What do the Pillsbury Doughboy, The TRIX Rabbit, Lucky the Leprechaun, The Green Giant, My Little Pony and MTV's Daria have in common? Creative Director, Animator and Cartoonist, Pat Giles. Come and meet the man behind some of the best-known brand icons in the world. Pat will be discussing the history and importance of brand characters, and how they become the heart and soul of a brand. Pat was also a designer on seven TV series, including Disney’s "Doug," MTV’s “Daria," Disney Channel’s “STANLEY,” “JoJo’s Circus,” and “PB & J Otter,” CN’s “Sheep In Big City,” and “Codename: Kids Next Door.” He was the co-creator of Sesame Studios web-series “Lili and Torto’s Opposite Show,” and Exec Producer of Starz web-series “Captain Cornelius Cartoon’s Cartoon Lagoon.” But wait - there's more! In addition to our speaker, AdClub WNC will be hosting our annual Toy Drive during this event, in support of The Saint Nicholas Project. We encourage you to bring one of your favorite character-based toys. The Saint Nicholas Project, an initiative of Eblen Charities, needs toys for all age groups to help make the holidays brighter for kids in our community. We look forward to learning about Pat's characters and spreading some holiday cheer with our AdClub family! 🎁🎄🎁 Member tickets: $5 | with promotional code that was emailed to you. Non-Member tickets: $20 | please visit adclubwnc.org/join to become a member to get the discounted rate. Student tickets: $5 | Must present valid student ID at check-in.