Leo's Daily Report of SIGGRAPH 2004


#1

Hi all,

  My daily report from SIGGRAPH 2004 is here on [CGNetworks.com](http://www.cgnetworks.com) (which you should be visiting for all the news from the show). 
  
  [>> CG Mecca 2004 - SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles - Daily Report <<](http://www.cgnetworks.com/story_custom.php?story_id=2290)
  
My report is [i][b]purposefully brief[/b][/i], as I get back to the hotel ridiculously late and don't get much sleep. So I'll keep it short and fill the report with lot's of photos instead.

I do not report specifics of announcements - please read the company press releases for this. I do not write feature lists, or comment on them.

This report is what I (Leonard Teo) did at SIGGRAPH. I was mostly doing Ballistic/CGNetworks related things. It is a BLOG/diary of what I did, where I went and people that I met. Other sites have reports that are more in-depth and focus on the announcements from the show - this is not what my report is supposed to be.
Day 1 SIGGRAPH kicks off - Alias User Group Meeting
Day 2 Ballistic presentations and Discreet User Group Meeting
Day 3 Expo starts
Day 4-5 Battling the Hangover (Lot’s of photos)

  Leo

#2

So THAT’S the real reason you’re so tired, eh? :wink: Partying!

Good luck with the booth, Leo… still pissed I couldn’t be there to pimp the books :hmm:


#3

is izware there with mirai 1.5? an update about that would rock! :smiley:


#4

i’m quoting from cgnetworks article…:
’ The AGUA VIP party where Doug Walker announced the acquisition of Kaydara.’
…wow,do they really announc that at a party??sounds so lame,and unprofessional…now i know why everybody wants to have Siggraph in L.A!:scream:


#5

wish I was there…=(

oh well, next year I’ll be there, but not as a student like the previous 2 years.

-KDX-


#6

Hey, Im wondering did you need to apply for a visa before going to LA? for SIGGRAPH?

Also can anyone go and hang out with the guys from dicreet? Because if i go next year i was wondering if i could just walk around and check out everything even help out you know get into it, but i dont know enough about public entree and money etc.

ASW


#7

It depends on what country you’re coming from. For many countries you do need to have a visitors visa to enter the States. That’s why I am not at Siggraph right now - my local US Embassy refused to give me an appointment for a visa application, claiming they were “too busy” even though I contacted them well over a month ago. Without the visa, I couldn’t attend Siggraph.

Also can anyone go and hang out with the guys from dicreet? Because if i go next year i was wondering if i could just walk around and check out everything even help out you know get into it, but i dont know enough about public entree and money etc.
ASW

Most of the events at these conferences are open to everyone who has a pass. You can get all the information you need from the Siggraph site.


#8

Thanks alot Leigh!

I come from Australia and i think i do need a VISA.

Also i wouldn’t know what todo at SIGGRAPH because i have never been, Maybe next year i could go representing CGNetworks or CGtalk, just hang out in the CGN Booth and help out or something!

Thanks!


#9

i agree :slight_smile: , wish i could be there, cant wait to start workin and make a trip to siggraph soon. party time !!

/fox


#10

If you’re coming from New Zealand or Aus, i dont think you need a visa if you’re going to be staying for less than 90 days. That’s according to the US Visa Waiver Program. This doesn’t apply to all countries though, so it’ll be best to check first. :slight_smile:


#11

Mmmmmm, Painter IX, can’t wait!


#12

Hey everyone! This was my first Siggraph, and have had fun thus far. It was cool to meet you today too Leo there at the Ballistic booth.


#13

Thanks a lot of Leonard !


#14

man very impressive …


#15

Hi!
If I wanna go to the USA where can I get a visa?
Sorry for this stupid question.


#16

Day 3 report is up…

http://www.cgnetworks.com/story_custom.php?story_id=2290&page=3

Leo


#17

U need to get in touch with the USA embassy in your country and deal everything with them.


#18

Look at these:
http://unitedstatesvisas.gov/visiting.html
http://travel.state.gov/visa/index.html
http://www.usembassy.hu/conseng/index.html


#19

hey leo, good meeting you finally and hope to see you tonight.


#20

Greeting from Siggraph. I’m sitting inside the Guerilla Studio to type this. This is my first Siggraph and it is tons of fun! I hear this one is smaller than previous years, but it’s still rather large and requires tons of walking. Buy yourself some running shoes! That’s my 2 cents, have fun all!