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Favorite ThisInternational Gloving Championship hits LA on September 7th

Published: August 27, 2013

EmazingLights Presents
IGC 2013 – International Gloving Championship: Lights are the Main Event The World’s Largest Annual Gloving Competition
 At the Historic Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA
Saturday, September 7, 2013

Who’s the best Glover on the planet?  EmazingLights will answer that question as hundreds of Glovers compete for that title at the 2013 International Gloving Championship: Lights are the Main Event on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the historic Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA.  “Tutting,” “morphing,” “conjuring,” and other smooth moves will abound as Glovers from near and far battle head to head to see if they have what it takes to be crowned the best competitive Glover on earth.  The latest twist on light shows, an old rave tradition, Gloving is a dynamic new dance art form that first emerged in 2006 at an electronic music event.  Opening ceremony starts at 1:00pm.  After party starts at 10:00pm. Spectator tickets are $10 to $15 (depending on time of purchase) and can be secured in advance at Competitor tickets start at $15. Special VIP competitor packages are also available.  The competition is an all ages event. IGC’s after party (included with all ticket purchases) is 18 and over.  The Yost Theater is located at 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, CA 92701 (  For more information, please see the Facebook event page at and the official IGC site at

The first IGC was held in June 2011.  This year’s event is the third installment of the annual competition.  300 registered Glovers are expected to compete this year.  Top Glovers GummyFryMimik, ArcadeTrippz and Munch will compete.  DJs Brazzabelle, Gummy, RawTekGTNew AgeAerosStupore, and Riley Nance will spin throughout the day.  Competing Gloving teams include AYO? (Are You Okay?), PM (Puppet Masters), LOL(Lords of Light), Team [e] (Team Emazing), ILL (Illuminati Lights), SS (Shape Shifters), PLL (Peace Love Lights), UFL (Unidentified Flying Lights), Ambience, and more.  With the theme Lights are the Main Event, this year’s festivities will also include a professional dance crew Gloving performance, the premiere of a short documentary on IGC, additional light show displays in a variety of forms, and a “Golden Glove” awards presentation recognizing outstanding contributors to the field of Gloving over the past year.  The IGC 2013 competition will be judged by certified IGC judges on execution, musicality, trick difficulty, cleanliness, and variety.  Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be awarded.  IGC 2013 event sponsors include EmazingLights, iHeartRavesSol Republic,BoombotixAQUAhydrate, and Monster Energy.  Long exposure photographer Harmonic Light will host a photo booth (think light trails!)

“IGC is an annual celebration full of creativity and passion that brings light artists, their friends, and fans together as a family,” says EmazingLights-iHeartRaves Founder Brian Lim, “The competitive aspect of the event also serves to really push forward the art form – it's exciting to see the new skills and innovative moves the competing Glovers bring each year!"

IGC 2013: Lights are the Main Event Schedule

  • 11:00am – Competitor Check-In 
  • Noon – Doors Open to the Public 
  • 1:00pm – Opening Ceremonies:
    Professional dance crew Gloving performance
    - Welcome by IGC MCs
    - Remarks by Brian Lim
    - Rules

    - IGC short documentary premiere

  • 2:00pm – Tournament: 
    5 rounds of Swiss Style competition
    - Light art spectacles, fire spinning, and LED hoopers between each round

  • 5:00pm – The IGC Golden Glove Awards recognizing prominent Glovers and their contributions to the community
  • 5:30pm – Playoffs
  • 7:30pm – Grand Finals
  • 8:00pm – IGC 2013 Awards Ceremony
     Closing set by Gummy (DJ team of Glovers Gummy and Pulse)

  • 10:00pm – IGC 2013 After Party:
    - Headliner Brazzabelle
    - Open Gloving

    - Admission included in all ticket prices
    - 18 and over

Links – 
 • IGC 2013 Tickets –
 • IGC 2013 Facebook Event Page –
 • IGC Facebook Page – 
 • Official IGC Site –
 • Yost Theater –
 • EmazingLights –
 • iHeartRaves –