According to the website, this was the third year the conference has run, but my first. It was great to see that it was attended by people spanning a wide age range and I would say it doesn't matter what aspect of animation you are interested in, because it catered for everyone. If you are studying animation, hoping to get a job in the industry, or like myself you consider it a casual hobby, there is no way that you would've left feeling disappointed.
It ran from 11am to 5pm (with breaks) and featured four speakers: Bridget Appleby, Sarah Ann Kennedy, Sam Holland and Tim Searle. All of the guests had some connection with Cosgrove Hall to tie in with the current exhibition at Waterside Arts Centre in Sale. Read my review of that HERE.
But the wealth of experience they brought to the panel was fascinating. Every single one of the speakers ran over alloted time for the reason that they had too many wonderful stories of the shows that they had worked on, companies they had worked for, and the people they had met along the way. It could easily have run on until the late hours of the evening.
Here's to next years offering.
File under: PuppetMasters, animation, puppeteers, cartoons, writing, directing, producing, Sale, Waterside Arts Centre
Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie