Come join us AUGUST 19th for the FREE opening reception of the the greatest niche/cultural phenomena convention in the southeast USA! ONYXCON celebrates EIGHT strong years with an Art Exhibition honoring ancestral Artist in the show titled 'The Resurrection'.
6-9 PM Friday August 19th at Southwest Arts Center 915 New Hope Road Atlanta, GA 30331
Then prepare for the ultimate convention fun on Saturday AUGUST 20th - ONYXCON 8! We have vendors from all over the country and guest that will enlighten and entertain. The Film Festival will feature new films by greats producers like Creative Genius Films and more. We even have a one on one interview with Joseph R Wheeler III(Artist/ONYXCON President) & GUI DaSILVA (THE STUNT DOUBLE FOR BLACK PANTHER in Captain America: CIVIL WAR!!!) and lots more. Velvet House Bakery is on deck with delectable treats for your taste buds and live music from DJ ZANO and special guest performers will surely blow you away - from now- til INFINITY! We edutain - at ONYXCON!
1 - 7 PM SATURDAY AUGUST 20th - still only:
$5 for 12 and under !
DIANA PHO, Associate Editor at TOR BOOKS!
Special Presentation / One on One discussions
SATURDAY /AUG 20th - (tentative time/TBA)
This is a very unique opportunity for aspiring writers to get actual first hand information on being published by a major distributor. To guarantee your spot in this RSVP by emailing ONYXCON@gmail.com your name, email, and details of why you as a writer have interest in having an audience with Ms. Pho.
Familiarize yourself with the TOR catalogue
Contributor SPOTLIGHT! ILLUSTRATOR : La'Vata E O'Neal
If you have an eye for the amazing, your jaw surely dropped the first time you saw our new ONYXCON; INFINITY flier featuring 'MAGIC' - a work by La' Vata E O'Neal! Miss O'Neal cannot appear at ONYXCON this year but is already in our queue for years to come! An absolutely amazing Artist who was so genuine, she shared her work with us to still make her presence known at ONYXCON! Get familiar with this awe inspiring creator. DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST, here is her bio. Thank you La'Vata!
I go by LeoNeal as an artist but my real name is La`Vata E. O'Neal and I do fantasy and concept illustrations for a living as a freelance artist. I was born in the US and at a young age I worked with your typical children’s markers, crayons and pencils. For a long time though I only used pencils to draw images I saw out of magazines, only dabbling in paint and charcoal here and there. After I moved to Georgia in 2008 with my father, having been laid off at my old job, I got connected with artist communities online which inspired me to dig deeper into the artist well. Which reigniting my passion for art. Ideas about a real career in art were brought to my attention through that community.
As a self taught artist I practiced every day and search for information online to help me understand the aspects of art that I didn't quite grasp back then and still do so today. I learned so much over the years. A lot of it was purging, self discovery, and a maturing mind that took place.
In 09' that I earned my first tablet doing a commission, having only worked with a mouse digitally before that. It was the greatest "gift" I could have ever been given even though the tablet was traded in exchange for work.
I earned my first contractor job in September of 2013 with Voltage Entertainment. This was great experience for me but I still really want to learn more. I want to create illustrations of other people’s stories, characters and strange worlds and really learn how to bring them to life!