November 2014

After an adventurous Mexican intermezzo at the MARCO - Museo de Arte Conteporáneo de Monterrey (where our current Character Portraits Exhibition continues to graces the walls in a majestic succession of 4 huge salas with more than 1.000 m2 until January 2015) we return to Berlin and can safely say:

10 years are not enough!
So we proudly announce the

BERLIN, 29 APRIL - 3 MAY 2015


Coming spring the leading and largest international Conference and Festival of Contemporary Character Design and Art re-invents itself with an all new, 5 days program of more than 20 awe-inducing artist presentations, 100+ animations illuminating the big screen, pearls only exhibitions, endless fun, inspiration, networking and - of course - the beloved congregation of extraordinary characters.

Meanwhile in its 11th Berlin edition, the Conference is your unique chance to get inspired by, learn from, and rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of today's visual creation.
First confirmed speakers include the undisputed master of character porcelain Yomsnil from Seoul, Peru based 3D carnivore expert Jaime Alvarez aka Mr Kat, Milan illustrator gone hands-on-clay Stefano Colferai, Barcelona's Brosmind famed for their joyfully twisted optimism, and many, many more to be added soon...


Besides the back-to-back conference lectures and workshop sessions, the official Animation Festival programs are always a welcome opportunity to recharge yourself with an insane overdose of bewildering eye candy - so once again we re-new our open Call For Animation Entries and invite you to submit your latest generations of characters in motion for the big screen.

While the conference's puzzle pieces continue to snap into place during the coming weeks at, you might want to catch a first glimpse of our upcoming "Early-Bird-Full-5-Day-Festival-and-Conference-Offer" now. Registration goes online starting this coming Monday, the 10th of November 2014 at noon (CET), with a tempting Early Bird offer limited to the first happy 100 attendees!

Enough time to set your alarm, mark your calendars and count the days!

yours continuously,

peter and lars

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This month's imagery from top to bottom: Our current Character Portraits exhibition in Monterrey, Mexico; anthropomorph pottery galore by Conference speaker Yomsnil, surprising clay chicken porn by speaker Stefano Colferai, and some work-in-process dissection thanks to Brosmind.

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