This is the final 2012 installment of the daily fold, our new convention newsletter. Read here for more information about the newsletter along with the first installment, or here for the second installment of 2012.
Inside this issue, find photos of this year's Oversized Folding Competition, Paper Airplane Contest, Sunday Classes, Mobile Library, Kilts, and diagrams for a special convention model sponsored by Creased magazine.
Oversized Folding Competition
This year's Oversized Folding Competition was a hugely popular event during Sunday night festivities! While we initially announced that we would be limiting the event to 30 teams, due to the high demand to participate we were able to accommodate a staggering 41 teams made possible by the very generous donation of large paper by Set Shop. Below, you can find the list of teams that participated in addition to the categories for which awards were given. Note that this list is somewhat incomplete, so if you have any additional information to contribute to this record, please thefold [at] origamiusa.org (contact us)! Thanks for everyone who participated this year, especially Sok Song who organized the event and Stephanie Kwan who ran logistics, in addition to our esteemed judges: Jean Baden-Gillette, Anne LaVin, Makoto Yamaguchi, Dennis Walker, Elliot Zeichner, and Wendy Zeichner.
|Team Name||Team Members||Model Folded||Awards|
|Team Oink!||Alex Gideon, Vivian Cribb, Julia Zee, Aaron Siegelman||Scolli Pig||Best teamwork|
|Captain Zimbabwe and the Cabinet Shuffle||Nathan Zimet, Jacob Zimet, Jonathan Schneider||Rastafarian Jungle Pixie||Most bizarre (tie)|
|Folding Friends||Byriah, David Xing, Aaron Pfitzenmaier||Odin's Tetrahedra|
|Cal Origami||Chris Itoh, Scott Okamura, Tammy Dong||CAL|
|Team Ricci||William Ricci, Barbara Ricci, Luna Jubak, Dave Ricci||?|
|Team Win Win||Uyen Nguyen, Doug Caine Joseph Colonel, Kirsten Nicassio||4-Intersecting Planes (WXYZ)|
|Mnamnah (do-do-dodo doo)||Rowen Pierick, Yury Slabicky, Sam Denison, Ben Fritzson||Reef Fish|
|OrigaMIT (Jason's Minions)||Eli Davis, Jenny Ramseyer, Geoff Ramseyer, Chris Perry||Star Puff by Eric Gjerde||Most complex|
|Emily Kwan^2||Emily Kwan, Emily Sue Kwan||Apple|
|Ku's your daddy||Jason Ku, Mark Tompkins, Erik Degiorgi, Paul Frasco||Dragon Whelp||Most original|
|The Winners||Garret Hoff, Grant Hoff, Tom and Cheryl Hoff||Dragon|
|Fold A Delic||Judy LaPietra, Monica O'Donnell||Swan with Attitude|
|Keeping Up with the Origamians||Gay Merrill Gross, Patty Grodner, Huyvoun Lee, Robin Kraut||A Media Commentary|
|The Jackson 3||Michael Assis, Dan Cohen, David Einheber||Bowl by Paul Jackson|
|The Graffiti Artist's Collective||Anna Kastlunger, Martin Quinn||Spinner by Manpei Arai||Best action|
|Team G||Ada Gutierrez, Alex Gutierrez||Dragon – Darren Abbey|
|Action Team||Annie Pidel, Tatyana Stemkovski, Vladimir Stemkovski||Spring Into Action|
|Star Crossed Folders||Jeannine Mosely, Belle Fernandez, Faye Goldman, Susan Wettling||Stellated Rhombic Dodecahedron|
|Norwood Robot||Kyle Ikuma, Aiden Smith||Ori-Robo||Cutest|
|Fish & Chips||Alexander Soukas, Charles Yee, Esme Cribb, Simone Ver Eecke, Sang Yul Bae||Joseph Wu Owl|
|Inspector Spacetime||Matt LaBoone, Lynn Corum||Dragon by Robert Neal|
|Origami Guys||Blaise Winkler, Isaac Hargrave||Bannana slug by Michael LaFosse||Most bizarre (tie)|
|WTF OMG||Lorne Dannenbaum, Wesley Dambo, Linda Yau, Sam Ita, Hugh Appet||Wen's Dragon|
|Rock Jockeys||Talo Kawasaki, Oliver, Wenhau Chao, Sharon Yamada||Rocking Horse|
|Rejects||Nathan Ascher, Ryan Dong, Seiji Murakami, Henry Dul, Mitch Dul||Angry bird||Most whimsical|
|The Samurais||Parker Connelly, Cullen Brown, Patrick Connely, Nicholas Andrzcjkiewicz||Samurai Helmet|
|The Folders||Dante Castro, Zander Bolgar, Tony Castro||One Omega Star|
|TBC||Malachi Brown, Jeans Kober, Rebecca Harris||Fujimoto Hydrangea|
|Salty Dogs||Benjamin Levy, Declan Levy, Vishaka Apte, Scott Cramer||Automaton||Most creative|
|Tovi and Mum||Tovi Wen (aged 9), Rachel Stadlen||Flamingo|
|Awesome||Daniel Kwan, Melissa Harkins, Steven Toledo, Tyler Gorda, Leanna Read, Emily Shek||Crane – Nicholas Terry|
|Team International||Sipho, Diego, Sejin Park, Won Park||Spider on a Leaf||Model the judges would most want to learn how to fold|
|Golden Wings||Jonathan Hirschberg, Karen Ong, Jeffrey Yen, Eric Lan, Takuro Kashiwamura||Golden Eagle – Robert Lang|
|Quick, Duck! There's an Elephant!||Kayo Kurata, Karen Buse, Doris Asano, Deb Pun||Happy Elephant by Yamanashi||Most dramatic|
|Jurassic Paper||Travis Mueller, Matthew Green, Kathy Riley||Baby Tyrannosarus Rex|
|Effort||Leon Lei, John Lei, Matthew Lei||Rose - Kawasaki|
|New Friends||Sunil Dhavalikar, Jim Conti, Christine Firman, Alyssa Firman, Kyle Firman||Modular Star|
|Team Zing||John Szinger, Michelle Szinger, Lizzy Szinger||Fox|
|3JS||Jennifer Hou, Sarah Hou, Jason Loy, Juston Hairgrove||Sea Horse|
|Mad for Origami||Kyuill Jung, Hanon Jhung||Puppy|
|WomBat Hunters||Adrian Sack, Beth Johnson||Hex Owl|
Paper Airplane Contest
This year's Paper Airplane Contest had 25 contestants competing in three categories: Distance, Accuracy to a Target, and Time Aloft. Each plane had to be folded from a single piece of paper without cutting or glue, and no weights or tape were allowed to be added to the plane. Congratulations to first, second, and third place in each category!
|First Place||John Lei (NY)||Kyle Firman (NC)||Mohammad Khokha (CT)|
|Second Place||Brandon Zee (NY)||Cullen Brown (MD)||Henry Knoblauch (NY)|
|Third Place||Henry Knoblauch (NY)||Brandon Zee (NY)||Tai (?)|
The Mobile Library
The Mobile Library was a new project run by Anne LaVin and the OrigamiUSA Library Committee to bring books from our reference library for members to browse onsite at convention. Nearly 100 books were brought to convention and were available in a controlled access room, one book at a time for members to peruse. Over 30 convention attendees took advantage of this service and viewed over 100 books. With such a successful pilot program, expect to see an expanded inventory in the future. Start thinking of what books you'd like us to bring next year so we can work to serve you better!
Thank you for sharing convention with us through our little newsletter! We hope it will help attendees recall fond memories of convention, and help observers to experience a glimpse into the annual OrigamiUSA NYC Convention. This newsletter was produced entirely by volunteers who spent late nights and their precious convention time taking photos for, formatting, printing, and folding this newsletter. Special thanks to Andrew Cribb and Susan Dugan for their brilliant photography; and especially to Kathryn Wagner for organizing all aspects of the newsletter and making it possible to format and print the newsletter onsite. This newsletter would not have been possible without her tireless efforts!
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