As a new season begins, we here at Lighting Dimensions, Entertainment Design, and LDI are determined and actually energized to help this industry move forward and, well, stay open. Open on Broadway, Off Broadway, on the screen, in theme parks, cruise ships, clubs, and on tour. Several new shows are in previews or have recently opened here in New York, including: By Jeeves, 45 Seconds from Broadway, Noises Off, Hedda Gabler, and Mamma Mia!

This is indeed a time of reflection. It is also a time of celebration and support. We look forward to seeing many of you at LDI this month where together we will celebrate and recognize the collective creative spirit in the entertainment technology industry, including this year's Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement honoree, Jim Bornhorst.

We invite you to also join us at the 10th annual EDDY Awards here in New York on Friday, December 7. We will honor rising designers, technicians, and products, and also tip our hats to many honorees over the last decade.

In 2002, Entertainment Design will celebrate 35 years, Lighting Dimensions 25 years, plus the LDI show, and our friends at ESTA, 15 years. See you at the theatre.