J.R. Daniels

Robert “J.R.” Daniels is a self-taught artist from Oklahoma city who started out as a science-fiction and fantasy art collector. In 1984 he took up airbrush painting under the tutorial of artist and actor David Lee Anderson. Over the following 18 years he participated in more than 500 art shows nationwide. Known for his painting in an hour panels, he was also a renowned auctioneer at conventions nationally. J.R. moved away from the convention life in 2000 to focus on mainstream art and family life. After his retirement he has returned full-time to painting. J.R.’s portfolio includes book and magazine illustration for authors such as Jack Vance, Harry Turtledove, Ursula K. LeGuin, Ian Watson, Bruce Sterling, and many more. He has done gaming art for TSR and Margaret Weis. J.R. is a member of OAAA, CPSA, and IAAA. He is currently based in North Gallery & Studios, located in Northpark Mall in Oklahoma City.

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Noon | Location: University C

How Many Hats Can I Wear in a Day's Work?

Time management can be the key to finding peace in hobbies, projects, and your work/life balance. This panel discusses various methods of organizing your time, knowing the warning signs of burnout, and learning how not to fade away.

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, JR Daniels, Muriel Fahrion, Bekah June, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Health & Wellness, General Interest, Business & Marketing

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Creating Compelling and Unique Book-Cover Illustrations

Artists, illustrators, and comic creators share the business of book covers. What matters to both publishers AND writers when selling and making cover art? Do these considerations clash with reader expectations?

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: JR Daniels, Mario Wytch

Tracks: Art

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Fan Art vs. Original Art

While fan art is intended as a tribute to the original work, some creators and collectors are concerned. It’s use of an artists' intellectual property by someone else—particularly when put out for sale. Where does homage end and plagiarism begin?

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Chaz Kemp, JR Daniels, Brenna Deutchman, Jovial Juggernaut, Harold Neal, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Internet Life, Writing & Publishing, Cosplay, Gaming, Art, Business & Marketing

10:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Late Night Artists Chat Vol. 2

This is a chance for artists and fans to meet in a relaxed setting to talk all things art! Ask questions, share ideas, and socialize. (Hotel side)

Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Peri Charlifu, JR Daniels, Muriel Fahrion, Jan S. Gephardt, Teddy Harvia, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, W J Hodgson, Bekah June, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Luna Reign Cosplay, Harold Neal, Kathleen M O'Brien

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

How to Turn Fandom into Your Job

There's money to be made in being a geek artist/maker/writer etc., if you can turn your passion into your profession. Join our panelists as they discuss tips, tricks, and how-tos on how to turn your interests into income.

Moderator: Amber Hanneken

Panelists: Amber Hanneken, JR Daniels, Bekah June, Melinda LaFevers, Tracy S. Morris, David J. Pedersen

Tracks: Podcasting, Art, Gaming, Business & Marketing, Cosplay, Maker, Writing & Publishing