Event Industry News: Amazon drones, Middle Earth and Fairplex gets artsy

Amazon announces Prime Air, a drone delivery service

Amazon drones: You know the feeling you get when you order something cool from Amazon, then impatiently wait 3-5 business days for its arrival? That could be changing. Last night Amazon introduced the possibility of packages delivered via drones. Drone delivery will deliver packages right at your doorstep within thirty minutes of ordering. It’s instant gratification on a whole different level. The service is called Amazon Prime Air and is expected to launch in 2015.

Middle Earth lands in Los Angeles: In celebration of the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a dragon-coated New Zealand Boeing 777-300 will be descending on L.A. tonight. Spectators will catch more than glimpse of the 177-foot dragon decal on the side of the plane as it lands. Other L.A.-based Hobbit events include a giant Lord of the Rings pop-up book which will be on display at the Beverly Hilton hotel through this Friday. Props and backdrops from the films will fill the “pages” of the expansive book. It isn’t open to the public but select fans will be able to view it this Wednesday. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters worldwide on Dec. 13th. Photo taken from Tourism New Zealand.

Keeping it local: The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is running its final 2013 event at Fairplex this weekend. It is the largest indoor art & craft show in Southern California and will feature American handmade items including jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood ceramics.

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