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February 7 Event

by on Feb.03, 2015, under Events, Site Updates

Animation Meet & Greet

Come out for networking and an all-around good time.

 Meet and Greet photo at Lucky Lab Hawthorne

At Lucky Lab NW This Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 4:00 pm

Join us at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall (in Northwest) to grab a pint, share some stories, catch up on things and maybe meet some new faces. Portland’s ASIFA and SIGGRAPH chapters are teaming up to host this event — and everyone is welcome! Exchange business cards or just gossip about upcoming animated films… Let’s hang out and all talk about animation. Minors are allowed until 9pm.


There is parking on the street, and Tri-Met transit available. The address is:

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall,

1945 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR 97209


About ASIFA Portland

ASIFA Portland is the Portland, Oregon chapter of the international animation society, the Association International du Film d’Animation. ASIFA exists to boost the art of animation and the community that practices it, promoting a free exchange of ideas both locally and internationally. We celebrate a decades-old animation scene known for groundbreaking independents, big-budget feature filmmaking, and a world-class animation festival. Visit

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Jan. 23, 2015 Event

by on Jan.03, 2015, under Events

The Global Game Jam 2015 

Global Game Jam 2015

Global Game Jam 2015

The GGJ starts at the Art Institute of Portland, with the keynote and prompt at 5:00 pm on Friday. January 23, 2015. Participants will work round the clock for 48 hours and include artists, musicians, game developers, programmers, designers, writers, etc. The space is open to all – don’t be shy – this is your opportunity to work with others to create a game in 48 hours.      

Participation Directions

To register, log in/create an account on the Global Game Jam website ( If you already have a Global Game Jam account, visit our jam site ( and select “Join This Jam Site” to the right of the site’s title. If you create a new account, you will be prompted to join a site after entering your information. Find “The Art Institute of Portland w/ PIGSquad,” select that site, then confirm that your username appears in our jam members (   If more than 90 people come and plan to stay on site, Global Game Jam site registrants will be accepted first, then registrants, then PIGsquad Facebook group registrants, then first-come-first served. Transportation and Location There is parking on the street, and under the AI building. The address is: Portland Art Institute, rooms 263, (202, and 201) 1122 NW Davis Street Portland Oregon, 97211.

About PIGsquad

The Portland Indie Game Squad is a game development and enthusiast community located in Portland, OR, dedicated to providing the area with game-related events, networking opportunities, resources, and fun! Follow us on Twitter and join up on our Facebook page to get connected to our great game developer group, and feel free to direct any questions to pigsquad at gmail dot com! Just a heads up – we’ll be updating our web presence very shortly; these forums are not very active and we will be moving into new methods of displaying events, inviting you to events, and communicating via a forum! Until then, our Facebook group is the best forum to use.   Visit for more information.  

About Will Lewis

Will Lewis is a game developer and community organizer for game-related groups in Portland, Oregon. In April of 2011, he founded the Portland Indie Game Squad, bringing together a community of all walks of gamedev to provide events, resources, and professional opportunities to the greater Portland area. He is also a co-founder and co-director of Pixel Arts Game Education, providing games learning, positive peer and adult mentorship, and technology access opportunities to underserved and underrepresented youth in Portland. He often speaks at schools, meetup events, and game conferences on community organizing or games learning and is credited in Cartoon Network’s Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake for design.

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Nov. 15 Event SIGGRAPH and ASIFA present…

by on Nov.13, 2014, under Events

Animation Meet and Greet

lucky lab hawthorneSaturday November 15 5:00-8:00pm
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd,
Portland, OR 97214 FREE
Co-hosted by ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

Join us at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub (in Southeast) to grab a pint, share some stories, catch up on things and maybe meet some new faces. Portland’s ASIFA and SIGGRAPH chapters are teaming up to host this event — and everyone is welcome! Exchange business cards or just gossip about upcoming animated films… Let’s hang out and all talk about animation.

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Nov. 19, 2014 Event SIGGRAPH recommends…

by on Nov.13, 2014, under Events

Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0

3DV & Autodesk Presents

Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0 is FREE but you need to Register. It’s at the Incredible Empirical Theater at OMSI, 1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0
5:00 – 6:30  Beer/Wine, Food & Networking
6:30 – 9:00  Demonstration
9:00   Raffle – Wacom Intuos Pro & a Permanent V-Ray license!
Wacom Cintiq 24HD hands on display at event

This time it’s different:

What’s different about it? First off 3DV is hosting the event at the OMSI Empirical Theater which happens to be the largest screen in Portland. Big screen with big things happening that evening featuring top application engineers from Autodesk Marcel De Jong and Gary Davis. This event sells out every year, so don’t wait to register. We will start the evening off with appetizers, beer and wine which allows everyone to network a little and get settled in. The Marcel and Gary will show the latest features in 3ds Max, Maya, Mudbox, SketchBook that were announced this year at SIGGRAPH. They will also be discussing Reality Capture, budget motion capture, 3D Printing and their latest acquisitions. Something else different this year is 3DV and Autodesk are providing an in-depth series of Workshops the following day. It’s a completely separate event but features Autodesk technical specialists. $25 for one, or all workshops. Details:

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Nov 24, 2014 Event SIGGRAPH recommends…

by on Nov.13, 2014, under Events

Drink and Draw with PIGSquad

SIGGRAPH recommends

PIGSquad Drink ‘n Draw at Lucky Lab on Quimby

Monday, November 24 at 6:00pm – 11:00pm Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, Oregon 97209.  

Join the Portland Indie Game Squad in an evening of playing locally-made games and sketching your favorites! Game developers will be setting up their games for anyone to play while we’ve invited artists to come draw “fan art” of the games on display.

Play, drink, draw – that’s the gist!

For artists, they will have super basic paper/pencil/coloring supplies on site if needed. If people are interested in showcasing a game, please comment on this event (at PIGSquad’s Facebook) and you’ll get more details about setup. In-progress games are welcome. The listed event time is only recommended; feel free to come earlier or stay later if you’d like. The venue is listed as 21 and over, but no one IDs unless you ask for an alcoholic drink. Message an admin here or e-mail us at if you have any questions!

   For more info, see PIGSquad 
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October 23, 2014 Event

by on Sep.30, 2014, under Events

2014 Computer Animation Festival 

IntuosPro MWacom IntuosPro M tablet giveway! Register now to attend the CAF and be entered in a drawing for a free Wacom Tablet. Must be present and registered to win. Wacom will be attending with a hands-on work station where you can try their latest products.

Screening Information
SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 pm; Registration starts at 6:00 pm; PCC’s Cascade Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium room 104 (see local map) Tickets; Trailer or 503-367-1522.

Members are always free; General Public tickets are $9.00;  students and affiliates enjoy a $5.00 discount with ID for a reduced price of $4.00. See information at the ticketing page: Eventbrite.

Local Map
PCC parking map

Map of PCC Cascade campus parking for MAHB Auditorium

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August 19, 2014 Event

by on Aug.08, 2014, under Events

Creating Digital Worlds:

The Tech Behind the Pixels

Join VFX/PDX and OMSI Science Pub at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for a show and tell of epic proportions.

Cardboard Castle’s Cooper Johnson & Crew
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7 ­­– 9 pm,
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside
Portland OR, 97209
Tickets: OMSI’s suggested donation of $5 at the door
21+, minor only with adult

Cardboard Castle, Supergenius, CCC and Motion Capture

For a night dedicated to all things imagination, Cooper Johnson and his team at Cardboard Castle take a look at their process and techniques.  With heads down and tablets blazing, they have plenty to show and have been quietly turning out world-class, design-heavy motion and computer graphics work combining Cinema 4D and After Effects.  Additionally, Damon Redmond (of SuperGenius fame) and Clackamas Community College’s Digital Communications Media Director Andy Mingo are bringing the fancy new motion capture system and giving it the Portland debut it deserves.  A live motion capture demo will be part of the festivities.

VFX/PDX and OMSI’s Science Pub Seriers

The presenters will take the stage at the Crystal Ballroom in conjunction with OMSI’s Science Pub Series, a Tuesday night Portland event, dubbed “consistently clever social science,” complete with beer, and educational banter. Come early, hang out, and stay for the show!  We hope to see you there.

vfxpdx Cardboard Castle

Cardboard Castle OMSI Science Pub

About Cardboard Castle — headed by the creative spirit of Cooper Johnson, Cardboard Castle is a motion production studio that creates innovative visual content. Our community of artists, storytellers and vision-makers are well versed in both digital and hands-on techniques. We draw, forge, strategize, originate, revamp, animate, digitize or illuminate at any stage in the campaign, looking beyond the castle walls to bring the sharpest vision into the light. For more information, visit About VFX/PDX — a collective of the Portland, Oregon area visual artists. Crossing studio boundaries, the aim is to occasionally bring everyone together to mix it up under the same roof, critique and promote each other’s work, learn new tricks, and share a drink.  The goal is to provide a conduit for provocative events and discussion that push us forward, upward, with no affiliation, agenda, or paid sponsors. We are about moving images that move us. For more information, visit About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH — the Chapter serves the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics community. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and other activities; promotes an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between people in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics. For more information, visit Press Contact — for event information, contact the Chair at, or at area code 503, voice 3671522.

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July 19, 2014 Event

by on Jul.01, 2014, under Events

Summer Social BBQ

SIGGRAPH, ASIFA, and more, networking fun! Everyone is welcome! Join us for a relaxing get-together: 

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014, noon to 8
  • BBQ, Bonfire, Bon Temps
  • Potluck: BYO drinks, grilling items
  • Lots of space for people of all ages
  • Entropy Acres 22727 SW Stafford Rd, Tualatin OR, 97062
entropy acres sign

Entropy Acres Farm


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May 12, 2014 Event

by on May.02, 2014, under Events

Computer Animation Festival Showcase

Join us at the Northwest Animation Fest, the biggest animation show in the US

  • Showcase at the NW Animation Fest
  • May, 12, 2014, 7 ­­– 9 pm,
  • Hollywood Theater
  • 4122 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR, 97212
  • Tickets: available online and at the door
  • Bonus: Select Conference Pass to SIGGRAPH 2014 drawing*


Featured SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival

The annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is one of the world’s most important showcases for innovative and visually stunning digital animation. Films that win honors here are qualified to compete for an Academy Award, and several in recent memory have either been nominated for or received an Oscar for “Best Animated Short.” Films chosen for this special “best of” show include narrative shorts, time-based art, visual effects, scientific visualization, and real-time graphics. Computer Animation Festival from SIGGRAPH 2013

*Drawing: Select SIGGRAPH 2014 Passes

Added bonus: for those that attend and are members of the Chapter, we are excited to offer a raffle drawing during our April and May events for a Select SIGGRAPH 2014 Pass (the full conference, minus the reception). This is a great deal and worth $430! To be eligible, make sure your membership is current, you attend the event, and you pick up your raffle ticket during registration if you are interested in going to the conference in Vancouver BC, August 10‑14, 2014. Must be present and a member of the chapter (renew or join now) to win.  Tickets: this event is free to Cascade SIGGRAPH members (goto Tickets to the NW Animation Fest are available online at .  Since SIGGRAPH events are free to members of the chapter, show your receipt to the chair at the event to get reimbursed. Or tickets are available at the door of the Hollywood Theater (directions and map). Transportation: parking is available on the street around the Theater at 41st and NE Sandy. Public transit or carpooling is recommended.

About The NW Animation Fest

NW Animation Fest celebrates the best new work from independent animators around the globe. With over 200 films, it’s now the biggest animation festival in the USA. This year’s fest includes six Guest Shows, the Oregon Animation Industry Showcase, and five International Short Film Blocks. See it all for only $60 with an All-Festival Pass | BUY HERE.

*About The Select SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Pass

Includes admission to the Art Gallery, Art Papers, Awards Presentation, Birds of a Feather, Computer Animation Festival-Daytime Selects, Computer Animation Festival-Electronic Theater, Dailies, Emerging Technologies, Exhibitor Tech Talks, Exhibits Fast Forward, International Resources, Job Fair, Keynote Session, Posters, Production Sessions, Real-Time Live!, Studio, Technical Papers Fast Forward, and all days of the Exhibition. Does not include reception ticket.

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May 2013 Event

by on May.01, 2013, under Events

NW Animation Festival

for more information visit

When purchasing tickets online, use the promo code SIGGRAPH for $5.00 off.


NW Animation Fest is a variety show that celebrates the best new work from independent animators around the globe. Our 2013 event includes 155 films from 30 countries — hilarious, dramatic, strange and inspiring.See the festival May 17−19 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon

The Hollywood Theatre is located at NE 41st and NE Sandy in Portland, Oregon (4122 NE Sandy Blvd, 97212) View map.
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