I recently had the pleasure of attending CTNX. I really enjoyed the opportunity to talk to professionals one-on-one, and I made some good friends as a result. Although online communication has made it easier than ever to connect with people, organized events have the advantage of building a physical community and inviting artists to meet in person (and for recent graduates like myself, it's a great way to introduce yourself to the industry). All that is a fancy way to say that I'm hungry for more.
As the new year approaches--happy first day of December by the way--so do events like GLAS and Blend. I'm on a limited budget and as much as I'd like to go to every festival under the sun, it's just not possible at the moment. I'd like to hear from you all about your experiences so I can make an informed decision!
So my questions for you are: 1) Do you plan to attend any events in 2017? and 2) For those of you who have gone to an event in the past, what was a positive experience that you had?