Over the past year, Critical Role has surprised fans over and over again. First was the announcement that they were starting their own channel with brand new shows. Then that they were heading east for NYCC 2018 and hosting a live show for us east coast critters. This was followed by a trip across the pond to join the London critters for MCM London. The fun doesn’t stop there though! Yesterday they announced an upcoming event on their home turf of Los Angeles! The Art of Exandria will be the very first art show hosted and curated by Critical Role and will feature work from fans around the world. They also announced another live show coming up, Vox Machina: The Search for Grog!

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The event will take place from January 18, 2019 to January 20, 2019 at the Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, CA. The event is completely free to attend and available for all ages! There will be an opening reception on January 18th and fans will need to RSVP for the event. The free tickets will be available starting Monday December 17th at 10am PST. They will have drinks for all ages while they enjoy the show. Members of the staff spent months going through art from Vox Machina and The Mighty Nein to put together a show sure to please every fan! The hours for the show are as follows:

Friday, January 18th: 7pm – 11pm (Opening Reception)

Saturday, January: 19th 12pm – 8pm

Sunday, January 20th: 12pm – 8pm

*All times listed in PST

Header created by Arianna Orner (@ornerine), an official artist for the Mighty Nien

Vox Machina: The Search for Grog isn’t going to be your typical live show, it is bringing back Vox Machina,  At the end of the last campaign, Grog took a card from the Deck of Many Things, an item from Dungeons and Dragons known to either grant players their greatest wish or kill them. Of course Grog’s card sent him straight to the Plane of Pandemonium. Matt Mercer did a fantastic job of quickly glossing over the events that transpired as the group went in and brought Grog back. We are finally going to get a chance to see what really happened on that rescue mission!

Most of the cast will step back into their roles however Travis Willingham and Liam O’Brien are going to be playing brand new characters! The live show will take place at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel at 9pm. VIP tickets will cost $250 and include a live Q&A prior to the show with Brian W. Foster and a goodie bag with a live show exclusive Vox Machina art piece and much more. General admission seats for the show start at $70. A timeline for the night is as follows:

6:00pm – VIP doors open

7:00pm – VIP-exclusive Q&A hosted by Brian W. Foster of Talks Machina

8:00pm – General Admission doors open

9:00pm – Showtime

*All times listed in PST

Art courtesy of Hugo Cardenas (@takayuuki_art)

You still have time to get your flights, hotels and travel plans in order before the tickets go on sale. The VIP tickets will be going on sale starting Saturday December 15th starting at 10am PST and general admission will be going on sale Sunday December 16th starting at 10am PST. Tickets can be purchased through the AXS ticketing page here. It is times like this that I wish I lived on the other side of the country or was rich and could just hop on a flight out west. Guys if you are reading this, take the art show on the road! If you can’t make the show and want to check out some pretty amazing fan art, check out the gallery here!  


Julia Roth
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