For those of you who have complained in the past as to why I cover SIGGRAPH on this site, I give you the following papers trailer. As I've stated before, that in addition to the Blender conferences held there SIGGRAPH also leads to new ideas for animation software including Blender.
Note the coverage of E.D. and Nils Thurey papers. (See the film credits for details)
And yes, I will be at SIGGRAPH this year and hope to bring you some exciting interviews.