SPARK Animation ’08 [Vancouver]

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It’s hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since I first encountered my local SIGGRAPH chapter which has, over the last 12 months, provided countless hours of learning and entertainment. To kick off their ’08/’09 season, the local crew is back with “SPARK Animation ’08: Celebrating Inspiration and Innovation.”

This year’s even will be highlighting some of the best animation of the past year including screenings of the delightful Kung Fu Panda (our review), Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, the documentary The Pixar Story and Bruno Bozzetto’s animated classic Allegro non Troppo. Along with the screenings, there is an impressive lineup of speakers which includes award winning animators, cinematographers, video game designers and animation historians.

SPARK runs September 10th to the 14th at the Vancity Theater. Schedule of events, speaker bio’s and ticket information is available at the event site.

Look for me in the audience. I plan on attending a few of the sessions and perhaps even a couple of the screenings. I could do with a little skadoosh action.