Cartoons on the Bay, Eurovision TV Summit and TEDxTransmedia

On April 12, 2010 by christy

I’m flying to Portofino, Italy to participate in Cartoons on the Bay: the International Television and Cross-Media Animation Festival. I’m on the Scientific Committee judging the Pucinella Awards with an amazing panel. The nominations for the awards have been released in the press here and here. I’ll also be doing a Masterclass on Friday 16th, and giving a presentation on Saturday 17th April at 3pm for the ‘Cross-Media and Animation’ panel with Derrick de Kerckhove (an esteemed McLuhan scholar) and Jeff Gomez (a champion of transmedia in the film industry).

Then I’m off to Lucerne, Switzerland, for the Eurovision TV Summit. As part of the Eurovision iTV, Crossmedia & Mobile Content track, on 22nd April, I’ll be speaking at the first TEDxTransmedia. This too has a wonderful line-up with (in alphabetical order) Stephen Dinehart, Ian Ginn, Jeff Gomez, Nathan Mayfield, David Rowan, and Christopher Sandberg. Then on 23rd April at 10.15 am, I’ll be presenting on the ‘Transmedia Discussion panel with Stephen Dinehart. They’ve asked me to talk about serious ARGs etc there.

What a wonderful time this is going to be! I hope to see some of you there! Videos of these sessions MAY be put online after. The TEDXTransmedia ones MAY be streamed. I’ll keep you posted (through Twitter most likely).