Category: News and events

Lights… Camera… Claymation! MOCHA Summer Art Camp 2016

Brandy Gardner directed the kids to make 20 pieces of magic, in 5 workshop sessions at the Museum of Children’s Arts in Oakland in July 2016. When you watch these, you should know that an awful lot of work was done behind the scene to polish them.  Imagine seeing these with no pauses in the




Meet the kids of the Oakland Youth Aspire creature making workshop.

Our workshop happened on Saturday, June 13, at Oakland Youth Aspire. OYA does nonprofit work with inner city youth, to bring them a “fun and welcoming environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle and fosters open communication, empathy, and the development of interpersonal skills.”  It happens at Oakland’s Defremery Recreation Center.  Ryan from OYA was a




Frankenstein, goblins, and roller coasters share an important day.

The day is: June 16! Every day of the year has an anniversary for Important Things in history. June 16, 1816, was an important day for the British poet Lord Byron.  He gathered some friends to share ghost stories, and then they wrote their own. That’s how Mary Shelley was inspired to write Frankenstein.  It




Hang out and Google Art Show Tour with the Goblin Keepers, on June 16.

Come one, come all!  Yes, even that sneaky goblin who stole Brandy’s favorite socks.   We’re having a fantasti-casual hang out, to celebrate our successes and give you a peek at more. June 16, 4-7 PM Google, 345 Spear Street, San Francisco Meet the Goblinarium team for snacks, stories, and socializing!  Bring kids or friends. At




Goblinarium app out now. Dragons on the loose – go play with them!

These dragons are too hot to handle, whether they breathe fire or just blow bubbles. June 1, 2015, in the Apple App Store:  “Goblinarium” is the first app from our studio, Goblinarium.com.  Our creatures were on display for two months at Google in San Francisco, and now you can download them for free. Morti is




Goblins and Dragons invade Google!

Our art show went up!  It has four display cases full of Brandy’s sculpture, with paper pop-up style environments, ink drawings, and 3D objects.  It is super generous of Google to host us. Next is the app launch, and then… psst, top secret… a crowd fund to make a new app!




Google show news, Joel’s music, and more.

“It makes me want to dance!”  That’s what Brandy said.  One listen to Joel St. Julien’s demo music made the decision… we couldn’t imagine publishing without him. Our ad for a composer got tremendous response. Tons of talented musicians applied.  We narrowed them down to a dozen with the best skills.  6 were contacted, and




Animation and VFX shop talk: SIGGRAPH 2013

Here’s news from Victor, studio helper for Goblinarium, who brings talent in developing, photography and art. He took a week off from working with us to attend SIGGRAPH, the world class computer graphics and art conference. (He’s a team member helping organize their local chapter.)  We stay closely in touch with what’s going on in



Goblinarium gets appreciation at GaymerX, and jury approval for Convolution

Positive inclusion, media buzz, and unprecedented crowds helped GaymerX succeed as the first gaming convention focused on LGBT themes. On August 3-4, all allies were invited to an “arms-open party for anyone who wants to join“. It drew attendance of over 2,000 to San Francisco’s Japantown, and founder Matt Conn told us it was “just



Tippett Studio’s creature animation app

Tippett Studio is a well known VFX studio located near us in the San Francisco Bay area. They came out of traditional art, animation and effects. Now, they’re getting into the app world to let people enjoy their creature animation. There are not very many apps we can point to like this. So, please check