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If it weren’t for comic books, I might have lived the mundane life of a college professor or some such. Or maybe not. But I do believe my start as an outlier was when I picked up my first comic book — it might have been a 1961 Turok, Son of Stone. Or maybe it was a Mystery In Space with the character Adam Strange. And then there was that Flash. Or maybe it was Showcase Comics featuring the red uniformed Flash — drawn by Carmine Infantino and maybe inked by Murphy Anderson.
The entertainment industry is a rapidly shifting and evolving landscape, and Digital Hollywood is here to address it head on. The All digital, all online look at the future of entertainment, Digital Hollywood, returns May 18 to 20. This season’s installment looks at the rise of NFTs, the future of TV streaming, podcast development and much more.
And many more.
All events will be streamed online and feature special networking lounges.
To learn more, go to: https://events.digitalhollywood.com/spring2021/1156702
Digital HollywoodMay 18 - 20, 2021
In 2021 the prestigious Schomburg Center celebrates its 95th anniversary, and they kick off the year with the ninth annual Black Comic Book Festival. Running January 13 to 16, the event—this year reimagined as a digital gathering—brings together writers, illustrators, publishers, and readers of all ages. Events include a tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, a workshop with illustrator Tim Fielder, the launch event of John Jennings's Megascope imprint, and more!
Each year, the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival brings creators, illustrators, writers, and independent publishers together with thousands of collectors, blerds, and nerds celebrating works by Black creators.
To learn more, go to: https://www.schomcom.org/
The 9th Annual Schomburg Center Black Comic Book FestivalJanuary 13 - 16, 2021
APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Festival, has its 2021 instalment of APAP|NYC+ scheduled for January 8 to 12. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Yo-Yo Ma, and other luminaries address issues such as health, advocacy, anti-racism, the climate crisis, and how the performing arts are facing them. . Additionally, from January 6-8, APAP will hold many pre-conference networking events and affinity group meetings, and on January 13-14, select post-conference forums. Pre-conference and post-conference events are free and open to the entire performing arts field.
APAP looks to address how 2020 has impacted the world of performing arts and how things can change and grow going forward. Day one of programming for the main APAP|NYC+ conference kicks off with leaders in the performing arts field demonstrating how they are pivoting in “The Art of Going Virtual: Digital Innovations in Live Performance” on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (EST). Lisa Richards Toney will then set the stage for the five-day main event in a “State-of-the-Field” opening plenary session from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (EST) during which she will reflect on the year that has been and the future that lies ahead.
On Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EST), Dr. Anthony Fauci will be in conversation with Maurine Knighton of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in a plenary session titled “Public Health and Re-Opening the Live Performing Arts”.
This is a sampling of the events, all of which will be held online and accessible to conference registrants. View the complete schedule-at-a-glance here.
To learn more, go to: https://www.apap365.org/Conference
APAP|NYC+January 8 - 12, 2021
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