3D-Con Announced in Costa Mesa 25-30 July
The 38th National Stereoscopic Association Convention "3D-CON" is planned ofr July 25-30, 2012 ni costa Mesa, California, USA. Come immerse yourself in some spectacular 3D stereo over six action-packed days! This is the place to find cutting-edge stereo theatre, informative workshops, a stereoscopic art exhibition, image competitions, room hopping, a 3D auction, a large trade fair and a technical exhibit of new equipment and displays.
Jim Chabin and Lenny Lipton
Jim Chabin will present an illustrated talk in Stereo Theater on the Status of 3D Worldwide. He will be followed at 4pm by I3DS Lumiere Award recipient Lenny Lipton giving a Keynote Address. Then in the Pacific Ballroom Foyer at 5pm an I3DS hosted reception will take place from 5 to 6 pm.
NO live QUEEN concert planned
...but Brian May presents his "Brief History of 3-D" Saturday night July 28, 2012. Earlier in the day, he will sign books at the Trade Fair. Dr. Brian May, guitarist, songwriter, singer, founding member of "Queen," astrophysicist and author, has had a lifelong interest in Victorian stereoscopic 3D photography. In 2009 he published his third book 'A Village Lost and Found.' He is currently working on his next book 'DIABLERIES - Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell' (working title) expected out next year. A 2005 Planet Rock poll voted Brian May the 7th greatest guitarist of all time.For his work in 3D, see the LondonStereo website.
New this Year:The 3D Den
The 3D Den ("Stere-O-Deon"), chaired by Oliver Dean Easily recognized by its entrance, a "Stere-O-Deon" doorway styled in a manner suggesting the early 20th century Nickel-O-Deon "traveling light" entrances, the 3D Den is a place where visitors can enjoy 3D Stereo as it was in the years before digital photography. The main room of the den features exhibits of vintage film cameras, viewers, and posters. Vintage magazine stereo viewers, which display multiple stereo slide views by sliding a handle, turning a knob, or pressing a button, are available for visitors to sample beautiful film transparencies, in sharp, bright, ghost-free stereo.
Many subjects are available, such as award-winning slides from the archives of the LA 3D Club, Bavaria and its Castles of Ludwig II, and for Worlds Fair fans, the Vancouver Expo of 1986. In a second room of the den, visitors can watch periodic showings of classic View Master reels, displayed by a special, rare, View Master Stereo Projector.
And for those who simply want to relax and enjoy a show, "Stereography - A Fresher Portrayal" and vintage stereoscopic 3D Movies will be shown in a third room of the Den.
Online registration is done here (closing on July 20, 2012). Reigistration will be possible on liste up to the last minute.
The Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa has special rates for the convention. Check this Hotel page for further information.