What Is Half Rez?

We started Half Rez to bring together 3D and 2D artists, animators and designers for a night of learning, drinking and hanging out.

We have presentations planned from designers and tons of fun games and prizes to give away. Come hang out with like minded folks and let’s us celebrate our craft and learn from each other the fun way. Check out the video below from the last three years to get a vibe of what Half Rez will be like.


Lincoln Hall
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614



Motion Designers, 3D artists, and Artists of all types.


Let’s be honest, most of us work behind computers all day. Come join us at Half Rez to get away from the black rectangle for a while and hang with and learn from other professionals and beginners just like yourself.

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198 folks are already coming. Are you?


Harrison Fry

Where do I sign up and what is the cost? Thank you for your time. 

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Dud Lawson

Janet is the best Jackson 

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Kim Alpert



Ben Roche



Mike Ciacciarelli



Mark Trana



Andrea Dunn


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Trey Trimble

First-timer hopping on board. Looking SO foward to meeting the guys who inspired and taught me into this C4D world of ours, Nick and Chris! 


Spencer Seibert


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Adam Tow

Excited for my second Half Rez. Does that make me full-res? 

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Kelly King



Anthony Leon

Sounds great! 

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Shaun Patrick

Save me a place!  

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Devin Hayes


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Jay Brown

First time HalfRezer coming down from MKE. Can't wait! 


Terry Willimott


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Patrick Pohl

half beer half human 

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Nathan Apffel

I would like to attend half res this year. Thanks 

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Jason Zenz



Terrence Pitts


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Denise Cahill



Josef Haas

I think I can... I think I can... 


Anthony Palermo



Sara Jean Potts


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Amador Valenzuela


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Ben Gregoire

I use half res in After Effects all the time! 


Alexis Copeland


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Brad Stark

All I do is WIN 

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Erich Buttstadt


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John Koszarek

I hear there will be tacos AND beer. Or was it beer and tacos... ? 

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Dan Mitchell

All the beer, half the rez 


Gerson Carranza


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Brian Levin


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Justin Poore

Flying in from Phoenix. Can't wait. 

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Jeremy Albert



Justin Zurawski



Natalie Lucier


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stephan tran

Definitely coming! 


Jesse Randall


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Jeff Pins


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Rion Sheehan

See yaz there. 

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Amber Adams

I'll be there 😉 

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Cristina Gonzalez

Can't wait! 


Rosa Gabriela Salinas Linares

I am going. Do I need to make a reservation? 


Lydia Demange



Jeremy Rhoden

I'm so excited for this event. Things are about to get bizarre. 


John-Rhys Garcia

Hello! Would love to meet other talented Chicago artists and animators to help build a time machine...I mean, network creatively 

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Heather Dove

Excited to check this out! 

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Todd Earley

First time for Halfrez - insert meme here. 


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Laura Southard


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Adam Glowacki

Looking forward to meeting people in this industry and make some connections and network! Stepping into the field and nervous! XD 

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Chris Tedin

looking forward to this year's event! 


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Emily Goedken

Looking forward to seeing you all there!! 

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Anastasia Dervin

I'm excited! 

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Taylor Holloway

Yeehaww 2D+3D mayhem!  


Julie Mullins


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Andres Jaimes

This will be my First Half Rez, I'm excited! 

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Sonia Juan


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Joel Benjamin


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Jake Thomas

shiny spheres 

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Mary L'Abbate

I'm very excited to join. Let's do this! 

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Anna Grace Botka


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Kevin Botka


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Eniola Odetunde

First time attendee and I'm looking forward to Half Rez 2016. 

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Ryan Daniels

Trousers optional? 

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Wai Hong Lim

Decided to fly over to Chicago on that day. Can't wait to meet other designers. I'm excited! 


Carlos Go-niji Loera Orozco

I would like to assist. Do I need to make a reservation or something? This is going to be my first time. Thank you very much ! 

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Siena Esposito


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tom vinijpittayagul

very excited! 


Robert Burns


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joaquin castillo


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Jim Arthur



Les Sandelman


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Jessica Plummer



Chris Rundell


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Ryan Johnson


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Mathias Omotola

This time no weapons... 

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Rick Lundskow



David Cocciante

Graphic and video designer working in NYC.  

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David Ariew



Dhimanth Rao

Flying in from ATL just for the night to meet y'all! 

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Clark Stanton

What up Half Rez! 

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Sean Frangella

MotionTutorials.net for my shameless plug of new R18 Coverage!!! 


Ryan Gilbert

Wondering if you could add me to the list. I'll be bringing a few people from utopic as well.  


viky kryvanos

Hi there, I'd like to sign up to come to Half Rez this september! 


Andrea Abtahi



Dmitry Fedorov


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Nicole Ginelli


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Alex Safayan

I'm young. 

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Devin Sloan



jill patrick

What is the cost of the conference? thanks, jill  

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Peter Olieman


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Tim Chiappetta

Can't wait. HalfRez gets better every year. 


Kathryn Skrundz


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Rainier Castro

Hey there. I Would like to attend, network and learn at Half Rez 5. I attended an event at Critical Mass a few years back. 

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Zubair Parkar

As my boss calls it: The Chicago Beer thing. 

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Mark Helenowski

I'll figure out what to write here later. 


Zach Landua



Tnaya Witmer


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David Kopidlansky



Cary Marks


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Nick Tolve


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Noah Schloss


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Jason Benjamin


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Clark Stanton


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Justin Foren


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David Urbinati

it's half rez timez 

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Sam Sanderson


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Luke Wittig



Tim Bruh #Lingard


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David Saucedo

Went to Half Rez 2 and had a blast. Can't wait to go again. Gonna be an awesome time!! 

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Nick Campbell

See You There! 


David Brodeur


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Dan Conrad


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Lucas Langworthy


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Brograph Bros

Ready to Bro it out. 


Anya Alford

People passionate about cartoons, art, and design coming together for a party? Sign me up!  

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Andrez Aguayo


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Kathryn Schade


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Nick Liberatore



john Newland


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Erik Holman

Hell yea can't wait! 

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Vassi Slavova

Let's do this!:) 

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Andrew Staley


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Timothy J. Reynolds


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beeple person

jackedddddd af yo!!111 

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Josh Van Praag


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Mike Pindara

This is waht I cool 


Alex Austin

Last year's was fun, looking forward to this one! 

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Rylaan Gimby


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Travis Tessmer



Sara Potts


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Ryan Bechtel



Patrick Emling



Sunmin Park



Katie Smith



Tyler Nelson


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Luis Mayorga



Mark Butchko


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Hunter Koerner


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Thomas Donaldson



Daniel Pernikoff

It's my birthday that day!  

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Donnie Bauer



Josh Hoffman


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Dirk Jensen

Let's do this thing! 


Liza Domingues


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Doug Bello


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Steve Puttrich


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Jeff Lange

I'm ready to monkey around 

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Sergio Salgado

Just get ready fi work, work, work, work, work, work! 

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Erik Jensen


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Gavin Morrissey

Where's the "6" gonna go next year? 

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Mike Gugliuzza


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Matthew Butler


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Brent Austin

How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real? 

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John Filipkowski

let's get weird! 

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Duarte Elvas

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Anthony Morrelle


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Jeff McBride


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Courtney Hannibal

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. 

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Gary Barrett



Maria Carretero



Zach Durden


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Patrick Coleman

i'll have a weird conversation with you 

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Dave Mehrman


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Timothy Weidelman


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Chas Fries

Computer, load up Celery Man please. 

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Dan Tiffany


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Jake Mathew


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Hieu Vu

First timer 😀 

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Katrina Zimmerman


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Brian McCauley

yes please. 

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Brad Backofen

Will there be more video games? 


Ryan Butterworth


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Ryan Summers


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Brad Chmielewski


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Chris Schmidt

To Half Rez and beyond! 

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Nick Hopkins


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Teddy Laich

As the kids say these days, Bitchin'. 

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mike kislovsky


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Justin Younger

Who renders the renderman? 

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Ethan Barnowsky

Yes, I am a 2015 Cube Race champion.  

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Tyler Scheitlin


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EJ Hassenfratz


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Mark Mastropaolo

the arsonist has oddly shaped feet 


Blasko Arsov


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Michael Bischoff

Have to come down to represent the 414. 

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Timmy Allen

Fifth time is the charm! 

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Ivan Mathy


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Chad Ashley



Louville Moore

Hey Nick & Chris, Would love to come out to Chi-town this year for Half Rez! -Lou 

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Rob Santella


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Jake Williams

Now with five times more half the rez! 

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Jack Bransfield

I hope there are tacos. 

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Dave Kiss

That's what i thought 

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