Monday, August 31, 2009

Austin Game Developers Conference

Don't forget! The Austin Game Developers Conference is September 15-18. If you register BY September 9th, you will receive a 10% discount on conference passes.

Walt Disney Co. to acquire Marvel Entertainment

Walt Disney Co. will soon be adding Marvel Entertainment to the Disney family for a cool $4 billion in cash and stocks. Click on the link below to read the full story.

Disney purchases Marvel

AiDallas Alum, Chris Moffitt, Grand Prize Winner!

Chris Moffitt, a September 2000 AiDallas Animation graduate, recently won the Grand Prize in the Action Hero contest sponsored by Pixologic. Chris beat out 175 other artists to win an Axiotron Modbook, a one year subscription to 3D World Magazine and a choice of 20 Gnomon Training DVD's.

Images of Dr. Root, Grand Prize Winning Action Hero

Chris Moffitt Interview on CGChannel
Action Hero Contest Winners
The Making of Dr. Root
The Story of Dr. Root

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

QuakeCon 2009

Career Services made the trek to the Gaylord Texan Resort to experience QuakeCon for the first time this year. We met some really fun people including contacts at The Store Decor and Bethesda Software (who recently acquired iD Software). We also saw one of our Media Arts & Animation graduates, Amy Saunders, volunteering at the event.

Bethesda Software Reps

It's ON like Donkey Kong!
(Amy Young & MAA Grad. Amy Saunders)

Amy Young & Amy Saunders

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


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