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Showcall Names Spencer E. Geissinger, Christie Riley to New Posts

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Spencer E. GeissingerWASHINGTON, DC — Showcall, Inc. noted that Spencer E. Geissinger (pictured here), an event executive who also has experience as an official with the White House and U.S. State Department, has joined the company as director for global business development. Showcall also promoted Christie Riley (pictured below) from administrative assistant to associate account manager. Add a comment

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College Student Dies at Oakland, CA “Spookfest” Concert

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OAKLAND, CA — A 20-year-old college student partying with friends at Spookfest 2014, a Halloween-themed EDM concert staged Oct. 31 at the Oracle Arena here by San Francisco-based KITS-FM/Live 105, got separated and was found dead after falling more than 20 feet from a restricted area behind the main stage.

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GoVision Acquires Content Provider Graystone Media

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ARGYLE, TX – GoVision LP, based here, announced that it has acquired Graystone Media, a Portland, OR-based provider of graphics, production services and live-event content for large video screens and event venues. Graystone Media was founded in 2007 by Josh Echo-Hawk. The transaction gives GoVision another physical presence on the West coast, following its February acquisition of the assets of Los Angeles-based InnoVision Media Group. A GoVision spokesman noted that all Graystone Media employees have been retained.

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New Hardware for Pandoras Box Product Family

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New Hardware for Pandoras Box Product Familycoolux GmbH, makers of Pandoras Box products, is offering new hardware options. The current Pandoras Box product structure will remain in place, however all server systems will make use of the new and more powerful hardware configuration.

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“Nights by Absolut” on Brooklyn’s Pier 9 Lit with Clay Paky Fixtures

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Scott Chmielewski, principal of DMDS7tudios, played a key role in lighting up the Absolut “bottle” for “Nights by Absolut” on Brooklyn’s Pier 9 in September. The one-night event relied upon Clay Paky lighting fixtures (Sharpys and B-Eye K20s) with grandMA2 consoles for control.BROOKLYN, NY – Absolut Vodka staged four events this fall, in New York, Johannesburg, Berlin and Sao Paulo. Called “Nights by Absolut,” the events drew crowds with well-known DJs, effectively creating a vibrant one-night club scene. The lighting gear chosen for the New York event, staged in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, included Clay Paky Sharpy and B-Eye K20 fixtures with grandMA2 consoles for control – all distributed in the U.S. by A.C.T Lighting. Add a comment

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Adha Festival in Doha Lit with More than 300 Robe Fixtures

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For the Adha Festival in Doha, Qatar, LD Milad Masaad used more than 300 Robe fixtures. Photo courtesy Target For EventsDOHA, Qatar – LD Milad Masaad used more than 300 Robe fixtures to light the 2014 Adha Festival staged at the Souq Waqef here. The rig, lighting a stage structure assembled for the festival, included an overhead rig with 40 Pointes, 30 LEDBeam 100s, 24 LEDWash 600s, 12 LEDWash 1200s and 22 REDWash 3?192s and a floor package with 11 MMX Spots, 16 ColorBeam 2500E ATs and another 60 LEDForce 18s. Add a comment

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Projection Honoring Mongolian Folk Hero Relies on Christie, Wincomn Technology

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Projection Honoring Mongolian Folk Hero Relies on Christie, Wincomn Technology. Photo courtesy of Wincomn TechnologyBEIJING — Christie, a global leader in visual display solutions, together with its Chinese partner Wincomn Technology, helped the Jangar Culture & Arts Palace present a 360-degree projection display to honor Jangar, a Mongolian folk hero. Add a comment

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Australia’s “Footy Show” Martin-Centered Rig Includes MAC Quantum Washes

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Australia’s “Footy Show” Martin-Centered Rig Includes MAC Quantum WashesSYDNEY — For the Nine Network’s Footy Show, a TV sports program covering pro rugby games, lighting supervisor Andrew Veitch works to ensure that there are no visual fumbles on the set. For the NRL Grand Final Footy Show, he was also able to use 32 new MAC Quantum Wash fixtures along with 52 Martin MAC Viper Profiles and more than 100 Martin MAC101s to light the show. Chameleon Touring Systems supplied the gear. Add a comment

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AT&T Offering Free Wi-Fi Access Along Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS — Visitors to Las Vegas during LDI later this month might not be guaranteed a big payout at the casinos south of the Las Vegas Convention Center, but if they are also AT&T customers, they are guaranteed to break even on their fees for Wi-Fi usage along most of the Las Vegas Strip. AT&T has provided more than 60 free Wi-Fi access points along the Las Vegas strip as a public service of sorts for tourists and locals alike.

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Design One Chooses 4Wall New York for Delpozo Fashion Week Event

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Design One Chooses 4Wall New York for Delpozo Fashion Week EventNEW YORK, NY — Madrid based designer brand Delpozo cited the use and perception of color as the focal points of their Spring/Summer 2015 collection.  For the New York Fashion Week unveiling of the collection, the brand turned to Design One New York and Lead Designer Christien Methot to ensure potential buyers would see everything they envisioned. Add a comment

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