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Open Roof Festival – Toronto

Toronto Open Roof Festival

Indie-music and indie films! Open Roof Festival is a Toronto summer movie series located outdoors. Each night will feature a live band, film, refreshments and a great time! !

Non-for-profit organization presenting the Open Roof Festival. The mission is to provide Toronto with a outdoor summer experience that highlights independent artists from Canada and around the world. Providing you with a fun, unique experience that is a party – including a musical act and an independent film. This is more than just a night at the movies – its an evening of arts, refreshments and enjoying Toronto’s beautiful summer night sky.

All profits are used to support Toronto’s independent film community.

VENUE
AMSTERDAM BREWERY
21 BATHURST ST, TORONTO

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Manchester AR Halloween Monster Hunt

Over 1,000 people have now taken part in a world first in Manchester – finding virtual monsters hidden among landmarks throughout the city. The free Manchester Monster Hunt uses an Augmented Reality (AR) app to enable members of the public to find virtual objects within the physical world, from Demons on Deansgate to Poltergeists at The Printworks, using an iPhone or Android phone. Once a monster is found, there are opportunities to slay them to win prizes, or photograph yourself and friends alongside the beast. Photos are starting to appear on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Flicker.

The campaign is the brainchild of Manchester-based Gencia Media and its AR arm, Your Brand Reality. “Until now, AR has mainly been used for practical purposes – such as finding the nearest underground station in London or GPS tourist landmarks including hotels and restaurants,” says campaign manager, Gary Lovatt. “We wanted to take AR a step further by engaging the public in something fun, exciting and addictive, both online and on their phones. The opportunity for them to win prizes offers a great incentive too, and a brand new platform for the campaign’s sponsors to engage with their various audiences.”

The campaign, which has already featured Vampires and Zombies, will release a new beast every week leading up to Halloween and beyond. As Halloween approaches, other cities throughout the UK are also expected to receive their own guest ‘visits’ from the Monsters.

You can download the free Monster Hunt app, via AR browser, Layar. There’s more information about the campaign here.