Rubiee Tallyn Hayes

Rubiee is a renaissance Pooka who sings, writes, blends geeky loose-leaf teas, and creates functional pottery. It is said that her mischievous grin and bright laugh herald her arrival. She owns Dryad Tea and Dryad Pottery, where her art is available for purchase. Find her work in the Art Show, Exhibitors Hall, or online!

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1:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Top Priority: Self-Care for Artists

If you want to be a productive and happy artist, self-care is a must! If you're not healthy, happy, rested, fed, and hydrated, your work can suffer. Our panel discusses things to do to make self-care a part of your daily routine!

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Carolyn Kay, Tall Chick Cosplay, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Art, Health & Wellness

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Finding Your Artistic Passion

You're never too old or too young to find your art bliss! Art can be therapy, art can be a business, or art can just be art! Let's talk about how we can find this bliss and how to sustain it so it serves us and fulfills our lives.

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Muriel Fahrion, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Rachael Mayo, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Art, Maker, Health & Wellness

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Being Kind To Our Fellow Creatives

It’s easy to become competitive with other creatives when they get opportunities that you’d like to have. It’s frustrating. Our panel talks about how important it is to be kind to each other and to be nice to your fans no matter what.

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Sally Hamilton, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Kim Ventrella, Mario Wytch

Tracks: Maker, Culture & World Affairs, Art, Writing & Publishing, Gaming, General Interest, Business & Marketing, Health & Wellness

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

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

The Art of the Long Game: Keeping Momentum, Staying the Course

It’s easy to be super motivated when your business is brand new! But keeping momentum is hard. Setbacks and unexpected problems will face every artist. Our panel of professionals will talk about strategies that keep you focused and productive!

Moderator: Tommy B. Smith

Panelists: Tommy B. Smith, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Christina Stiles, Kim Ventrella, Scott Zrubek

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