The Society of Animation Studies has their annual conference coming up July 7th through 10th at Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of the conference this year is Animation at the Crossroads. Papers to be presented include Alan Cholodenko’s The Felicity of Felix, Michael Frierson’s J. Stuart Blackton’s Animated Films 1900-1910, Maureen Furniss’ John Whitney: The Early Years and Mark Langer on The Fleischer WWI Military Films.The Society for Animation Studies is an international organization dedicated to the study of animation history and theory. It was founded by Harvey Deneroff in 1987. Each year, the SAS holds an annual conference at locations throughout the world, where members present their recent research. For more information, contact president Maureen Furniss at mfurniss [at]