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Linktober's Zelda Creator Con

Linktober's Zelda Creator Con

I am excited to share the news that the creator of Linktober (a variation of the annual Inktober) is putting together an online event to bring together artists, musicians, cosplayers, and fans to celebrate the esteemed video game series that is the Legend of Zelda. I have personally participated in Linktober last year and it was such a blast to create so many drawings featuring my favorite characters from the franchise.

The Zelda Creator Con will span three days, starting on Friday, June 12th through Sunday, June 14th. An event like this would typically occur in a large convention center or hotel. In response to the need for social distancing, the Zelda Creator Con is going to be hosted entirely online which means that everyone is invited to attend via the comfort of their home!

The virtual convention will be hosted on a dedicated Discord server with additional streaming options from featured artists. You can expect to see tons of amazing fan art, live performances, contests, and of course plenty of gaming! There is a $1 recommended donation for an individual access to the show. Obtain your ticket via Eventbrite ahead of time to make sure you don't miss a thing at the start of the show.

James Art Ville is a Featured Artist

Not only will I be attending the Zelda Creator Con, but I was invited personally to be among the featured artists on the show. There is a streaming schedule all weekend long and it's full of many talented people. I will be making Zelda fan art live through my YouTube live stream. Watch me illustrate at 3:00 PM (PST). I am excited to work on a drawing of Princess Zelda from Breath of the Wild!

To celebrate this excitement, I am also offering a brand new art print. Toon Link made his debut in the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. He has since made appearances in several other Zelda titles and has won the hearts of many around the world. What's not to love about his large cat-eyes, thick eyebrows, and ridiculous body proportions? He may be small, but Toon Link has the courage of a true hero!

New Art Print

Toon Link

I also want to remind everyone that I have quite a few art prints to choose from featuring the Legend of Zelda in addition to many other video game favorites. I also have a Hyrule Warriors Link 2.5" x 2.5" sticker that'll make for a great gift or geek decor on your school binder or personal tablet. If you're feeling extra ambitious, you could check out my commission info and hit me up for a personal and dedicated illustration. I'll gladly draw any Zelda fan art you wish!

I will be available all weekend long to answer questions via the Discord server. Perhaps I'll also take some requests! I definitely plan on making a lot of new art and regularly share it with the attendees. If you plan on staying home this weekend or still living in self-quarantine, come join us at Linktober's Zelda Creator Con and celebrate the Legend of Zelda with me and thousands more!

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