FMX 2010: surroundings

Like last year, here’s a map (PDF) of the surroundings of FMX 2010, since I thought that this could be helpful for people not familiar with the surroundings, when they want to check out the possibilities of downtown Stuttgart, between talks or in the evening. I’ve marked a number of venures here, such as cafés, Starbucks, snack bars, pizzerias, etc., which are within close walking distance. The map may be distributed under the terms of the respective Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND).

FMX 2010: Virtual Humans Q & A


On Friday, May 07, there will be a Virtual Humans Q & A held at FMX 2010. This Q & A will take place inside Raum Karlsruhe.


“Join the speakers from the Virtual Humans Forum for an informal Q&A session. In this session, the speakers will be able to talk more in depth about their topic, answer any questions you may have and maybe even show extra material that was not featured in the presentation.”

FMX 2010: Virtual Humans


As an addendum to my last post, I just wanted to announce that there will be—just like in previous years—a series of talks on the subject of Virtual Humans at this year’s FMX 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany. After having attended several talks on the subject by ILM’s Christophe Héry during the last two years at FMX, I can strongly recommend this to anyone who happens to be in the area. FMX 2010 will take place from May 04 until May 07, 2010 at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart, Germany. The “Virtual Humans” talks will be held on Thursday, May 06 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. inside the König-Karl-Halle, and on Friday, May 07 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. inside Raum Karlsruhe. The final two hours on Friday will be reserved for a “Virtual Humans Q & A”.

Paul Debevec

Photograph: Paul Debevec at FMX. © Copyright 2009 by Reiner Pfisterer.

Upcoming: FMX 2010


From May 04 until May 07, 2010, FMX 2010, the 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media will take place in Stuttgart, Germany.

Having been accredited to as a journalist to FMX from 2007 onwards, one thing about this conference I really enjoy is the very relaxed & friendly atmosphere— last, but not least due to the sympathetic venue, the Haus der Wirtschaft, situated in the center of Stuttgart.

Here are some impressions from last year’s FMX:

The lobby:

The staircase:

The “König-Karl-Saal” on the second floor:

The “Telekom-Lounge”:

Credits: Photographs © Copyright 2009 by Reiner Pfisterer.

FMX is the largest conference of this kind in Europe. There will be a total of 230 events throughout the four days, including screenings, a multitude of talks, “Focus UK”, “Focus Hamburg”, “Focus Scandinavia”, “Focus China”, the “Virtual Humans Forum”, and much more. For the complete timetable, see here.