DeKalb Entertainment Commission and ChooseATL Announce Cydnei Chyan as Winner of “ChooseATL Tracklanta” Music Competition

DeKalb Entertainment Commission and ChooseATL Announce Cydnei Chyan as Winner of “ChooseATL Tracklanta” Music Competition

Chyan Will Perform at ChooseATL House at SXSW on March 12 and Will Receive Recording Session with Music Engineer Bill Zimmerman at Callanwolde’s New Recording and Mixing Studio; Competition Was Open To Amateur Musicians In Greater Atlanta Area

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Largest Sci-Fi Convention in DeKalb coming this weekend!

Expo logoFor the fourth year, the Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo will celebrate pop culture creators with a family-friendly event at DeKalb’s North DeKalb Mall. Artists, writers, actors, game designers, animators, modelers, costumers and fans will gather to share their craft, instruct and inspire others to explore their own fannish interests. Held March 3 – 4, 2018, the two-day event will again feature panels, workshops, gaming tournaments, live entertainment and a dealer’s room. The event is free and open to the public.

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DEC Brings Wakanda to Atlanta for Black Panther Screening

The Phoenix Leadership Foundation and the DeKalb Entertainment Commission brought Wakanda to Atlanta with a special screening of the new Black Panther movie for local high school students. 700 students from six Dekalb County schools and six Atlanta Public Schools viewed the critically acclaimed Marvel Blockbuster film.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Wakanda for a Day? Area students view Black Panther in style

WABE – Atlanta is Wakanda – Black Panther movie screened for 700 local high school students

Oz Magazine (below)





DEC partners with ChooseATL on SXSW emerging artist competition

the DeKalb Entertainment Commission and ChooseATL have announced a partnership to host “ChooseATL Tracklanta,” a competition to find outstanding musical talent — of any genre — in the metropolitan Atlanta region (MSA). The winner will perform at the ChooseATL House at SXSW on Monday, March 12, 2018, in Austin, TX.

Submissions for the competition will be accepted via SoundCloud beginning on Tuesday, February 13, and will conclude at midnight on Friday, February 23, 2018.  There is no entry fee, but entrants must be an amateur, unsigned musician(s) not associated with a label or distribution company. All applicants must also be residents of the metro-Atlanta area. Details here.

The winner of the competition will also receive rehearsal time at Atlanta’s Stage Audio Production in preparation for SXSW, and a recording session with Grammy Award-winning, Atlanta-based music/audio engineer Bill Zimmerman at Callanwolde Fine Art Center‘s new recording and mixing studio at the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording. Zimmerman works as a freelance engineer and assistant to Phil Tan, where he has assisted on recent projects for Fifth Harmony, Coldplay, Zara Larsson among others.

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Feb. 8: Creative Xpo Showcases Georgia’s Entertainment, Digital Media, Arts, Tech Industries

DeKalb Entertainment Commission Among Exhibitors, Attendees will Learn and Collaborate with Demonstrations, Exhibits, Panels, Industry Insights

What: Creative Xpo is an interactive event that will showcase Georgia expertise in a range of creative fields, including film and tv production, animation, art, game design, programming, web design and more. Attendees will play, learn, collaborate and participate in demonstrations, exhibits and panels.

The new DeKalb Entertainment Commission will be among the Creative Xpo’s exhibitors. The Commission is charged with stimulating economic growth across the county in film, television, music and digital entertainment.

When: February 8, 2018, 6 – 10 p.m.

Where:  Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Panel Topics Include:

  • Start-Up Investing in Digital Media, Art, Tech & Entertainment
  • Building Your Digital Profile
  • Creating Your Personal Brand

Tickets: $10, $20. Link: