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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

Previous Events:

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Fireside Chat with Pendleton Ward: Joke Theory

Thu, Nov 10th

6:15PM - 7:15PM

Online: Crowdcast

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..."


Pendleton Ward, Creator, Cartoon Network / Netflix

Pendleton Ward created the Emmy winning series Adventure Time and directed the psychedelic interview show Midnight Gospel for Netflix. Pen loves 3D modeling in Blender and lives in a foggy biome with his two pugs Slug & Booger.


Barnabas Wornoff, Co-Founder, TAAFI

Wornoff helps TAAFI with speaker, film programming, sponsorship and community building. Wornoff is a full-time professor at Seneca College, where he coordinates the 3rd year 2D stream, as well as a Creative Producer for Smiley Guy Studios where he directs animation for clients like Netflix and Fox. Barnabas has his Masters in Creative Media and Education from Bournemouth University in England and has a fat lazy cat.


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