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Bill Hoffman

LIGHT UP OHIO 2018

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LIGHT-UP OHIO 2018 is COMING!!!!  This is a two-day event dedicated to educating and sharing ideas to fellow decorators.  If you are interested in Holiday Lighting, this is the event for you.  We will have presentations directed to every skill level, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran.  Meet up with like minded decorators from all over the Country.

Maybe you would like to learn how to Animate Wireframes in your display.  Or would enjoy talking to others who are interested in Inflatable's.  Maybe you want to go all out with a Radio Synced Light Display,  or a Complete Animated Extravaganza.  Or maybe you just want to hook up with people who love to collect and display Blowmolds.  Regardless of your interests, bring your dreams and ideas to Light Up Ohio 2018.  We will help you develop them into something you can be proud of, and create wonderful memories for all who see your display.

Our Sponsoring Vendors will have plenty of discounts and lots of great door prizes.  This will be our 12th year of showing you how to "Make Memories", so come and join us on May 11th and 12th.  REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON!!!!!

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16 hours ago, The Inflatable King Of Ohio said:

Where is this at in Ohio?

Spring Hill Lodge within Sharon Woods Metro Park, located in Westerville, Ohio; a suburb on the NW side of Columbus.  It's a good time with lots of great people.

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8 hours ago, Otisforme said:

Is this something that you can do just one day

 

Sure can!  Most of the presentations and activities will be on Saturday, May 12th. 

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On 3/7/2018 at 7:35 AM, Buckeyelights said:

Spring Hill Lodge within Sharon Woods Metro Park, located in Westerville, Ohio; a suburb on the NW side of Columbus.  It's a good time with lots of great people.

That’s a good hour or two away. I don’t know if I can make it. I’ll try!

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Registration for LUO 2018 is now open...
http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2443480-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=a02374cd0ef4e13

We are having the Meet & Greet Friday Evening 6pm @ Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. If you planning on coming, we ask that you register, so that we can give the restaurant a more accurate count of how many people are coming. Remember, this is a Friday evening and they are quite busy at dinner time!!
http://meet-greet2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx

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     Do you dream about building your very own Pixel Tree for the coming season, but just don't have any idea how to go about it?  Then you are in luck!!!!

     Come to Light Up Ohio 2018 on May 12th, and let Tom Hammond explain to you how to accomplish your dream.  Tom will go over every aspect of the Pixel Tree build from start to finish, in simple terms that we can all understand.  He will cover things like how big of tree you will need for your space, type of pixels to use, where to buy different parts, best structural support for ease of setting up/tearing down, and will give you lots of tips and shortcuts to make the job seem effortless.

     Come and JOIN US at Light Up Ohio 2018 in beautiful Westerville, Ohio and spend an educational and fun filled day.  No need to worry if you are not from Ohio, we have attendees from all over the Country in attendance.

Registration and more information at:

http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2443480-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=a02374cd0ef4e13         

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     I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to save a few bucks when I set up my Christmas Display.  That is where the expertise of David Jones comes in.  David will be at Light Up Ohio 2018, showing us all how to save money. David will show us a lot of the "New", cost effective technology, and teach us how to use it.  Just imagine, a Wireless Pixel Controller for just a few dollars, instead of hundreds.  This is just one of the many pieces of hardware you can get to control your lights, and run your whole display.  Come to Light Up Ohio 2018, and let David show you tips and tricks, and  where to buy low cost Hardware to make your display the best that it can be, and not break the bank. 

     Join us at Light Up Ohio 2018, REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx

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     Light Up Ohio 2018 is happy to announce a Holiday Lighting Symposium will be held on Friday May11th, from 12noon-4pm, at the Worthington Northwest Library. This will be an open type discussion addressing all facets of Holiday decorating and lighting.  Robert Vanorsdale and Clyde Lindsey, from Pixel Pro Displays, will be your moderators.  They will talk about the Tricks of the Trade, Xlights Tips, LOR, Prop selection/placement, and other techniques to make your display the best it can be.  Also, they will open up the discussion to answer all of your questions about your own display.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get all of your questions answered, and to share with other Lighting Enthusiasts, in a one on one relaxed atmosphere.  You must be registered for the Saturday Main Event to attend.  Details will be on the site soon!!

http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx

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2 hours ago, Bill Hoffman said:

     Light Up Ohio 2018 is happy to announce a Holiday Lighting Symposium will be held on Friday May11th, from 12noon-4pm, at the Worthington Northwest Library. This will be an open type discussion addressing all facets of Holiday decorating and lighting.  Robert Vanorsdale and Clyde Lindsey, from Pixel Pro Displays, will be your moderators.  They will talk about the Tricks of the Trade, Xlights Tips, LOR, Prop selection/placement, and other techniques to make your display the best it can be.  Also, they will open up the discussion to answer all of your questions about your own display.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get all of your questions answered, and to share with other Lighting Enthusiasts, in a one on one relaxed atmosphere.  You must be registered for the Saturday Main Event to attend.  Details will be on the site soon!!

http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx

Here is the registration site for our Friday Event... www.luo2018friday.whindo.com - Seating is "Limited" so if you plan on attending, don't wait to long to reserve your seat!!

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Light Up Ohio 2018 is happy to announce a Holiday Lighting Symposium will be held on Friday May11th, from 12noon-4pm, at the Worthington Northwest Library. This will be an open type discussion addressing all facets of Holiday decorating and lighting. Robert Vanorsdale and Clyde Lindsey, from Pixel Pro Displays, will be your moderators. They will talk about the Tricks of the Trade, Xlights Tips, Prop selection/placement, and other techniques to make your display the best it can be. Also, they will open up the discussion to answer all of your questions about your own display. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get all of your questions answered, and to share with other Lighting Enthusiasts, in a one on one relaxed atmosphere. You must be registered for the Saturday Main Event to attend.

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Light Up Ohio 2018 is just 3 weeks away!!!

If you haven't registered yet, don't wait to much longer... seats are filling up fast!!

April 29th is the last day for our (optional) Registration + T-Shirt, if you would like one.

Agenda Update: 
We know how fun the white elephant gift exchange is, but due to time constraints, we will not be doing it this year.

 

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       When you are dealing with Holiday Lighting, one of the main problems is getting More Power to your props.  Whether it be "Power Injection" or "Power Boosting", come to Light Up Ohio 2018, and let Dan Blickensderfer show you how to solve all of your power problems.  Dan will be there to answer all of your questions, and to help you bring your display to that next level of excellence.  "ONLY 15 DAYS LEFT"!!

http://luo2018.whindo.com/event/default.aspx

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LIGHT UP OHIO 2018 IS GETTING VERY CLOSE TO CAPACITY! UNFORTUNATELY, WE MAY HAVE TO CUT OFF REGISTRATION VERY SOON.  STAY TUNED!

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