Sunday, October 26, 2008

Upcoming Events: November 2008 & Beyond

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GIRAF 4: November 5th-8th, 2008 - Calgary, Alberta Canada
Website: http://www.giraffest.ca/

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AmberCon Northwest: November 6th-9th, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.amberconnw.org/

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AkiCon: November 7th-9th, 2008 - Everett, Washington
Website: http://www.akicon.org/

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Portland Comic Book Show: November 9th, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.portlandcomicbookshow.com/

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2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival: November 14th-15th, 2008 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.2dornot2d.org/

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Emerald City GameFest: November 15th, 2008 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.emeraldcitygamefest.org/

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Great Train Expo: November 15-16th, 2008 - Puyallup, Washington
Website: http://www.greattrainexpo.com/


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Victoria Toy Show: November 16th, 2008 - Victoria, BC Canada
Website: http://members.shaw.ca/dshelton99/

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Orycon: November 21th-23rd, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.orycon.org/orycon30/

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Tomodachi Fest: November 28th-30th, 2008 - Boise, Idaho
Website: http://www.tomodachifest.com/

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MewCon: December 31st, 2008 - January 1, 2009 - Vancouver, Washington
Website: http://www.mewcon.com

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RustyCon: January 9th-11th, 2009 - Sea-Tac, Washington
Website: http://www.rustycon.com/

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ConQuest NW: January 16-18th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.conquestnw.com/

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Spark FX: January 21th-26th, 2009 - Vancouver, BC Canada
Website: http://spark.siggraph.ca/


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Confilkt: January 30-February 1, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://conflikt.org/

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Eugene Games Gala: January 30-February 1, 2009 - Eugene, Oregon
Website: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/EugeneGamesGala/

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Beyond Con: February 6th-8th, 2009 - Gig Harbor, Washington
Website: http://www.beyondcon.org/

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Gotta Con: February 6th-8th, 2009 - Victoria, BC Canada
Website: http://www.gottacon.com/

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Northwest Model Hobby Expo: February 6th-8th, 2009 - Monroe, Washington
Website: http://www.nwmodelhobbyexpo.com/


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Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival: February 7th, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Website: http://www.empsfm.org

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Game Design Expo: February 7th-8th, 2009 - Vancouver, BC Canada
Website: http://www.gamedesignexpo.com/

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Radcon: February 13-15, 2009 - Pasco, Washington
Website: http://www.radcon.org/news.php

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Northwest Scale Modelers Show: February 14th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northwestscalemodelers/

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Kei-Kon: February 20th-22nd, 2009 - Victoria, BC Canada
Website: http://www.keikon.org/


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Senshi-Con: February 21st, 2009 - Anchorage, Alaska
Website: http://www.senshicon.org/

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Dak-Kon XIV: February 28th - March 2nd, 2009 - Courtenay, BC Canada
Website: http://members.axion.net/~murdock/tourney.html

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Dak-Kon XIV: February 29th, 2009 - Anchorage, Alaska
Website: http://www.senshicon.org

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Northwest Festivals & Events Conference: March 1-3rd, 2009 - Ocean Shores, Washington
Website: http://nwfestivalconference

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Anime Oasis EVO: March 12-15, 2009 - Boise, Idaho
Website: http://www.animeoasis.org/

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The Joy of Modeling: March 14th, 2009 - Vancouver, Washington
Website: http://ipmspearsonmodeleers.weebly.com/2009-invitational.html

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Brickfest: March 26th-29th, 2009 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.brickfest.com/


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GameStorm: March 26th-29th, 2009 - Vancouver, Washington
Website: http://www.gamestorm.org/

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Edmonton Collectible Toy & Comic Show: March 29th, 2009 - Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Website: http://www.edtoyshow.com/

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Stargate SG-1 Atlantis Convention: April 2-5th, 2009 - Burnaby, BC Canada
Website: http://www.creationent.com/cal/sgvan.htm

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Washington State Science & Engineering Fair: April 3-4th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.wssef.org/

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Emerald City Comic Con: April 4-5th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

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Norwescon: April 9-12th, 2009 - SeaTac, Washington
Website: http://www.norwescon.org/

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Sakura-Con: April 10-12th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.sakuracon.org/

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Calgary Underground Film Festival: April 14-19th, 2009 - Calgary, Alberta Canada
Website: http://calgaryundergroundfilm.org/


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Stumptown Comics Fest: April 18-19th, 2009 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.stumptowncomics.com/

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Supertrain: April 18-19th, 2009 - Calgary, Alberta Canada
Website: http://www.supertrain.ca/


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Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo: April 25th-26th, 2009 - Calgary, Alberta Canada
Website: http://www.calgaryexpo.com/

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Washington Cultural Congress: April 27-29th, 2009 - Leavenworth, Washington
Website: http://wsaa.qwestoffice.net/congress.htm

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A Festival For May: May 3-4th, 2009 - Carnation, WA
Website: http://www.camlann.org/may_fest.htm


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Game Developers Conference Canada: May 12th-13th, 2009 - Vancouver, BC Canada
Website: http://www.gdc-canada.com/


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ION Game Conference: May 12-14th, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Website: http://2009.ionconference.com/

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All Fur Fun: May 15-17th, 2009 - Spokane Valley, WA
Website:
http://www.allfurfun.com/


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UFO Fest: May 15-16th, 2009 - McMinnville, Oregon
Website: http://www.mcmenamins.com/ufofest07/index.html

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Zompire: May 15-17th, 2009 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.zompire.com/

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Miscon May 22-25th, 2009, Missoula, Montana
Website: http://www.miscon.org/

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Spokane Comicon May 30th, 2009, Spokane, Washington
Website:
http://www.spokanecomicon.com/


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Crypticon: June 5th-7th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.crypticon.com

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Anime Evolution: June 12th-14th, 2009 - Vancouver, BC Canada
Website: http://www.animeevolution.com/

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Northwest Pinball Expo: June 12th-14th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.nwpinballshow.com/

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IPMS North Olympic Peninsula Model Show: June 20th, 2009 - Port Townsend, Washington
Website: http://www.nopms.net/

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Clarion West: June 21st-31st, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.clarionwest.org/


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SpoCon: July 31st - August 2nd, 2009, Spokane, Washington
Website: http://www.spocon.us

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Animethon: August 7th-9th, 2009 - Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Website: http://www.asapa.ca

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Fandemonium: August 7th-9th, 2009 - Boise, Idaho
Website: http://www.fandemonium.org/

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PAX Prime: September 4th-6th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/


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Kumoricon: September 5th-7th, 2009 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.kumoricon.org/

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BrickCon: October 1st-4th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Website: http://www.brickcon.org/


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VCON: October 2-4th, 2008 - Surrey, BC Canada
Website: http://www.vcon.ca/


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Steam-Con: October 23rd-25th, 2009 - Sea-Tac, Washington
Website: http://www.steam-con.com/

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Portland Comic Book Show: November 15th, 2009 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.portlandcomicbookshow.com/


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Kumoricon: September 4th-6th, 2010 - Portland, Oregon
Website: http://www.kumoricon.org/


Fan Film Festival Awards

Winners of the 2008 Tri-City Independent /Fan Film Festival have been announced.

Yaoi Fest Debuts in Fall 2009

In the fall of 2009, Calgary Alberta will be host to a brand new event called Yaoi Fest. Further details about this new event can be found on its official website.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Steam-Con Pre-Anniversery Launch Party

Join us for a small celebration of the one year pre-anniversary of Steam-Con! We'll hoist a glass and appeal to the ghods of steam for a steady course and fair weather in the year to come. Dress in your best steampunk outfit and join us here.

The Six Arms
300 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Friday October 24th @ 7:00
http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=50

No need for punctuality, drop in when you can. The gathering will be on the upper deck.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Idaho Fandom News

Welcome to Fans! A free Idaho Fandom information service, provided by www.Fandemonium.org. Its goal is to provide current information about Idaho’s Fandom Community, Events & Conventions to Idaho and Regional Fans.

- Halloween Bash V: Rise of the Zombie Apocalypse Party - Sat. Oct. 25th, 2008 @ 7:00pm to 1:00am
- Location: The Community Center - 305 E. 37th St, Garden City ID 83714 - (208) 336-3870

- Boise Zombie Walk - Sat. Oct. 25th, 2008 @ 8:00pm to 9:00pm
- Location: Downtown Boise, exact location TBA check website bellow.

- ThanksGaming 3: Video Gaming Megathon - Sat. Nov. 15th, 2008 @ 12:30pm to 9:00pm
- Location: Game Block - 3715 W. Overland Rd. Boise, ID 83705 - (208) 331-9700

- Middle of Nowhere Anime Club: Free Weekly Anime Showings - Sat. @ 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Location: Outpost 12 - 3890 W. State St. Boise, ID 83703 - (208) 344-2498

*** Check Bellow for More Information ***

# Fandemonium '09 - Idaho's Sci-Fi, Anime, Gaming Expo - August Fri. 7th - Sun 9th, 2009
# At the Nampa Civic Center - 311 3rd St. S., Nampa, ID 83651 - 208-468-5500
# Information -> http://www.fandemonium.org/ or P.O. Box 701, Middleton, ID 83644

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*** Upcoming Idaho Fandom Events ***

[Event Type: Dance Party]

Fandemonium's - Halloween Bash V: Rise of the Zombie Apocalypse
Presented By: www.FANDEMONIUM.org & Magic Dragon Games
Sat. Oct 25th, 2008, 7:00pm - 1:00am
www.FANDEMONIUM.org Presents: Halloween Bash 5

Fandemonium’s fifth annual all ages Halloween Bash rises from the grave once again to bring you: Live DJ’s, Dancing, Tons of Candy, Costume Contest, Bizzare Games, Prizes, Classic Horror Movies, Bottomless Cups of our High Energy Cthulhu Juice for just $3!!!

The Community Center
305 E. 37th St,
Garden City ID 83714
(208) 336-3870

Located off of W. Chinden Blvd, if you hit Adams St. you’ve gone too far. Park in the ACHD parking lot across the street.

Admission:$6.00 per person or $10.00 per couple
(Non-gender specific but you must come together)
Website: http://www.fandemonium.org/
Contact: Daniel (Borneo) Armstrong
borneo@fandemonium.org

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[Event Type: Zombie Walk]
Boise Zombie Walk
Sat. Oct 25th, 2008, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday night October 25th, 2008 (the eve of World Zombie day) will be the 3rd Annual Boise Zombie Walk!! At 8pm, everyone that would like to participate should meet up at the destination which will soon be announced, get fueled up with liquid inspiration if you wish, and around 8-ish, we’ll set out on a walk through Downtown Boise. This experience is a non-violent, non-protest, just for fun thing open to zombies of all ages.

The idea is to dress up in your own interpretation of "zombie", walk about with others, and present a bit of absurdity in this ever-increasingly absurd world.

Location: Downtown Boise, exact location TBA check the website.
Cost: Free!
http://groups.myspace.com/boisezombiewalk
Contact: Leighann
http://www.myspace.com/lusciousleighann

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[Event Type: Video Gaming Gathering & Tournament]
Thanks Gaming 3 - Video Gaming Megathon
Brought To You By: www.FANDEMONIUM.org & Game Block
Sat. Nov 15th, 2008, 12:30pm - 9:00pm
www.FANDEMONIUM.org Presents: Thanks Gaming!

Fandemonium's annual all skill levels welcome video gaming megathon is back, Win tons of Prizes including hundreds in gift certificates and passes to Fandemonium '09 Idaho's Ultimate Sci-Fi, Anime & Gaming Expo. Plus meet and greet other gamers and enjoy a pizza & soda party! Brought to you by the crew at www.FANDEMONIUM.org & Game Block.

Tournaments:
- Halo 3: 2v2 Team Slayer @ 1pm
- Smash Bros Brawl @ 1pm
- Soul Calibur 4 @ 3pm
- Two Fisted Duck Hunt @ 3pm
- Battle Stadium DON @ 6pm

Extras:
- Prizes
- Pizza & Soda Party
- Open Gaming
- Live DJ Spining VG-Remixes

Location: Game Block
3715 W. Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 331-9700
http://www.thegameblock.biz/

At the corner of W. Overland Rd. & S. Latah St.

Cost:$5.00 per person
Website: http://www.fandemonium.org/

Contact: Daniel (Borneo) Armstrong
borneo@fandemonium.org

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[Event Type: Free Japanese Anime Showings in the Boise Area]
Middle of Nowhere Anime Club (MoNAC)
Every Saturday at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

We meet weekly to watch shows, discuss anime related topics; including but not limited to clubs, shows, conventions, cosplaying, j-pop/rock, games, the treatment of shows on American television and more.

Location: Outpost 12
3890 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83703
(208) 344-2498

On State Street just down from Veterans Memorial Park Way, next to the Big Smoke.

Cost: Free!

Website: http://anime.meetup.com/29/

Animation Event In Portland

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and ASIFA Portland Welcome Celebrated Animation Filmmaker, Richard Williams

DMN Newswire--2008-10-14--PORTLAND, Ore. �?? Oct. 14, 2008 �?? Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington's local ACM SIGGRAPH chapter, and the Association International du Film d'Animation - Portland (ASIFA) today announced that renowned author, animation director and three-time Academy Award® winner Richard Williams will present his series of instructional DVD Master Classes based on his bestselling book, "The Animator's Survival Kit," on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus. Williams' presentation will introduce his DVD series and detail how he achieves the illusion of life in animation.

Known as one of the finest animation filmmakers and mentors of the late 20th century, Williams began his animation career at United Productions of America in the 1940s, where he apprenticed under notable artists such as Chuck Jones and Ken Harris. After moving abroad, Williams produced the work that boosted his career, the renowned British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominated, "The Little Island" in 1958. Following his noted work in the mid-1960s, Williams went on to direct the Oscar®-winning "A Christmas Carol" (1971). During the 1970s, his London-based studio created scores of stunningly crafted, award-winning commercials, titles, short films and television specials boasting the work of veteran animators from the Disney studio's "Golden Age" and Warner Bros. Cartoons, including Grim Natwick (Snow White), Art Babbitt (Fantasia), and Harris (Bugs Bunny).

A distillation of his acquired knowledge went into his animation direction for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) �?? for which he received the Oscar for Special Achievement and Visual Effects - and, more recently, into his unparalleled and indispensable series of instructional DVD Master Classes based on his bestselling book, "The Animator's Survival Kit." Published in 2000 by Farber & Farber, the book includes over 350 specially animated examples intercut with his four day Master Class filmed at Blue Sky Studios in New York.

For additional information regarding "The Animator's Survival Kit," please visit: http://www.theanimatorssurvivalkit.com/.

Location and Registration
The evening will begin with a networking and social hour beginning at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Building. Light refreshments will be served. Richard Williams' presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free for Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and ASIFA members and $5 for non-members, payable at the door. For planning purposes, attendees are asked to RSVP to cascadesiggraph@gmail.com.

The PCC Cascade Campus is located at 705 N. Killingsworth St. in Portland. Use of public transportation or carpool is encouraged due to limited street parking.

For more information regarding this event, Cascade SIGGRAPH, ASIFA and membership registration, visit the Cascade SIGGRAPH Web site at www.cascadesiggraph.org or the ASIFA Web site at www.asifaportland.org.

About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH
The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter exists to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics industry and students. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and other activities, the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics. The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter works to enhance communication between people and organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics.

About ASIFA �?? Portland
ASIFA Portland is based in Portland, Oregon, a city gifted with an established, world-class animation community. Award-winning independent animators Joan C. Gratz, Rose Bond, Joanna Priestley, Will Vinton, Chel White, David Daniels, Laura DiTrapani, Marilyn Zornado (and more) call Portland home, as well as respected international multi-media studios and institutions such as LAIKA, Bent Image Lab, Happy Trails Animation and The Art Institute of Portland.

ASIFA Portland was originally founded by members of this community 1991 as ASIFA-NW, an organization that grew to include members from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

2D Or Not 2D Animation Festival

The Animaticus Foundation, in cooperation with Seattle Pacific Science Center and supported by DigiPen Institute of Technology, is happy to announce the 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival.

Seattle (September 2008)- The third annual 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival is coming to Seattle's Imax Theater in the Pacific Science Center on Friday and Saturday, November 14th & 15th, 2008. This event is open to the public and promises to be the finest animation event Seattle has ever seen, with hours of amazing animation, top draw speakers, award presentations, unique animation workshops and a splendid gala event to round it all off.

Organized by the non-profit Animaticus Foundation and offered in cooperation with Pacific Science Center, the festival celebrates the genius of the animated film. The festival brings to the Seattle area some of the finest films and incredible presenters.

Of course, attendees will get to view some exceptionally fine competitive entries that are vying for each of the festivals acclaimed "Golden Pencil Awards" that are presented to animation and animators of outstanding merit.

Some of the speakers at the festival include: Don Hahn, producer of major Hollywood animated production, including Time Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas; Barry Cook, director for Mulan; layout and background artists, Peter Moehrle and Geraldine Kovats; and Daniel Dociu, Chief Art Director at ArenaNet and artist for the studio's game production, Guild Wars.

Learn more about the 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival by visiting www.2dornot2d.org. Please note that the scheduled speakers are subject to change.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Summer School in Forks: A Twilight Symposium

Summer School in Forks: A Twilight Symposium
June 25-28, 2009
Forks, WA
http://www.litfanevents.org/summerinforks/index.html

Literature-Inspired Fandom Events, Inc. is proud to announce its new convention: Summer School in Forks: A Twilight Symposium.

Running June 25-28, 2009, Summer School in Forks: A Twilight Symposium will not only encompass the journey of the beloved characters in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, but also the individual journeys of those who savor them.

L.I.F.E. invites those 14 and over who have read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series to join us for 3 days of Summer School Fun. Not only will there be activities- such as a Prom in the actual Forks High School Gym- students and fans, academics and educators, young and not-so-young will be joining in Forks, Washington to discuss, debate and celebrate the world in a Twilight Convention

Along with keynote speakers and luncheons, attendees will have the opportunity to take a field trip to La Push, make crafts, compete in the Bella Swan Memorial Volleyball Tournament and possibly be crowned Prom Queen or King. When not studying, attendees can visit the hospital where Dr. Cullen saves lives, visit the police station that Charlie runs, and shop at the Thriftway just like Bella. “Students” can also stroll the homey streets where Bella and all the wonderful Twilight characters come to life.

For the family members not interested in Twilight (yes, it's hard to imagine such a thing), Forks is well known for fabulous fishing opportunities, hikes in the Hoh Rain Forest, and easy access to beautiful beaches. The quaint, seaside town of Port Angeles is just a mere hour’s drive away.

Join us in the rainy town where Bella’s adventures took place. Bond with others who share the joy and love of Stephenie Meyer's epic Twilight series.

Registration will be opened soon. Please watch for updates!

Check back for updates and contact us at info@litfanevents.org



Monday, October 13, 2008

Regional List of Area Clubs, Organizations, and Sites

Below is a list of all the area attractions, clubs, organizations, and society's in the Cascadia/Pacific Northwest Region. If you find a group missing from the listing below, please feel free to contact us to we can add it to the appropriate section. Thank you to all who have contributed to make this list. I hope organizations can use this resource to improve themselves in their respective missions.

ANIMATION & ART

ANIME

ANTHROPOMORPHICS

COSTUME
EVENT PLANNING

FANDOM

FILK

FILM

GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

GAMING

GOTH

HORROR

LEGOS
MODELS

MOVIE/TV THEMED GROUPS
PARANORMAL

ROBOTICS

SCIENCE & SPACE

SCIENCE FICTION

STEAMPOWERED & STEAMPUNK

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2d or not 2d Animation Festival

The annual 2d or not 2d Animation Festival is moving to a new location in 2008. The festival will be taking place November 14th-15th at the Pacific Science Center's IMAX Theater in Seattle.

The festival has posted a video on it's site going over the event and what the inspiration for why it's taking place.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Edmonton Science Fiction Festival

Pure Speculation Festival
October 18th-19th, 2008
Hazeldean Community Hall
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
http://www.purespec.org

Pure Speculation Festival is Edmonton's one and only sci-fi and fantasy festival! Each year we bring Edmonton's geeks the very best of what they love the most. Panels, demonstrations, readings, games: we have it all!

Registration:
Prices at the door are as follows:
Weekend Pass: $15.00
Saturday Pass:$10.00
Sunday Pass: $10.00
Costume Shindig only: $10.00

Guests:
Robert J. Sawyer - Author Guest of Honour
Monte Cook - Gaming Guest of Honour
Herman Lau - Artist Guest of Honour
Diane Walton - Managing Editor, On Spec
Robin S. Carson - Editor, On Spec
Tracy Cooper-Posey - Writer
Barb Galler-Smith - Author
Thomas Wharton - Writer
Minister Faust - Author
Stephanie Chan - Broadsword Comics
Minister Faust - Author
Steven Sadowski - Marvel/DC
Dean Welsh - Marvel Comics
Alina Pete - Creator, Weregeek!
Brian Hades - Owner, EDGE Publishing
Jennifer Hepler - Writer, BioWare Corp
Ty Templeton - Artist/Writer
Steve Rolston - Artist, Queen & Country
Sharon Wildwind - Writer/Nurse
Susan MacGregor - Writer

First and foremost, Pure Speculation is a sci-fi and fantasy festival, run by geeks for geeks. We aren't a corporate entity taking advantage of geek chic to make a quick buck. We are as passionate about this hobby as you are, and our planning team runs the gamut of geekdom, from literature, film and art, to gaming and computers. So we know what you want to see, because hey: we want to see it too!

Our goal is to bring you the best events, guests, and shows we can, year after year. And that is really the key. We plan to be running this festival for a very long time, and we plan our yearly event with longevity in mind.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Post Brickcon articles and photos!

Hi Gang!

Isaac Alexander asked my to post these links for him. I hope I do as good a job as he does. I have been so busy with other stuff lately that I completely forgot that Brickcon was this last weekend And me being a Lego geek, for-shame!

Any ways I hope you enjoy the links and please feel free to comment about the links, especially if you made it to the con.


Cheers ~ Jim

Articles
http://io9.com/5059315/the-zombie-apocalypse-++-in-legos
http://www.brothers-brick.com/category/lego/events/
http://www.brickpile.com/2008/10/06/home-from-brickcon/
http://www.jacksonfish.com/blog/2008/10/06/the-first-step-is-admitting-you-have-a-problem/
http://www.toycollectornews.com/2008/10/lego-brickcon-comes-to-end-new-sets-on.html
http://aubreyplusmichael.com/blog/?p=54
http://josh.jeppsons.org/microsquash/2008/10/brickcon-2008.html
http://www.tabletownonline.com/blog/2008/10/04/steam-2008-day-one/
http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/legovention_11390.asp
http://rabidspacedog.com/?p=524
http://www.gizmodo.jp/2008/10/post_4456.html
http://www.gamereactor.no/nyheter/115182/Lego+Left+4+Dead%3F/?sid=a4d1c6c72831e87cdccc2456c4c6e034
http://www.creanova.fr/blog/autourduweb/convention-lego-brickcon-2008
http://universe.lego.com/en-us/NewsNetwork/Story.aspx?id=89061
http://journal.andrewloe.com/2008/10/21/brickcon-2008
http://rykat.blogspot.com/2008/10/brickcon-day-2.html
http://washingtonperkins.blogspot.com/2008/10/brick-con-2008.html
http://eventsoil.com/2008/10/09/the-masses-descend-on-brickcon08/

Photo Galleries
http://www.flickr.com/groups/nwbrickcon/pool/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/billward/sets/72157607724348933/

Video
http://www.brickjournal.com/news/2008/10/18/a-day-at-brickcon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkKpUlmviks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv26OlFv_t4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRjLZYzHgGA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09R22Y-TGmU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlrsj6lyXnQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNKCeXuUUM4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmeE8mEK5Dg&feature=related


Lord Of The RIngs Artist Premiers Art in Seattle

Roq La Rue Gallery - Jeremy Bennett Exhibit
Friday October 10th, 2008
6:00-9:00pm

2312 2nd Ave
Seattle WA 98121

(206)374-8977
http://www.roqlarue.com

Jeremy Bennett the visual director on Lord of the Rings and King Kong Art will be in attendance for the opening of his art exhibit. Below is a statement about his work.

“For me conceptualizing shots in Mordor was a double edged sword, it was at an intense time in the production schedule and there was no room for error. It was fairly stressful to say the least but It seemed that for every problem that needed solving, wonderfully creative solutions were being offered up by all involved…” The many people that had spent years together helping Peter and Fran craft these films seemed to be running on pure adrenalin and with the finish line in sight the task of destroying a small gold ring was not going to stop us.

I was living on the south coast of Wellington at the harbour entrance and surfing when not at work, I knew the coastline well and enjoyed the balance in past times. Therefore my solution to the pressure cooker was to bring my worlds together and Mordor gave me the opportunity. Every rock and boulder in every matte painting in mordor was found within a mile of my house so to see the shots years later the resonance they bring is sweet. To add to that it seemed that everybody was carrying the weight of Frodo’s quest so it was fitting that our job only became more challenging towards the end. That dark shadow land I think can symbolize every bodies struggle and is one I certainly focus on.

To sit and paint these forms again and contemplate palates or compositions that weren’t used is a nice way to drift back and relive a special time.

Painting I believe should be infused with skill, memory and a desire to share experience, this is my humble attempt to capture those qualities”.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Howloween: 2008 - The Resurrection

Who: Howloween: 2008 - The Resurrection
What: Furry themed games, events, & dance

When: Saturday, November 8th, 2008
Where: Compass Point Inn, Surrey, BC
Website: http://howloween.dolphinleap.com/
Time: All day until 1am!
Cost: $20 at the door (all day & dance)
$89 hotel room nights

Limited soda & snacks included
Cash bar available
After-Party: Fursuit bowling on Sunday!

The Annual Vancouver-area furry event has risen from the dead and is looking for fun, furries, and... brains! Large event space with contests, events, panels, headless lounge, art and socializing space, and a fully DJ’d dance floor all in a cozy and accessible hotel only 30 minutes from the border, and across the street from the King George Skytrain!

Meet new friends! Dance your paws off! Test your art skills against others! Kick tail at fursuit games! Summon the dead! .. well, we’re still working on that one..

Plan to be there or be cursed forever! ... with regret!

EXPOSED: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's Bear McCreary

Special Event: EXPOSED: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's Bear McCreary
JBL Theater @ EMP,
325 5th Ave N (at Seattle Center), SEATTLE
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7:00:00 PM
Many thanks to the ursine Bear M!
Get your tickets here.


In October, it’s an Exposed: Inside Film special event: an evening with Bear McCreary, the popular composer for the re-imagined series of Battlestar Galactica, as well as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Mr. McCreary will be showing clips from these series and discussing how his scores enrich the characters and plotlines of the shows. Warren Etheredge will host the evening.

Award-winning composer Bear McCreary is a classically trained composer and musician who spent most of his formative years in Bellingham, WA. He has emerged as "one of the most innovative and intriguing composers on television" (Film Music Weekly) with his critically acclaimed score to Sci Fi Channel's ground-breaking series Battlestar Galactica. This series has been hailed by Time, Rolling Stone and Newsday as "The Best Show on Television," and won the prestigious Peabody Award. McCreary has also earned his share of acclaim. Both his Battlestar Galactica: Season Two and Season Three soundtrack albums rocketed into Amazon.com's TOP 30 Music Sales on their first days of release, and both were ranked by Visions in Sound as the "#1 Soundtrack of Album of 2006 and 2007" respectively. In addition to completing Battlestar Galactica's highly anticipated final season, Bear is currently scoring Fox's smash hit Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the next chapter in the iconic Terminator franchise. He also scores Sci Fi Channel's immensely popular series Eureka. McCreary studied under Elmer Bernstein at the USC Thornton School of Music and has composed original music for over thirty films.

In collaboration with EMP|SFM’s new film series, Revolution Bar & Grill is pleased to offer a film-themed happy hour before the screenings. Stop by the restaurant to mingle and take advantage of appetizer and drink specials from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. For more information visit Revolution Bar & Grill online.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Northwest Brickcon Interview

BrickCon is taking place right now in Seattle. There's a podcast interview of the organizers of this years event here.