Monday, January 14, 2013
The Animation Guild's "not exactly a holiday party" get-together happened again this year at the Autry Western Heritage Museum on Friday last, and most everyone who attended seemed to have a good time. ...
TAG has held holiday parties since forever. In the early days, they happened at the union hall, and if we got thirty people to show up it was considered a wild success.
A couple of decades back, the Guild began hosting the event at the Beverly Garland hotel in North Hollywood, and attendance sky-rocketed. Eventually we outgrew the venue, and moved (again) to the Pickwick Center in Burbank.
The crowds continued to grow, and we moved the festivities twice more: first to The Castaways restaurant high in the Verdugo Mountains (this was a qualified disaster -- nice place for a party but horrible parking) and lastly to the Autry.
Which was a success. Plenty of room inside and more than enough parking (at last!)
Once again the venue was crowded, but the total number of celebrants seemed a touch smaller than last year, probably due to frigid weather. If you attended, we hope you had a good time. If you missed it, there will hopefully be another year where you can make an appearance and mingle with many of the pillars of the animation industry.
Posted by Steve Hulett at 1:55 PM