Events: Trade Shows
ASIFA-San Francisco's First Animation Book Fair
ASIFA-San Francisco will be hosting its first animation book fair at the Exploratorium's McBean theater. Speakers include: Ed Hooks, author of ACTING FOR ANIMATORS, and Nik Phelps, creator of the new CD FETCH. Plus, a live performance with Will Ryan and Diane Michelle in literature's great love scenes including THE DAY ELMO AARDVARK MET VA VA LA VOOM! and a brief demonstration of ukulele astonishment!
WEM: the World Education Market
WEM: the World Education Market is an annual trade show for educational television and new media content. WEM is a marketplace, showcasing educational resources for all levels and ages of learners, for use in the classroom, the workplace or the home. The market offers an opportunity for the industry to buy and sell products, share ideas and create business partnerships and joint ventures.
Northeast Supercon is one of the country's foremost comic book, sci-fi/fantasy, toy and collectible conventions. The event features celebrity guests, a charity auction, sci-fi trivia contests, acting and modeling auditions, a costume contest and much more. For role game players, the conventions will offer various tournaments, including Magic the Gathering, Star Trek, Star Wars & other CCG & RPG games. Tickets will sell for General Admission: US$14 (1 day), $25 (2 days) and VIP Reserved Seating: $85 (1 day). The celebrity banquet is $95 per person.
Sharon Katz' New Short Premieres At The Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Sharon Katz' new short, THE ANGEL'S FOOT CAKE / DER FUS TORT premieres April 29, 2001 at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. THE ANGEL'S FOOT CAKE is a raucous modern Yiddish tale accompanied by Klezmer music. For more information on Sharon Katz' work, including her previous short, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH
Sakura Con 2001
Sakura Con 2001 is a Japanese anime and manga convention. Voice-over actress Lia Sargent will be the guest of honor. Lia has provided voices for shows such as TRIGUN, COWBOY BEBOP, EL-HAZARD and many others. The event will feature discussion panels with voice actor/industry guests, an art show, a Japanese cultural discussion, demonstration panels, video gaming and a dance.
Nick Park Tribute At The Los Angeles Museum of Television and Radio
The Los Angeles Museum of Television and Radio presents a 90-minute film on Nick Park, the creator of the popular stop-motion animation characters Wallace and Gromit. The film will feature sequences from CREATURE COMFORT, and all three of the Wallace & Gromit shorts. A GRAND DAY OUT has Wallace and Gromit traveling to the moon in search of cheese. THE WRONG TROUSERS chronicles the mishaps that ensue when Wallace takes in a shifty penguin as a lodger. A CLOSE SHAVE uncovers how Wallace and Gromit unravel a countrywide sheep-rustling ring.
Fantasm 2001 is a leading multimedia science-fiction, fantasy, horror, art, film and gaming convention. Foundation Imaging's computer animation wizard, Mojo, will be on hand to discuss his work on the TV series BABYLON 5, STAR TREK: VOYAGER and STARSHIP TROOPERS. Visitors can bring their demo tapes and questions on how to break into the computer animation business.
MIP TV, International Television Program Market
MIP TV is the world's premier international television program market. The six-day TV industry trade show and conference program will focus on the international television industry. The event gives buyers, sellers and programmers a chance to meet and make deals. The conference includes a vast array of panels and round-table discussions with some of the world's top professionals. Each year the event attracts over 10,000 professionals from around the world.
FanimeCon 2001 is an anime convention run by fans for fans. The event will feature concerts, video screening rooms, an art show, gaming booths and artists booths. Guests will include Greg Weisman, creator of Disney's GARGOYLES; Adam Warren, U.S. manga artist for DIRTY PAIR and GEN 13; Doug Smith, U.S.
I-CON Sci-Fi/Fantasy Convention
I-CON is a science-fiction, fantasy and comics show. The anime program will feature dubbing workshops, guest speakers and panel discussions. This event is a student run festival and one of the largest in the northeast United States.
Frames 2001 is the first global convention on the business of entertainment in India. The two-day event will bring together artists and producers from around the world. The convention will feature discussions, meetings, seminars, interactive workshops, screenings and previews. Last year's festival featured an in depth study entitled, "Indian Entertainment: Strategy and Vision."
Planet Comicon, a four-year-old comic/sci-fi convention, is one of the fastest growing in the country. This year's event features THE HULK's Lou Ferrigno and BATMAN's Julie Newmar.
Cartoon Movie 2001
The third annual Cartoon Movie is the European market for animation feature film. The market gives European production firms the chance to meet and exchange ideas, even create co-production partnerships. Increasing the attending number of feature film distributors, as well as international reach for European animated feature film is a high priority for the third edition of Cartoon Movie. This annual event is organized by AEFA Cartoon, the European Association for Animated Films.
Entertainment Graphics Organization 2001 (EGO 2001)
Entertainment Graphics Organization 2001 (EGO 2001) is an entertainment industry event that will discuss the future of digital animation and filmmaking. EGO 2001 will present speakers from around the globe talking about the hot topics and technologies in the industry. Last year's event featured Scott Ross, the executive producer of TITANIC. EGO is organized by Pentamedia Graphics, one of the world's largest multimedia companies.
The 2nd Annual Onscreen For Kids And Teens
The 2nd Annual Onscreen For Kids And Teens is a leading international event for professionals involved in developing programming for kids and teens. This two-day event will give visitors the opportunity to interact with leaders in youth entertainment from the television, film and new media industries. Topics addressed at the event will be managing rights, funding options for independents, contract pitfalls, developing and writing for youth, directing animation, anatomy of a publishing deal, negotiating a licensing contract and business strategies for small production companies.
eStreaming World's goal is to connect streaming media producers with enterprise executives to help both parties generate revenue growth. Attendees can find producers who can enhance their company Websites and help move their business into the next level of Internet activity.
The Second Annual Interactive TV Games Conference
The Second Annual Interactive TV Games Conference follows the new trends in the booming new sector of interactive TV games. The events will look at the new games formats, delivering new and existing games channels, synchronizing live enhanced TV game shows, developing and improving advanced interactive gaming resources such as WAP and the possibilities provided by advanced interactive technologies. The conference is a good opportunity for professionals in the new media field to discuss and conduct business in the growing interactive TV market.
The 23rd Monte-Carlo Television Market
As the first European market of the year, the 23rd Monte-Carlo Television Market gives buyers and sellers an opportunity to search for or sell mid-season replacement series. The market offers exhibitors the chance to submit up to six programs to be included in the market's Videotheque library and cinema type screening rooms. Each year the market gives out the European Producers' Award to recognize producers who help bring quality products to life.
Contact Information:(Monaco office)4, bd du Jardin ExotiqueMC 98000Monaco
Interactive TV & Mobile Games Conference
Interactive TV & Mobile Games Conference is set up to look at the potential of games on interactive TV and digital TV. In addition, the event will address how advertisers will capitalize on this new market.
The American Institute Of Graphic Art's 6th Annual Y Design Conference
The American Institute of Graphic Art (AIGA) is presenting their 6th Annual Y Design Conference. The theme of the event is "Connectivity" and will focus on how graphic designers and artists can use their talents to reach the community and support important causes. Additionally, LINK scholarships will be given to underprivileged youth pursuing careers in design on Saturday at 3:45 pm. The event will take place at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art from 9 am - 5:30 pm.
The 98th Annual American International Toy Fair
The 98th Annual American International Toy Fair is one of the premiere events in the U.S. for the toy and collectible industry. Each year the major product producers unveil their line of new toys for the upcoming year. This event is a hotbed for the animation community due to the powerful presence of marketing in animation.
Milia 2001 is the foremost interactive content marketplace in the world. The Think.Tank summit will run from February 10
16th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market
The 16th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market allows short filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience of distributors, buyers and producers who are searching for new talent and content. The market offers viewing areas of more than 3,000 new titles and special screenings. The 700-page market catalogue highlights the films presented at the market. The event gives industry professionals a chance to meet and work on setting up future deals. The European Union MEDIA programme is a supporter of the market.
NATPE is one of the world's foremost media content exhibitions and conferences. The events give a forum for people in the media industry to buy, sell, develop, finance, advertise, promote, market or license their products to a global audience. Over 18,000 industry executives visit NATPE each year. Each year the conference conducts special events on the exhibition floor. "Coffee With" is an informal chat with a hot industry insider. 2001's Chairman's Award will be given to Jerry Seinfeld. The event offers seminars, discussions and pitching sessions for up-and-comers.