Zombies, Freaks and Geeks, Oh My! The SEMAFX Halloween Party Scares Up great Networking Opportunities for digital artists, computer geeks, and tech goblins!

Detroit, MI Ocober 25, 2005-

Don't miss SEMAFX's 2nd Annual Halloween Party, "The Maya Masquerade", at ENVY Nightclub on Tuesday night, October 25th, from 6:30 'til Midnight. This year's Halloween event is sponsored by Alias Software and Mr. David Bentley will show some of the new features of Maya 7 and samples of their best 3D animations! Following the demo is an evening of fun, frolic and DANCING, courtesy of Detroit's hottest tunemaster, DJ Marquis of Nuflava Records! Admission is FREE, but SEMAFX is accepting donations at the door to support future networking events. Costumes are "encouraged"- and this year, a cool mask along with your party clothes will be perfect attire!

Last year's party drew well over 200 guests. Please Invite EVERYONE you know (and some you don't) to help us put on the biggest party in our history! See you there!

The Maya Masquerade a.k.a. The SEMAFX Halloween Party
Featuring Alias' Maya 7 3D Software

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Doors: 6:30 P.M.
Alias Maya 7 Demo: 7:00 P.M.
Dj, Dancing, and Networking: 9:00 P.M.

Envy Nightclub
234 W. Larned,
Downtown Detroit, MI 48226

FREE! (We gratefully accept your $5 tax deductible donation, or whatever you have in your wallet! Even your spare change would be helpful!).

Costumes encouraged, but not required.

Cash bar.

18 years and older only.

Limited discounted parking available at the Pontchartrain Valet (mention: "SEMAFX" for discount).

Register for the event at http://semafx.net/masquerade.

About The SEMAFX Network
SEMAFX (Southeast Michigan Animation and Special Effects Network) is a growing community of creative professionals, teachers, students and hobbyists involved in the digital arts and related media fields. SEMAFX's mission is to enhance the local digital arts industry, encourage communication, educate and network the workforce, and increase awareness of the capabilities of Michigan's digital creative resources. The SEMAFX Network is the Professional ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter for Southeast Michigan, a non-profit international computer graphics organization. Since its inception in 1998, SEMAFX has held monthly events, supported charities and scholarships, mentored kids, and built relationships with area colleges and digital media and technology companies.
Members gather at events to share ideas, tips and techniques- and to discuss issues facing our local and national markets. Members also inspire one another and form collaborations to share work and to push the creative envelope!

SIGGRAPH is the Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. For more information about ACM SIGGRAPH, visit their Web site at www.siggraph.org.

About ACM
Founded in 1947, ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. The world’s first and largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM serves a membership of more than 80,000 computing professionals in more than 100 countries. www.acm.org

About Alias
As a world leader for 3D graphics technology, Alias develops award-winning software, custom development and training solutions for the film and video, games, web, interactive media, automotive, industrial design, education and visualization markets. On March 1, 2003, for the awards year 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Alias|Wavefront" an Oscar ® for scientific and technical achievement for the development of Maya software, the professional 3D animation and effects package. Alias also offers a powerful range of services for new to advanced users in the most demanding environments.
Entertainment customers include: CNN, Digital Domain, Disney, Electronic Arts, Industrial Light & Magic, Midway Games, Nintendo, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Feature Animation and Weta Ltd. Alias is headquartered in Toronto with a Custom Development Center in Santa Barbara and offices worldwide. Please visit the Alias website at http://www.alias.com or call 1-800-447-2542 in North America.