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A Q&A with Laika's Spake and Hayns

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:37am
Two of the featured guests for Alaska Robotics Mini-Con are coming from Portland, where they work at the Academy Award-nominated Laika Entertainment studios. Laikamade the stop-motion films “Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” “The Boxtrolls” and the forthcoming, “Kubo and the Two Strings.” (Stop-motion films involve creating the physical objects that make up the characters and the sets and animating the story by moving the objects one frame at a time.)The Capital City Weekly talked to Georgina Hayns, Creative Supervisor of Puppet Fabrication, and Jeremy Spake, head of the armature department, about what they do.

2016 Mini-Con Exhibitors

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:06pm
KAZU KIBUISHI Born in Tokyo, Kazu Kibuishi moved to the United States as a child. He received a Film Studies degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. After working on movies, commercials and video games for several years, he began to produce graphic novels full time. He was the editor and art director of the “Flight” and “Explorer” anthologies, as well as the cover artist for the Harry Potter 15th anniversary edition paperbacks.

Schedule of Events Alaska Robotics Mini-Con

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:11pm
Kickoff event Starting at 6 p.m. Friday April 22nd at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Saturday April 23 Mini-Con 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. View the photos attached to this article for the full schedule of events!

If you could bring to life any fictional character from a book or movie, whom would you choose?

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 2:41am
Thomas Builds-the-Fire, so I could hang out with him and have him tell me a bunch of stories that aren’t true. -Lance Twitchell, Professor

What's happening this week April 20th - 26th, 2016

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 2:34am
100th annual city-wide clean-up, Saturday, April 23, 8 - 11:30 a.m., Sunny Point. Join Southeast Alaska Land Trust to help clean Juneau up; kids’ activities by Discovery Southeast and after-party at 12 p.m. at Alaskan Brewing Company, with food truck and beer.


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