Monday, October 29, 2018

Bobby Chiu announces LightBox Expo -- Sept 2019

Emmy winning artist Bobby Chiu of Schoolism online artschool and international workshops has teamed with Jim Demonakus, one of the founders of Emerald City Comic Con, to launch a brand new artist expo. Headliners include Iain McCaig, Craig Mullins, Crash McCreery, Karla Ortiz, Lorne Lanning, Claire Wendling, Ryan Meinerding, Mike Mignola. Read about these artists and others in the line up:

Dates are Sept 6-8, 2019. Location is Pasadena Convention Center.

The event is described as an artist appreciation weekend. Programming includes workshops, lectures, networking opportunities and a professional development day.

Table/exhibitor applications can be found here:

Education focus includes outreach to the public, to make them more aware of the people behind the art and films they love.

Attendee tickets will go on sale in March 2019.

New Links:
Facebook page
Cartoon Brew article
Pasadena Visitors Site

Watch the trailer:

More about the founders in this breaking story in The Hollywood Reporter:

In this hour-long livesteam, Bobby gives his own introduction to the event at about 8 mins in:

More articles here:

Quote from the Newsarama article: "One of the missions of LightBox Expo is to ensure that the artists in attendance, from students to professionals, will be respected and treated fairly. To that end, an advisory council has been created, made up of some of the most experienced artists and studio representatives in the business, including Stephen Silver (Kim Possible), Justin Goby Fields (Ironklad Studios), Helen Mingjue Chen (Wreck-it Ralph), Ryan Lang (Big Hero 6), Renee di Cherri (Adobe), Douglas Little (Wacom), Christophe Lautrette (Kung Fu Panda), alongside previously mentioned artists McCreery, McCaig, Ortiz and Loish. “We’re really proud of the Advisory Council and its impact on the event,” said Demonakos, the LBX Convention Director. “Their direction is helping us put together an experience like no other, including a professional development day on Friday, plus countless hours of programming to help artists no matter what stage they’re at in their career.”

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