Mike is currently having a blast in Singapore at the inaugural SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, which started today. The original SIGGRAPH show has got to be our favorite of the year, with its mix of creative and intellectual stimulation. But one thing that was missing in action this past year was the Electronic Theater -- always a highlight of the show. Back in the day, Jeff Heusser even used to put the Electronic Theater together at Editel Chicago. That's how close to it we are.

Now we totally understand the need to tinker and change and test things. Hell, we do it all the time at fxguide and fxphd. But the idea was tried and it didn't really work. In speaking with other artists, we found that it was a nearly unanimous sentiment that everyone missed the Electronic Theatre. We sure did.

So to show our support for ACM SIGGRAPH , we've started a grassroots online petition to let the SIGGRAPH organizers know how much we and others missed the event. Please take a moment to sign the online petition and help sway the organizers to bring it back to New Orleans. And while you're at it, reserve August 3rd through the 7th on your calendar for SIGGRAPH 2009.

If you really want to help out, click through and download image badges you can put on your blog or web site to help promote the cause.

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