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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
Has the world got you down? Feeling a severe lack of brightly colored animals in your life? Do you prefer your cats with red bows and no mouths? If you’re in the Denver area, then Sanrio has the event for you. The Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival is coming to the Denver Coliseum (4600 Humboldt St, Denver, CO), June 5 - 7, 2015 as part of its North American tour. The festival celebrates Hello Kitty’s illustrious forty year career.
Going beyond a traditional live stage show, Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival offers a unique multi-component walk-around festival atmosphere for Sanrio fans of all ages. It will feature Hello Kitty and her friends in multi-stage live performances, DJ-driven dance sequences, interactive exhibits, animation, fashion, photo ops, craft activities, event-exclusive collectibles and much more!
Along with luminaries such as Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, and Keroppi, expect appearances from newer Sanrio characters like Purin, a a golden retriever that resembles a large flan, and Kuromi, a mischievous imp-girl that plays the guitar.
Kitty was created by graphic designer Yuko Shimizu in 1974 and has since become one of the foremost cartoon icons of the 20th century and still going strong in the 21st. This festival follows off of Sanrio’s first Hello Kitty museum exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles which ran from October, 2014 to May, 2015. Banzai, Kitty-chan!
For more information, go to: http://www.sanrio.com/HKFestival
The Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival
June 5 - 7, 2015Denver Coliseum4600 Humboldt St.Denver, CO 80216
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