So yeah, the SAS conference was pretty cool (after the flat tire I got on the way there). It was pretty intimidating presenting in front of the likes of these people, but feedback I got indicated I held my own okay. I mean I was presenting on a panel with Paul Wells- that's pretty awesome.
There were a bunch of really interesting papers, and some that I didn't follow so well. Perhaps my favorite was outlining a new genre of parody nostalgia in animation- using shows like Harvey Birdman and Robot Chicken as examples. It was pretty interesting. Not to mention a fantastic round table about how to form curriculum for teaching animation. All in all it was a good time.