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Hi to any animators and animation artists who may have found this blog.  My name is Darcy Vorhees and I have a company called Flaming Medusa Studios Inc. here in Cincinnati.

Yup, that's me.
I grew up in Cincinnati and went to college in New York City where I also worked for ten years in television and commercial animation production.  When in NYC I helped to run a volunteer organization called Animators, Ink., founded by my dear friend Jose Maldonado, and together we and the other members built a community of young and vibrant animators from NYC to Philly with whom we learned, partied, listened, shared, made films, grew, and did all of that fun stuff.

Animators, Ink Sketch Crawl NYC, at the cube by Cooper Union!
Cincinnati is a city that has a rich current of creativity running through it, and I thought that by getting together and practicing together we can bring some of that rich current to the surface and celebrate it.

That is creativity not fireworks!

Anyway, I hope to meet each and every one of you as we take this journey together!


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When: Wednesday October 5th, 7pm

Where: The Mockbee 2260 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45214 (513) 621-1900

Notes: Enter on Central Parkway side. You can park on Central Ave across from central pkwy or on W McMicken side of building.
Questions? Email Darcy at

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We went over everyone's projects and goals and talked about whatever issues we were having. Everyone was very supportive and encouraging to each other, we set goals for the next meeting, talked about technical issues, and decided upon meeting frequency, and we had some nice booze and trail mix at the same time at the lovely Overlook Lodge.

After the official business was done we listened to some great live music and talked to each other about various artsy topics.  There were a few new faces who I hope we see again, and a few returning ones that I always love to see!

We decided to hold the meetings monthly. To make it easy lets set it on the first Wednesday of each month- so the next Directors meeting is on Sept 7th at 7:00pm- venue TBD! If you want to be signed up to the group for the purpose of working on a specific personal project, email me (Darcy) at

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Animation Directors Round Table Meeting Cincinnati

Animation Directors Round Table Cincinnati MeetingWednesday, March 1st- 7:00pm The Brew House 1047 E McMillan St Cincinnati, OH 45206 Restaurant phone: (513) 961-9058

The purpose of the meeting is to get projects done by providing accountability, getting critiques from other indie animation filmmakers and creatives if you want them, showing your work, and getting assistance with any technical- or any other- issues you're having with your production from others that are going through the same thing.
If you have questions or issues the day of, give me (Darcy) a call or text at (513) 304-9780. To be added to the Cincinnati Animation Network's mailing list and receive notice of events in your inbox send me an email at