‘Wizard of Oz’–themed event — Nightmare fuel
Evening product showcases are a staple of CES, and organizers often come up with a theme because Cool Products and Free Food apparently aren’t enough of a draw.
Pepcom’s Digital Experience had performers wander around dressed as characters from the wonderful world of Oz. And that took things a yellow brick road too far, especially when the characters looked a bit like they were welcoming you to some half-mad fever dream.
When I’m learning about advances in 3D printing, I don’t want to see some sinister version of the Tin Man giving me the hairy eyeball from across the room. —Philip Michaels