Monday, November 22, 2010


*Add-On: More photos at the end of the post courtesy of President-Elect Bob Foster

The Creative Talent Network held its Animation Expo over the weekend at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center. TAG purchased a table in the main exhibit hall which I manned along with Jeff Massie, Bob Foster and Steve Hulett. I had the pleasure of meeting many current and soon-to-be professionals in the animation and visual effects fields.

You couldn't tell this conference is only in its second year by the amount of people who attended. To say this was well received would be a gross understatement as I was witness to many a long line and crowded hallway of eager conference attendees.

CTN packed the weekend with such popular panels as "The Talented Minds behind Megamind" and "Untangling the Look of Tangled" as well as a string of well known industry professionals who spoke to packed rooms.

The featured speaker/attendee this year was Jean “Moebius” Giraud who made himself available through discussions, exhibitions of his skill and an evening dedicated to his life and work. (Pictured below as he was displaying his skill to an attentive audience in "Opportunity Alley")

Our time was spent in the main exhibit all which was filled with attendees circling among the studios, vendors, associations and schools that also attended to reach out to the community. I personally spoke with so many people, I found myself hoarse by the end of each day.

Many thanks to Tina Price for putting together such an amazing and well received event. Also, our thanks goes to Jerry Beck of Cartoon Brew for allowing our banner to stretch behind his table. We look forward to returning next year.

Thanks to President-Elect Bob Foster for bringing his camera and snapping these pictures of attendees he saw.:

Steve Kaplan

Sherm Cohen

Kent Melton

Bob McKnight and Tim Walker

Ovi Nedelcu

Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Bob and Rusty Mills


Floyd Norman said...

I spoke with President Bob Foster at the show.

Wow! First the mayor of San Diego and now this. Congratulations, Bob!

Steve Kaplan said...

We'll meet one of these days Floyd ..

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