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More Delays: BookExpo, UnBound & BookCon

Time to clear out those calendars. Convention conglomerate ReedPop has announced that their literary conventions, BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon will now take place in the spring of 2021.

The events were previously postponed from their original May dates to late July, but the scope of the Pandemic, 2020 is being written off for BookExpo and many other conventions.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we will not be holding BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon in 2020. From our publishers, booksellers and sidelines exhibitors to our authors and librarians to our book loving fans, we know how many people are impacted by this decision and we continue to stand with you all to helpbring the book community together and support one another,”said Jenny Martin, Event Director BookExpo & BookCon. “We are now looking forward and can’t wait to return with a stronger show than ever in 2021.”

According to a press release from ReedPop, they are finding new ways to "celebrate books virtually", but no concrete announcements have been made.

Photoplus Expo: The Future of Photography & Video For Pros & Newcomers

One of largest photo and video expos in NYC is back. The Photoplus Expo runs October 24 to the 26th at the Jacob Javits Center, aimed at both professional photographers and novices looking to get their feet wet. See the latest tech for photography and videography up close along with demonstrations, workshops, and photoshoots.

Exhibitors include Adobe Stock, Tether Tools, Canon U.S.A., Haida, Fujifilm, Nikon, and many more. The Photoplus Image Reviews offer attendees a chance to have a one on one meeting with a photographer to learn how to take the best pictures. The Pet Portrait Studio gives you the opportunity to practice photographing our furry friends, courtesy of Tamron. The Adobe Show Floor Theatre will present free, 20-minute educational seminars from industry leaders in photography and filmmaking during all three days of the show.

To learn more, go to:

Photoplus Expo
October 24 - 26, 2019

Jacob Javits Center
429 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

Anime NYC: Mobile Suits, Idols, Manga & More at the Javits Center


Anime NYC returns to the Jacob Javits Center this November 15 -17, jam packed with special guests, screenings, exhibitors, and more. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the series that changed anime forever, Mobile Suit Gundam, Anime NYC welcomes series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as a special guest. Yoshiyuki Tomino will participate in panels, signings, and the US premiere of Gundam: Reconguista in G Movie I, the first in a line of summary movies for the 2014 Gundam series about a massive space elevator. Other special screenings include the East Coast premiere of the latest film from Makoto Shinkai (Your Name), Weathering With You in which a high school boy moves from a secluded island to the bustling streets of Tokyo where he meets a mysterious girl. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! about a group of ambitious high school girls who set off to create anime will have its world premiere at Anime NYC with special guest, producer Eunyoung Choi of Science SARU (the studio that brought you Devilman Crybaby), the US premire of Fragtime (with special guests voice actor Miku Ito and Producer Yusuke Terada at the screening), the dub premiere of Lupin the 3rd: Goodbye Partner, and more.

Anime NYC will include a plethora of panels from across the anime and manga industry including Denpa, Viz, and Crunchyroll, as well as panels on subjects such as Japanese pro wrestling, idol groups, cosplay, vintage anime, and more. Manga publisher Viz (One-Punch Man, My Hero Academia, Drifting Classroom) will be conducting portfolio reviews for you aspiring future manga-ka.

For the musically inclined the Lantis Anime Matsuri celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis and features popular anime song or “anisong” performers JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours on Friday November 15. It wouldn’t be an anime convention without a Masquerade, and Anime NYC’s will include a special guest performance by Miku Ito from BanG Dream.

To learn more, go to:

Anime NYC
November 15 - 17, 2019

Jacob Javits Center
429 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

Tech Entrepreneurs Soar at Propelify Innovation Festival

The Propelify Innovation Festival will bring together 8,000+ entrepreneurs and innovators for talks, tech, exhibitors, music, VCs, VR, drones, music, food, drinks, and so much more. Happening October 3 at Pier A Park in Hoboken NJ, Propelify covers the world of health care, how science will affect our lives, crypto currency and blockchains, commerce, retail, and business with over 70 speakers. Onsite events and competitions include a casting call for the show Elevator Pitch as well as TechstarsStartup Competition to send an entrepreneur to Los Angeles for the Entrepreneur's Casting Call.

Other onsite events include a Women in Tech Lounge, a chance to learn about partnering with Amazon, a drone racing training area, and more.

To learn more, go to:

Propelify Innovation Festival
October 3, 2019

Pier A Park
Hoboken, NJ

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