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August 14, 2014

Festivals Extra: SPX Announces International Guests; Host Hotel Now Apparently Sold Out Of Rooms

imageI totally missed this, but last night SPX announced via their tumblr their line-up of international guests. It's extremely solid. The guests are:
* Simon Hanselmann (Australia)
* Aisha Franz (Germany)
* Yvan Alagbé (France)
* Dominique Goblet (Belgium)
* Mana Neyestani (Iran, although currently resides in France)
* Daniel Jiménez Quiroz (Colombia)

They also mention New Zealand native, London-living Roger Langridge and a bunch of folks they describe as Australian: Frank Candiloro, Matt Emery, Luke Humphris, Matthew Hoddy, Caitlin Major, Nicholas McIvor (guessing on that link) and Lex Sugden.
That is a very impressive group. You can read their descriptions and and their PR in full through that first link.

Of more interest to some of the exhibitors may be word I'm hearing that the host hotel, the legendary Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, has sold out of rooms for the weekend. I'm not sure what I'd do if I were looking at a room. There's a nice Hilton (the equally mouthful-named Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center) a bit more than a mile up the road with rooms in the same price range ($115 or so). You could also stay just about anywhere a short train ride away given the proximity to local transit.
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