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Toy Fair 2015 Brings Toys to Digital Age


Now in its 112th year, Toy Fair 2015 (February 14 - 17, 2015) brings products ranging from kid’s playthings to niche collectibles to the Jacob Javits Center (655 W 34th St, New York, NY).

Companies exhibiting including Disney, Lego, Nintendo, and Ubisoft. Many toy makers today are looking to break into a market where kids are more acquainted with digital amusements, so the 2015 Toy Fair will also be hosting the Digital Kids Conference (, to bring together app coders and toy builders. Panel discussions include:



  • Connected Digital Devices: Understanding Digital Kids
  • Embracing Digital Construction: LEGO Fusion Case Study
  • Launching, Marketing and Distributing Toys to Today's Parents and Kids with YouTube and More
  • Insights from Disney Publishing Worldwide's Recent Launch
  • Mobile Games Market Research for the Next Generation

Toy Fair is where some of the great products that kids will be clamoring for come December make their first appearance. Toy Fair will also bestow the title of Toy of the Year to a lucky product during a special awards ceremony. Toy Fair 2014 boasted a record-breaking 413,000+ net square feet of exhibit space and welcomed nearly 26,500 toy and youth entertainment professionals, including licensing and entertainment executives, inventors and designers, representatives from trade and consumer media outlets, among others from around the world.

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Toy Fair 2015
February 14 - 17, 2015

Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

VINO 2015 Brings a Taste of Italy to the Waldorf

It’s winter, the weather is dreadful, you’re too cold to venture outside, and your stomach is grumbling. What do you do to get your mind off the crummy weather while also whetting your pallet? VINO 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (301 Park Avenue, New York, NY), February 1 - 4, 2015, brings you to Italy and the taste of fine wines while Mother Nature rampages outside.

With wine tasting seminars for people looking to get acquainted with fine Italian drinks, and networking for people in the liquor and restaurant industries,  it is a great chance for learning a culinary art to impress your next date. Take part in wine tastings and meet-and-greets and expand your knowledge of winery at panel discussions and seminars. Now in it's fourth edition, VINO is the wine event of New York.

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VINO 2015
February 1 - 4, 2015

Waldorf Astoria Hotel
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

PAX East 2015 Brings Buttons & Boards Back to Boston

PAX East, the Massachusetts based offshoot of the PAX Prime video game convention in Seattle (and new Texas iteration that happened last week) returns to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) at 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA on March 6 – 8, 2015. The PAX conventions have enjoyed quite a bit of success for their celebration of gaming (that includes video, board, arcade, card, and RPG type) and bringing the general public closer to new and upcoming titles without having to jump through the hurdles of getting into an event like E3. PAX’s Indie Showcase, for games developed by smaller, more indie centric studios that reinvent, reinvigorate, or just plain experiment with what gaming can do, has also made the show a stand-out event.

PAX began in 2004, with the East version having its premiere in 2010. Last year’s PAX East showed titles like Duet, a visually simplistic yet striking music and rhythm game, Framed, a noir-ish puzzle adventure game, and The Spookening, a Tim Burton-esque “scare ‘em up” where you must shock a village of simple townsfolk.

PAX East also has panels discussing everything from the history of laserdisc based video games to the representation of minorities in games. The PAX Cookie Brigade sells baked goods in the name of charities to weary con-goers in need of some sugar. A showroom of arcade machines from the 70’s and 80’s makes for a weird mish-mash of dingy arcade with party from a bygone era.

With PAX East 2015 closing in, announcements of guests and events will be coming soon.

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PAX East
March 6 – 8, 2015

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

NY Times Travel Show '15 Helps You Decide Where to go Once Winter Thaws

Representing over 150 countries, the New York Times Travel Show (January 23 - 25 2015) returns to the Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th Street, New York, NY) to help you plan your next trip for when these hellish winter months are behind us. Learn about the latest travel tech (What kind of iPhone case do I need to protect my phone from a coral reef?), what are the new hot travel trends (what corner of this globe isn’t choked with tourists?), and a chance to try some cuisine from the top resorts and hotels (GIMMIE!).

Enlightening panels explore everything from travel in Rwanda, to exploring Japan, to how to save the most money possible and avoid getting suckered into scams, even a guide to LGBT travel. Check out book signings from your favorite travel authors, while learning about top vacation spots that might be on the other side of the globe or under your nose. The NY Times Travel Show is the last destination you need to visit before you can set email’s away message.

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The New York Times Travel Show
January 23 - 25, 2015

Jacob Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

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