Aha, was looking for an introduction thread but gave up. Now I find it. Hi all, My name is Rob and I am a freelance LD and programmer working in the UK and Europe. I have been lurking at the CB forums to get a feel for all things lighting in the US and to brush up on my US terminology (reason for that in a minute). I have been around theatres for as long as I can remember, and although I have working in concerts and events for the last 15 years I have a background in traditional theatre. I trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (like all those famous English actors) and now live in the West of England with my family. I am looking forward to getting involved in discussions here at the CB and trying to understand lighting on the other side of the pond. The reason? Well, I run a stage lighting blog for beginners and it is getting quite popular worldwide. At the moment, I only really have a handle on what's happening in the UK despite the fact that my readers are from all over the world, particularly the US. I am interested in techie education for the next generation and also developments in our industry. I have uses quite a few different consoles and so often have an opinion or two about new moving light controllers that come out. I try to translate all this "pro" stuff into articles that the On Stage Lighting readers can understand and progress in their field.