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The Lovaganza 2020 Announcement Recap

At the beginning of August 2016 an announcement was made regarding the touring schedule of an event known as Lovaganza 2020. Specifically announced to be happening between May to September of 2020, Lovaganza 2020 will be something that the world hasn’t witnessed yet.

What is Lovaganza 2020?
Lovaganza is an event very similar to the World’s Fairs, except instead of being hosted by a single country at a time with a theme for the entire event Lovaganza has a much different plan. Lovaganza will be all about showing off the cultures of the world through movies, performances, and live events.

Furthermore, Lovaganza will be touring across the world instead of being in just one country for its duration. One could say this will be a celebration of humankind’s history on Instagram and show the best of humanity for all to see. Originally, Lovaganza 2020 was titled Lovaganza 2015 and was going to occur in 2015 as well but due to the rise of 3D technology it was put on hiatus to make use of the new technology to enhance the experience.

Where will Lovaganza 2020 show up?
According to the recent announcement, Lovaganza 2020 will be taking place in specified locations in America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania. At this time however, no information has been given about the exact locations where the tours will take place at.

But wait, there’s more!
Starting in 2017, an event known as the Traveling Show will begin to tour across the globe for the sole purpose of promoting Lovaganza 2020. In addition to promoting the main show, the Traveling Show will also be displaying a look into the glasses-free 3D technology that Lovaganza 2020 will have. That’s not all however as following the Traveling Show will come a trilogy of movies about Lovaganza 2020 that will be shown in standard 2D and 3D theaters as well as within the Lovaganza pavilions during the tours. This movie trilogy will also make use of the glasses-free 3D technology that will be first shown by the Traveling Show.

Lovaganza aims to be a bohemian adventure unlike any other.

Learn more about Lovaganza:

Lovaganza from Colin Hesterly on Vimeo.

FreedomPop Opts to Stay Independent and Takes On a $30 Million Capital Infusion

FreedomPop, a new type of cell phone carrier, has decided to stay independent after considering a number of merger and acquisition offers. Instead, the company announced that it had raised $30 million in venture capital funding.

Last month — according to an article published on the industry website Recode – the company announced that it is expanding its presence in Europe. At that time, FreedomPop said it was considering either an investment or a sale of the company.

The company has already impressed investors as its U.S. now approaches a million subscribers. Stokols also said that FreedomPop is also working on retail partnerships and expects to be on at least one big box retailer’s shelves by October.

FreedomPop has developed a new approach to cell phone plans with basic service offered for free or at very low cost. The company buys data in block from traditional cell phone carriers and makes its money selling extras – particularly additional data.

A very basic FreedomPop plan includes 200 voice minutes as well as 500 text messages and 500 MB of data for free. Additional voice minutes, text messages and data are extra. An unlimited voice and text plan runs just under $20 a month. That plan includes 1 GB of data. Additional data is available for 2.5 cents per MB.

The company’s business model has proven profitable and that’s what ignited the interest in financing or outright acquisition.

For more information, you can visit the original Recode article.

Is Elektra Coming to Netflix’s Daredevil?

Fans of the Netflix Daredevil series are probably wondering when iconic characters from the comic book are going to turn up. We have not seen a lot of legendary villains and fellow heroes yet, but the show has only completed one maiden season. Casting rumors are emerging and they indicate that Elektra might show up in the second season. This is most definitely good news as Elektra is among the most important of all characters in the Daredevil mythos.

It does bear repeating these are only rumors. Nothing is confirmed about Elektra becoming a regular character on the show.

At some point, Elektra does have to appear. She is integral to many important plots in Daredevil’s history.

Elektra was Matt Murdock’s true love during his college days. Eventually, the two would go their separate ways. Elektra ended up learning much of the same martial arts that Matt learned on his path to becoming Daredevil. Elektra, however, did not go the route of becoming a hero. She ended up seeking wealth and power as one of the Kingpin’s top assassins. Truthfully, she was his main assassin much to the chagrin of the notorious Bullseye. The tensions between Bullseye and Elektra boiled over and the crazed hitman killed her in a legendary Daredevil comic. Fans like Sam Tabar know that she ended up being brought back from the grave, but that horrible storyline is best ignored.

We are just going to have to watch the next three or four seasons of Daredevil to see how all this plays out.