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ASIFA-Hollywood Comic-Con Schedule of Events 2008

Follow the ‘More’ link to view ASIFA-Hollywood’s booth and event information for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. There’s plent of ways to get your animation fix (or overdose) at “the Con” this year.

The San Diego Comic-Con July 24th – 27th, 2008

ASIFA-Hollywood
Booth 5334

(To the right of the main entrance, against the lobby side wall.)

ASIFA’s booth this year is completely redesigned, with information on membership, the Annie Awards and the Animation Archive. Members of the ASIFA-Hollywood Board of Directors will be on hand, as well as Annie and Archive organizers. The Animation Archive Database, which includes over 3,000 animated films and 10,000 images will be demonstrated. Stop by and see all the treasures on display!



Booth Schedule

ASIFA COMIC-CON
Wednesday July 23rd

8 am Setup: Volunteers needed to help move the displays in and set them up. If you are available to help setup, contact… sworth@animationarchive.org

6 pm – 9 pm Preview Night: Volunteers may stop by any time to give breaks to the booth workers. Just stop by the booth when you are available.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 24th – 26th

9 am – 7 pm ComicCon Public Hours: : Volunteers may stop by any time to give breaks to the booth workers. Just stop by the booth when you are available.

Sunday July 27th

9 am – 5 pm ComicCon Public Hours: : Volunteers may stop by any time to give breaks to the booth workers. Just stop by the booth when you are available.

5 pm Break Down: Volunteers needed to pack up the displays and load them in the car. If you are available to help break down, contact… sworth@animationarchive.org



Events Schedule

ASIFA COMIC-CON
Thursday July 24th

10 – 11 am: CLICK & CLACK’S AS THE WRENCH TURNS ASIFA-Hollywood Vice President, Tom Sito hosts a behind-the-scenes look at PBS’s new primetime cartoon based on the radio show “Car Talk”. Also scheduled are Bill Kroyer, Stephen Silver, Floyd Norman, Helen Jen, Tom Minton and Howard Grossman. Room 2

2 – 3:30 pm: ANIMATION ON A SHOESTRING– ASIFA-Hollywood Board Member, Larry Loc offers tips and advice to do it yourself animators on how to achieve bang for the buck. Room 30CDF

8pm: CLICK & CLACK PARTY– Private Party to celebrate PBS’s new television series based on the radio show, “Car Talk” at the ASIFA-Hollywood suite at the Gaslight Marriott. Private party open to those who worked on CAR TALK and their friends. (For invitation, email cartalkparty@asifa-hollywood.org)

ASIFA COMIC-CON
Friday July 25th

6 – 7 pm: STATE OF THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY– A group of animation professionals discuss current trends in the business. Room 3

9:30 – 10:30 pm: WORST CARTOONS EVER– ASIFA-Hollywood Treasurer, Jerry Beck hosts his annual collection of jaw-dropping animated faux-pas and just plain awful cartoons. Room 6CDEF

8 pm: ANNIE AWARDS PARTY– Announcement of the 2009 Winsor McCay Award honorees at the ASIFA-Hollywood suite at the Gaslight Marriott. Private party open to all past Annie Award winners and nominees. (For invitation, email annieparty@asifa-hollywood.org)

ASIFA COMIC-CON
Saturday July 26th

4:30 – 5:30 pm: ARTISTS ONLY: A DISCUSSION WITH RALPH BAKSHI– Ralph Bakshi is responsible for some of the most wildly original animated features ever made- including Heavy Traffic, Coonskin and Wizards. Working in a largely collaborative medium hide-bound by the legacy of Walt Disney, Bakshi was able to rip the lid off of the moribund medium and create films with remarkable honesty and a startlingly unique point of view.

The legendary cartoonist Ralph Bakshi will be on hand to be interviewed by ASIFA-Hollywood Archive Director Stephen Worth on his life and career. He will be offering advice to aspiring cartoonists and reflecting on what it means to be an artist in todays world. Whether youre lucky enough to make a living doodling or whether you still dream of being paid to create, you wont want to miss this important presentation. Comic-Con Room 10

8 pm: BAKSHI PARTY– Private Party open to all of Ralph’s friends and former employees of Bakshi Productions. (For invitation, email bakshiparty@asifa-hollywood.org)

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