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Get Early-Bird Savings on SPARK FX Conference Passes

Mark your calendar because SPARK FX is coming February 9 and 10, 2019!

Taking place at Emily Carr’s Reliance Theatre, SPARK FX 2019 will include two days of conference presentations, the Career Fair on Saturday, February 9, and a Diversity Summit on Sunday, February 10.

In the past few years, SPARK FX has featured presentations on major projects including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, War for the Planet of the Apes, Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian among others so you can expect the 2019 edition to feature even more groundbreaking talks.

Early-bird conference passes are now on sale for the low price of $150 (incl. GST), which is a savings of $75!

Quantities are limited to the first 100 passes, and discounted pricing is only valid until December 31, 2018. So, get yours early!

ATTENTION RECRUITERS
Is your studio interested in participating in the SPARK FX 2019: Career Fair? Table registrations are now open. Space is limited to 18 studios, so be sure to complete your application early.







Hotel Deal for SPARK FX Attendees

Looking for a place to stay during SPARK FX? OPUS Hotel is the official hotel of SPARK.

Centrally located in Yaletown, the OPUS is near SkyTrain which provides easy access to Emily Carr University, as well as a variety of restaurants, pubs and the waterfront.

SPARK FX attendees can take advantage of the preferred rate of $190 per night (+tax), which includes continental breakfast and wi-fi.

Register today to receive the SPARK preferred rate!







John Musker Masterclass Nearly 50% Sold

Doing some online shopping today? Why not treat yourself or someone you love to a day of fun and learning?

Tickets are now on sale for the day-long masterclass with John Musker taking place Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Emily Carr University, Reliance Theatre.

A 40-year-veteran of Walt Disney Animation Studios, John Musker has done it all. Writer, producer, character animator and director, he is credited with two of the most notable Disney films of the 1990s: The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. In 2016, he wrote and directed Moana which went on to be nominated for two Academy Awards.

When: Saturday, March 23 @ 9:30 am (doors open at 8:30 am)
Admission: $125 // Groups (5+): $112.50*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales
Admission includes GST.
Where: Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Reliance Theatre
520 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, Canada
Info & tickets: Event Website




Community News




Art Director Masterclass Candidates Announced

Youth Media Alliance (YMA) and Women in Animation Vancouver (WIA) are proud to unveil the twelve candidates who will take part in the first edition of the “Art Director Masterclass” initiative.

The intensive workshop is designed to give women with a background in animation who wish to explore and understand what it takes to build a career as an animation art director.

The selected candidates are (by last name alphabetical order): Elaine Chen, Vivian Cheung, Melissa Cho, Loise Liu, Jennifer Llewellyn, Jouchelle Miranda, Bailie Alisha Rosenlund, Sarah Tachibana, Vanessa Van Brummelen, Mei Yao, Michelle Zhu and Cherry Zong.

Congratulations to all of the selected candidates.




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