I’m en route to Canada right now to attend the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival, which starts tomorrow. (Above image was part of their 2009 ad campaign, which I thought was worth repeating).
The programs and retrospectives look to be some of the finest ever assembled: Panels devoted to the Supinfocom Animation School, special guests Pen Ward and Thurop Van Orman, John Canemaker on Joe Grant and Joe Ranft, a spotlight on Aaron Augenblick, numerous competition screenings, not to mention my very own Cartoon Fight Club, a selection of the most violent Hollywood cartoons ever made. Too much for me to list here. Too much for me to see.