The 2013 National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) 3D-Con in Traverse City, Michigan, America’s Cherry Capital, June 4th-10th promises to be the best ever.
The celebrity speaker at this year’s convention is Dr. Brian May. Dr. May is a legendary guitarist, founding member of “Queen,” songwriter, singer, astrophysicist and author. He has had a lifelong interest in 3-D photography. He will be discussing his new book DIABLERIES – Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell, which is being published this year. A 2005 Planet Rock poll voted May the 7th greatest guitarist of all time. For his work in 3-D see the website: www.londonstereo.com.
Other featured speakers are Dr. May’s DIABLERIES co-authors, photo historian and noted stereo author Denis Pellerin…and Paula Richardson Fleming, another highly respected stereo photo historian and retired Photo Archivist of the Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives.
Being held in the midst the greatest surge of 3D technology in history, 3D-Con participants and guests will immerse themselves in 3D over six action-packed days! There will be stereo theatre, workshops, image competitions, art exhibition, excursions, room hopping, an auction and a trade fair… all about 3D, all in one place. And of course, it’s a great opportunity to make new friends and have a great time in general at the spectacular Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on the shores of Lake Michigan.
In recent years, millions of moviegoers have come to appreciate the visual excitement achieved with the addition of a third dimension. Many of today’s highest grossing films are in 3D…TV boasts ever-increasing 3D content and its future promise seems limitless.
3D, however, is far from being a 21st Century phenomenon. 3D photography dates back to the 1830’s with Stereopticon Cards and viewers providing the masses with an opportunity to visually visit and learn about beautiful, historic and exotic people and places all over the world.
3D movies have existed since the dawn of cinema.
Those who remember the 1950’s will recall the thrill of spears, pies, yoyos and various other objects and appendages hurtling toward them from the 3D screen.
Then, thirty-eight years ago, a group of people from all walks of life who loved the 3D experience, met to share 3D images (mass produced and homemade), memorabilia, technical expertise and equipment… and to discuss and plan for the future.
That enthusiastic band which became the National Stereoscopic Association now has grown to 2,500 members from all over the world and remains at the forefront of all that is 3D.