2016EACG Fest Special Guests
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2016 Epic ACG Fest Special Guests




 Animation---Jury & Special Guests

Jesse Solomon, Producer, Musician
Jesse is a  composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist working in film + TV, physical installations, interactive games, animation, advertising and an ongoing series of concept albums. He studied percussion and played in every band: jazz, orchestra, hard rock and marching bands. After college, he moved to San Francisco from Washington D.C to join the burgeoning experimental electronic music scene, then he produced many videos with the live performances
  Jeff Bedrick, Animator, art director, concept artist, and director
Jeff’s career has spanned virtually every category of visual art and media over the last 25 years. Highlights include prestigious international exhibits and publications of his original paintings; directing and editing short films; matte painting and visual effects for numerous film and television productions including Shrek 2 (DreamWorks/PDI), and The History Channel’s Life After People; art direction and animation for computer games and mobile apps; illustrated books for Doubleday, Harper Collins, and many other publications. He currently writes and instructs live and online courses in the animation and illustration departments at the San Francisco Academy of Art University
  Lakeshia Davis; Actor, agent, animator
Lakeshia Davis from San Leandro Ca, she is the Screen Writer for Motion Pictures, President and CEO of American Manufacturing Companies, True2Color Cosmetics, Soul of The Earth Earthies Organics Earthies Originals and Beak Industries United States Defense Umbrella Corp. to learn more visit www.true2colorcosmetics.com
Nelson Recinos, Animator, Director
Nelson Recinos is a two-time Emmy Award-winning Animation Director. He has more than twenty years experience in the animation industry, the last ten as a Producer/Director/Creator.
At Warner Brothers Animation, he directed some of their top rated shows, including Pinky and the Brain (for which he received five Emmy nominations), Batman, Animaniacs, and Baby Looney Tunes.He has worked on 2D-traditional, CG-computer and flash projects for companies such as: Disney, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, 20th Century Fox, Starz, and Scholastic Entertainment.
In May 2008, Nelson received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Woodbury University
  Lisa Rose; Animator, Art Director, Director, Voice Artist
Lisa is interested in creating dynamic characters and relationships and exploring the borders between colors and shapes.
She grew up in a family of artists in Los Angeles and spent an inordinate amount of time drawing characters while watching them on TV. Drawing was (and still is) her solace. She became equally obsessed with music and dance studying and performing with dancers including Bella Lewitzky and composers and musicians including Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, and the original Art Ensemble of Chicago.She began freelancing as an illustrator while in elementary school and making animated films while in junior high school. Lisa worked as an assistant art director while in high school and went on to earn both a BFA and MFA in film at California Institute of the Arts. As technology improved and developed, She went to work for companies ranging from Apple and Sun to EDS and Medicus in usability engineering and human computer interaction design and produced the very first animated film made entirely on a Macintosh computer



Comic & Game & Cosplay Jury & Special Guests

Angelia (Zhining) Huang; On Site  Comic portrait drawing Artist 
Graduate from Communication University of China in 2014, Angelia (Zhining) Huang is currently enrolling in the graduate program at Academy of Art University, majoring in 3D animation. Angelia is skilled in Chinese painting, quick sketch, graphic design, and illustration. In 2012, Angelia, with her team, used Samsung Note 10.1 to make the “Starry Sky”, which was recorded in the Shanghai Guinness Record. In 2013, she designed the mascot for the National Race Championship and studied 3D modeling in Taiwan Art University as an exchange student. Later in 2014, Angelia started her internship as a 3D modeler at Beijing Binggu Digital Technology Company. Besides 3D animation, she is also talented in photography and skiing
Venus Li;  Mah Jongg Game Judge
Ms. Li has been playing Mah Jongg for 20 more years, enjoy the games very much, and use it as a tool to meet friends. She has won many Mah Jongg competition titles 
AShanti Altovese Griffin, Costume Designer
Dancer, Actor, Model, & Costume Designer are just some of the titles Ashanti Altovese dons on a daily basis. She uses her skills in the creative arts to develop original designs for bikini competitions, dance performances, and pageant shows. With a single semester of Sewing 101 during her high school learning, Ashanti has gone on to create a fashion line for women called Bellas & Bikinis, a collection of matching evening gown and swimwear sets. In addition, she developed her own fragrance line called Salsalicious to celebrate the sexy dance of Salsa, in which she is a professional performer, instructor, and competitor
Sophie Lee; Cosplay Contest Judge
Ms. Sophie Lee is a sucessful fashion designer, she has been in the indurstry for over 15 years, own her own brand name" Sophie's". She is the president and chief designer of Sophie's Fashion Chain Clothing Stores.

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