man, this is going to sound like a plug...
OTTAWA ANiMaTION FEST. world's no2 animation fest, sept 20-24th?
30th anniversery. I USED to volenteer for this... (beats the $250.00 entrance fee. also a handy way to meet wanna-be students looking for contacts)
Personally, i RUINED the 'make a cartoon' event one year by, while
attempting to get my 15 frame a sec /5 sec assignment done
(you draw it while sitting in the mall too. On onion skin)
by recruiting anyone stupid enough to ask questions to do their own.
(mine was typicial. To music, a space suit walks up to an emergency phone. it rings and he gets a free, instant emergency)
why do i think that that 'spitfire shooting up new york' that I suggested one person do '(I can't draw. (his wife could) so? try this. AND it ends up in there)
was gossiped off by a disney person?
I also suggested i write an animation coloumn to the ed of AWN once
(female. The store on the web-site has never worked very well for me. You're in san-fran, mention it, please.)
which oddly enough, the organizer of the fest got and still does.
lots of recruiters, producers of various kids shows and gaming outfits there. Can be a good time.
WARNING! just be careful, good ideas are REAL scarce. Shoomers tend to win. (you don't wanna hear the rocket stories.)