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MoCCA Fest 2015 Brings International & Underground Comics Greats to NYC

Raina Telgemeier's Smile

The MoCCA Arts Festival (April 11 - 12, 2015) is one of the best comic events in in NYC. Bringing together young talent, seasoned veterans, and creative minds from all over the world, for years MoCCA has embodied the ever-changing landscape of independent comics. Taking place at Center 548 (548 W 22nd St., New York, NY) near the scenic High Line, this year’s MoCCA Fest features a wide range guests.

moccaGuests include Raina Telgemeier (Eisner Award winner and author of New York Times bestsellers Smile and Drama), alt-comix luminary Aline Kominsky-Crumb (Need More Love, contributor to Wimmen’s Comix), and Scott McCloud (the newly released The Sculptor, along with Understanding Comics, and Zot!). International guests include Pénélope Bagieu (Exquisite Corpse), Annie Goetzinger (Girl in Dior), and Ilan Manouach (MetaKatz, a journey through copyright infringement and reinterpreting Art Spiegelman’s Maus).

MoCCA Fest also includes a series of panel discussions and Q&As with it’s guests on subjects including the history of alt-weekly comics, the artistic technique behind making memorable images, and the precarious line between plagiarism and inspiration. Named after the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, MoCCA is organized by the Society of Illustrators, who acquired the museum in 2012, and have organized the festival since.

Whether your interest is in stapled together mini-comics, international biographies, or strange adventures, MoCCA Fest is sure to have a story just for you.

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MoCCA Arts Festival
April 11 - 12, 2015

Center 548
548 W 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011

AD Home Design Show in NYC Remakes & Remodels Your Life

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show (March 19 - 22, 2015) at Piers 92 and 94 (711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019) gives you an opportunity to see some of the best minds in design so you can have that kitchen, living room, bedroom, or domicile of choice you’ve always wanted. Over 400 luxury brands will be represented along with an extensive series of seminars to help you seek interior decorating guidance. David Rockwell takes the stage with design writer Tim McKeough to talk about "Designing with a Mission" and HGTV's "Property Brothers" Jonathan and Drew Scott will be on hand to talk about flipping houses, buying & renovation tips and more.

 The AD Home Design Show also features an enormous shop devoted to interior design houses and more. The reFRESH exhibition (touted as a “show-within-a-show”) unveils international products along with speculative technological advances in premium kitchen, bath, and building products. The MADE section of the show highlights independent and emerging designers of furniture, art, and home accessories.

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is what you need to reinvent your home.

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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show
March 19 - 22, 2015

Piers 92/94
711 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

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

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