Next Meeting October 21 at C2 Technologies


Computer Animation Festival 2010 – Part 1

When: Thursday, October 21 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: C2 Technologies,
1921 Gallows Rd. Suite 1000 Vienna, VA 22182- however the road to the building and front entrance is Boone Blvd. (See below for important parking information!)

DC_SIGGRAPH will be showing the SIGGRAPH 2010 Computer Animation Festival on Thursday, October 21 from 7 to 9pm at C2 Technologies. The SIGGRAPH Video Reviews showcase some of the year’s most dazzling and innovative collection of submitted works selected by a distinguished jury of computer graphics experts and specialists.

For parking or other questions, contact Evren directly at  Please RSVP to so we can plan for refreshments.


The surface lot at C2 Technologies will be under construction.  So there will only be room for drop off, and underground parking.  Underground parking is open until 7pm – after 7pm the front gate shuts and only people with the sensor can get in. Evren has contacted parking management and made arrangements to have someone outside the gate for an hour after 7pm, for any late comers.  If you arrive past 7pm, inform the gate keeper that you are here for the SIGGRAPH meeting, and the guard will let you in.  The entrance for this gate is located on Boone Blvd. Parking is free for 2 hours, after it is a dollar for each additional hour.

Evren has spoken to the building managers at the building across the street from C2 and they stated that they have strict parking enforcement 24hrs a day.  Do not park across the street or do so at your own risk!

The office address is 1921 Gallows Rd. Suite 1000 Vienna, VA 22182- however the road to the building and front entrance is Boone Blvd.  Please be aware, the front doors of the building and elevators lock at 6:30pm.  Someone will be available to escort people up – and there will be a sign on an easel near the front doors informing people about the meeting. 

DC_SIGGRAPH July Meeting Info

Hello All,
I’ve been talking about having a DC_SIGGRAPH  “How to Prepare for the
SIGGRAPH conference” meeting before everyone heads off to LA at the
end of the month.  The meeting was going to be this week, but I’ve
come to the realization that I am woefully unprepared for the
meeting.  Since I am unable to attend the conference in LA (due to
upcoming maternity leave – “soon”) I have no idea what’s “new” or
“hot” to see at the conference.  I don’t even know what classes are
offered this year!

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Computer Animation Festival (part 3)

DC_SIGGRAPH will be showing the SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival (part 3) on Thursday, June 24th from 7 to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office.  An RSVP is required if you plan to attend this event for admittance into the building.  Please RSVP to .

The Animation Clinic

This is an announcement for animation educators. I want to bring your attention
to the approaching May 10 deadline of a new event for animation students, to be
held this summer at the SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference in Los Angeles. The SIGGRAPH
2010 Computer Animation Festival is offering, for the first time ever, an
Animation Clinic, where industry leaders and animation masters will review
current students’ final projects and works-in-progress, and offer creative,
production, technical and career advice.
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Demo Reel/Portfolio Night

When: May 6 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: US Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Buildings (East & West) at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA
(The meeting would be on May the 6th and it would run between from 7:00 to 9:00 pm but the room is reserved from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. )
Please note that an RSVP is REQUIRED if you plan to attend this event!  There is a possibility you might not be admitted into the building if you are not on the building security list! Please bring a Driver’s License or other form of Government I.D. for admittance into the building.

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NTSB Animations: 2009 year in review

When:  Tuesday, March 30 from 7pm – 9pm

Where: BAE Systems, 8201 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA

On Tuesday, March 30, DC_SIGGRAPH will hear a presentation from Christy Spangler.   Christy is an animator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).  She will be talking about the 3D animations she has created this past year.

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