The 11th Society of Animation Studies Conference will be held in Australia for the first time. The conference, to be held in Brisbane in August or October 1999 (exact date to be confirmed), is timed to coincide with the Third Asia Pacific Triennial exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery. The theme of the conference is "Animation: Contexts and Identities," with a focus on Asia Pacific animation. A call for papers and presentation proposals is now open. Proposals should contain a 50-word summary and a 250-word abstract. Deadline for early consideration is November 13, 1998, for reply by December 11. The final deadline for proposals is February 26, 1999, to which replies will be made by March 26. The conference is being organized by Keith Bradbury, a professor at Queensland College of Art. For information, or to submit a proposal, contact him by e-mail at email@example.com, phone (61) 7 3875 3185 or fax (61) 7 3875 3199.
The upcoming October 1998 issue of Animation World Magazine will feature Keith Bradburys review of the 10th SAS Conference, held last month in Orange, California.