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Sunday, December 07, 2008

This Week: Animators, Game Developers & Tech Legislation

Lots of good things going on this week that we'd like you to know about.

AniMotion NM Holiday Meet-up (12/9)
IGDA Holiday Fundraiser (12/11)
NMITSA Tech Legislation Preview (12/12)

Animotion NM
Animotion NM is teaming up with the Art Center Design College Animation club for
a holiday potluck celebration with film, food and friends: entries from 2008 motionawards and motionfest will be shown and they're also planning a holiday exchange, so please bring books, software and/or hardware that's collecting dust to swap with others and the items they've brought

WHEN: Tuesday, December 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the
WHERE: The Art Center Design College Auditorium ( Map ).
For more info, contact the Art Center Design College's Animation Club President, Jake Anthony Mirabal, at

IGDA Child's Play Charity Game Night
The Rio Grande International Game Developers Association chapter is glad to announce our 2nd annual holiday fundraiser for Child's Play (
Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child's Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over two million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children's hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.
Participants will have a chance to play different games of skill and chance to become tournament champion. All proceeds go to Child's Play.

WHEN: Thursday, December 11th, 6-9PM
WHERE: O'Niells Pub, 4310 Central SE Albuquerque
COST: $10 Donation
Info: More info at:

Can't make it? You can also donate at

NMITSA Tech Legislation Preview
For our December luncheon, NMITSA heads north to hear what we can expect from the 2009 session of the New Mexico State Legislature. State Science and Technology Adviser Tom Bowles will provide an overview on state priorities and expected legislation. Also on the program, former ACI director (and current NMITSA board member) Sayuri Yamada will discuss how to work with the legislature and Santa Fe Complex Executive Director Don Begley will explain ways to become more engaged with the legislative actions affecting our businesses and our lives.

WHEN: Friday, December 12th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Presentation begins at noon)
WHERE: Santa Fe Complex, 624 Agua Fria, Santa Fe.
Click here for directions
COST: $25 to NMITSA & Affiliate Members; $40 to other guests.
Please RSVP to Eric Renz-Whitmore (
Or sign up and pay online here.

Following the luncheon session, we're also planning discussions of potential activities for a northern chapter of NMITSA -- and on digital media use of NMCAC, New Mexico's Supercomputer.

We hope you can join us!

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