December 7, 1998 |
Special-effects wizards learned the latest tricks of the trade last week at the first annual Digital Content Creation conference and exposition at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The conference, sponsored by Fairfield, Conn.-based trade magazine publisher Advanstar Communications, was geared toward the decidedly Southern California combination of technology and entertainment.
October 14, 1993 |
Advanstar Communications, a Chicago-based group of trade publications, has bought an East Coast computer graphics magazine and is moving part of its operations to Santa Ana. Advanstar employs more than 80 people in Santa Ana, where several of its magazines are headquartered. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The sales department of High Color magazine will move from Camden, Me., to Santa Ana, while its editorial operation is headed for another Advanstar office in Eugene, Ore.
April 9, 1998 |
Advanstar Communications Inc. said it has agreed to buy Woodland Hills-based Magic International, producers of the largest apparel trade shows in the nation and abroad. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the deal was said to be valued at more than $200 million. The purchase, announced Wednesday, would give Boston-based Advanstar--a worldwide marketing service that publishes 100 publications and produces about 100 trade shows and expositions--a stronghold in the apparel trade show market.