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Electronic Computer Trade Show 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, August 25, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: August 25, 2003

The Electronic Computer Trade Show (ECTS) will showcase the latest in computer and video games hardware and software scheduled to hit retail outlets this Christmas. The trade show is the main attraction of a weeklong festival celebrating the world of computer games: London Games Week. In its 14th year, ECTS is the only place in Europe where you can preview all the Christmas hits and gaming technology set to launch in 2004.


QuakeCon 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: August 14, 2003

First held in 1996, QuakeCon is the brainchild of id Software game fans that originally wants to get together with online friends and talk about their favorite games. Now the event is the premiere multiplayer gaming conference. More than 3,000 attendees partake in the huge exhibit area featuring E3 quality displays from the likes of Activision, Apple, Sega and many others. The BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) area, powered by LinkSys, also grew larger to a 1,300 seat LAN party, the largest of its kind in North America.

Festival Events

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation festival - SICAF 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: August 12, 2003

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival - SICAF 2003, the most popular festival in Asia, will run August 12-17, 2003 with new and various programs in the city of Seoul where history and the modern day blend beautifully together. With special programs and official contests for $50,000 in prize money, SICAF 2003 is waiting for the filmmakers around the world to participate in the festival.

Competition Categories

- Feature Film (produced for the purpose of the theatrical release)- Short Film (within 30 min.)



By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, July 27, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: July 27, 2003

Supercomputers, Super Setting

The amazing San Diego Convention Center overlooks beautiful Coronado Bay's lush landscapes, sailboats, and ships.

Critical Conference Content

Learn the latest innovations from animation to Web applications.

Exercise Exploration

Take on the expansive exhibit floor or the rolling green hills of nearby Balboa Park overlooking the city.

Neural Network Nexus

Meet SIGGRAPH 2003's thinkers, builders, creators, buyers, sellers, and enthusiasts.

Fractals, Friends, and Feasts

Television Events

DISCOP Program Showcase East 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: June 26, 2003

TV Programs, thematic channels and film distribution market aimed at broadcasters and Pay-TV operators from the emerging television marketplaces of Central & Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

This market focuses on 41 very active countries where television operators aggressively compete for an estimated US$4.5 billions to be spent in 2003 by advertisers on TV.

Licensing Events

L!CENSING 2003 International

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: June 10, 2003

For Opportunities in Global Licensing, This Is It!

If you're looking to use the power of licensing to help grow your business, look no further than L!CENSING International for all of your consumer product licensing, merchandising and marketing needs.


* Access top licensing decision-makers that will build your business. * Discover licensing latest trends in popular culture. * Network with leading experts and educators. * Share challenges, business strategies and solutions with your peers.

Festival Events

Annecy International Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, June 2, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: June 2, 2003

The 27th International Animated Film Festival at Annecy is now accepting entries for animated short films, television series, commissioned films and student films. Entry forms are now available on the festival Website. Only works completed after September 2001 and never before entered to the Annecy Festival will be considered. No registration fee is required. The Annecy International Festival of Animation features screenings, retrospectives, seminars, tributes and an international film competition. The MIFA expo held in conjunction with Annecy is the international market for animated film.

Business Events

E3 - Electronic Entertainment Exhibition 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: May 13, 2003

Where Business Gets Fun

The Electronic Entertainment Expo held its inaugural show in 1995 with an impressive array of exhibitors and attendees. That show represented the first opportunity for everyone in the industry to meet in the same place, at the same time, at a show designed specifically to meet their business needs. It was the beginning of a thriving event where industry participants gathered to generate business and gain worldwide exposure.


ConFurence 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, April 25, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: April 25, 2003

This is the annual celebration of anthropomorphic characters (aka: "furries") as they appear in Animation, Comics, Literature, costuming, and other forms of media. Pre-registration is $35/$40 before 12-1-2002/3-1-2003 or $50 at the door.

Hosted at the Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center, ConFurence 2003 marks our 15th annual convention. This year's theme "The Furry West" is sure to inspire some unique artwork and costuming ideas from regular and new attendees.

Digital Events

Six Minute Cinema Digital Filmmaking Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, April 25, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: April 25, 2003

Focusing exclusively on digital productions (no film allowed!) of six minutes or less, Six Minute Cinema opens the doors to thousands of aspiring screenwriters, actors, directors and producers who may not have access to the resources necessary to produce a feature film - but still have great stories to tell!

Anime Events


By Guest (not verified) | Friday, April 18, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: April 18, 2003

FREE EVENT: Anime Rock Concert - Anime Screenings - Live Performances/Autographs - Cosplay Contest - Fashion Show - Prizes/Free Stuff - AND MUCH MORE!!

We're invading the campus off San Francisco State University and throwing the hottest and first ever anime rock concert!!

We've got awesome anime features that includes, live performances and autograph signings, fashion shows, video screenings, prizes and lots more!!

Dress up in cosplay! Come to our bash and tear the roof off and give SF State a 101 class lecture about anime!!


Postwar Japanese Anime/Manga

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, April 6, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: April 6, 2003

PostWar Japanese Anime/Manga is an exciting exhibition running April 6-June 1, 2003 at The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the creation of anime's most seminal character, Astro Boy, the exhibition connects the roots of anime with current works of particular international popularity including DRAGON BALL Z, DIGIMON, POK

Film Events

Bologna Children's Book Fair

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: April 2, 2003

One of the world's leading children's publishing events held each spring for publishers, authors and illustrators, literary agents, TV and film producers and many others involved in children's media. This year the show will again feature a TV/Film Rights Center with a website for password-holders only to check a continualhy-updated list of film rights available from the fair's exhibitors. Registered TV and film producers may alo add their properties to the site.

Interactive Events

Milia 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: March 26, 2003

Milia 2003 is the world's interactive content marketplace for interactive entertainment, broadband Internet, wireless media and interactive television. The 2003 edition marks Milia's 10th anniversary, and the event has moved to March 2003 to occur alongside MIPTV, the flagship international event for television programming.

Film Events

South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, March 7, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: March 7, 2003

The South by Southwest Film Festival and Conference is now accepting submissions for the 2003 Film Festival. For ten years, the internationally recognized conference and film festival has highlighted the best in new independent film to enthusiastic audiences in packed houses in Austin, Texas.To apply, please submit in one package a videocassette (VHS only), a synopsis of 50 words or less, director

Festival Events

Independent Games Festival Submission Deadline

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, March 6, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: March 6, 2003

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is now accepting submissions for its 5th annual event. The submission deadline for the IGF Competition is September 1 and Student Showcase submissions are due November 15. The festival honors innovative video games created by independent game developers and students.Developers interested in submitting a game can visit for official rules and entry forms.


Neal Adams at ArtExpo in NY

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: March 1, 2003

"Heroic" Afternoon Featuring Neal Adams' Work

In conjunction with DC Comics and Clampett Studios, Animazing Gallery in SoHo would like to announce an event to showcase the work of legendary comic artist, Neal Adams. For the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to see a one-man show featuring Adams' original art, which depicts superheroes such as: Batman, Superman, X-Men and Deadman. A reception for the artist will be held at the Art Expo, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York on Saturday, March 1st, from 2-5 PM.

Anime Events

MegaCon 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, February 28, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: February 28, 2003

The southeast's premiere comic book, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy, anime, multimedia event of the year! Conference features over 200 top professionals, many mainstream guests, two continous anime rooms, Gaming

galore by Sunquest games, movie previews and screening room. Tickets purchased at the door: $18 per day or $40 weekend pass.


PhotoshopWorld 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: February 19, 2003

The PhotoshopWorld Conference & Expo will take place at the Los AngelesConvention Center in Los Angeles, California, February 19-21, 2003. Inaddition to Adobe, exhibiting companies include Apple, Sony, Nikon, Epson,Wacom, Leaf America, and others.

PhotoshopWorld is the annual convention of the National Association ofPhotoshop Professionals and has become the largest Photoshop event in theworld. It features more than 60 training sessions taught by recognized


DISCOP Formats Market Europe 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: February 5, 2003

A one-on-one meetings based market dedicated to the funding, licensing, production and sponsorship of TV Formats in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.

This market focuses on 42 Northern, Western, Central & East European countries where television operators aggressively compete for more than US$50 billions to be spent in 2003 by advertisers on TV.

Film Events

The DIY Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: February 4, 2003

The DIY Film Festival honors the top independent films in drama, comedy, animation, documenataries and best screenplays. Held Feb. 4-8, 2003 in Hollywood,Ca., the DIY Film festival is part of the 2003 DIY Convention in Los Angeles, a trade show featuring panels, exhibits and workshops on independent film, music and books.