminiOrNot, Game Kastle, Zombiesmith Miniatures, Secret Weapon Miniatures, Dark Age Games, Hot Lead, Games Workshop, and Wayne's Miniature Bases.

     

     

     

    Activities include:

     

     

     

    Paint&Take: Fri: 4-7; Sat & Sun: 10-7; Mon 10-1

    SpeedPainting: Fri: 3 & 6; Sat & Sun: 12, 3 & 6;

    Miniature-Sculpting Seminar; with Derek Schubert: Sat: 10am

    Painting Difficult Colors; with Laszlo Jakusovszky: Sat: 1pm

    Mini-Painting MasterClass; with Laszlo Jakusovszky: Sat: 4pm

    Ask a Painter!; with Derek Schubert: Sun: 10am

    Secrets of Weathering Vehicles; with Justin McCoy: Sun: 1pm

    More Secrets of Weathering Vehicles; with Justin McCoy: Sun: 4pm

    KublaAwards, Mini-Painting Competition award ceremony: Sun: 7:30pm

     

     

     

    Now stay tuned for a BIG announcement with CoolMiniOrNot! :-)

     

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    CoolMiniOrNot Grand Prize!

    by KublaAwards - the Kublacon Miniature-Painting Competition on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 3:33pm

     

    Kublacon is pleased to once again partner up with CoolMiniOrNot to bring you a fantastic Grand Prize for the KublaAwards Competition.

     

     

     

    As many of you might know, Coolmini hosts the Crystal Brush competition in Chicago at Adepticon. Coolmini has introduced the heretofore unheard-of Grand Prize of $10,000, followed by a $2,000 and $1,000 second and third prize.

     

    Coolmini has announced their plan for select conventions to be 'satellite' programs for the Crystal Brush competition. Kublacon is honored to be part of this program.

     

     

     

    The winner of the Best Of Show in the KublaAwards shall receive a round-trip flight to Chicago to participate in the Crystal Brush Competition 2012 at Adepticon!

     

     

     

    Kublacon wishes to thank CoolMiniOrNot.com on behalf of the west coast miniature-painting community.

     

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    We are pleased to continue the new "Open" style judging for the KublaAwards. "What is 'Open judging', you might ask? Well, allow me to explain:

     

     

     

    The old familiar style of judging was commonly known as "Podium" judging, and has been a mainstay of competitions such as Games Workshop's "Golden Demon Awards", where entries are divided up by many categories and genres, and in each category there are three winners in the order of Gold, Silver, and Bronze. This is a reputable and time-honored judging system, but is not the only one, and is not without its drawbacks.

     

     

     

    Common problems with Podium Judging involve under and over represented categories. For example: Fantasy Single is often the most highly contested category...dozens of entries may in fact be Gold-worthy, but the hard choices must be made, and wonderful entries must be weeded out to just the top three. Often, the same well-known high-end painters walk away with the trophies year after year, discouraging new painters from entering. While in another category, there may not be even enough entries to fill out the top three, thereby granting automatic trophy status to whatever happens to have been entered. This tends to cheapen the trophy.

     

     

     

    Now, enter the Open Judging System! This style of competition is *merit-based*. The panel of judges critique the entries based on quality of artistry and technique. You are not judged against your neighbor, but against an artistic and technical 'standard'. If your entry is Gold-worthy, then you will in fact win a Gold trophy! This style of judging has been practiced for many years at Historical conventions and European competitions. In recent years, many American painting competitions adopted variations of the Open System, including GenghisCon, ReaperCon, and our very own KublaCon!

     

     

     

    Genres are eliminated. There are now two main categories: the Open Category is the main amateur competition, and the Masterclass category is for high-end prestige competition. Masterclass will be judged to a more stringent standard. Those who place in Masterclass are indeed the 'Best of the Best'! Both categories are judged according to Open rules.

     

     

     

    Rules for entry:

     

    Each competitor may enter a max total of 4 entries. For *entry purposes only*, these will be restricted to 2 Singles, 1 Squad, and 1 Large. You may choose to enter any entry into either the main Open, or the Masterclass category.

     

    *Single is defined as any normal-sized mini under 3" in any dimension (excluding extraneous features such as long weapons and banners). These generally include cavalry and bikes.

    *Squad is a themed grouping of at least 3 miniatures. This can include dioramas, and 'duels' (even though they be two models).

    *Large is any miniature larger than 3" in any dimension. This can include dioramas that feature Large models.

     

    There are additional awards that will be handed out for Best of Reaper, Best of GW, Best of Privateer Press, Best Conversion....and the Best of Show "KublaSword".

     

     

     

    Attendees will vote on their favorite mini for the Peoples Choice Award.

     

     

     

    We will also carry on our traditional KublaKids category for painters 15 years old and under. This category will continue using the Podium System.

     

     

     

    Members of the Judging panel ARE allowed to enter the competition, but of course will not be judging their own entries.

     

     

     

    Entries will be accepted anytime at the Paint-n-Take area in the main foyer on Fri and Sat (when open), and Sun till noon. Every care will be taken by Kubla staff to ensure the safety of competition entries, but Kublacon staff, volunteers, and hotel cannot be held responsible for lost, damaged or unclaimed entries. Please reclaim entries anytime after 5pm Sunday, or Monday morning before noon. Entry implies consent for Kublacon to photograph and display entries during convention, the awards show, and online. Previous KublaAwards winning entries are ineligible for further entry. Judges decisions are considered final.

     

     

     

    Come to KublaCon 2011 and enjoy the KublaAwards Competition, the Paint-n-Take tables, Speedpainting contests, and seminars.

     

     

     

    See you at KublaCon! May 27-30, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, next to the SF airport.

     

    http://www.Kublacon.com/

     

     

     

     

     

    Wayne Rogers,

     

    Kublacon Mini-Painting Director

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  2. Greetings! Kublacon '09 is almost upon us! The KublaAwards Mini-Painting Competition has exciting new changes this year!

     

    We are pleased to announce the new "Open" style judging for the KublaAwards. "What is 'Open judging', you might ask? Well, allow me to explain:

     

    The old familiar style of judging was commonly known as "Podium" judging, and has been a mainstay of competitions such as Games Workshop's "Golden Demon Awards", where entries are divided up by many categories and genres, and in each category there are three winners in the order of Gold, Silver, and Bronze. This is a reputable and time-honored judging system, but is not the only one, and is not without its drawbacks.

     

    Common problems with Podium Judging involve under and over represented categories. For example: Fantasy Single is often the most highly contested category...dozens of entries may in fact be Gold-worthy, but the hard choices must be made, and wonderful entries must be weeded out to just the top three. Often, the same well-known high-end painters walk away with the trophies year after year, discouraging new painters from entering. While in another category, there may not be even enough entries to fill out the top three, thereby granting automatic trophy status to whatever happens to have been entered. This tends to cheapen the trophy.

     

    Now, enter the Open Judging System! This style of competition is *merit-based*. The panel of judges critique the entries based on quality of artistry and technique. You are not judged against your neighbor, but against a 'standard'. If your entry is Gold-worthy, then you will in fact win a Gold trophy! This style of judging has been practiced for many years at Historical conventions and European competitions. This year, many American painting competitions have adopted variations of the Open System, including GenghisCon, ReaperCon, and our very own KublaCon!

     

    Genres will be eliminated. There are now two main categories: the Open Category is the main competition, and the Masterclass category is for high-end prestige competition. Masterclass will be judged to a more stringent standard. Those who place in Masterclass are indeed the Best of the Best! Both categories are judged according to Open rules.

     

    Rules for entry:

    Each competitor may enter a max total of 4 entries. For entry purposes, these will be restricted to 2 Singles, 1 Squad, and 1 Large. You may choose to enter any entry into either the main Open, or the Masterclass category.

     

    Single is defined as any normal-sized mini under 3" in any dimension.

    Squad is a themed grouping of at least 3 miniatures.

    Large is any miniature larger than 3" in any dimension.

     

    There are additional awards that will be handed out for Best of Reaper, Best of GW, Best of Privateer Press, Best Conversion....and a special award for the Best of Show "KublaSword".

     

    We will also carry on our traditional KublaKids category for painters 15 years old and under. This category will continue using the Podium System.

     

    Members of the Judging panel ARE allowed to enter the competition, but of course will not be judging their own entries.

     

    To celebrate our new KublaAwards system, we also have NEW TROPHIES! Our very own local celebrity sculptor, Matt Gubser (of Prophet Miniatures) has been commissioned to sculpt 3 new trophies. And they are beauties! The Open category will be receiving medallions with the face of our Kubla mascot. The Masterclass will get a bust of Kubla trophy. And the Best of Show is a stunning, and GIANT, arm holding the coveted KublaSword. These are beautiful and exciting new trophies! Be sure to catch Matt Gubsers popular sculpting classes at KublaCon this year.

     

    Entries will be accepted anytime at the Paint-n-Take area in the main foyer, on Fri, Sat, and Sun till noon. Entries must be the work of the entrant. Every care will be taken by Kubla staff to ensure the safety of competition entries, but Kublacon staff, volunteers, and hotel cannot be held responsible for lost, damaged or unclaimed entries. Please reclaim entries anytime after 5pm Sunday, or Monday morning. Entry implies consent for Kublacon to photograph and display entries during convention and online. Previous KublaAwards winning entries are ineligible for further entry. Judges decisions are considered final. Please contact Wayne to volunteer in the Mini-Painting Events

     

    Come to KublaCon '09 and enjoy the new improved KublaAwards Competition, the Paint-n-Take tables, Speedpainting contests, and seminars.

     

    See you at KublaCon! May 22-25, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, next to the SF airport. http://www.Kublacon.com

     

    Wayne Rogers,

    Kublacon Mini-Painting director

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    Wayne Rogers

    KublaCon Mini-Painting Coordinator

    http://www.Kublacon.com

    http://www.MiniatureBases.com

  3. Reaper Miniatures was a huge part of Kublacon this year. We wish to thank them from the bottom of our heart for their support and sponsorship!

     

    Here is the online gallery for Kublacon 2007. As is our custom, we post photos online of every entry in the KublaAwards competition.

     

    Derek Schubert took the KublaSword prize for Best of Show, with his stunningly painted female Bard. I'm sure folks around here are familiar with Derek's work ;-) .

     

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    Enjoy the photos!

     

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kublacon/collections/

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    Kublacon has an exciting line-up for this years Mini-Painting Events!

    Come on out to the San Francisco Bay area this Memorial Day Weekend,

    May 25-28, to enjoy California's premiere gaming convention.

     

    The Paint'n'Take tables will be open all four days. Come sit a spell,

    and try your hand at painting a miniature supplied by the best

    manufacturers in the industry. Featured paints include Reaper Master

    Series, P3, and GW Foundation.

     

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    For fun and prizes, join in on the many Speedpainting Contests. The

    top winners of each contest are also invited back for a Master-Class

    Speedpainting Contest on Sunday evening. Are you the `fastest brush in

    the West?"

     

    This year boasts a full schedule of Seminars to help you master your

    skills at mini-painting. Professional sculptor, Matt Gubser, is

    teaching three sculpting classes, covering such topics as "sculpting

    faces", "secrets of epoxy putty", and "dragons". Famed painters, such

    as Finn Kisch, Derek Schubert, and Laszlo Jakusovszky, will be

    teaching their techniques for NMM, blending, and basing. Other

    highlighted classes will cover face-painting, and army-painting.

     

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    Submit your entries in this years KublaAwards Mini-Painting

    Competition. Categories include Single, Squad, and Large for the

    genres of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Historical. Special categories for

    KublaKids, and Best Conversion. New this year are

    manufacturer-specific awards from Reaper, Games Workshop, and

    Privateer Press. The awards ceremony features screen-projection of the

    winning entries as the winners claim their KublaAwards trophies. All

    entries are proudly featured in the Kublacon Online Gallery:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kublacon/sets/

     

    Pick up a special edition Kubla mini, sculpted by Matt Gubser, and

    available only at Kublacon.

     

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    Remember…all events are free after the ticket price for admission!

    Kublacon is fun for the whole family! Enjoy your stay at the lovely

    Hiatt Regency adjacent to SFO.

     

    Kublacon wishes to thank the following manufacturers for their help in

    sponsoring this years Mini-Painting Events:

     

    Reaper Miniatures

    Games Workshop

    Privateer Press

    Dark Age Games

    Aberrant Games

    Corvus Belli

    Endgame

    Taka-Studio Models

    Wayne's Miniature Bases

    WeLaserIt

     

    http://www.Kublacon.com

     

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    Wayne Rogers

    KublaCon Mini-Painting Coordinator

    http://www.Kublacon.com

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kublacon/sets/

    http://www.MiniatureBases.com

    [email protected]

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    Kublacon 2006 was a tremendous success, and more than 2,100 attendees enjoyed the wide array of events.

     

    Mini-Painting events were expanded greatly this year. Paint'n'Take tables were going round the clock from 9am to 9pm. Sponsors included Reaper, Crocodile, Dark Age, Abberant, GW, Mongoose, and Corvus Belli. P&T tables were manned by the Kublacon PaintHordes volunteers, who worked hard to ensure that everyone enjoyed themselves.

     

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    Eleven SpeedPainting Contests were held over the weekend with the winners invited back to a Sunday evening MasterClass Speedpainting Contest. Congrats to Derek Schubert for winning this event! Prizes were supplied by Kublacon, Justice Radio, Gamers Guild of Concord, and Wayne's Miniature Bases.

     

    Seminars were held all weekend for eager students. Four different sculpting classes were taught by Matt Gubser. Painting seminars were held by Marike Reimer, Laszlo Jakusovszky, and Dan Smith. And a terrain-building seminar by Steve MacLean.

     

    A new Kublacon special edition miniature was unveiled of our KublaDude mascot...sculpted by Matt Gubser.

     

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    The KublaAwards painting competition featured an impressive array of stunningly painted miniatures. 27 KublaTrophies were awarded. Winning entries pics were projected onscreen during the awards ceremony as the painter recieved their trophies. Best of Show award went to Marike Reimer for her "Feral Fairy" by Werner Klockes' Freebooter, when she was awarded the coveted KublaSword.

     

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    We hope you enjoy perusing the online gallery, and hope to see you at Kublacon 2007!

     

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    Sincerely,

    Wayne Rogers

    Kublacon Mini-Painting Coordinator

     

     

     

    Kublacon 2006 online photo gallery

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