The OrigamiUSA Annual Convention for 2013 will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, June 21–24, 2013.
The complete convention experience includes:
- Survival Kit with tote bag full of origami paper and other goodies
- OrigamiUSA 2013 Origami Collection (book of diagrams)
- OrigamiUSA 2013 T-shirt
- Friday Open House
- Saturday & Sunday classes
- Sunday evening Oversize Folding Event
- Monday classes and presentations
- Monday night dinner
Special Guest: Jorge Pardo
Jorge Pardo was born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1970, and his first contact with origami was at the Japanese Pavilion at Expo Seville in 1992, where he saw models by Akira Yoshizawa. During his subsequent military service he started to fold simple figures, such as jumping frogs and paper planes, and gradually became interested in modular origami. He joined the Zaragoza origami group in 2003, and started to create his own models the following year. His modular creations, such as his Flexiball, have spread through the origami world, and he has been special guest at conventions in Spain, Italy, Peru, and Japan.
Jorge has developed or collaborated on several films incorporating origami, and has organized several major exhibitions. He's also working towards the establishment of an Origami Museum. In his non-origami life he's an industrial engineer.
We have another special guest that we're trying to get lined up. Watch this space!