June 27, 2003 at 3:35 am #6571
Besides myself, I know that Doug (shootinbricks) is registered for BrickFest and I believe I’ve seen a mention that Jared (Mystic Studios) is planning to be there. Also Todd will be there, of course, running the Competition and Festival.
Anyone else planning to attend BrickFest in the flesh this year? Was wondering if we would get to see anything of Jason during the weekend.
Also, has anyone volunteered to do any kind of “Animation 101″ Presentation? I thought that both of the sessions conducted last year were really well done – any of you guys planning to do it again? If not I was thinking that I might take a shot at it since I’m fairly portable now with my camera, laptop pc and even a cd burner I could bring along to make copies of any animation that’s created during the weekend.
I’m also wondering if there will be any other opportunities for showing off animation besides the competition and the festival. I’m not planning on doing any exhibits this year but was thinking about setting up the Brickelodeon laptop theatre and showing a bunch of BrickFilms like I did for the RichLUG train show back in the Spring.
I also know that a lot of the rooms that BrickFest events take place in have Television/VCR combos or even projection screens. So I was thinking it would be cool to have a couple of VHS videotape collections that could be running non-stop in places like the building room.
So anyone else have any plans/thoughts about the weekend?June 27, 2003 at 11:10 am #6582
Last year I promised myself I’d go but my work schedule is pretty tight and I’m looking at buying a house soon too, so I can’t pull it off. I wish I could though.
-jJune 27, 2003 at 3:34 pm #6590
I was registered and all set to go last year (was even going to stay at Jason’s house), but I wrecked my car about a month before the event started. I honestly can’t afford it this year, maybe next year!
— mrgraffJune 27, 2003 at 4:35 pm #6596
strongest of the weakMember
No go for me this year either. Start school in August, and it would look pretty bad if I missed days in the first few weeks, plus they might take my scholarship away if I didn’t show up. That and there is the money thing. $200 worth of tools and probably $300 worth of books I still need to buy.June 27, 2003 at 5:22 pm #6599
I got free time a’ plenty! I’m planning on entering the contest if I get my camera on time. If any of the above enter the contest, then I’m messed!June 27, 2003 at 5:23 pm #6600
Yes, I’ll be there.
I’m all registered, got the train tickets and the hotel reserved.
I have no plans to give a presentation this year. Last year I missed a LOT because I was busy with our presentation, then there was Todds presentation and the contest and the animation fest…
This year I have one goal- to have FUN.
I’m going to check out every exhibit, take lots of pics and meet more than the handful of people I was able to meet last year.
Jared is making disks with the Horror Contest Entries to hand out and maybe show. We’ve both promised Revmen a writeup afterwards too.
I’m not opposed to having an animator’s lunch like we did last year, particularly if we can get Jason to pay for it again.
Speaking of whom, I asked him whether he would be at Bfest and he said he doubted it.
In any case, I’m really looking forward to August.June 27, 2003 at 5:28 pm #6601
I start my new job at Staples on Monday, and I plan on buying my bus tickets and registering in the next two weeks.
Like I said before: I will be videotaping the animation festival and placing audience reactions on my website again this year (in .wmv format of course). I can’t wait until then
…I also want this hot weather to stop. 95+ for the past 4 days ARRR!