Thu, Nov 10th
Fri, Nov 11th
Sat, Nov 12th
6:15PM - 7:15PM
Fireside Chat with Pendleton Ward: Joke Theory
A talk on joke theory; the mechanics of lulls and lols. A deconstruction of humor pulled out of my poutine days before the talk. BE THERE!
... "The birth of a giggle, the moon-like suck and swell of timing, how to ostracize and how to firehose candy with jokes - these topics will be stabbed at from the shadows by Pendleton on Thursday..."
Moderator: Barnabas Wornoff Co-Founder, TAAFI
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Exploring Strange World: An Animator Q&A
Join Strange World Heads of Animation Amy Smeed and Justin Sklar for a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and animation style of Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming action-packed adventure film.
Strange World introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a slew of ravenous creatures. The film opens in theatres November 23.
Moderator: Karen Jackson Chair, TAAFI
8:45PM - 9:45PM
We Lost Our Human - An Epic Interactive Adventure
An indoor cat and dog wake up to find that all humans have disappeared from Earth, including their own! Desperate to find their owner, these two homebound pets venture for the first time into the outside world and discover strange mysteries, meet bizarre creatures, and maybe save the universe along the way - with the audience's help! Join creators Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern for a sneak peek of this exciting interactive special coming to Netflix in 2023, along with a look behind the scenes at how they crafted a complex, branching-path narrative (Hint: It involves a lot of multi-colored sticky notes!)
Moderator: Mike Hunter Director of Creative Culture, Jam Filled Studios
10:00PM - 12:00AM
Opening Night Networking: Games Night!
It's opening ONLINE night of Toronto's Animation Industry Conference, and what better way to rub elbows with fellow attendees than by beating the pants off them playing games in TAAFI's own boppin' Discord Server. Join Gamesmaster Quinn and your fellow TAAFI attendees for an evening of gaming fun. We'll be running Jackbox, get ready for something Drawful, a broken-telephone of animation called Gartic Phone, or hop in for some Drink & Draw! 🍺🎨
There's no wrong choice, except not coming. That's clearly the wrong choice.
See ya after the amazing We Lost our Human Panel in the 🎲TAAFI Discord.