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Where: Online

When: November 11-13, 2021

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Saturday Networking: Discord Drink & Draw

Sat, Nov 13th

10:00PM - 10:01PM

TAAFI Discord

The final jewel in TAAFI's Industry Crown. The Saturday night Drink & Draw. This night's special guests include TAAFI's sweetheart Kris Pearn. Pop into our Discord and add your scribbles to our TAAFI Drawpile. Hosted as always by Joel and Spencer, the dream boys. If you want to play games in the Discord I'm sure Quinn can set that up too.


Joel & Spencer, Creators - Animators - Drinkers, Freelance Weenies

Joel and Spencer met during an epic hot-dog eating competition in Ottawa. After finishing in a tie, they developed a mutual respect for one another and decided to join forces.

When these two weenie boys aren't on the clock, working on hit cartoons, you can find them kicking back with their many, many friends, sipping and sketching. Come join the fun on Thursday night in the TAAFI Discord Server, as Joel and Spencer invite you to be friends with them and drink and draw the night away!


Kris Pearn, Director & Writer, Sony

Kris Pearn was born and raised in Canada. After graduating from Sheridan College, Kris has spent most of his life making cartoons for both film and television. His credits include: Open Season, Surf’s Up, Arthur Christmas, Shawn the Sheep, Pirates: Band of Misfits, and Home to name a few. He was head of story on Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs, and co-directed Cloudy Two: Rise of the Leftovers. He has most recently written and directed the Netflix animated feature THE WILLOUGHBYS based on the novel by Lois Lowry. Kris has been nominated for several Annies, has taught at Sheridan College, lectures all over the world through Schoolism, and has given a Ted Talk called “The Optimistic Opportunity of Failure”. He has illustrated several books including: Edward the Tree Climbing Dog, Project Superhero, and Tales of Spiffing. He still loves to draw.


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