Acclaimed children’s book author Cornelia Funke (The Thief Lord, Inkheart) has been confirmed to deliver the keynote at this year’s FMX Conference in Stuttgart. The best-selling author will present the new app for her latest Mirrorworld series in conjunction with her Reckless books, along with producer Andy Merkin (Mirada Studios, co-founded by Guillermo del Toro). Funke’s keynote opens the “Transmedia Experiences” track curated by Inga von Staden (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg) on Tuesday, April 23rd.
Among the many panels and programs scheduled for this year’s events are a look at Pixar’s new animated short The Blue Umbrella with director Saschka Unseld, a presentation on the latest simulation techniques by Brave TD Alexander Nehls, a look at the reality of Cloud Computing by CG expert Jon Peddie, curated by NVIDIA’s Ludwig von Reiche, and a look at the latest trends in CG technology in Toronto, presented by set designer William Cheng and DGC Ontario CEO Bill Skolnik.
For more details about the event, visit www.fmx.de.