Painting Contest, New Guest Spotlight, and Guest List Filled Out For CMON Expo

By Polar_Bear
Apr 17th, 2015

CMON Expo is 2 months away. Each week it gets a little closer. And each week we give you another look at all the awesome things that’ll be happening. This week’s update lets you in on the Painting Contest, as well as a bio of special guest Bobby Jackson, plus we’ve filled out the Special Guest page to show all the great people we’ll have at the show.

From the announcement:

Welcome to another CMON Expo Update! It’s hard to believe that Expo is still 2 months away! Or, conversely, Expo is only 2 months away! As is our custom, we’ve got another announcement about the great events and guests we’ve got coming to the show.

This week, we’ve got the announcement about and rules for our Painting Competition, a profile feature on another special guest, and a list of all the guests we’ll be having at the show!

First up, we have our Painting Competition.

2014 winning entry from Rhonda Bender, 'Maybe I Should Have Bought Some Armor'

2014 winning entry from Rhonda Bender, ‘Maybe I Should Have Bought Some Armor’

Our Expo’s painting competition is a Road to Crystal Brush contest. Bring out your best work for the public, and our panel of judges, to see. The top overall winner will receive his or her choice of $100 in CMoN gift credit, or round-trip airfare to compete at the Crystal Brush Awards 2016, during AdeptiCon, in Chicago!

Submission deadline is 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. Complete category descriptions, entry procedure, and rules are available here.
The ceremony for painting competition and FrankenFest awards will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 21.
Contest is open to people age 14 and up.

Next up, from our Guests Bio page, we’re happy to spotlight Bobby Jackson.


Bobby Jackson is a veteran industry miniature sculptor. Perhaps best known for his work for Reaper Miniatures, he’s also produced models for a wide variety of companies including Privateer Press, Dark Sword Miniatures, and his own independent line, Bobby Jackson Miniatures. Bobby is one of a small but growing number of sculptors who have made the leap from traditional media and tools to digital sculpting, bringing the same artistry to 3D renders as to putty and wire ‘greens.’ We’d be honored to have him among our special guests even if he wasn’t just so much darned fun.

Finally, we’ve updated our Guest List Page with all of the guests we’ll have at the show. Each week we’ll be spotlighting another here in our updates.

It’s going to be a great time this year at the CMON Expo!


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