SATURDAY PROGRAMMING

September 7, 2019

Last updated 07/11/19. More updates as we approach the event!

 
 

 
 

10:00 AM

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Procreate

TBA

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Sony

TBA

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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The Importance of Authenticity in Animation with Noah Klocek

With the current explosion of new content and distribution worldwide, there is an opportunity for a diversity of subject matter, point of view and style that feature animation has never seen before. This diversity, however, is not guaranteed. Feature film animation can often suffer from looking at its past work for direction and inspiration. While there is value in looking at our past, if we do in look inside for the path to the future we can miss the opportunities this renaissance of content has created.

Recording during this talk is prohibited.

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 
 
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Illustrative Wizardry (for League of Legends) with with Esben Rasmussen & Jessica Oyhenart

TBA

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 
 

 
 
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Life Drawing with Marcelo Vignali

TBA

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
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Francisco Herrera & Humberto Ramos

TBA

This presentation will be in Spanish.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Virtual Wha? Making Art in Other Realities

Speakers: Estella Tse, Amber Goelst and Vladimir Illic

Virtual, augmented, mixed realities — oh my! The “XR” alphabet is quite a mouthful and can be intimidating to many artists and designers. How can my 2D traditional skills translate into virtual art? How do I pivot my visual storytelling skills into the field of innovation? Estella, Amber, and Vlad will share with you how these immersive mediums have expanded their artistic expression, have allowed new opportunities for designers, and how they are shaping a new creative industry. 

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Creature Design for Entertainment with Brynn Metheney 

Join concept artist Brynn Metheney for a lecture about creature design! Brynn will discuss how she uses her fascination with animals to help build believable creatures, the principles she’s found useful in starting and finishing a concept, and the differences in designing creatures for a variety of different industries.

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Aaron Blaise

TBA

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 
 

 
 
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Adding 3D Tools to Your Illustration Workflow

Join Alexandria Neonakis as she goes over how and why she uses 3D software as a base for 2D illustrations. Listen in as she covers her entire workflow from concept to final, walking people through her thought process at every stage.

ROOM: 211, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 
 

 
 
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Steve Wang

Join Steve Wang for a live 60 minutes demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Karla Ortiz

Join Karla Ortiz for a live 60 minutes demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Ben Mauro

Join Ben Mauro for a live 90 minutes demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 
 

 
 
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Armand Serrano

Join Armand Serrano for a live 2-hour demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 5, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 
 

 
 

11:15 AM

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Life Drawing: Francis Vallejo

TBA

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 
 

 
 

11:30 AM

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Stanley Artgerm Lau

TBA

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Netflix Animation Panel

TBA

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

Join Sahil Lavingia as he tells the story of building Gumroad and the ups/downs he encountered along the way.

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Titmouse: D&D in the Writers Room

Playing a tabletop RPG can train you well for a writer’s room - both in TV and video games. Through fluid storytelling and improvisation, writers can develop great characters and story arcs in RPGs that go on to serve as invaluable skills in the professional writing world. Join owner of Titmouse, Chris Prynoski and other industry leaders as they take the audience through a live example of just how impactful a session of D&D can be on the creative writing process.

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Gabby Zapata

TBA

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Bringing a Character to Life with Rafael Grassetti

Take an in-depth look at Rafael’s projects as he shares his process from designing a character using ZBrush to 3D printing using different projects as subjects.

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Maggie Kang

TBA

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Lynn Chen

Join Lynn Chen for a 90 min live demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 
 

 
 

12:00 PM

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Stylized Animation for Video with Jason Shum

In-game animation usually needs to be reactive and fit many situations. Jason will talk about his process in bringing personality and stylization to game animation while still keeping it responsive to the player.

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Plein Air Storytelling with Noah Klocek

Join Noah Klocek for a 60 minute live demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 
 

 
 

12:30 PM

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Laurel D. Austin

Join Laurel D. Austin for a 60 minute live demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Elsa Chang

Join Elsa Chang for a 60 minute live demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 5, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

 
 

 
 

1:00 PM

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Weta Workshop

TBA

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Contemporary Costume Design for Video Games with Ashley Swidowski

TBA

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Sam Neilson

TBA

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Marcelo Vignali

TBA

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo

TBA

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Expanding your Medium: concept art with pencils, inks, and screen tone with Marco Nelor

Creating concept art doesn't have to be done in the same way each time. Here, we will explore alternative forms of concept art using pencil, ink, and screen tone paper to create expressive concepts for the visual development pipeline.

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Character sketching demo with Dela Longfish

TBA

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 

1:30 PM

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TBA

TBA

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

Join Artgerm for a live 2-hour live demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Craig Mullins

Join Craig Mullins for a live 2-hour live demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Jason Chan

Join Jason Chan for a live 2-hour demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 

1:45 PM

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Journey the Ambassador Wolf Ink Sketch Session: Charlotte Belland

Journey's handler asked if there could be a platform or raised stage area for him (so that he can have a little higher vantage point).

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 

2:00 PM

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Marvel Panel

Panelists include Andy Park, Ryan Meinerding, Jackson Sze, Anthony Francisco, Rodney Fuentebella, Karla Ortiz and Jana Schirmer. Hosted by Iain McCaig.

Between these artists, they are some of the key members of Marvel Studios’ visual development for the entire lifespan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the most successful shared universe of franchises and stories in film history! The work of this team of Hollywood’s mightiest artists have generated billions in box office and shaped the movie industry for over a decade! Come join in the discussion as they talk about their work at Marvel Studios and answer your questions!

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Patrick O'Keefe

Join Patrick O’Keefe for a live 60 minutes demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Tyler Carter

Join Tyler Carter for a live 60 minutes demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 5, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 

2:30 PM

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Dreamworks

TBA

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Brian Kesinger & Bob Self

TBA

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Deconstructing Art Direction with Irene Gallo

A practical behind-the-scenes look at being an art director in publishing: the daily concerns of the job, finding artists, and examples from thumbnail to final cover.

Recording during this talk is prohibited.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM -3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Respawn Panel - Artist Path

Panelist includes: Jordan Lamarre-Wan, Lars Martinson, Tim Wallace, Jobye Karmaker, Laure Retif and HanHee Lee.

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Oh My Gouache! Decades of Studying Light with John Burton

Life the great teacher! This will be an opportunity to hear John share his insights from decades of traveling the world studying from life the effects of light on form. He will show how he has been able to create an authentic effect of light in all his mediums from gouache and oil to his current digital work. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Costume Concept Art for Motion Picture with Phillip Boutte Jr.

What truly defines a character? Is it their personality? Their virtue? Their style? One might argue that the defining benchmark of any successful character design starts with their costume. Phillip will break down what it is like to work with Hollywood Costume Designers to come up with the signature looks as well as share key processes that he uses to create his finished pieces.

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 

3:15 PM

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Directors Panel

TBA

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

 
 

 
 

3:30 PM

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Live Performance Demo and Lecture with Michal Makarewicz

TBA

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Ashley Swidowski

Join Ashley Swidowski for a live 2-hour demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Loish

Join Loish for a live 2-hour demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 5, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

4:00 PM

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Firestarter Panel

TBA

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Sony Picture Animation

TBA

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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John Navarez

TBA

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Nathan Stanton

TBA

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Keyframe Art for Film with Christian Alzmann

Story! Story! Story! This workshop will explore the goal of film design, which is Illustrating and enhancing the story. Senior Concept Designer Christian Alzmann will share how to put story at the center of every decision you make as a designer and how to create and arrange the visual elements needed to communicate the story.

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Letting Go and Embracing your Purpose: with Dan LuVisi

We live in a society where many have been unable to find their creative-purpose in life. While we all begin as artists, many are either swayed or never take the risk to take the leap of faith--often afraid of the pitfall below. With this talk, I hope to share a perspective that's been around for many centuries, and hopefully it could change how you envision not only your dreams and goals--but your very purpose in this odd game of Life as well.

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Viktor Kalvachev

TBA

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Digital Landscape Studies with Alexandria Neonakis

Join Alexandria Neonakis for a live 90 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Designing in Clay with Andrea Blasich

Join Andrea Blasich for a live 90 minute demo.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

4:15 PM

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Justin “Coro” Kaufman

TBA

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

4:30 PM

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Artists & YouTube

Join Laura Price, Sinix, Ross Tran and Stan Prokopenko as they share their life as an artist and a YouTuber. Hosted by Stephen Silver.

Room: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Procreate

TBA

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM