November 19-21 in Burbank: CTNX Part Deux

First off: In case you haven’t bought your tickets yet – the CTN Expo is two months away. Anyone who attended last year knows that this event is the closest thing we have to an animation artist and creators convention in the United States – and the inaugural expo last November was a blast. (That’s Peter De Seve above, addressing the appreciative crowd last year).

This year’s CTNX is set for November 19-21, and organizer Tina Price is planning bigger and better panels, seminars and exhibits. Like what? Like this:

Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois on Directing Dragons at Dreamworks…
The new “secret” from Cartoon Saloon…
All three amazing heads from Headless Studios…
Sergio Pablos from Barcelona on writing the screenplay for Dispicable Me
Pablo Navarro master animator from Barcelona…
Those folks from “The Third Floor” master pre-viz artists…
…and, of course, The Cartoon Brew Lounge!

And that’s just for starters. I’ll be posting more about the guest list and panels in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, Tina has just announced a special, exclusive Saturday night attraction: An Evening with Moebius.

Famed animation artist and graphic novelist Jean Giraud “Moebius” will appear November 20th at the Convention Center at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. This event will be a separate ticket from the CTN Expo. CTN’s official press release says:

Having not been in the United States for over 15 years “An Evening with Moebius” is a rare exclusive opportunity to see and hear from this internationally recognized genius artist. Now, less than 70 days away, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with limited seating is designed to promote a “special event” atmosphere that includes moderated interview, presentation, drawing demonstration along with surprise special guests. All attendees are invited to the after hours cocktail party directly following the event. Only one US appearance. Tickets $75.00. Reservations available now.

For more information about the CTN Expo, click here. See you there.


  • Paul N

    I went last year, and booked as soon as I could for this year as well. Really looking forward to this year’s gathering!

  • http://comicartfans.com Colin

    Already got my tickets.

  • http://www.taberanimation.com Taber Dunipace

    So excited! Last year was fan-freaking-tastic!

  • http://www.onanimation.com Daniel Caylor

    Wish I could go. You guys are so lucky out there!

  • http://mikeamos.blogspot.com/ Michael Amos

    I went last year and it was amazing! I will be going again this year and exhibiting with my own table and selling my books, postcards and prints of my work. Please stop by and say hi!

  • http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com Tina Price

    Don’t forget, Brew readers get a discount when they use this code BREWX10. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again this year.

  • http://www.ajhar.com Brian Ajhar

    I will be one of the exhibiting artists this year at CTN EXPO showing my character work, books and prints. …I look forward to meeting all the great artists and animation aficionado’s that will be at the event. Thank you to Tina Price and her team for making this happen.

  • http://www.fmhansen.com Frank M Hansen

    CTN-X Expo is the place to be for anyone intersted in animation as a fan or a profession. I don’t think there is any expo of its kind in the world and it is right in the heart of animation industry in Burbank. If this 2nd annual CTN-X is gonna be anything like last years it will be chock full of talent, animation legends & opprotunities. Can’t wait to see everyone there.

  • http://www.pjrmanagement.com Peter Reingold

    Looking forward to CTNX this year! It’s gonna be great!

  • http://www.piximix.com Cat Maske

    Went last year too, so excited to be going this year. Lots of great people to meet and greet. This is the kind of convention I love where you are able to talk to the talent! :D

  • O Williams

    Looks amazing. Is there an opportunity to bring our portfolios and get some much needed feedback?