Dragon Age: Inquisition and the Challenge of External Art Development

Please join us Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 as Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH presents DRAGON AGE INQUISITION and the Challenge of External Art Development

David Lam started out locally as a student at VFS who found himself drawn to character art. 16 years later, and after a long career at Electronic Arts working on titles such as SSX, NBA Street, Need for Speed, FIFA, NHL – David found himself working with Bioware as External Art Director for Dragon Age Inquisition.

On April 22nd, David will spend an hour with Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH discussing his role and project wide goals specific to it, as well as the challenges and problems faced. David will also be discussing the relationships with external partners and how they developed and evolved over production.

When: 7:00pm Wednesday April 22, 2015

WhereVIFF’s Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street (@ Davie)

Doors: 6:00pm (for Industry Mixer 19+ Only)

Online sales are open until midnight on April 21, 2015, with any remaining seats available at the door.


Members$10 (Login to purchase advance tickets or become a member now )

Public ticket sales will start on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Non-members – $20

Group – $15 (5 or more)

**There are no physical tickets to pick up. We have a list with the purchaser’s name at the ticket desk at the event. If the purchaser is not attending OR you have a group of people and want to have them enter on their own, please contact us with the names and purchaser information. Thanks!

PUSHING THE LIMITS – High End CGI, Without the Use of Time Travel

Please join us Wednesday, March 18, 2015 as Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH presents PUSHING THE LIMITS – High End CGI, Without the Use of Time Travel!

Spend an hour with ICON Creative Studio’s President / Producer Shea Wageman to hear about ICON’s approach to delivering high quality CGI on today’s challenged schedules. Having produced dozens of high end game trailers, and CGI DTV and television episodes, Wageman will discuss his company’s approaches and techniques for maximizing production output and quality when challenged with today’s shrinking budgets, competitive marketplace, and the ongoing struggle to maintain a healthy life / work balance for its staff.


Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH 2015 Kickoff

blog-prophet-1It’s a brand new year and we want to get the whole community excited by holding a special open house event next Wednesday, January 21, 2015. We will be starting the evening off with a retrospective of what we have been doing for the last 10 years and a chance for you to engage with our team about the future of the organization. This will be followed by our first presenters of the year, Bardel Entertainment Inc! They will be talking about how they created the amazing animation of Kahlil Gibran’s THE PROPHET. It will be a very entertaining evening and all of it is FREE!  That’s right, FREE for members and non-members alike!

When: 7:00pm Wednesday January 21, 2015

WhereVIFF’s Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street (@ Davie)

Doors: 6:00pm (for Industry Mixer 19+ Only)