Austin Convention Center | Hilton Austin | July 26-28, 2024
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Dream Con Highlights Leading Ladies of Animation for Women’s History Month!


In the vibrant world of animation, where creativity knows no bounds and imagination takes center stage, there are shining stars illuminating the path toward inclusivity and innovation. Meet the women who are not only shaping the narratives on screen but also reshaping the very fabric of the industry.

Camille Eden

Camille Eden is a prominent figure in the animation industry, currently serving as the Vice President of Recruitment and Talent Development at Nickelodeon. Before her work at Nickelodeon, Eden spent nearly a decade at Walt Disney Animation Studios, helping to staff projects like Frozen and Frozen 2, Wreck-it Ralph, Moana, and Big Hero 6.

In her role at Nickelodeon, Eden has spearheaded initiatives aimed at recruiting diverse talent and providing them with the resources and support necessary for success. Under her guidance, Nickelodeon has launched programs to mentor and develop aspiring animators from all backgrounds, ensuring that fresh perspectives are continually infused into the creative process.

Beyond her contributions to Nickelodeon, Eden has also been an advocate for industry-wide change, participating in panels and initiatives aimed at addressing diversity and inclusion in animation.

Did You Know? Eden also worked at Dreamworks and Sony Pictures prior to her role at Nickelodeon.

Taylor K. Shaw

Taylor K. Shaw is a visionary leader and trailblazer in the animation industry, best known as the founder of Black Women Animate Studios (BWA). Shaw's journey began with a deep passion for animation and storytelling, fueled by her desire to create more representation and opportunities for Black women in the field.

In 2017, she founded BAW Studios, a groundbreaking studio dedicated to amplifying the voices of Black women in animation and fostering a more inclusive industry. The studio provides resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities for aspiring Black female animators, empowering them to bring their stories to life on screen.

Shaw's efforts have not gone unnoticed. She has been recognized as a leading figure in the animation industry, receiving accolades such as being named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment in 2021.

Did You Know? Taylor K. Shaw is the youngest CEO in the animation industry.

Cree Summer

Cree Summer is a prolific voice actress and singer known for her distinctive and versatile performances in animation, video games, and television. She began her career at a young age, making her debut in the animated series, Inspector Gadget, in the 1980s.

Throughout her career, Cree Summer has lent her voice to a multitude of iconic characters, including Susie Carmichael in Rugrats, Penny in Inspector Gadget, Numbuh 5 in Codename: Kids Next Door, and Elmyra Duff in Tiny Toon Adventures. Her vocal range and ability to bring depth to her characters have earned her widespread acclaim and admiration from fans and industry professionals alike.

Recent achievements for Cree Summer include continued success in the animation industry, with roles in popular series such as Steven Universe, DC Super Hero Girls, and Big Mouth. She has also been recognized for her contributions to diversity and representation in animation, advocating for more opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) actors and characters in the industry.

Did You Know? Cree Summer has voiced the Green M&M, Ms. Green, since 1997.

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