As I tooled around Facebook the other day to see what was happening in terms of interesting events to attend or support I learned about the 2018 Fanfaire and have provided some information for your attention. Check it out.
Here’s The Scoop:
About The Event: Fanfaire is an annual two-day festival, created by the Art & Design High School Parent Teacher Association. Fanfaire will celebrate creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology in the arts from cartooning and animation to architecture and fashion. This event will draw over 125 exhibiting artists and vendors as well as award-winning guest speakers who will be offering lectures about their careers and artistic processes as well as conducting workshops and portfolio reviews. The PTA created Fanfaire in its mission to provide funding for high-quality art programs, prepare students for academic success and careers as professional commercial artists. This platform will allow students of an art centric high school access to best of the global entertainment and technology industries that has relatable content with their futures in mind.
About Art & Design High School PTA: As a public school celebrating its 82nd year, Art & Design High School serves many students who live in underserved communities. In addition to the typical expenses any student would have, our students need professional grade art supplies and materials as well as opportunities for college exploration and career development that is unique in comparison to other schools. The PTA helps fund these critical needs and more for the students and school, and provide the necessary support for their families across all socio-economic strata, which is why we created Fanfaire.
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I culled the above information from the online media resources for the event. Access The Event Program and Media Kit For Fanfaire 2018 by clicking HERE
Piercing Ken Thoughts: As I’m busy setting up appointments for the upcoming American International Toy Fair I’m going to keep this brief and say that it sure sounds interesting and is cheap enough to attend if you are nearby to do so. Let’s add to the fact that the entry fee goes to the support of the school and its programs which is never a bad thing. As you longer termed readers know, we have been attending the NY Comic Con and the Toy Fair for years and if you clicked those boldface labels you’ll launch pages and pages of coverage that has been posted on my PiercingMetal.com website. Speaking frankly, I just love the idea of other conventions as they keep the hobby and geek interests flowing and build more of a community around the stuff. Sadly, the timing of this years event will find me not able to attend. Once the Toy Fair ends I have back to back shows and those will keep me hopping. Fanfaire 2018 takes place on the weekend of February 24th and 25th from 10AM to 6PM. What do you think of this information? Will you plan on heading over to it to see what is brewing? Let me know in the comments and do please have fun if you attend.
Official Website: https://www.fanfaireisfor.me/
Hey there my friends, I realize that I’m pretty late to the table with this event announcement but since there are still tickets available and we’ve got some lead time here we go……
The Press Release:
LEGO® LIVE will debut a unique blend of imagination, creativity and play for the first time in the United States with a major family event February 16-18, 2018 in New York City. This new official LEGO event will transform Pier 36 in Manhattan into a brick-built family adventure filled with playful activities, performances and more for both kids and kids at heart. Tickets are now on sale at legolive.frontgatetickets.com.
A must-attend event for any LEGO fan, LEGO LIVE NYC will include a range of interactive themed play zones, each offering a distinct experience – from classic building challenges to using coding and robotic technology to program a multifunctional model. Fans will also be able to meet LEGO Master Builders at the Master Lab Help Desk, where builders can get one-on-one advice and show off their creations. Show guests can explore the latest LEGO building sets, compete in exciting building challenges, and take photos with LEGO models based on beloved characters from iconic films and LEGO properties such as Star Wars™ and NINJAGO®. Among the many experiences, families will find:
* LEGO® Life: Maximize your show experience via the LEGO Life app, a safe, social network for kids who love to build. The app will offer details on show activities and insider tips, and the LEGO Life team will host exclusive opportunities to build, capture and share unique LEGO creations made at the show with the broader community of LEGO fans in the app.
* Meet the Masters on the Main Stage: Meet a LEGO Master Builder and learn building tips and tricks in live demonstrations, competitions and Q&A sessions.
Continue reading Coming Soon: “Lego Live NYC” @ Pier 36 – Be There To Create!
Hey my friends, I’m using The Chronicles with a twofold purpose with this post as its half to refer you to some notices that have been posted on PiercingMetal.com and the other being to just make sure that you are in the know over here too. I recently shared the information that BOTH the BoroughCon AND the Five Points Festival would be returning for a second year and each one of these conventions will be moving to the Brooklyn Expo Center over in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. To see the actual press posting about each of them just click their respective images below to be brought to those proclamations on my PiercingMetal website.
Continue reading Round Two: BoroughCon & Five Points Festival To Return In 2018
Yesterday we received the first press release from the folks handling the affairs for the 2018 Book Con, which is an event that we have attended a few times over the recent years. In hopes to raise awareness among those who are reading this website, I’m sharing said release with you and hope to do more as they come in to the Creative Command HQ.
The Press Release:
ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today unveiled the initial lineup of Authors joining BookCon 2018. Celebrating its fifth edition, the groundbreaking consumer book event will take place on June 2 & 3, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York City. Headlined by bestselling Authors and the world’s hottest Hollywood talent, BookCon brings storytelling to life through a series of Panels, Screenings, Author Q&As, Autographing sessions and more. This year’s BookCon also introduces interactive content including four writing workshops produced in conjunction with Sarah Lawrence College, writing contests and more. Tickets for BookCon 2018 will go on sale November 15 at 12:00 PM EST.
Hollywood stars will once again take the BookCon stage, with actor and singer Taye Diggs (Rent, Empire) joining the lineup with his best friend Shane Evans to promote their upcoming children’s picture book, I Love You More. Social Media star Zach King will showcase his middle grade novel Zach King: The Magical Mix-Up, and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black, Jane the Virgin) will take the stage to discuss My Family Divided, a middle-grade nonfiction work about her experiences as the child of undocumented immigrants.
The initial Guest list for BookCon also includes bestselling Author Angie Thomas, whose debut novel The Hate U Give has spent over 30 weeks on the New York Times’ YA Bestsellers List and will soon be adapted into a feature film starring Amandla Stenberg (Everything, Everything). Young Adult favorites have joined the lineup as well, including Victoria Aveyard to talk about the latest Red Queen novel War Storm, Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, The Language of Thorns) who will be promoting her upcoming novel King of Scars, Kami Garcia to showcase her new book Broken Beautiful Hearts, Jason Reynolds to discuss Long Way Down, and Marissa Meyer who will be onsite previewing the first book in her much-anticipated superhero series, Renegades. This is only the beginning of the lineup for BookCon 2018 and ReedPOP will continue to add and announce Guests and content up until the Show.
Continue reading Reedpop Announces Bookcon’s Fifth Edition With An Initial All-Star Lineup
If you’ve been reading this site for even a shorter time than most others, you know how we just love to hit the convention circuit and can frequently be found in attendance as the accredited media covering wonderful events like the NY Comic Con and The American International Toy Fair. Since we love to raise awareness about cool events as much as being a part of them, its with great pleasure that I share the official Press Release about the first ever Hasbro HASCON. Check out the full information below and I’ll return at the close. See you soon.
The Press Release:
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 23, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmilyTM event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.
Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.
Continue reading Hasbro Announces First-Ever HASCON Coming In September