Blend is a 2-day conference style party in Vancouver for our motion, design & animation family happening on September 20 & 21, 2019.

Because when we get together, amazing things happen!.

Tickets

Blend tickets SOLD OUT in seconds! THANK YOU!!!

Speakers

Host: Jay Grandin

Partner & Creative Director
Giant Ant

Nick Forshee & Ian Sigmon

Creative Directors
Gunner

Xoana Herrera

Designer & Illustrator

Simon & Oscar

Creative Duo
Part One

Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits

Creative Director & Co-Founder
Moth Studio

Nicolas Ménard

Director, Designer & Animator

Adina Sales

Founder of Blacklist & Managing Director of Psyop

Handel Eugene

Motion Designer

Joshua Beveridge

Animation Supervisor
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Chrissy Eckman

Founder & CEO
Kineticards

Ambrose Yu

Music Composer & Sound Designer

Kendra Ryan

Associate Creative Director
Buck

Johnny Kelly

Director

Program

Friday, September 20
8:45 AM
DOORS OPEN — Registration
10:00 AM
WELCOME & COFFEE TOAST
10:30 AM
Xoana Herrera
11:00 AM
Gunner (Nick & Ian)
11:40 AM
Tips & Tricks Session
12:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
2:00 PM
Psyop/Blacklist (Adina Sales)
2:45 PM
Handel Eugene
3:10 PM
MINGLE BREAK
3:30 PM
Moth (Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits)
4:05 PM
Ambrose Yu
4:30 PM
MINGLE BREAK
4:50 PM
Panel: Are We Still Having Fun?
Guests: Gunner, Moth & Psyop/Blacklist
5:45 PM
DINNER BREAK
7:30 PM
AFTER PARTY @ Playhouse Theatre
(600 Hamilton)
Saturday, September 21
9:30 AM
DOORS OPEN
10:30 AM
Day 2 Begins
10:50 AM
Chrissy Eckman
11:15 AM
Part One (Simon & Oscar)
11:40 AM
Tips & Tricks Session
12:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
2:00 PM
Nicolas Ménard
2:25 PM
Joshua Beveridge
3:00 PM
MINGLE BREAK
3:20 PM
Special Performance
3:30 PM
Panel: That's my style
Guests: Xoana, Nicolas & Johnny
4:20 PM
MINGLE BREAK
4:40 PM
Kendra Ryan
5:05 PM
Johnny Kelly
5:45 PM
WINE TOAST
6:00 PM
DINNER BREAK
7:30 PM
AFTER PARTY @Royal Dinette + Blackbird
(905 Dunsmuir)

Location

Our amazing animation & design community is all over the globe, but we meet and support each other in Vancouver.

This year, we’ll be hosting Blend right downtown at the Playhouse Theatre, a Vancouver hub for arts and creativity.

Accommodations & Transportation

Accommodations
& Transportation

Visiting from afar? Welcome! You’ll like it here.

The venue is right downtown where you’ll find many hotels nearby like: St. Regis Hotel, the Sandman, Hotel BLU, or the Westin.

If you prefer Airbnb, check out neighbourhoods like the West End, Yaletown, Gastown and Olympic Village.

Vancouver is a very walkable city with bike and car share options (Mobi, Car2Go, Modo, Evo) and a decent public transit system. Unfortunately, we do not have UBER or Lyft but here are some cab options:

Map

Accommodations
& Transportation

About

For the last 9 years, Wine after Coffee has hand-picked the most exceptional animations for your healthy audiovisual diet. A regular feast of inspiration pushes us to do better, and we go even further when we work together—so we decided to gather this unique talent under one roof.

This conference/party is carefully curated and created with much love by a small group of people: Jorge, Teresa, Claudio & Sander. They wanted to create a place for their motion, design & animation family to call home; to make a festival for the community, by the community. So they started Blend.

The heart of Blend and Wine after Coffee is to be a place, online and offline, where people from all around the world share awesome work, get inspired, learn, and collaborate. Because when we get together, amazing things happen.