I want to encourage a more active animation community in Chicago and the surrounding areas. I'm starting it with a website (coming soon) that will deliver news, feature local artists, and highlight upcoming events.
I want to know what kind of events, projects, activities, etc. get you excited and out of the house to join your fellow animators and artist. Also, what do you see being the most effective means of informing people of these events (e.g., facebook, twitter, email)?