You have to admit, it’s cool to say… and by “say” I mean: to cry out as if to summon a thunder-god. It also works well if said quietly, as if the name, itself, was a sacred relic you almost dare not say aloud.

Choose your own adventure.

“Hypericon is a weekend popular arts conference; festively uniting creators, makers, and performers with those who appreciate and aspire to their craft” and this weekend, I will be attending Hypericon as the “Industry Guest of Honor.”

Here’s part of why they asked me to attend and some of the experiences I hope to share with YOU:

Based in Nashville, Rick Prince is a world-class special-effects makeup artist who has risen to international prominence since the fifth season of the SyFy Network’s competition series Face Off in 2013. Subsequently, he continues to be a featured artist and celebrity judge at conventions around the world. Rick has two decades of experience crafting ingenious special effects in every imaginable medium, for such clients as Walt Disney, Hasbro, Sony/BMG, Universal Studios IOA and others. He has created animatronics, robots, wearable puppets and makeup effects for a wide variety of entertainment productions. Rick has just finished realizing his lifelong dream of writing, producing and directing his first feature film, a fantasy horror story called LWA – All Saints’ Eve. Currently, Rick has written and is producing a creature-feature titled Enuattii for Rashaad Santiago (winner of Face Off season 6) to direct this fall, here, in Tennessee.

Photo Courtesy: Hypericon

Photo Courtesy: Hypericon

To see my creations and to learn more, follow “Rick Prince – Artist” on [email protected] /MaliceinMind, Twitter @rickprinceMUA, and Instagram @RickPrince.MUA

Come join us in the fun and see me in person at these events:

  • Friday at 8pm: “The Reality of Reality TV’ – James Nethery from Steampunk’d and Rick Prince from Face Off
  • Saturday at 4pm will be our version of Talking Dead — a discussion on The Walking Dead
  • Saturday at 5:30: Hypericon – Cosplay Showcase – with the top prize being $500 gift card for a Barnes & Noble shopping spree!

I hope to see you ALL there!

Photo Courtesy: NECAT Network

Photo Courtesy: NECAT Network