FITC Toronto 2011: Next week

You and me, Toronto. In 2 days I’ll be hopping on a plane and making the voyage to Toronto to take part in the festivities at FITC. This will be the forth time heading to the conference and each time is better than the last. Can’t wait to see some inspiring talks and hang out with my pals I haven’t seen in a while. Also looking forward to meeting lots of new creative folks. Real excited.

That being said, here is a small listing of stuff I will be a part of, including times and places where I’ll be onstage.

Presentation: Back To The Future: Part II
May 2, 11:15am • Room: Kool Haus
For the second year in a row I will be presenting at FITC Toronto, which is always a good time. Last year I presented a talk called Back To The Future, centered around inspiration, art showcase, client showcase, a short tutorial and advice. This year’s presentation will be a more robust version of the previous with new topics, art, clients, stories and advice for fledgling and veteran designers alike. It’s lovingly and sequentially titled Back To The Future: Part II, but have no fear if you didn’t see last year’s presentation. You haven’t missed a thing. More info»

Panel: Source + Imagination
May 4, 2:45pm • Room: Guvernment
This will be a new one for me. I will be sitting on a panel with some other fine creative folks discussing various topics and answering questions from the moderator and audience. It’s sure to be a good time and I’m really looking forward to discussing inspiration, imagination, and whatever else comes up. Panels are uncharted territory, seriously looking forward to this. More info»

Art Show: To Japan With Love
May 4, 7pm • Function13 Gallery (map)
I will be a part of an art show happening at Function13 entitled To Japan With Love, organized by the lovely Linda Nakanishi. In Linda’s words the show revolves around “a collective of artists who have a genuine connection and love for Japan and have created art for the fund raising relief efforts.”. All net proceeds from the show will by donated to the Canadian Red Cross for relief efforts in Japan. My Help Japan poster will be included in the show, and I will be bringing 18×24 posters to be sold. For more information see the website and Facebook event.

For those attending I will be armed with stickers, cards and buttons so shout at me if you want some swag. I’ll also be bringing some Hobo With a Shotgun posters to get them into some hands. Updates during my trip might be a bit slow, but I’ll be sending updates and news out via my Twitter as I go from talk to talk, event to event.

See you soon, Toronto!

5 Comments

  1. Hey James, have a great time. Wish I was tagging along but I will be busy back home as you know. Look forward to catching up when you get back.

  2. Can’t wait for FITC! I’m sorta bummed that I’ll be missing your presentation though. I’m only arriving in Toronto on May 2nd in the afternoon by train. VIA Rail has Free WIFI on their trains so I really hope there’s a live stream of the presentation! :)

  3. Good Luck!! Hope it all runs smoooothly!! !

  4. Sal

    James, what font is that on the image?

    Thanks

  5. looking for you to collaborate on a game board packaging job. lets talk. it would be for keystone light….

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