Official Press Release
The Savannah College of Art and Design has announced that it will launch SCADCon, a three and a half day comic and entertainment convention running May 12 – 15, 2011 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, One International Drive, Savannah. SCADCon will be the only annual university-sponsored comic con in the country.
SCADCon’s stated mission is to maximize awareness and appreciation of popular art forms such as film, comics, gaming and animation through education, presentations, exhibit space, portfolio reviews, forums, screenings and other events that celebrate contributions to visual storytelling within the entertainment industry.
“SCADCon provides a unique opportunity to bring students of visual storytelling together in an intimate setting with professionals in the field, while also giving the public a chance to meet their favorite artists or stars and giving venders a chance to share their products” says organizer Mark Macaulay. “What will make SCADCon special is the chance aspiring artists will have to get first-hand advice from the biggest names in the industry, while giving professionals a chance to share their experience and know-how with the next generation of artists. This is something that’s not regularly being offered from a university.”
SCADCon will be open to the public and is expected to attract fans from all over the Southeast United States and beyond. Organizers are looking to provide an eclectic range of programming spanning the mediums of comics, film, television, animation and video games, among others.
The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center sits on the banks of the historic Savannah River, overlooking Savannah’s world-renowned Riverfront and landmark Historic District and less than 20 miles from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
For more information about SCADCon, contact Mark Macaulay at SCAD, 912-525-4614, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit SCADCon.com
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
With more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university in the United States, the Savannah College of Art and Design is uniquely qualified to prepare talented students for professional, creative careers. SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution that offers a choice of degree programs in 42 different majors, plus 52 minors. Students can pursue their degrees at campuses in Savannah and Atlanta, Ga., in Lacoste, France, and online through SCAD-eLearning. The career preparation of each student is nurtured and cultivated by nearly 500 full-time professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience.
Named one of “America’s Best Colleges” and one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News and World Report, and one of the nation’s “Most Interesting Schools” by Kaplan-Newsweek, SCAD confers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Urban Design degrees. For more information, visit scad.edu.