Traveling with Steve IFA 2016 GPC, day 2 19 April 2016 Steve Leave a comment The IFA GPC shifted to Shenzhen, China, leaving Hong Kong. Here’s the photo essay: Larry Magid queries the VR panel. Dave Graveline holds the mic. Tim Bajarin from Creative Strategies queries the VR panel. The VR panel takes a selfie. We turned right after crossing the border into China and, on the way to the hotel in Shenzhen, we were suddenly in a theme park. Shenzhen as the sun begins to go, on a gray and overcast day. The gala dinner. The tech team driving the show. Part of the US press contingent at the gala dinner. Traiditional dancers take the stage at the IFA gala dinner in Shenzhen. Shenzhen at night — a modern city of glass towers. The ghost of Steven, reflected in the glass of the convention center. The monkey outside the theme park on the main road leaving the Intercontinental, at night, glowing from within. An evacuation suit on the shelf in the closet at the Intercontinental. The border crossing into China from Hong Kong. Leaving Hong Kong, entering China. After crossing the border, traffic jams in Shenzhen. Global brands for sale in Shenzhen. The Intercontinental has a pirate theme. Here’s one of two pirate ships. Why? Because. The first bus of journalists pulls up to the Intercontinental Hotel in Shenzhen. Jens Heithecker begins the power briefings in Shenzhen. GfK details market trends and stats. Q&A after the Dlodlo power briefing. The ZTE power briefing during the GPC. The photo scrum with Ms. IFA. Dan polls the VR panel audience. “Raise your hand …” Steven organized a panel about virtual reality, with help from the IFA team. At left, Rob Pegoraro, freelance journalist. Raymond Pao from HTC. Hanjin Chu from AMD. Dan Tynan, freelance journalist. Rob Pegoraro speaks on the VR panel.