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Nov 12-15, 2020 Online

Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming Online

Online-only this year! Get the Details!

 

Online Only in 2020

Sadly we won't be hosting an in-person event in 2020, instead deciding to go with a virtual convention.

Sponsored by Dorky Dino

Midwest Gamefest is hosting our first art show this year, including an art contest and auction, courtesy of Dorky Dino!

Art Show

Photo courtesy Dorky Dino

The Art Show is located in the Earth room, between the Registration desk and the hotel lobby. Come browse the artwork or enter your own original work in the contest, auction, or both. All kinds of artwork are accepted, including painted miniatures. Tell your friends by sharing this page (and watch for our soon-to-be-published Facebook event).

Discord Server

DiscordNormally, we call Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri our home (we are part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area). But in the world of COVID-19 we are hosting the event online via Discord (a free text, audio, and video service). Discord is a web-based service that also has great desktop and mobile apps. We'll have a channels (both text/photo, and audio/video) at Discord just for the Art Show!

More details will follow as we flesh them out.

» Launch Discord


Art Contest

The contest will include four categories:

  1. Children (Ages 0-12)
  2. Teens (Ages 13-18)
  3. Adult Hobbyist (Aged 19+)
  4. Adult Professional (Aged 19+)

For the purpose of the contest, we define “professional” as anyone who is regularly paid to create artwork.

Prizes

Midwest GameFest is offering prizes for the First, Second and Third place in each category, as decided by our judges.

Prizes will be announced later this summer, so check back soon!

Note: Normally, winners must be present to receive their award. Given the online nature of this contest we are evaluatng this, so stay tuned.

Judges

Judges will be announced soon, so check back later this summer.

Contest Entry

  • Contestants must have a weekend or Saturday badge. Badges can be purchased at the event or online.
  • Artists must submit a contest entry form. These can be filled out in advance or at the event.
  • Limit 5 entries per artist. Each entrant may only win one prize.
  • The deadline for art contest entry is 10am on Saturday, Nov 14, 2020.
  • Artwork will either be laid flat on a tabletop or leaned against a wall if they are in a sturdy frame or matte. If you have your own easel or display that will fit on the tabletop you are welcome to bring it to help display your art.
  • The winners will be announced Saturday during the benefit raffle at 7pm on Saturday, Nov 14, 2020.
  • MUST be present to win. Given the online nature of this contest we are evaluatng this, so stay tuned.

Art Auction

Artwork will be displayed in the Art Show text/photo channel at Discord (see above) and bidding will be done as a silent auction. Artists will set a starting price and will also have the option to set a "buy it now" price. The silent auction will end at 1pm, Sunday, Nov 15, 2020, at which time buyers will need to be present online to pay for any artwork they have won. If the buyer is not present it will go to the next highest bidder.

Bidding and Buying Artwork

  • Bidding will be done as a silent auction. There will be an online form to place bids.
  • Bids must be in a minimum of $1 increments.
  • Buyers may purchase instantly at the "buy it now" price at the cash register in the Earth Room.
  • The end of the silent auction will be Sunday at 1pm, at which time buyers will need to be present online to pay for any artwork they have won. If the buyer is not present it will go to the next highest bidder.

Auctioning Your Artwork

  • To enter the art auction, artists must have a weekend or Saturday badge. Badges can be purchased at the event or online.
  • Artists must submit a contest entry form. These can be filled out in advance or at the event.
  • Limit 5 artworks per entrant.
  • A photo I.D. is required to put an item up for sale. Given the online nature of this contest we are evaluatng this, so stay tuned.
  • The deadline for auction entry is 10am on Saturday, Nov 14, 2020.
  • The end of the silent auction will be 1pm on Sunday, Nov 15, 2020.
  • Artists may set a starting price and an optional “buy it now” price.
  • Cash can't be accepted. Artists will need a PayPal account for payment and willl be paid via PayPal the week after the convention.
  • Artwork should be photographed either flat on tabletops or leaned against the wall if they are in a sturdy frame or matte.
  • Midwest GameFest will keep a 15% commission from your total sales.

    Example: if the finishing bid for your sold item totals $50, you will receive $42.50, and Midwest GameFest keeps $7.50 (15%). Any items left unclaimed at the end of the convention become the property of the Midwest GameFest.

Art Show

Photo courtesy Dorky Dino

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