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Light Reading's Leading Fights

Ray Le Maistre
6/27/2014
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What happens when you mix the industry's leading awards party, an evening of cocktails and wine, a room full of industry executives desperate to pick up a prize, and hundreds of small but robust sponge balls?

Carnage, as the Light Reading crew found out at this year's Leading Lights awards dinner in Chicago on June 17.

You can see who picked up the trophies at this year's awards by checking out the official Leading Lights Winners video. (See Leading Lights 2014 Winners Video.)

For the on-the-scene reporting of the ball-related carnage, see this...

— Ray Le Maistre, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profile, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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briandnewby
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briandnewby,
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6/30/2014 | 2:03:07 PM
Re: ouch
As an aside, it does look like this is a terrific event, every bit the "Big" event it was hoped to be.
Ray@LR
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Ray@LR,
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6/30/2014 | 4:57:33 AM
Re: ouch
I can confirm that, at speed, they can be felt, but do not leave bruises.

Wonder what the events team will put on the tables next year....
mendyk
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mendyk,
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6/29/2014 | 2:12:33 PM
Re: ouch
The ones that weren't thrown were mementos. But that seemed like a wasted opportunity. And they were more foam-rubbery than spongey, which meant they traveled at a higher velocity and distance.
thebulk
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thebulk,
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6/28/2014 | 1:26:35 PM
a lot of good shots
There were a lot of good shots in that group, I would not have expected such. 
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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6/28/2014 | 11:04:27 AM
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Did they take the little sponge balls as souvenirs? 

-Susan
mendyk
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mendyk,
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6/27/2014 | 2:20:35 PM
ouch
So many of those shots were on target. Obviously the English national team was not in attendance.
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