BlizzCon® Artists Stage – Send Us Your Questions!

The Artists’ Stage is coming back to BlizzCon once again this year! Located in Hall A, the Artists’ Stage will feature groups of Blizzard artists from a variety of disciplines giving live demonstrations throughout the day, guiding attendees through their creative processes and answering questions about their craft.

This is where you come in! We need you to send us your questions before the show. A wide breadth of artistic disciplines will be represented on stage, and the artists participating are at the heart of creating the imagery and content that defines the Blizzard style. Below you’ll find a list of the Blizzard employees scheduled to be on the Artists’ Stage and the disciplines they’ll be focused on at BlizzCon.


We hope attendees will enjoy this firsthand look at the techniques Blizzard’s artists use to breathe life into our game universes. Who knows—maybe you’ll be inspired to create some fan art of your own!

Friday, November 8

12:00 p.m.

Ben Zhang (Senior Concept Artist), Digital Painting
Brian Fay (Senior Sculptor), Traditional Sculpting
Vitaliy Naymushin (Senior Artist), Digital 3D Modeling

1:30 p.m.

Peter C. Lee (Senior Concept Artist), Digital Painting
Toph Gorham (Senior Concept Artist), Traditional Drawing
Nick Carver (Senior 3D Artist), Digital 3D Modeling

3:00 p.m.

Cole Eastburn (3D Artist), Digital Painting
Luke Mancini (3D Artist), Traditional Drawing
Jon McConnell (Senior 3D Artist), Digital 3D Modeling

4:30 p.m.

Michael Vicente (3D Artist), Digital 3D Modeling
Laurel Austin (Senior Artist), Traditional Sculpting
Rob Sevilla (Senior 3D Artist), Digital 3D Modeling

6:00 p.m.

The Making of The Burdens of Shaohao
Introduced by:
Micky Neilson (Lead Story Developer)
Doug Gregory (Senior Art Editor)
Laurel Austin (Senior Artist)

Saturday, November 9

11:00 a.m.

Ben Thompson (Lead Artist), Digital Painting
Kevin Kanai Griffith (Senior Artist), Traditional Drawing
Paul Warzecha (Senior Artist), Digital 3D Modeling

12:30 p.m.

Anthony Jones (Concept Artist), Digital Painting
Tyson Murphy (3D Artist), Traditional Drawing
Alvaro Buendia (Modeling Artist), Digital 3D Modeling

2:00 p.m.

Glenn Rane (Lead Artist), Digital Painting
John Polidora (Artist), Traditional Drawing
Jimmy Lo (Senior Concept Artist), Digital 3D Modeling

3:30 p.m.

Gaetan Montaudouin (3D Artist), Digital 3D Modeling
Sam Didier (Senior Art Director), Traditional Drawing
Jesse Brophy (Senior 3D Artist), Digital 3D Modeling