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Battlestar Galactica Visual Effects Panel Set for Nov. 10

The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Visual Effects Society present “Battlestar Galactica – Then and Now”.

Press Release from The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH

Los Angeles, California, USA – November 4, 2009 – The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Visual Effects Society present “Battlestar Galactica – Then and Now”. This one night only event will feature a panel of multi award-winning Special and Visual Effects industry professionals who worked on both the classic “original” series and the recently wrapped SyFy series.

A Panel Discussion lead by Gene Kozicki and Dan Curry will feature the following speakers from both series: Peter Anderson, Pierre Drolet, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Derek Ledbetter, Kyle Toucher


Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in the Barnsdall Art Park

4800 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90027


Tuesday, November 10, 2009 – 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Social Hour outside, Hors d'Oeuvres and Water are included with your entry-fee or membership.

NOTE:  Barnsdall will run a Cash Bar, with Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks. Water and Food will be provided for free.

7:30 – 10:00 PM Program Presentation.

Bonus Pre-Show Feature:  (In Theater)

7:15 - 7:30 PM --  During the Social Hour there will be a mini-presentation by one of the pioneering designer/directors in the earliest days of CGI:  Kenny Mirman.


6:30 PM - Priority admittance for Members only.

7:00 PM - Doors open to the public.


Admittance is free to members of the Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Visual Effects Society. Non-members may attend and pay a $ 20.00 visitor

registration fee. Anyone who joins the Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH onsite at this event and pays the $ 40.00 annual membership fee, (cash or check only), will not have to pay the $ 20.00 visitor registration fee.



L.A. SIGGRAPH is a Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics, serving the Los Angeles area. Organized and operating exclusively for educational and scientific purposes relating to the field of computer graphics, L.A. SIGGRAPH is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers. Officially chartered in September, 1991, L.A. SIGGRAPH has provided a forum for members to meet regularly, share their work, and exchange ideas. The monthly newsletter Dimension reaches over 1300 members, providing information about upcoming meetings, events, and job opportunities. L.A. SIGGRAPH received the 1995 Professional Chapter of Excellence Award from ACM.