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Mighty Minds of Music & Media Meet at Syncsummit NYC


In the ever changing world of the music biz it can be hard to keep up with things. That’s where Syncsummit comes in. Running June 22 - 23 at the Opry City Stage (1604 Broadway, NY, NY) with a massive slate of lectures and panels from top professionals in the music industry.

The summit opens with a keynote discussion with the Viacom Music Team, as they discuss weaving music and media together to find new audiences. Rosie Lopez, President of Tommy Boy Entertainment, discusses the hip-hop giant’s method for licensing music. Mick Kiely, CEO of Xhali explores the world of AI generated music. Catherine Patterson, Director, Experiential NA, Y&R, looks into how brands and music intertwine, while other panelists look at new forms of tech and tools that can better help people getting into the music world.

To learn more, go to:

Syncsummit New York
June 22 - 23, 2018

Opry City Stage
1604 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

Tech Takes Over the Town at CE Week

A meeting of the giants of tech is happening at the Jacob Javits Center. CE Week 2018, running June 20 to 21, features retailers, distributors, manufactures, and industry pros showcasing the latest in everything from 3D printing to wearable technology.

 You can also expect panels and lectures covering topics such as:

  • New Strategies for Consumer Tech Startup Success
  • Driving Customer Experiences in Retail
  • Smartphones
  • Connected Home
  • Mixed Reality
  • Connected Car
  • Improving TV Quality
  • Privacy and Security

Discover the future of tech and business at CE Week.

To learn more, go to:

CE Week 2018
June 20 - 21, 2018

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

Kaiju & Brews at Five Points Festival

Art by Thomas Fernandez (@liveradstudios).

What do you get when you get art, toys, and beer colliding in one event? You get The Five Points Festival, happening June 2 and 3 at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222). Now this isn’t convention for Funko Pops and mass produced products, Five Points Fest instead features designer statues, toys, soft vinyl (sofubi). Sometimes these toys look like vintage Godzilla figures from the 1970s, sometimes they look like creatures born from your strangest dreams, and often times they look like a combination of the two. The toys at this fest come from the likes of Super7, StrangeCat Toys, Wonder Goblin, Unbox Inudstries, Punk Drunkers, Hakaba Gallery, and more.

Sometimes these toys can be a little on the expensive side since they are hand made in very limited quantities, so some visitors might need to drop some inhibitions to drop the cash on them. That is where the other part of this festival comes in: the beer. Five Points Fest is co-sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company and they will be providing a Beer Garden flanked by a phalanx of food trucks.

The Festival will also be kicking off the Designer Toy Awards. Curated by Clutter Magazine, the DTA celebrates excellence in the world of strange plastic, with public voting and special guest judges.

To learn more, go to:

Five Points Festival
June 2 - 3, 2018

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Barnes & Bernie at the 2018 Book Expo America


With over 150 exhibitors from across the world of publishing, the 2018 Book Expo America takes over the Jacob Javits Center from May 30th to June 1st. One of the largest publishing events in NYC, the Book Expo features a plethora of events for avid readers and insider editors alike. The Expo opens with a keynote discussion with Len Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Bernie Sanders will appear on May 31 to discuss his new book, Where We Go from Here. There is also a selection of Education Sessions to help aspiring publishers and booksellers figure out how to best utilize their circulation data, get PR tips, and how to find emerging talent in the industry.

Autograph sessions include author Afsaneh Moradian (author, Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way), D. L. Hughley (author, How Not to Get Shot), Kate Hosford (author, Mama’s Belly), Leigh Bardugo (author, King of Scars), and many more.

To learn more, go to:

Book Expo America
May 30 - June 1, 2018

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

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