Alternative Press Expo (APE)- San Jose Convention Center. San Jose, CA. October 8-9, 2016.
Dragon Con- Hyatt, Marriot, Hilton, Westin, and Sheraton Atlanta. Atlanta, GA. September 2-5, 2016. $90.
Emerald City Con- Washington State Convention Center. Seattle WA. April 7-10, 2016. $20-$95.
GenCon- Indiana Convention Center. Indianapolis, IN. August 4-7, 2016.
IlluxCon- Googleworks. Reading, PA. October 2016.
LA Art Show- LA Convention Center. Los Angeles, CA. January 27-31, 2016. $15-$250.
Monsterpalooza- Pasadena Convention Center. Pasadena, CA. April 22-24, 2016. $30-$70.
New York Comic Con- Javits Center. New York, NY. October 6-9, 2016.
San Diego Comic Con- San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA. July 21-24, 2016. $35-$220.
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (SFAL)- Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA. October 28-30, 2016. $20-$40.
WonderCon- LA Convention Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 25-27, 2016. $16-$55.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES:
Schoolism (www.schoolism.com) - online, and events around the world.
Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, Nathan Fowkes.
Marshall Vandruff Seminars (www.marshallart.com) - LA and OC
Composition, Anatomy, Storytelling, Perspective, Drapery, the Old Masters, etc.
IMC/ SmArt School (www.smartschool.com) - Amherst, MA/ Online
Rebecca Guay, Greg Manchess, Donato Giancola, Dan dos Santos, Scott Fischer, Irene Gallo,
Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, and guests like Mike Mignola, Iain McCaig, Brom.
TLC Workshops (www.tlcworkshops.com)- Seattle, WA
Greg Manchess, Dan dos Santos, Terryl Whitlatch, Karla Ortiz, Allen Williams.
LAAFA (www.laafa.org)- Van Nuys, CA
Rey Bustos, Sean Cheetham, Ignat Ignatov, Ron Lemen, Ramon Hurtado.
Concept Design Academy (www.conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com)- Pasadena, CA
Kevin Chen, Peter Han, Robert Kondo, Louie del Carmen, Ryan Lang.
Gnomon (www.gnomon.edu)- Los Angeles / Online/ DVDs
Craig Elliot, Ron Lemen, Iain McCaig, Gary Meyer.
New Masters Academy (www.newmastersacademy.com)- online
Steve Huston, Glen Vilppu, Bill Perkins, Joe Weatherly.
Watts Atelier (www.wattsatelier.com)- Encinitas, CA / online
Jeff Watts, Erik Gist, Meadow Gist, Lucas Graciano.
Bethany Applied Arts (www.bcappliedarts.com)- Online (formerly TAD)
John English, Jon Foster, Sterling Hundley, George Pratt.
Ctrl Paint (www.ctrlpaint.com)- online digital painting and concept art tutorials.
Gumroad (www.gumroad.com)- various online tutorials, brush sets, etc. by artists like James Gurney, ShiYoon Kim, etc.
LIFE DRAWING/ DRAWING VENUES (SOUTHERN CA):
The Drawing Club (www.thedrawingclub.com)- Alhambra, CA- $20, Thursday nights, 7pm-10-pm.
Bob Kato’s costumed life drawing sessions held at Gallery Nucleus.
Gallery Girls (www.gallerygirls.org)- Los Angeles, CA – Suggested $10 donation, Monday nights, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Drink and Draw- various events around town, usually free.
Otis life drawing sessions- free!
Dr. Sketchy’s LA (www.drsketchy.com/branch/LosAngeles)- $12-$15, roughly 2 hour sessions, locations and dates variable.
LCAD Life Drawing sessions (www.lcad.edu/figure-drawing-workshops-2)- $15, Saturdays 1pm-6pm.
Laguna College of Art & Design.
National History Museum (www.nhm.org)- $12, Great for animal anatomy and nature-inspired drawing.
Huntington Library and Gardens (www.huntington.org) - $23-$25, first Thursday of every month is free!
Great for plein air, landscape sketching, and master copies.
LA, Santa Ana, San Diego zoos- $20, $10, and $48 respectively.
FIDM Costume Exhibits (www.fidmmuseum.org)- free! Fantastic costume design reference and inspiration.
Norton Simon Museum (www.nortonsimon.org)- $12. Wonderful collection for master copies, beautiful garden for landscape sketching.
LACMA, The Getty and Getty Villa, etc.