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Laser F/X On-line Newsletter - Special Reports

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    Laserists from around the world gathered at the Burlington Holiday Inn, Ontario Canada from May 20-22 for the sixth annual Laser F/X light show conference, Laser F/X 2000.

Special thanks to conference sponsors
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    There were a number of events for laserists to attend beginning on Saturday morning though the conference started unofficially on Friday evening at the Laser F/X studio. Here is a brief summary of events with quick links below to pages containing more details.


Friday, 19 May 2000

Laserists started to arrive at our studio. We put them to work on the traditional Friday night job of helping organise the conference.... and of course testing out Canadian laserist coolant.

Prep work at the Studio


Open House picture Saturday, 20 May 2000

 The first event was the Pangolin School, with Bill Benner. There were two sessions, beginner/intermediate in the morning, and intermediate/advanced in the afternoon.
    In the evening Michael Roberts welcomed laserists to his studio for a home-cooked meal at the Open House. The weather was rather chilly so hanging out in the loading bay next to the keg of laserist coolant was a popular spot.


Sunday, 21 May 2000

Sunday featured the Seminars. Interesting and enlightening presentations were provided. Of special interest was the Scanning Panel featuring 3 experts and an interesting, yet entertaining, presentation by Prof. Eric Hessles of York University on making antimatter with lasers.
    In the evening, the Brewster awards were enjoyed by all with many high quality entries coming from all over the world.

Beamshow with audience scanning


Scanner Rodeo picture  Monday, 22 May 2000

 The trade show gave laserists an opportunity to check out the latest and greatest in hardware and software. Greg Makhov of LSDI conducted a special "Scanner Rodeo" doing side by side comparisons of different types of scanning systems.
    Monday night featured the LaserFest... an opportunity to see lots of great laser shows as well as some experimental works.

Quick Links to Report Pages

    In order to present as many pictures as possible, we have broken this special report down into a number of pages to speed access. Most of these are large pages with many images so please be patient while they download.

Laser F/X 2000 Report - Introduction and background
Friday 19 May - Behind the scenes
Saturday 20 May - The Pangolin School and Open House
Sunday 21 May A - Seminars
DMX Seminar Handout - By Bill Benner
Sunday 21 May B - Brewster Awards
Monday 22 May - Trade Show and LaserFest
Candid Camera - A selection of 12 photos (very large page)


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