Copic Certified artist Samantha Gorel, AKA "Mireielle", is a freelance artist who works in illustration, comic books, concept art and tutorial creation. Gorel has already made a name for herself stateside as illustrator and writer of Once Upon a Titan and Flower in the anthology Flower.Picture.Mask, as well as illustrating Danger Line (all Doujinshi),and now has a following overseas with her new tutorial book, Manga: The Mega Guide, published by England's SEARCH Press in 2016. She will also be teaching upcoming art workshops at the International School of Comic in Chicago this year. Before catching the eye of a traditional publisher, Gorel, who specializes in Copic marker and digital artworks, developed a large fan base with her self-published works. If she looks familiar, you’ve probably seen her at Artist Alley or one of the many conventions she’s either exhibited at or attended as a featured panelist. Knowing how difficult it was for her to go from unknown to fan favorite, Gorel takes special interest in beginner artists by offering free online tutorials as well.
The Last Hope is a live action role play (LARP) that is hosted at locations throughout south central Wisconsin with one goal in mind; to bring role players together in an immersive, high quality and rich event with rules that are simple enough for anyone to learn and involved enough for veteran players. Players can make characters and role play in a detailed and vibrant world of danger, mystery, and exploration. As a colonist starting over in a new land, will you work together and learn what this new world offers you? Or will you fight for power and forge your own path? Whether you are experienced at LARPs or brand new, a combat character or not, Last Hope will have something for you.