Just got some very sad news from ASIFA-SF. Prescott Wright passed away last night after a long illness.
For those who don't recognize the name, Prescott was instrumental in creating the Ottawa festival, and was involved with the Tournee of Animation for many years. We in the Bay Area were fortunate to have him as the vice-president of our ASIFA chapter for several years.
For more info on Pres and his contribution to independent animation: