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Consumer Electronics Show: Drones, 3D Printing, Wearables, Cryptocurrencies & More

The future of consumer electronics, gadgets, tech, computers, and more converges on Las Vegas as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) returns. Running January 8 to 11, the show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas), as well as venues across the Strip.

This year’s convention will be exploring several different areas of how tech will be changed and be changing our lives.  The 5G wireless communication portion examines how 5G can change the way we use our smart devices and computers. Advertising and Entertainment looks at how music, content, and ads will be beamed into our homes. The Automotive portion of the show projects the future of self-driving cars. The Blockchain looks at how Cryptocurrencies are being incorporated into businesses while the Health & Wellness covers new forms of accessibility technology, digital health monitoring, and wearables like Fitbits. Product Design & Manufacturing looks at how 3D printing will change businesses and home life, while the Robotics & Machine Intelligence block is for AI, drones and robotics (flying pizza delivery drone, anyone?). Sports is for covering eSports as well as sports technology while the Startup portion puts investors in touch with thousands of emerging businesses.

And there’s still a plethora of exhibitors on the show floor and the Marketplace to see.

To learn more, go to:

Consumer Electronics Show
January 8 - 11, 2019

Last Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Jazz Congress Educates on the Past, Present, and Future of Jazz


Jazz Congress, an annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas in order to nurture and grow the jazz community and industry. Held January 7 and 8, Jazz Congress is held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at West 60th street) and includes a plethora of workshops and panel discussions.

Panels include exploration of alternative jazz, licensing, how to manage your show on the road, explorations of jazz’ rich history and how things are shaping in the industry today. "What's Next? An Early Career Toolkit" educates aspiring musicians on the basics of breaking into the biz while "What's that Sound? An Audio Recording Masterclass" educates the tools and tips to get your music soundig the best it can. The keynote presents the 2019 Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award to Darlene Chan

To learn more, go to:

Jazz Congress 2019
January 7 - 8, 2019

Anime NYC Hits Javits Center For Second Year


New York is a city that has had a long history with anime. From the first clubs to emerge from the East Village trading Star Blazers tapes, to Chinatown influx of anime and import video games, to everything from Streamline’s initial release of Akira to the latest Love Live movies hitting the arthouse theaters. That tradition continues with the upcoming Anime NYC convention.

Held November 16 to 18 at the Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th Street), Anime NYC had its premiere installment in 2017, gaining fan attention. This year’s convention features new world premiere screenings, panel discussions, a plethora of musical acts, and more. One of the world premiere is the first episode of Mob Psycho 100 II, the second season of the incredibly bizarre supernatural action comedy from One, the creator of One Punch Man. Studio Trigger will be showcasing their latest projects, SSSS Gridman and Promare as part of a series of panels.

For the culinarily inclined, Anime NYC will also feature Ramen Summit 2.0, featuring Keizo Shimamoto (Chef-Owner Ramen Shack / Ramen Burger) and Kenshiro Uki (VP of OperationsSun Noodle / Ramen Lab) alongside three amateur ramen-cooks as they discuss the rise of the Japanese soul food in New York. Sci-fi illustrator extraordinaire and character designer, Range Murata, will be signing autographs and appear at panels in conjunction with newly emerged publisher, Denpa. Veteran of Gainax and current Studio Trigger animator, Hiromi Wakabayashi, will appear as part of the Studio Trigger panels. Producer Naohiro Ogata (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt), will be presenting a preview of the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam NT, the latest in the perennial series with anti-war messaging and toyetic military mechs.

The convention also features an Artist Alley with publishers, artists, and creators from all over the world. Presented in conjunction with Anime NYC is Anisong World Matsuri at the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is the first time the concert series as been presented in the US, and features acts including Luna Haruna, Shoko Nakagawa, Morning Musume。’18, and more.

To learn more, go to:

Anime NYC
November 16 - 18, 2018

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

Unite LA 2018: Future of Storytelling

Content creators and developers will converge at the Unite Los Angeles 2018 conference this fall, October 23–25, in downtown Los Angeles. The last leg of the Unity Technologies’ world tour ends appropriately in Hollywood, the epicenter of entertainment. Once known primarily as a gaming engine, the Unity software has expanded in the last several years as a cutting-edge media platform for XR (Extended Reality) that encompasses emerging technologies like VR, AR, and real-time 3D rendering.

Filmmakers should pay attention to the power of Unity's real-time CG engine for linear media. The Unite LA conference will hold a Film & Animation Summit on Wednesday, October 24, for content creators to learn how Unity's real-time rendering will revolutionize filmmaking workflows and enhance movie and television production. Innovations include virtual location and production design through VR headsets, Timeline animation sequencing, and pre-visualization through the Unity's Cinemachine virtual cameras.

Film industry notables will be present at these sessions: "Virtual Cinematography & Hollywood: The Tools Powering Ready Player One and Blade Runner 2049"; "Disney TV Animation + Unity: Non-Linear Animation Production on the 'Baymax Dreams' Shorts"; and "CocoVR: Pixar Storytelling in an Interactive, Multiplayer World."

To learn more about the Unite LA conference and register:

Unite Los Angeles 2018
October 23–25, 2018

The Orpheum Theatre and JW Marriott Los Angeles
842 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
United States

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