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Animation Magazine - - Editor’s Letter - Jean Thoren Pub­lisher jthoren@an­i­ma­tion­

s Tom and I get ready to em­bark on our fi­nal jour­ney of this year, to SIGGRAPH Asia in Shen­zhen, China, 2014 is almost at its con­clu­sion and our fi­nal is­sue of this year is ready to go to print. This is the time of year in the United States to re­flect on that which we are thank­ful for and, upon re­view­ing this past year, there is lit­tle not to be thank­ful for.

First, I am so grate­ful for our won­der­ful staff at An­i­ma­tion Mag­a­zine. The job they do, for the artists and con­tent cre­ators that we cover from all over the world, is noth­ing short of mirac­u­lous.

Sec­ond, I so ap­pre­ci­ate all of you, who after almost 30 years have kept us go­ing with your support. It is not an easy task to publish a print and on­line mag­a­zine in this new age of free me­dia and pa­per­less dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing. We feel that it is so im­por­tant for us to pro­vide you with news and sto­ries writ­ten by pro­fes­sional jour­nal­ists, and we think that, like Kim Kar­dashian, you agree that pa­per mag­a­zines still have a place in your lives.

So spread the word that you value our pub­li­ca­tion and the on-line daily news that keeps you in­formed about what’s hap­pen­ing all over the world in an­i­ma­tion and dig­i­tal me­dia. If you would like to con­tinue to read about your in­dus­try in our pages, or you know some­one who would love to re­ceive a copy of the mag­a­zine in dig­i­tal or pa­per for­mat, please take ad­van­tage of the great hol­i­day rates on our web­site.

Fi­nally, I am thank­ful for those spon­sors who helped us put on the third an­nual World An­i­ma­tion and VFX Sum­mit (see page 26). Ac­cord­ing to the com­ments on our survey passed out at this year’s event, it was an over­whelm­ing suc­cess and as one of our at­ten­dees ex­pressed it is “def­i­nitely a great time to be in an­i­ma­tion!”

Happy an­niver­sary to all of those in our in­dus­try who are cel­e­brat­ing a mile­stone in the com­ing year. We wish you and yours happy hol­i­days and a fan­tas­tic 2015!


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