Wiredrive to host “Mixing Realities” Official Kickoff Event for VRLA Summer 2016 Expo Tonight

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Wiredrive to host a cocktail networking event to kickoff VRLA summer expo this evening, Thursday, August 4th at their offices in Playa Vista, CA in celebration of all the exciting advances in VR and 360 video content!

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When companies like Wiredrive start getting into the VR space, it's proof that there's a market and that VR is happening

Wiredrive is thrilled to announce its hosting of the VRLA Kickoff Virtual Reality Mixer tonight, Thursday, August 4th, just one day before the VRLA conference begins. VRLA is the largest virtual reality and augmented reality expo in the world. The expo, open to both consumers and industry professionals, will feature cutting-edge demos of the most exciting projects in development for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Google Cardboard, Samsung GearVR and more!

It will be a fabulous night of drinks, appetizers, mingling and virtual reality talk at Wiredrive’s HQ in Silicon Beach. Guests are invited to check out the new HTC Vive in Wiredrive’s VR room, experience the LIVE 360 camera set-up with Samsung Gears to watch in real-time, and even play ping pong, all while indulging in delicious appetizers from Hey 19, wine from ONEHOPE, and beer from Anheuser-Busch. Foxtales will be providing their signature interactive kiosk where guests can create fun images and GIFs to share with friends on social media, and there will be custom limited-time Snapchat filters in place just for this event!

Wiredrive will support sharing and collaborating of VR and 360 content, and this mixer is kicking off the conversation about the opportunities that Wiredrive provides to this industry. “Wiredrive is excited to bring together the VR production community to meet and network together. This group of highly creative storytellers and sophisticated technologists representing the unique strengths of Silicon Beach. “ states Bill Sewell, Co-founder & Partner at Wiredrive, “VR is evolving rapidly and everyone is sharing in the learning process. It’s a very cool time to become involved.”

VRLA, the world's largest virtual and augmented reality expo, welcomes both consumers and industry professionals and is produced by The Virtual Reality Foundation twice annually. The Summer VRLA Expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th. “When companies like Wiredrive start getting into the VR space, it's proof that there's a market and that VR is happening.” - John Root Co-founder of VRLA

For media inquiries or to request a press pass for the event, please contact Kelley Weaver at Melrose PR- kelley(at)melrosepr(dot)com (310)260-7901 and the invitation can be viewed on Eventbrite.

About Wiredrive
Wiredrive is a secure media-sharing and collaboration tool designed for creative professionals. More than 1,500 agencies, brands, production houses, and entertainment companies rely on Wiredrive to effectively collaborate with teams and privately share video. Tailored for professionals who create video, Wiredrive has faster upload and download speeds, industry-specific workflows, robust search capabilities, custom branding, insights into user activities, metadata search, and enterprise-grade security.

About The Virtual Reality Foundation
Founded in 2014, The Virtual Reality Foundation is a non-profit that was created at the nexus of the emerging medium of virtual reality and Los Angeles' entertainment industry. The foundation produces the semi-annual VRLA expos, where a new generation of technologists, enthusiasts, and thinkers converge to try the latest immersive experiences, consumer gear, and creators' tools. The Virtual Reality Foundation will also host the third annual Proto Awards in the fall of 2016 -- the first-ever awards show for virtual reality content.

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