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Media Summit New York Looks at Virtual Reality as the Future of Entertainment

Meeting at the Bohemian National Hall (73rd Street btw. 2nd and 1st Ave), the 2016 Media Summit New York will  examine the role that virtual reality and augmented reality will play in the entertainment industry. Over the years, The Media Summit, run by Digital Hollywood's Victor Harwood, has tracked the way digital technology has altered the course of media and charted the way both business models and comsumer consumption of media has radically changed.

With HTC’s Vive, the Oculus Rift, and the Microsoft HoloLens gearing up for their releases, speculators are wondering whether we will see a radical shift in the way we will be consuming entertainment or if this will be the 21st century equivalent of Betamax.

NextVR co-founder DJ Roller, will be giving the keynote speech, offering a five-year projection for how VR and AR will affect the entertainment industry and investors.

Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships at Google Cardboard will be discussing the New York Times’ recent efforts to use virtual reality as a media tool and how the Google Cardboard device will put it in the hands of the masses while expanding imaginations.

Other panels will look at the funding VR and AR projects. And considering that both the Oculus (priced at $600) and the Vive (priced at $800) are pretty high ticket items for general consumers, this will be a pretty weighty subject both for makers of the technology and those creating content specific to it.

Other panels include how the marketing of AR and VR is expanding and changing; there will be workshops for developing for these new devices, and how other forms of entertainment like music, sports, and TV will be affected by these new tools.

To learn more, go to:

Media Summit New York
March 2 - 3, 2016

Bohemian National Hall
73rd Street btw. 2nd and 1st Ave
New NY


Toy Fair 2016 Launches Plastic People Invasion on New York

Five Nights at Freddy's

Toy Fair 2016 is coming to the Jacob Javits Center and in it’s wake is a plethora toys, figures, statuettes, replicas, and more from every major franchise currently on TV, theaters, and the internet, and even a few original products too.

black ladyShortly on the heels of the recently announced sequel, McFarlane Toys has announced a cavalcade of Titanfall figures coming soon. Along with Titanfall, McFarlane Toys also has planned merch and figures for The Walking Dead, Halo, Assassin's Creed, Spawn, the NFL, and the NBA. And if you ever wanted to recreate the sensation of playing a video game or watching a Let’s Play, but you want to do away with the whole computer thing, then McFarlane has the product for you with their new Five Nights at Freddy’s construction set based on the hit series of video games about homicidal animatronic animals.

turtles leonardo001Bluefin, distributor of Japanese collectibles shows off more from the high quality Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts (say that five times fast) line, with figures of Donatello and Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a near perfect recreation of how they looked on the original show.

Continuing the long line of Sailor Moon line of figures is everyone’s favorite evil daughter from the future that enjoys badminton and making creepy advances on her own father, Black Lady.

And to top it all off is the Kids Logic floating Delorean from Back to the Future II, shrunk down to a convenient 1/20th scale from the original car, it’s perfect for your homemade shrine to Robert Zemeckis.

korraDark Horse shows off it’s polyresin statues of Korra and Aang from Nickelodeon’s Avatar: Legend of Korra and The Last Airbender series, perfect for letting your guests know that you do not approve of Fire Nation expansionist policy. And if you want to people to know how excited you are about our media-conglomerate enforced nerd mono-culture, there’s a wealth of Game of Thrones products on show including bookends, busts, and statues.


geraltFor fans of the RPG/novel series The Witcher, Dark Horse Deluxe is working with developers CD Projekt RED to produce a series of high end statues, busts, and action figures; prop and jewelry replicas; and barware, stationery, and other collectibles featuring the surly sorcerer slaying swordsman Geralt and other characters from the acclaimed video game series.

Looking for a fun toy that isn't based on a popular franchise? Mezzimatic LLC will be showing off their STEM and art themed activity kit, Goblies. Goblies allows you to create throwable, splatable paintballs to create your own Pollock-esque colorscapes.




And for those that prefer to build and construct, VICI Enterprises will be exhibiting their Miclick flexible construction system which originated in Spain but will soon be available in the US.


Making military-grade technology affordable and safe for kids, Nerf is releasing it’s own line of drones, with Recon Cam Drone and Air Defender X Drone Cam Copter with Wi-Fi, allowing users to do real time downloads of the footage taken from the drone. Perfect for the aspiring NSA recruit.

As always, the Toy Fair is woefully press only, but stay tuned to this website for info to come!

To learn more, go to:

Toy Fair 2016

February 13 - 16, 2016


NY NOW Winter 2016 - Home, Lifestyle & Gift Trends


Melt the winter blues away at the NY NOW Winter Edition 2016, the market for home, lifestyle and gifts, in New York City on January 30 – February 3, 2016. Over 100,000 new products from 2,400 international exhibitors will be showcased at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The NY NOW market is open to the retail trade only and will request business identification to attend.

Exciting events are planned for this winter's trade show: Sunday, January 31, Grammy winner Lionel Ritchie will be appearing at Booth #3534 to promote his home collection. Monday, February 1, Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's "The Profit" will join the celebration of Biren & Co. new line of candles at Booth #7704. Through the "A Night on Broadway" promotion, NY NOW attendees can buy discounted tickets to the musical, On Your Feet, based on the life of Gloria Estefan.

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:

• Accent on Design is part of the Home Collection, and it is a curated selection of 150 of the most innovative brands

• Home Furnishings + Textiles

• Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares

• Baby + Child

• Gift

• Personal Accessories

• Personal Care + Wellness

• The Handmade Global Design and the Artisan Resource features handcrafted trade imports from foreign artisan regions

• The Handmade Designer Maker booths are filled with designer-makers present to talk about their craft.

More information about NY Now and registration online at

NY Now The Market For Home, Lifestyle + Gift

January 30 to February 3, 2016

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

New York 


13th New York Times Travel Show at Javits Center

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:

The New York Times Travel Show
January 9 - 10, 2016

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

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