Last Friday was the "Perpetual Motion Retrospective and Reunion." It was my first time as 'official event-coordinator' for ASIFA-East. I just joined the board this summer. It is a volunteer group that organizes and promotes animation events. Everything worked out just swell, except for the fact that the panel had to dash to the sides of the screen every-time they played a clip. I would have liked to have met (pictured left to right): Tom Warburton, Mordicai Gerstein, Candy Kugel, Thomas Schlamme (lower), JJ Sedelmaier (upper), and Russell Calabrese. But I think Candy was a little preoccupied with seeing so many old friends. Everyone had a good time so I'm happy.
I'd like to thank David Rhodes, president of SVA, for co-hosting the event. I'd like to thank Jess, Vidya, William, and all of the tech theatre people for being so helpful and patient. Thanks to the entire ASIFA board and members, Richard O'Connor, Masako, and especially Linda Beck who was too pregnant to be there. Thank you Candy for taking me as an intern a two years ago. Special Thank you shout out to Amid Amidi for sharing our event on Cartoon Brew. And of course, a special thank you to all of the Perpetual Motion studio folk who came and talked, and thank you to all their friends who can no longer be with us.