Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sept 4: Color Kinetics hosts TEA in its New York showroom

Color Kinetics, 
themed entertainment 
and you! 

Join your professional colleagues for a Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) industry mixer in New York City at the Color Kinetics showroom. This event has been organized by TEA's Eastern North America Division and is sponsored by Philips, Color Kinetics and Blue Telescope.

Sept 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
Color Kinetics showroom
267 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
RSVP required in advance: Click here.

For TEA NextGen members: Aquatica event in Orlando Aug 16

A day of fun and professional development for NextGen members of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) will take place Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, in Orlando.

TEA NextGen is a membership category for full-time students and recent grads who are working to make their careers in the themed entertainment industry. Learn more here.

Your day at Aquatica will include a panel discussion about park operations, plus an opportunity to enjoy the park.

Additional details and downloadable flyer here.
Advance reservation is required - click this link to RSVP.

Special thanks to Aquatica and to SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for hosting and sponsoring this event.

Burbank, Aug 14: TEA Western Division Mixer

Join members of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) at the Burbank Bar & Grille Aug 14 for a no-host mixer, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

No need to RSVP - just show up. All industry members and their guests are welcome.

This event is organized by the TEA Western North America Division.

Burbank Bar & Grille:
112 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

Click here to download the event flier.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Clara Rice's Top 11 reasons to attend "OkTEAberfest" in Cincinnati Sept 19-20

OkTEAberfest is organized by the Eastern N.A. Division of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). 

Here are Ten  Eleven reasons to be there:
11. Because “The Queen City of the West” is full of beautiful Italianate buildings, nationally recognized museums, and one of the best park systems in the country.

 10. More #TEAselfies!
Look! It’s Todd McCurdy of Morris Architects visiting Cincinnati!
9. Because this is the host hotel:
A heapin’ spoonful of architectural O.M.G.
8. Because where else will you find Catwoman, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, The Hulk, Doctor Who, Gimli, Young Anna from Frozen, a Power Ranger and The Fonz all in one place?
7. Because, on Oktoberfest Weekend, this is how we do dinner…
More than 56,000 sausages and 20,000 cream puffs will be consumed Oktoberfest weekend, followed by approximately 87 pounds of antacid.
6. …and fashion…
Any TEA member sporting lederhosen or a dirndl wins a free commemorative beer stein – full of real beer!
5. …and live music.
Pack your flugelhorn!
4. And because of this…
Tour guides: Comic Expo style.
3. …and this…
It’s the Running of the Wieners. Seriously.
2. …and absolutely this…
Oh, my! That’s George Takei leading last year’s World’s Largest Chicken Dance! Who will it be this year?

But the #1 reason to attend OkTEAberfest?! 

1. Because it’s the TEA
and you know 
we know how to have fun.
Click here for OkTEAberfest tickets and more information.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Paramount seeks European design talent for London project

Artist's rendering of the park plan
The London Paramount project team have asked the Europe & Middle East Division (EME) of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) to put out a call for design freelancers based in Europe.

If you are a designer or have design based skills and are willing to commit to the project on a full-time basis, please respond by sending an email to Attach a brief career summary (maximum one page) as a PDF file.

David Willrich
The project team have specifically requested that people with other theme park skills or products refrain from making contact at this time. Further announcements and requests will be made as the project develops.

-- David Willrich, President, TEA EME Division

Orlando, Aug 14: Discovery Cove hosts event for themed entertainment community

The Eastern North America Division of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) invites industry members to gather at Discovery Cove in Orlando on Thurs., Aug 14, 6:30-9:30 pm.

Enjoy the new Freshwater Oasis, meet members of the creative team at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, and network with your peers.

$20 for TEA members; $40 for non-members. 

Many thanks to PGAV Destinations, PCL Construction and Nassal for their sponsorship support.

To register for the event, please visit this link.

Download the event flyer here.

New Jersey, Aug 20: Experience Hippo Haven at Adventure Aquarium with TEA

Meet the hippos and your colleagues at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ on Aug. 20.

This event runs 7-9 pm and is organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Eastern North America Division.

Enjoy Hippo Haven! 
Free admission, parking, appetizers, beer and wine 

Thanks to our generous sponsors!