The 18th Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, at Trinity University from July 7th through to July 10th 2006. The theme for the 2006 conference is “Animation at the Crossroads.” Program Participants include:

Alan Cholodenko, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia who will present a paper on “(The) Death (of) The Animator, or: The Felicity of Felix”.Pierre Floquet, Bordeaux University, France, on “What is (not) so French in Les Triplettes de Belleville”.Michael Frierson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, who has researched “A Decade of Early Animation: John Stuart Blackton’s Animated Films 1900-1910″.Maureen Furniss, CalArts, Valencia, California will present her paper on “John Whitney: The Early Years”.And Mark Langer, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on “The Fleischer WWI Military Films”.

The SAS, held in a different city each year, is always worth attending for insights on animation history and perspectives on current films. More info about this event is posted on their website.