So I'm here at KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival) and it's AWESOME. Having a great time working at the Stratos G. Dukakis Performing Arts Center at the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, learning a lot of great stuff! Well the culmination of my week so far was today I got to spend a good total of 6 hours in 2 moving light workshops and a few more hours in between workshops just messing around with the Ion. I learned most of the major stuff on the Ion, everything from patching and writing cues to creating effects and Marking fixtures. I have to say the Ion is an impressive console and I'm already hooked! ALPS came and set it up, they had 4 ETC Ion consoles with one 2x10 fader wings and one ETC Eos Console. Then they has 10 Martin MAC 700 fixtures mounted on a truss above each console, one Wash and one Profile fixture for each console. The Eos was setup so it could take over the control of all the fixtures from the Ion's but the Ion's could only control the two fixtures above them. So I feel like I have gotten a good feel for the Ion and I really do like it so far. When I get back I'm going to try and get my department to replace our old Express 48/96 with one. Soooo fun!