Cartoons are for
DrawnCon is the premier convention for western animation. With great panels and amazing guests, come celebrate cartoons like never before.
Venue & How To Get Here
All of DrawnCon goes down under one roof at the Westford Regency. Located in the heart of the Merrimack Valley, the Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center is conveniently located off of Interstate 495.
Westford Regency 219 Littleton Road Westford, MA 01886 +1 (978) 692-8200
|Main Hall||Side Hall (Salem Room)|
|9am||Opening ceremonies||Classic Cartoons for Kids (Screening Room)|
|10am||History of animation||Classic Cartoons for Kids (Screening Room)|
|11am||Drawing Tutorials - Draw Something Cool|
|12pm||Let's Talk About Story - Writing In Animation|
|1pm||Script Reading with Jennifer Hale|
|2pm||Iron Cartoonist Contest|
|3pm||Avatar: The Last Airbender Panel With Dante Basco||This Year In Animation|
|4pm||Music Design Featuring GoYama||Kids Costuming Workshop|
|5pm||Signal Crash Super Show!|
|8pm||<Hall Closed> (Set up for concert)||Charity Auction|
|10am||Classic Cartoons For Kids (Screening Room)|
|11am||Classic Cartoons For Kids (Screening Room)|
|12pm||This Year In Animation||Danny Phantom Panel|
|1pm||Bee & Puppycat (And Other Cartoons To Look Forward To)|
|2pm||Women in Voice Acting (Featuring Jennifer Hale)||Karaoke Conetst|
Dark and determined Commander Shepard from Mass Effect, ever hopeful and shining Cinderella, psychotic Princess Morebucks and sunny Ms Keane from The Powerpuff Girls, sleek and sexy Naomi Hunter from the Metal Gear Series, superspy Sam and superspoiled Mandy from ‘Totally Spies’, and super fighter Aayla Secura from Star Wars Clone Wars all have one thing in common.
Their spirits and their voices spring from the heart of Jennifer Hale.
Jennifer has brought to life a wild range of characters from a disgruntled 12 year old boy, to a timeless heroic princess, a quirky ancient alien, a ridiculously perky tour guide, a rock star, a shy four year old and a sizzling super-bad girl. At the top of her field in animation, commercials, and promos, Jennifer is responsible for these and many more memorable characters as well as lending her signature voice to many products and programs familiar to all of us.
A singer as well as an actress, Jennifer is currently working on her first solo CD. When she’s not acting or singing, she’s hanging out with her friends and family, riding horses, rock climbing or volunteering.
With a career spanning over two and a half decades, DANTE BASCO is a Hollywood actor who has become a cult classic and pioneering figure in Asian American cinema. He was first introduced in Steven Spielberg’s fairytale movie Hook, as “Rufio”, the leader of the Lost Boys. He quickly jumped to leading roles like Newline’s Take the Lead, opposite Antonio Banderas, and The Debut, which became the voice of a Filipino American generation. 20th Century Fox executives were so mesmerized by the uniqueness of Dante’s look and ability that they gave him a development deal for his own series and he starred in a pilot for Touchstone/ABC, The Chang Family Saves the World, written and produced by John Ridley and directed by Paris Barclay. Ever versatile, he’s “Jake Long” in Disney’s animated series American Dragon: Jake Long as well as “Prince Zuko” in Nickelodeon’s phenomenal hit, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Signal Crash is a group specializing in cartoons, comics, video games, and more. The co-creators, Bryan Nieman and Noah Scammon, have an awesome live show bringing you the latest news from the entertainment industry as well as insider info, reviews, and personal stories. Check out SignalCrash.com for all kinds of entertainment such as comics, cartoons, and live action sketches.
We had a great time with Signal Crash last year, and we're looking forward to their return!
Adam WarRock’s unique brand of indie nerd raps has amassed him an Internet following that has stretched to every realm of fandom, ranging from comic books, TV, movies, video games, and more. His pop cultural-based songs have been featured in TIME, the New York Times, SPIN; sites such as The AVClub, WIRED, NYMag’s Vulture, io9; and have garnered attention from cultural celebrities such as Nathan Fillion, Edgar Wright, Dan Stevens of Downtown Abbey, and Ron Swanson himself, Nick Offerman. Having released three full-length albums and a veteran of multiple national tours, his music and stage presence has electrified crowds at Comic Cons, SXSW, university shows, and events across the country. With over a million views on Youtube, and an army of followers online, his live show continues to storm venues as he brings his brand of nerdy hip hop to the public. In the words of so many bloggers, journalists and fans, “it’s not just Internet good, it is goddamn brilliant.”
Gene Shinozaki is a talented musician, performer, and beatboxer. He is a local star residing in Boston, but he's found success throughout New England with his band DC Wonder, as well as national success performing on So You Think You Can Dance. You can catch his performances on the street or exclusively at DrawnCon: Season 2!
Go Yama is a guitarist and producer who has found success around the world. He has had releases with labels such as Darker than Wax, Paxico, and Collective Resonance. He recently completed a tour in Japan, but is now coming to perform at this year's DrawnConcert!