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DrawnCon is the premier convention for western animation. With great panels and amazing guests, come celebrate cartoons like never before!

We're thrilled to announce DrawnCon: Season 3 at Northeastern University, April 30 and May 1, 2016! Come back soon to check out all the amazing guest stars and content we'll have this year, and don't forget to pre-register!

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Venue & How To Get Here

DrawnCon Season 3 will be produced at Northeastern University's Curry Student Center, in conjunction with the NEU Art & Animation department. Located in the heart of Boston, it's easy access from the Ruggles stop on the Orange line, or from the Northeastern University stop on the green line!

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Sunday May 1st 2016

Time Event Room 1 (McLeod 322) Event Room 2 (McLeod 320) Screening Room (McLeod 318) Hangout Space (Indoor Quad) Vendor Hall (Indoor Pit)
9:00-9:30am Registration Open in the Indoor Quad! Registration Open in the Indoor Quad! Registration Open in the Indoor Quad! Registration Open! Vendor Setup
9:30-10:30am Cartoonishly Evil Girl Power! Bad Cartoons throughout History Registration Open! Vendor Setup
10:30-11:00am NEU Animation Club Power Hour: With Zander Jeney! Disney & Folklore 2015 Shorts Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
11:00-11:30am NEU Animation Club Power Hour: With Zander Jeney! Disney & Folklore 2015 Shorts Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
11:30-12:00pm Character Creation & Design Cartoons and Mythology Cartoons 'Round the World: The Whirlwind Tour Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
12:00-12:30pm Character Creation & Design Greetings from Gravity Falls Cartoons 'Round the World: The Whirlwind Tour Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
12:30-1:00pm Writing for Cartoons Greetings from Gravity Falls Trailers: Coming Soon! Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
1:00-1:30pm Writing for Cartoons The History of Animation 201: Fleischer Studios Trailers: Coming Soon! Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
1:30-2:30pm Jeopardy: Animation Edition This Year in Animation Straight from the Silver Screen Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
2:30-3:30pm The Economics of Cartoons Coming Soon Straight from the Silver Screen Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
3:30-4:00pm The Disney Channel Whose Line is it Anyways? Karaoke Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
4:00-4:30pm Cartoon Network Whose Line is it Anyways? Karaoke Open Hangouts & Board Games with Silver Chain Games Vendor Hall Open!
4:30-5:00pm Closing Ceremonies & Feedback --- --- Open Hangouts, Silver Chain Games CLOSED Vendor Hall Closed

Guests

Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder spent his adolescent years building digital computers in his basement, simultaneously ignoring his social skills. While attending Swarthmore College, he signed as a recording artist with Capitol Records and played professionally after college. He retired from late night bar gigs to become an elementary school teacher in science and music. It was here that he developed his first whole-class computer simulations which led to the creation of Tom Snyder Productions at the back of his classroom. The company grew to 170 employees winning many awards for educational software that always put the teacher in a central and rewarding role. The company motto was "We Never Forget Our Favorite Teachers." He then started a second division that created and produced animated television comedies and educational shows which won Emmy and Peabody awards on 5 major networks.

Today he is working in Cambridge on a musical for the stage about a young teacher who works to understand his obsessions. It is hopefully a comedy.

Alex Salsberg

Alex Salsberg is a freelance animator. In addition to animating on shows for Nickelodeon, MTV, DreamWorks and Playboy, Salsberg's company, PokeGravy Studios, has created dozens of ads, shorts and music videos for clients all over the world. In 2015, Salsberg co-founded AniMAtic Boston, a community that hosts monthly events featuring guest speakers from Boston's animation industry.

AniMAtic Boston is a once a month meetup run by local members of the Boston Animation Industry that brings together local animation talent for mingling, listening to special guests and talking about what inspires them. Animators and fans from all backgrounds are welcome to join the community. Over the past year, AniMAtic Boston has boasted Keynote speakers such as Alex & Lindsay Small-Butera, Tom Snyder, and many more. For more information, check out their website, http://www.animaticboston.com/.

John Catlin

John Catlin is a freelance animator. While his focus has been in gaming, where he has produced work for many projects including Marvel based action games and upcoming Xbox One releases, he also has a love for educational gaming and is one of the few animators in the area who has worked in humanoid robotics.

In 2015, Catlin co-founded AniMAtic Boston, a community that hosts monthly events featuring guest speakers from Boston's animation industry.

AniMAtic Boston a once a month meetup run by local members of the Boston Animation Industry that brings together local animation talent for mingling, listening to special guests and talking about what inspires them. Animators and fans from all backgrounds are welcome to join the community. Over the past year, AniMAtic Boston has boasted Keynote speakers such as Alex & Lindsay Small-Butera, Tom Snyder, and many more. For more information, check out their website: http://www.animaticboston.com/.

Vendors

We're still accepting vendor applications! We are looking for people who make great cartoon related artwork, everything from prints, to plushies. Tables are only $30, and each vendor helper is $15. Go here to sign up! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawncon-season-3-tickets-21503075277?access=VENDOR

Vendor hours are 10 AM—8 PM on Saturday and 10 AM—4PM on Sunday