The 2011 Fusion Awards were a big hit this year. Most people were dressed smart (the posters did say ‘dress to impress, dress like a spy), the decorations were of stars and planets and dragon eggs, and the food was delicious. The trophies were new as well this year and a big hit. Similar to the one from the previous year they had the classic ‘dragon egg’ look that Cogswell Students so love. The event was defiantly one of the fanciest events held on campus, perhaps only comparable to senior night. Dresses varied from prom dresses and tuxedos, to simple cocktail dresses and polo shirts with slacks.
It was really great that this year the teachers of the different fields being judged came up and talked a bit about the category before the nominees were announced. It was really refreshing to get to hear a nice introduction to the topics, particularly ones I didn’t understand as well, like rigging, lighting, and the music categories. There were 15 different categories as follows; Music Production, Music Performance, Music Composition, Sound Design, Illustration, Sculpture, Concept Design, Photography, Texturing, Lighting, Modeling, Game, Rigging, Animation, Sequential Art. This year was the first year that sequential art was a category, one that the comic club requested and got. It’s nice how much power the students have on campus with influencing programs and the like.
Overall the evening was a beautiful evening, with some lovely star balloons, some of which now adorn my room. The evening went really well, and we got exactly as many people as we had planned for (we had planned for way more than we thought we were going to get) next year I think we’ll have to plan for even more!