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GenCon hosts the 2015 Artist Guest of Honor Tony DiTerlizzi

He’s an award-winning artist and you can see him in action at this year’s Gen Con! Tony DiTerlizzi will be the event’s “Artist Guest of Honor” and will share his roots in gaming and his journey thus far!About Tony:

DRAGONS, SPACE MONSTERS, GOBLINS, and insects-the characters that inhabit Tony DiTerlizzi’s world haven’t changed since he was a kid growing up in Florida. In 1981, after watching The Dark Crystal and playing Dungeons & Dragons, 12-year-old Tony created a field guide on fantastical creatures. He would return to this premise many years later as the genesis for the multi-million bestselling chapter book series, The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Eleven years later, Tony began working for TSR where his art soon became synonymous with the Planescape RPG. Throughout the decade he also freelanced with White Wolf Games and Wizards of the Coast, where he painted cards for Magic: The Gathering. This year marks the release of Realms: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi (published by Dark Horse Books) – a first-ever collection of fantastic art from the start of a fantastic career. Tony lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter. For more information about Tony, and to see more if his amazing works, visit or

Event details:

FRIDAY 3-4 pm

Location: Westin : Council

Title: The Realms of Tony DiTerlizzi – Artist Guest Of Honor

SATURDAY 12-1 pm

Location: Crowne Plaza : Hay Market A

Title: Drawing the Fantastic with Tony DiTerlizzi

Short Description: Join award-winning artist & Gen Con’s 2015 Artist

Guest of Honor in a drawing workshop where he’ll share his technique & approach to illustrating the fantastic.

Participants need to bring drawing materials – sketchbook or paper, pencils or pens (no paints).