Artists Remember Patrick Roberts

The Dragon*Con Art Show will hold a memorial for Patrick Roberts, the former Art Show Director, who passed away earlier this year. The memorial will be held Saturday, 8:30PM at the beginning of the Art Show awards ceremony in Grand Hall East.

Patrick is remembered for his enthusiastic support of Dragon*Con artists, including his wife Felicia Roberts. His tireless efforts to promote growth and diversity in the Art Show resulted in such innovations as digital art being made available as print on demand, juried and student art admissions, charity art challenges, and the “Iron Artist” competition, now in its eighth year.

An aerospace engineer by profession, Patrick earned his PhD at Georgia Tech. He had recently moved to California and accepted new employment in his chosen field. A devoted father, Patrick’s last hours were spent attending a function at his son’s school.

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Amy Herring

As Louise Herring-Jones, Amy Herring writes mainstream, historical, and speculative fiction as well as non-fiction. Her stories have been included in anthologies, most recently “Michaelis and the Dew Shades” in Fae Visions of the Mediterranean: An Anthology of Horrors and Wonders of the Sea (Futurefire.net Publishing, 2016), "Tender" in Life on the Rez (Tree-Lion Press, 2016), and "Moundville Revisited" in Ruins Excavation (Hadley Rille Books, 2015). She practices law in Alabama and is an advocate for privacy rights, First Amendment guarantees, and other constitutionally protected freedoms. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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