Gathering for prize drawings at the New York Mixer.
Oh What A Night - In New York,
2011 Voice Over Mixer Dazzles
December 4, 2011
By John Florian
(VOXtra) - Saturday night in New York: More smiles, more hugs, more kisses, more ... "Hey, I know you from your picture!" than ever before.
Awash in blue light and high-energy holiday cheer, the 2011 New York Voice Over Mixer drew a record 500 or more voice talents and professionals Saturday night, Dec. 3, to the vast Arena Event Space near Times Square.
The ever-growing annual event was hosted by Voice Talent Productions' Erik (pictured right) and Lindsay Sheppard and Marc Graue Voiceover Studio. Additional main sponsors were Edge Studio, Voicebank, the VOICE 2012 conference, and Sam Ash Music Stores.
Friends partied. Voice over newcomers ("Working on a demo," "Just did a demo" ...) networked and experienced the congenial nature of their new profession.
Many of the throng came to New York for the party and then hit the trains, busses and roadways home.
Yet many also came for the weekend or more; those from southern California could have chartered a plane (consider it next year?). Philip Banks and Darren Altman showed no signs of jet lag from their flights over the pond from the UK, nor did Reuven Miller from Israel. Pictured left, other out-of-towners Mara Junot and Peter K. O'Connell.
On stage, the Sheppards drew winning names for scores of prizes, from expensive audio gear to training to posters and more. Hats flew into the crowd in the annual hat toss. And we all took turns on the stage to pose with friends as cameras flashed.
No doubt the VTP event page will soon post pictures, and shots will flood the online galleries. Here, too, are a few from the VoiceOverXtra camera of the good times at the fourth annual New York Voice Over Mixer.
Thanks, Erik, Lindsay and event sponsors for what truly seemed to be the largest gathering of voice over talent!
Erik Sheppard, Marc Graue, Rob Paulsen and Lindsay Sheppard
Dave Courvoisier, Trish Basanyi and Terry Daniel (the VoiceOverXtra Super Socials webinar hosts)
Reuven Miller and Ron Levine
Toe to dressy toe: Erik and Lindsay Sheppard
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