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Dear CTN-ers,

I’d like to welcome you to the 5th annual CTN animation eXpo.

CTN knows that being around, connecting with, observing, talking to, and sharing with others who have a passion for what they do is key to our success as a creator. To that end CTN brings together extraordinary people from every corner of our industry. We seek out talent not just from the usual sources because we firmly believe that by bringing together multiple voices from a variety of disciplines is critical to creating those extraordinary insights that can only come from the most unexpected connections.

Appropriate to this goal, our theme this year  is “SEE, HEAR, ENGAGE AND DISCOVER”. Whether we are just entering into this profession or are a seasoned professional we will fight the entire length of our careers to not loose that initial creative spirit! And 3 days a year  we can emerge from the production trenches to regain, renew and develop that individual seed that drives us forward as creators. Walk through our doors on Nov 16 to leave behind the deadlines and demands and to see, hear, engage and discover from 100′s of  creators will not be under one roof together quite like this ever again!

Your hosts,
Tina Price and the Team@CTN

CTN-X14 VENUE LOCATION

Event Venue: Burbank Marriott Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505-1019, (818) 843-6000

The CTN Animation Expo takes place at The Burbank Marriott Convention Center Nov 15-17, 2013. Conveniently located in the animation capital of the world, Burbank CA,   this venue is within walking distance from the main entrance to the Burbank Airport and convenient to many local animation studios and attractions.

Although within walking distance, you are welcome to enjoy the complimentary 24-hour Burbank airport shuttle service every 10 minutes.  Upon request, the hotel shuttle can also take you to Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City Walk, and Media City Center. Once you experience the warm welcome and incomparable convenience and comfort of the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, we know you’ll return to the CTN Animation Expo year after year.

The hotel’s amenities include high-speed internet access in every comfortable guestroom or suite, as well as Wi-Fi (wireless) access in public areas, fitness center, pool, in-room coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board – and of course, the Expo.

Reservations: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/stores/housing_travel/
Parking: Ample on-site parking is available at a discounted rate of $9/day.  Validation for reduced rate required at the validation center at central registration kiosk.  Street parking is limited but free of charge. If you are staying at the hotel your hotel room key allows you in and out privileges.
On-Site Food: The Daily Grill
Located at far West Side of Marriott Campus (near Biz Center)
Menu Found Here: www.DailyGrill.comCTNx Concession Stands
Located in the outdoor hotel lobby and pool area.

CTN-X13 OVERALL MAP

CTN-X12 EXHIBIT FLOOR MAP


Exhibit Hall Hours of Operation

Friday, November 15th Exhibit Hall        12 noon to 7:00 pm
New Talent Tent 12 noon to 5:30 pm
CTN-X@nite        7pm to Midnight
Saturday, November 16th Exhibit Hall        10:00am to 7:00 pm
New Talent Tent  10:00am to 5:30 pm
CTN-X@nite        7pm to Midnight
Sunday, November 17th
It’s a Wrap! See ya next year.
Exhibit Hall          10 am to 5:00pm
New Talent Tent    10 am to 3:30pm

ATTENDEE CHECKLIST (To make the most out of the show):

All tickets are “Will Call” and only available onsite at the registration area for pick up. You will receive you badge and lanyard.

Required:
If pre-paid bring you registration receipt with you and your ID.

You can also buy your ticket at the door.

Will Call or Pre-Paid and On Site Registration Hours
Thursday 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am – 1:00pm

The Show:

EVERYTHING  INCLUDED in a 3-day pass: Workshops and Creator Conversations have limited seating and require a small additional fee.

Screenings and Studio tours due to limited seating are first come first served.

PANEL SESSIONS
We have one fantastic presentation rooms this year. The City Ballroom has seating for 400. No one gets left out.

Once the session begins the doors are closed.

There is also an Overflow Lounge for the The City Ballroom this year where you can sit and watch the sessions if you do not want to or can not get into the session.

FAST PASSES
A fast pass will guarantee you entrance into a session. You can pick up your fast passes at the FAST PASS Counter inside the exhibit hall for each day only. Good for 3-day pass holders only. First come first serve while supplies last.

LIFE DRAWING COSTUMED MODEL
Located in the Atrium.

CTNX AT NIGHT
7pm-Midnight Friday and Saturday

RAISING THE BAR RECRUITING (RBR)
Portfolio upload opens October 1. Applicants will be notified one way or other about their potential meeting with a recruiter.

SCHEDULE
Check out the CTNX Smart Phone App (coming soon)Stay Connected to the Conversation

ON TWITTER?
Discussing CTNX2013 or want to stay in on all of the action and excitement people are talking about? Well now you don’t have to worry. Track all of the conversations through the CTNX2013 Twitter Hashtags.What are hashtags? How do I add them to my tweets?
Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They are similar to other web tags- helping to add tweets to a category or group. To use the CTNX2013 hashtags simply locate the topic below you would like to mention, copy the provided matching hashtags and paste them at the end of your tweet. Simple as that.How do I track hashtag topics for CTNX2013?
To track the CTNX2013 hashtags visit the Twitter Searchpage and type in the hashtag you’re looking for. Be sure to include the hashtag symbol (#) with your query.And be sure to follow CTNX2013 on Twitter (@ctnanimexpo) for all of the latest news and information.

SPEED TALENT
Any creative talent you see wearing a “Speed Talent” button is letting you know that they are giving you permission to please walk up to them and introduce yourself. Make more connections in 3-days than in a year on face book.


DEMONSTRATION INFORMATION


Main Stage Digital and Classical Drawing Demonstrations Daily.
Demonstration Station 2 Digital Demonstrations Daily.
Demonstration Station 3 Classical Demonstrations Daily.
The Drawing Studio Live models for sketching

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