Next week both myself and Richard Olsson from the Away3D team will be heading to New York to speak at the second annual Flash and the City conference. While its great to catch up with old friends, it’ll also be a chance to meet some news ones as New York is a place neither Richard or I have spoken at before. We’ll actually be doing separate talks – I’ll be presenting my Simulating the Real piece and Richard will be covering more practical aspects of the new Away3D tools being built for 4.0 with a talk entitled Flash – will it Blend?

FATC is yet another Flash conference that covers a range of subjects beyond simply the Flash variety, and there is a strong speaker lineup including Lee Brimelow, Ryan Stewart, Keith Peters, John Lindquist, Ben Stucki, Bartek Drozdz and Stacey Mulcahy to name but a few. I haven’t been back to New York in a while so it’s certainly an exciting prospect for me – looking forward to seeing you all! The most up-to-date information on the conference can be found by following the FATC blog at