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The 2020 SCAD AnimationFest to Host 'Creator Conversation' Session with 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Co-Creator Bryan Konietzko on September 26

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has announced the exciting news that the 2020 SCAD AnimationFest will be hosting a "Creator Conversation" session with Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Nickelodeon's beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET!

SCAD AnimationFest returns for a fourth year with an all-new virtual setting, offering unparalleled access to titans of animation, special screenings, insightful presentations, and a few surprises along the way. Eventgoers are invited to the digital celebration of this lively artform and experience two days of animated excitement right from their computer, tablet, or mobile device.

The SCAD AnimationFest, one of the more academically notable animation festivals in the animation industry's calendar, usually takes place each fall in Atlanta. This year, the festival will take on a virtual twist for the first time ever.

The 2020 SCAD AnimationFest will take place on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, and it will feature programming that represents many of the university’s top-ranked degree programs: including animation, visual effects, motion media design, film & television, along with interactive design and game development.

The festival will also showcase many SCAD alumni who have become leaders in their creative careers, as well as standout student work.

"The profession of animation is one of the creative winners of 2020, because virtual collaboration has long been a practice in the industry -- where teams work together from across the world to write, produce, score, and give voice to these films,” SCAD president Paula Wallace said in a statement.

Heavy hitters in the film and television industry are expected to engage in this year’s festival. Exclusive screenings, panel discussions, visual presentations and top talent and alumni from Netflix, Epic Games, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Amazon, and more will be available to eventgoers.

“Animation films and shows have actually increased production during the pandemic! SCAD AnimationFest finds the industry riding high and invites our SCAD students into the very heart of it, to connect with our Bees in the industry and other filmmakers elevating animation to become the leading form in world entertainment,” Wallace added.

Below are the details for the 2020 SCAD AnimationFest's "Creator Conversation" session with Bryan Konietzko. For more information about the 2020 SCAD AnimationFest, including the festival's full schedule and how to get passes, visit

Creator Conversation: Bryan Konietzko on 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'
Saturday, September 26, 2020 | 5 p.m. ET

In the summer of 2020, Avatar: The Last Airbender made history as the first series to spend 65 days in the top 10 streamed series on Netflix in what has been called a "stunning second life" for the series. The Peabody Award-winning series, which centers around 12-year-old Aang as he discovers the power and responsibility of being an Avatar and the last of the Airbenders, first ran on Nickelodeon from 2005-08. With its comprehensive world-building and enduring themes, the series has resonated with audiences and earned a reputation for its political relevance and sophisticated storytelling. The series has launched graphic novels, video games, and a sequel, The Legend of Korra.

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