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Laser Tag Museum at IAAPA EAS 2016 Show

The steaks were excellent, the beer was cold and the company was fantastic!

The Laser Tag Museum Curator was at the IAAPA European Amusement Show that was held in Barcelona, Spain this past September.  On Tuesday night, a number of industry veterans got together for dinner at a beautiful villa located on the upper hills overlooking Barcelona.

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From Left to Right: Tim Aldous, Managing Director of Laser Quest International and co-owner of 2 Laser Quest's facilities in France; Ocie Mathenia, Vice President of iCombat and Chef Extraordinaire!; Erik Guthrie, Curator of the Laser Tag Museum; Nick Brunt, Managing Director of Laser Quest GB; Nathan Hicks, Operations Manager of Laser Quest GB; Alastair Dawson, co-owner of 3 Laser Quest locations in the UK; and Olivier Bruant, Co-owner of 2 Laser Quests locations in France.

Also present at dinner was Fabien Maerz and Uwe Pardeike, both with Lasergames Berlin and the distributors for Zone Laser Tag and iCombat.

Tim Aldous has been a major supporter for the Laser Tag Museum and was incredibly gracious enough to introduce the Curator to Eric Laffargue Laser Game Evolution of France. We are hoping that Laser Games Evolution will be a donor to the museum in the future.

The IAAPA EAS Show also had exhibitors such as X-RAID from Italy; Laser Wars of Russia through their distributor LASERTAG EUROPA; and VEQTOR of the UK.  The Curator spoke with all of those companies and the vitality and optimism of the family entertainment industry was clearly visible.

IAAPA as an organization continues to offer incredible eductaional programs and the EAS show was no exception.  The FEC/Small Park/Indoor Playground day long educational event was extremely well attended.  Evelyn Villame, Vice President, La Boite Aux Enfants, Paris, France introduced the Curator to the room of attendees as a resource of information about laser games.  The Laser Tag Museum is a proud member of IAAPA and it was an honor to be able to sit with fellow members and share best practices about the laser games industry.

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The above photo is a great example of the industry enjoying each other.  This is X-RAID Laser Games of Italy and the Zone Laser Tag European office joining together for this photo. This was sent to the museum by Giuseppe Calazone, the president of X-RAID Laser Games.

One of the things that makes the lasergame industry so exciting is that a number of different laser tag manufacturers can get together and enjoy dinner and a great night of conversation.

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Laser Tag Museum Interviewed by Photon Authority Laurie Jean Britton

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Laurie Jean Britton, the world's authority on the Photon television series, recently stopped by the Laser Tag Museum and conducted an interview.

She has put together a number of the video snippets about a number of artifacts in the Laser Tag Museum and has posted it to YouTube.  Please enjoy!

 

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Kevin Sorbo, Hercules / Capt. Dylan Hunt, Signs HELIOS PRO pack for Laser Tag Museum

When the son Of Zeus wears a laser tag pack, you want it for the Laser Tag Museum. 

Matt Parker, owner of Megazone Noralunga was running a laser tag event at the Adelaide com-icon and had the opportunity to have Kevin Sorbo and his son Braedon try on a laser tag packs and not only did he think to get a picture with them wearing the laser tag packs but he also got Kevin to sign one of the packs. After this happened Matt Parker then allowed the Laser Tag Museum to acquire the pack from him.

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(Left to right: Tim Ellers (Matt Parker's sidekick, Kevin Sorbo, Matt Parker, Braedon Sorbo)

For those of you who do not know Kevin Sorbo starred as Hercules in the hit tv show Hercules from 1994 to 1999. 

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This pack will be added to the Hollywood section of the Laser Tag Museum which has grown rapidly. The Laser Tag Museum would like to thank Matt Parker for the acquisition. 

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High Voltage Adelaide Captains Jersey Now On Display

Tim Ellers, captain of the High Voltage Adelaide Nation Team recently donated his captain's jersey to the Laser Tag Museum.  High Voltage Adelaide plays in the Zone Laser Tag World Championship program.

The Laser Tag Museum is working to enhance its tournament and players section of the displays.  This captain's jersey will help honor the enthusiasm for the sport of laser tag.

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The Laser Tag Museum would like to thank Tim Ellers for his incredible donation all the way from Adeliade, Australia.

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IAAPA Funworld Magazine Profiles The Laser Tag Museum

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In the latest issue of Funworld, the official magazine of IAAPA, the Laser Tag Museum was profiles under their "New Member Spotlight" section.   The profile covered what makes the museum special in the laser tag industry. Also included are 5 fun facts about the industry that the average laser tag player and operator may not know.

To view the Funworld article, you can click the image to the right.LTM Funworld web

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