Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Combat Con

Emma Coats and I have an agreement: she makes films, and I animate her production company's bumper for said films. Sometimes we even make a promotional sticker of said bumper for said film (see below).

So when Emma goes to a festival to promote her film, I like to tag along to promote my bumper. Last weekend was the premier of her latest masterpiece, Horizon.

We showed the film at Combat Con in Las Vegas. Since this is the first year Combat Con has been put on, the crowds were...modest, to say the least.

12% of our audience were knights, so that's saying something. He really dug the film by the way, even though he was unable to sit and had to watch the whole thing leaning against a beam.

While we were at Combat Con, we figured we'd get a bit of sparring in. Our visual effects supervisor Don taught a lesson in pain to this haughty knave.

While there wasn't a huge crowd at the convention, the characters that did attend were pretty colorful. I saw this gentleman stomping away from a pulverized slot machine.

After the screening, the Horizon crew wandered the strip for a while and ended up running into a co-worker. Usually, one experiences a different sort of buzz in sin city.

We capped the night off with a round of donations to the Caesar's Palace fund.

Needless to say, it was another knight to remember in Vegas.

If you'd like to check out Horizon (and the gloriously animated production bumper), Emma will be screening the film next month at TR!CKSTER.

16 days...


Carrie Liao said...

Oh man, Combat Con sounds amazing! I'm surprised it hasn't existed before this year...I must find a way to go one day!

Also, love that girl-jumping-into-shark drawing (don't know if it's yours, but awesome!) and that nice little pun you threw in at the end. :)

Matt J said...

Hah! Great report! I gotta git me one of those bumper stickers AND I still have to see HORIZON!

Unknown said...

Will you be attending this year? I am going, and it's my first convention, let alone Combat Con.