Peg Bar Helps Irish Animators Network

Sensing a need for networking opportunities for the animation industry in Ireland,

the collective behind Peg Bar organized ‘It’s a Peg Bar Affair,’ an event that brought together animation artists, illustrators and vfx artists. The first edition, held in August, was such a success that a second is scheduled for January of 2009. The group is currently seeking artist’s show reels for the event.

‘It’s a Peg Bar Affair Vol.2″ will take place on Friday, Jan. 23 at Murrays Bar on O’Connell St. in Dublin. The show will be opened by Eamonn Butler of Double Negative (HellBoy II: The Golden Army, 10,000 BC, Harry Potter and the Order of Pheonix). Those who would like their work showcased can submit a disc containing two movie files (one uncompressed show reel and one compressed avi or .mov under 50 MB) and a word document or pdf with a short artist bio and photo. All entries must be received by Monday, Dec. 22. For more details, email pegbaraffair(at)gmail(dot)com.

The Peg Bar collective is made up of Daniel Spencer, Anna O’Sullivan, Ben Hennessy, Lisa Scannell and Ben Harper. Since the first networking event, the group has started a blog with interviews, podcasts and Irish animation news at www.pegbaraffair.blogspot.com.