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With over 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries, the New York Times Travel Show (January 9 - 10, 2016) at the Jacob Javits Center (655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001) will have all the information you need to plan your next vacation whether it’s to the West Coast or the Southern Hemisphere.
Now in it’s 13th year, the NY Times Travel Show allows attendees to get one-on-one advising sessions with traveling authorities as part of the Meet the Experts exhibit so you can learn how to plan a Shakespeare themed trip around England, how to do the best shopping in Italy, travel with disibilities, and more helpful advice.
The Taste of the World culinary traveling showcase features chefs from India, Israel, Taiwan, and more displaying the delicious delectables you can get more of by just boarding a plane (or by trying the samples they give out).
Need to travel but also want to de-stress? The Wellness Travel showcase features tips and travel destinations so you can know where to go to truly get away from it all.
This is only a sampling of the seminars, signings, and exhibitions available at the New York Times Travel Show and there is much to learn and experience whether you’re a family planning your next big vacation, or a backpacker looking for the next adventurous jaunt.
To learn more, go to: http://nyttravelshow.com/
The New York Times Travel ShowJanuary 9 - 10, 2016
Jacob Javits Center655 W 34th St.New York, NY 10001
The New York Comic Con (October 8 - 11, 2015 at the Jacob Javits Center), the most successful attempt yet to steal the thunder from the San Diego Comic Con, is once again upon us. While there’s lots of guests, panels, and activites related to the sequential arts, it’s mostly dedicated to television, movies and toys and cosplay.
What is cosplay? It’s competitive trick or treating, without going from house to house as part of a Snickers fueled protection racket. It’s already October, so why not? However, if you’re not doing cosplay in eight inch stilettos, wear comfortable shoes.
The show has been hot for years, which is why people selling autographs are a much higher caliber than they used to. Back in the day it was all washed up people from a decade before who can’t really get work anymore. They were a red shirt on the original Star Trek ages ago in one episode, or played an Indian on F Troop. You never heard of F Troop? That means you probably have no idea who Jerry Ford was.
This year, they have all the actors from the current hits. Real life movie stars who are getting work NOW. Which, if you collect autographs, might be worth a wait on line. And waiting in lines is what you will be doing a lot of at the NY Comic Con.
The main hall is mostly comics, albeit, tinged by movies and TV. Marvel has a huge booth and various companies are giving out promos related to TV shows. The smaller companies are there trying to sell their wares and scrambling just to be noticed amongst the non-stop din and shuffling crowds. It’s the same as last year, only different. Same as it ever was.
Back in the day one of the things I liked to do was gatecrash the parties, the ones with the actual stars in them. People like Wally Wood or Garry Trudeau, people who were persecuted by US Congress for being subversive and forced to do porn (Trudeau was too young for that, but Wally Wood wasn’t). The people who INVENTED Mad magazine. While there are lots of talented people out there, few nowadays had been there when the medium was brand new. Not me, people who were old guys when I was a kid. People you could actually go up to and talk with for a real conversation.
The NY Comic Con people are doing really well. You just know there’s going to be overcrowding. I remember the first few cons when you could actually hang out with your heroes. It was even possible to have an easy going conversation in San Diego back in the day. That’s gone forever.
To learn more, go to: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
The New York Comic ConOctober 8 - 11, 2015
The largest trade show in New York City -- the bi-annual NY Now -- showcases over 100,000 products from 2,600 domestic and international vendors at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from August 15th to 19th, 2015.
So if you are looking for merchandise to stock your entertainment industry related store or are searching for premium gifts or swag as incentives, this is the show to attend. Need to product source efficiently and network face-to-face as humans did before social media? Then attend this convention, tagged as The Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift.
The NY Now exhibitors are categorized into the Home, Lifestyle, and Handmade Collections. In addition, there are growing markets that are grouped into separate pavilions:
The NY Now programming offers trade seminars to retail buyers to improve their business, forecast color and design trends, legal and commerce issues, and social media and branding.
A subset of seminars organized by the Museum Store Association,is a Sustainability Showcase and a Pop-Up Retailing seminar on Sunday, August 16, at 10:30 am.
Celebrity events are highly anticipated at NY Now. This year, former New York Times food critic Mimi Sheraton helms the Retailer Breakfast on Monday, August 17, at 9:00 am sharp to promote her new book 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List.
Also, there are tickets for Hamilton -- the much-acclaimed Broadway show -- at a special price for the NY Now Night on Broadway attendees.
Put on your most comfortable shoes as you walk the overwhelming aisles of designer booths at NY Now.
More information about NY Now and registration online at www.nynow.com
NY Now The Market For Home, Lifestyle + GiftAugust 15th to 19th, 2015
Jacob K. Javits Convention CenterNew York
To any comic book fans who lives in Connecticut or the tri-state -- or, if you're around in the month of August -- come to Connecticut Comic Conn (with two N's). The Conn runs from August 14 - 16, 2015, at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center (1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT) ); while this is not their first show entirely, it is, however, a new location from their previous year. So, expect a larger venue for the guests and show floor booths as well.
Like other conventions, Connecticut Comic Conn features comic books artists and writers as their guests as well as famous television and movie actors who you will have the opportunity to meet. The convention will also have the usual sales booths where you can track favorite comic book titles, or that memorabilia you may have sought for a long time.
This year, Connecticut Comic Conn will also feature these celebrity guests (and more):
Of course it wouldn't be a comic con without comic book guests. This year con-goers will have the opportunity to meet these comic book creators; some will be making their first con appearance at the Connecticut Comic Conn.
Look forward to meeting the following sample of names -- and of course there are still more to look forward to than just what listed below:
Panels and events also include:
Also expect the usual cavalcade of longboxes, comics, toys, model kits, and more from the dealer’s room, costume contests, and more!
So if you're interested in the comic book culture scene, and happen to be in Connecticut this month, check out Connecticut Comic Conn.
To learn more, go to: http://www.ctcomicon.com/
Connecticut Comic ConnAugust 14 - 16, 2015
Mohegan Sun Convention Center1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.Uncasville, CT 06382
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