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No More “Artist Series” Playmats Available (for now)

What excitement there was over my “Mirror Realm” art being part of Erik Curiosa’s “Artist Series” limited edition playmats for Sorcery: Contested Realm! I am so humbled and very honored.

All the “Artist Series” playmats of Mirror Realm are spoken for. No more are available to order.

A very few remain, and I will take with me to sell at conventions, shows, and tournaments. To see what shows I am attending and where, look at the announcements further down this page. I will also make public posts on my Patreon. You can sign up for a free Patreon membership, which will get you notification of all public posts.


Liz Danforth is best known for her art and illustrations, primarily created for the games industry. Her most visible work at present is for the card game Sorcery: Contested Realm, which raised over $4,000,000(US) on Kickstarter. Her card art appears in the game, on one of the exclusive two-player playmats, and will be used in the packaging as well. Those interested in purchasing originals or prints, see below.

Liz also writes fiction and game material, edits the work of others, and worked as the lead illustrator and co-creator for the Deluxe Edition of the second-oldest role-playing game, Tunnels & Trolls. In the last few years, her work appeared in the reboot of Steve Jackson’s Fantasy Trip, Old School Monsters, and related projects.

Since 1978, Liz has worked steadily as an artist, writer, editor, and/or game developer on role-playing games, card games, and board games. She has been a writer and scenario designer for computer and video games. Her credits include work for licensed Middle Earth and Star Trek projects, Wasteland, and work on more than a dozen different collectible card games. She was one of the original artists for Magic the Gathering, creating art for about three dozen of the early cards. She has created maps and illustrations which appear in mainstream and fantasy novels and anthologies. She was inducted into the Academy of Gaming Arts and Design’s Hall of Fame (1995).

She continues to freelance in art, writing, and game design from her home in Tucson, Arizona.

I will be glad to sign your cards (Magic, Middle Earth, or any of the others), or you can find out where to follow me on social media or where to drop me a line (via mailing address or email).

I am getting many inquiries about the paintings done for Sorcery, especially the “Mirror Realm” original. At this time, neither it nor my other paintings are for sale. If and when that changes, I will notify you if you first email me and ask to be put on the list.

I have made reproductions of much of my art, including “Mirror Realm” for Sorcery and “Hymn to Tourach” for Magic. Signed limited edition prints, playmats, postcards, and canvas prints are available. Please email me for prices and availability.

Upcoming Live Events

Live events are starting up again, and I plan to attend them where and when I can. I will announce details as events are confirmed.

Next Events:

Bubonicon 55 – Albuquerque, Aug 23-25, 2024

Magiccon – Las Vegas, Oct, 25-27, 2024

Sorcerycon – Las Vegas, Nov 1-3, 2024

TusCon 51 – Tucson, Nov 8th – 10th, 2024


October 25 – 27, 2024

Las Vegas

I have been accepted as one of the artists to appear at MagicCon “The Art of Magic” in Las Vegas this October.

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November 1-3, 2024

Park MGM

Las Vegas, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

I have accepted an invitation to appear at SorceryCon in Las Vegas. This is my first major event dedicated just to Sorcery, and I am excited! Come get your cards signed, and hear what news I can share about my work in the upcoming Arthurian Legends card set. I will have playmats and prints for sale (and much more). There may even be a few of the Limited Edition Artist Series mats on sale! And we can discuss whether I can do on-the-spot sketches and alters for you too.

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Bubonicon 55

August 23-25, 2024

The Albuquerque Marriott Uptown
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40)
Albuquerque, NM 87110

I was Artist Guest of Honor at Bubonicon many years ago, and I have many old friends in town. When Pat Virzi suggested we attend together, I realized it was an excellent opportunity to attend a rare fannish event where I first encountered the community of fans and gamers that led me down the garden path of the career I have today.

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TusCon 51

November 8th – 10th, 2024

DoubleTree Tucson Airport

7051 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756

TusCon is another small fan-run science fiction/fantasy convention held here in my hometown. In recent years, I have been travelling elsewhere and unable to attend, so this will be my first year back in quite a few years. I hope to have art in the artshow at least, and be available for a cup of coffee or a drink in the bar, or just a nice chat in the hotel lobby — a relaxed event to sit and enjoy the companionship of like minds.

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Patreon Is My New Normal

On Patreon, you will find “Liz Danforth is Making Mages and Sages.” This is the platform where I am most active. For three years now, I have posted multiple times a month. In addition, I run weekly live meetups, either a short social chat on topics de la mode, or longer co-working sessions where we all buckle down to some postponed task or creative endeavor that might benefit from companionship and/or accountability.

In my Patreon posts, I show sketches and art (old and new), write about works in progress, or about my travels (when I am able to travel, anyway), my working process, creative endeavors, and general musings. Some posts are open to the public, or they come open after my paying supporters get a first look. Supporters also get deep dives that only they can read. Sometimes I make special offers or give people an early option at buying my work.