New DC_SIGGRAPH Chapter Chair

Happy New Year everyone!  DC_SIGGRAPH would like to make some exciting new announcements! 

This year Roberto Ortiz has agreed to step in as Chair of our Chapter.  I (Kim Wallace) will assume the responsibilities as Vice-Chair.  Evren Bilgihan will once again take the responsibilities as Secretary.  Tom Davis will remain as our Communications Chair.

We are currently planning some exciting meetings for this year and an announcement for our next meeting will be out shortly. 

Stay tuned!

Kim Wallace

Animators Roundtable : Boutique Companies

When? Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 2011

Time? 6:30 for schmoozing and networking
7:00 meeting begins

Our Host? Eye Candy
8040 Georgia Avenue
Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
There is a pay parking garage behind the building called “The Veridian”
5 minute walk from Silver Spring Metro stop.

Join us at Eye Candy, a boutique animation group in Silver Spring for our next Animators Roundtable.  Steve Greenstein of Eye Candy will host our evening, providing a look at his facility and insights into their workflow.  Our discussion this time will focus on Boutique businesses, and Steve will be joined by two other local entrepreneurs, Jake Aloe Dean of Aloe Design and Jesse Gordon of Three of Change to talk about the logistics of a boutique business.

Space is limited, so please RSVP on the Animator’s Roundtable Facebook page or to

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 .