There is a furry convention in town this weekend, Fri Oct 6 to Sun Oct 8th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blue Ash, Fur Reality. Why am I writing about this? Not only is there is some overlap between the furry community and animation obviously, but beyond they also have several events going on at the convention that could be useful for animators. Check it out:
Sun 1p-3p: Fur Reality presents its very own Animation Festival with animation from all over the world, and even from talented local animators! If you love cartoons or animated movies, this is a great opportunity to see more from up and coming animators.
I wanted to also point out these non- furry learning opportunities:
Basics of Animation
Sun 11a – 12p: Interested in animating? Get started by learning the 12 Principles of Animation and how to apply them to your own work!
Basics of Comic Making
Sat 6:30p-7:30p: Want to know some of the secrets of making comics? Learn about recommended supplies, techniques, tips, and insider stories from professional comic book writer and artists.
Basics of Environment Design for Storytelling
Sun 12p-1p: Learn to create simple but effective backgrounds using composition, thumbnailing and perspective. Great for beginners looking to get started in backgrounds
Character Design for Comics + Animation
Sat 11a-12p: Learn the basics of character design, utilizing shape language, silhouettes and personality details to make unique characters.
Intro to Writing
Fri 4pm-5pm: Looking to get started as a writer? Serathin would love to help! Enjoy a short panel of sharing experiences, information and advice, followed by a little Q&A!
Sat 12pm-1pm: Wendy Vorgel is an agented writer and has been published. Learn about getting an agent, finding a publisher, and self-publishing.
What Makes a Hero
Sun 1pm-2pm: A look at the classic Hero’s Journey in literature using Star Wars as the example. Learn to examine and think critically about story structure by following Luke through his Journey.
Sat 5:30pm-6:30pm: You can find tons of articles on basic world building on the internet. But here are a few things they forgot to tell you.
Sat 8pm-9pm: Do you suffer from writer’s block? We do too! Come learn tricks to help get yourself out of a writing slump!
Sun 12pm-1pm: You think visually but want to write? Screenplays are a unique kind of writing. Let’s go over some of the mechanics!
See? If you go let us know how it was. I will be getting to as much of this as I can since I will be there helping a friend out but there is so much that I am sure I will miss stuff. See you soon!