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Speakers posted for Notacon 8. Book your rooms NOW!

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Notacon 8 is proud to present our list of presenters. Out of a record number of proposals submissions this year, our content selection committee worked hard to select the best of the best. We hope you agree! The entire Notacon staff would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who submitted proposals to present. It is our pleasure to make difficult decisions when selecting among so many great proposals.

I wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone attending Notacon to book your rooms NOW. I know many people wait until the last minute, but this year things are trickier. The special room rate of $99 will go away on March 23rd or sooner. If you are thinking about coming to Notacon, please book your room now so that you don’t get left out! There are Indians’ baseball games going on the same weekend as Notacon, and the likelihood of extra rooms is non-existent. Once our room block is sold out, it will likely be sold out for good! So please book your rooms soon!

See you all in just over 45 days!

Early registration closes on Friday the 11th!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Early registration for Notaconwill close at the end of the day on Friday, February 11th, 2011. Once early registration closes, the rates will raise to their regular rates. Please note that all rates, including group registration rates, will raise as well, so sign up immediately to take advantage of our lowest rates!

Finally, make sure to book your rooms soon. The hotel is quickly filling, so book soon to make sure you get in the Notacon room block.

Special Notacon presentation: Scanimate!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Long before digital computers provided a lot of the special effects and 5 o’ clock news cut-aways, there was a technology called Scanimate. Using analog computing and creativity, astounding and sometimes psychedelic effects were produced and used for decades. Only 8 machines were ever produced since it’s introduction in the 1960s.

David Sieg is a dedicated Scanimate historian who owns and maintains the last working Scanimate machine. He will join us at Notacon to talk about the system, it’s history and use. Mr. Sieg has also produced a couple of DVDs showcasing some of the Scanimate work done by others over the decades!