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Trojan Horse was a Unicorn Unveils 2016 Speakers

Digital art festival running September 15-19 in Tróia, Portugal to host some of the world’s top talent, including Doug Chiang, Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams, Kevin Lima, Brenda Chapman, Ralph Eggleston, Christian Alzmann, Frank Tzeng and Alberto Mielgo.

TRÓIA, PORTUGAL -- Unique creative conference and digital art festival Trojan Horse was a Unicorn has announced its initial lineup of speakers for its 2016 event, running September 19-24, 2016 in Tróia, Portugal.

The growing list of speakers comprises some of the world’s top artistic minds, who will below will deliver informal, insightful, and candid talks during the event, which is now in its third year.

Returning activities to THU 2016 include inspirational talks, masterclasses, mentorship sessions, life drawing and portfolio reviews. Companies hiring at THU 2016 include Industrial Light & Magic, Riot Games and CD Projekt RED.

“THU has been steadily growing over the past three years,” comments THU co-founder and director Andre Luis. “It’s had its highs and lows, but it returns in 2016 stronger, better, and more imaginative than ever. In 2016, THU is so much more than an event -- it’s a community with a soul that reaches from one corner of the globe to another -- there’s really nothing else like it.”

This year, THU is launching Co-labs, a new platform that takes this generation of the tribe beyond the golden beaches of Portugal and right across the globe. Over five days, six teams of 10 artists will build a creative project from scratch. It’s all about the principles that define THU -- collaboration, teamwork, and creativity -- along with the added excitement of making decisions under pressure!

THU is also expanding its THU TV YouTube platform, which features inspirational talks from the THU main event, as well as exclusive talk shows and interviews providing insight into some of the best creative minds in the world. You can watch a candid talk with Spanish-born artist Alberto Mielgo, who is known for his work on as an art director on Disney’s animated TRON: Uprising series, here.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.