Even though AvatarMeet 2016 has barely wound down, plans are already underway for next year’s meetup in Florida. Disney is creating Pandora right here on ‘Rrta (Earth) at their Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando. The opening date for ‘Pandora’ hasn’t yet been announced, so the dates and agenda for the 2017 AvatarMeet have not been set. One thing that is almost certain is this will be one of the more expensive meets. Again, more details will be shared as plans progress. So start saving up for AvatarMeet 2017 now!
Selected events at AvatarMeet 2016 will be presented live on the Learnnavi.org WebEx server for up to 50 participants. Check out the information on the forum for details!
June 26th Update: The Na’vi language class had 9 participants on WebEx. The class was also honored by the attendance of some of our friends at Cirque du Soleil!
The Cirque du Soleil “Toruk – The First Flight” shows that were originally slated for Raleigh, NC have been moved to Pittsburgh, PA and AvatarMeet 2016 is moving accordingly. The dates are the same, June 23 – June 26, and the tagline for this year has changed, but the show is still on! Click here for the latest information in the LearnNavi forums.
Cirque du Soleil is cancelling upcoming stops in North Carolina by two of its touring shows to protest a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.
The company said Friday that it will scrap plans for “Ovo” to play Greensboro from April 20-24 and Charlotte from July 6-10, and “Toruk — The First Flight,” which was scheduled to play Raleigh from June 22-26.
The company said in a statement that it “strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form.”
In their statement Cirque du Soleil says HB2 is “an important regression to ensuring human rights for all.”
– via WBTV
The 2016 AvatarMeet was centered on the Raleigh performances. The event organizers are currently evaluating options for the meet and more information will be available soon. Stay tuned for the latest in the LearnNavi Forums.
For the record, LearnNavi.org supports Cirque du Soleil’s decision in this matter.
James Cameron will make four “Avatar” sequels, promising that the films will start hitting theaters in 2018.
The creator of the original “Avatar,” the 2009 fantasy epic that remains the all-time worldwide box office champion, said that his vision for a followup has expanded over time.
He first envisioned two sequels. But after meeting with a team of four screenwriters and a group of “some of the top artists and designers in the world,” he realized that he had way too much material for just two films. He initially decided on three sequels, then jumped to four.
“So far, what I am seeing in pure imagination is far beyond the first film,” Cameron said. He said that very few people have seen the initial concepts, but a select few have been left “speechless” by what they saw.
“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic project, making four epic films, each of which stands alone but together forms a complete saga,” Cameron said. His announcement came immediately after the director told theater owners he opposes the proposal by Sean Parker’s upstart Screening Room, to bring movies into customers’ homes at the same time they debut in theaters.
In further support of the first-run theatrical experience, Cameron added of the “Avatar” sequels: “Trust me, these are films that were designed to be seen in theaters and on the big screen first.”
The other three films will be released at Christmas-time in 2020, 2022 and 2023. “That is our game plan,” Cameron said.
“The next time I see you will be on Pandora,” Cameron told the theater owners, referring to the mythical land he created with “Avatar.”