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I'm a Freelance Music Photojournalist from NYC and Founder of the Heavy Metal website PiercingMetal.com; I created this blog site to showcase the other things in life that keep my interest or catch my attention. Believe me that is a lot of stuff to talk about when it comes down to it. I hope you enjoy what we are delivering because there is so much to share as a resident of this bustling metropolis.

PiercingMetal Hits It’s 14th Anniversary (2005-2019)

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Please allow me to take a sidebar to the regular programming but I wanted to let you know that today is the day that my PiercingMetal.com website was officially launched some fourteen years ago. Now I’ve been at this sort of creative enterprise for just over sixteen years in full, but the PiercingMetal outlets birthday is today when we went public with its existence. If you click the photo below you’ll be taken to some thoughts about the process and the anniversary along with some statistical ramblings. 2019 finds “The Chronicles” making some serious strides as well, and if I didn’t start PiercingMetal.com I would have never been compelled to start this one up. If you have enjoyed that site as well, please click through and of course “Thank You So Much”.

As usual with this sort of traffic redirection; the means to add a comment has been disabled on this post and instead I encourage that comments be left on the post on the other site if you are compelled to do so. I’ve also listed all of the PiercingMetal Social Networks for you to peruse if you’d like to see what we are doing with them. This past year we dumped the unused MySpace and the pretty barren Vero True Social and began using both Tumblr and LinkedIn more for content feeds. Google+ ended a few days ago so thank you for your service G+.

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ReedPOP Issues A Statement For NY Comic Con Fans

Readers of both this AND my PiercingMetal.com websites know that we just love hitting the New York Comic Con. I started attending back in 2010 and keep the posts to the PM side of the fence when it comes to posting our narratives and images for the general public. With “The Chronicles”, I’ve begun to add more of the announcements about the event to this side based on the overall busy that is our regular posting regimen over there. That said, we just received an announcement from their Event Director with some news about some changes that will be happening for this years convention. Take a look down below.

The Press Release:
I’m Kristina, the Event Director for New York Comic Con and our resident Mother of Dragons. We are always excited to start rolling out announcements for New York Comic Con and this year even more so. The NYCC squad is hard at work bringing together the best our pop culture world has to offer and I can’t wait for you to see what they’re up to. Creating a better NYCC and making it a special experience for you is always our goal.

We’re in the business of producing fun and helping you celebrate your fandom with a few thousand of your closest pals, and where we start is with your feedback on how we can improve and do better. Since we’re in the business of producing fun and making sure you’re able to see and do as many things as you want, we’re going to make a few pretty big changes…
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BroadwayCon Announces Details and Pre-Sales For 2020 Event

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon celebrates its fifth year in 2020, returning to the New York Hilton Midtown on Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26. Tickets go on sale to the public at 1 PM ET on April 19, 2019. Returning attendees of BroadwayCon 2019 will have special pre-sale access beginning Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1 PM ET.

Since 2016, BroadwayCon has been the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway. Highlights from previous years include show spotlights with the casts of Hamilton (2016, 2017), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2019), Mean Girls (2019), and Dear Evan Hansen (2017), reunions with the original casts of RENT (2016), and In The Heights (2018), performances by Sara Barielles (2016, Waitress), Jenn Colella (2016, Come From Away), Christy Altomere (2017, Anastasia), surprise appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda (2017) and Kristen Chenoweth (2019), and so much more.
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“Thank You Goodnight”; Google+ Has Ended (6/2011-4/2019)

It was only a short while ago that I opened up my G+ for the two websites and was greeted by this message “Google+ is no longer available for consumer (personal) and brand accounts. From all of us on the Google+ team, thank you for making Google+ such a special place”. I’ve used this service since its launch and the notice continued with the text you can see down below. If you were a user you probably already have seen it but this is for the rest of us.

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What happened to Google+?
In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019.
Other Google products (such as Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive, YouTube) were not shut down as part of the consumer Google+ shutdown and you can continue using those products. The Google Account you use to sign in to these services will remain. Note that photos and videos already backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted. Learn more.

What happened to my Google+ content?
We are in the process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts and Google+ pages. This process will take a few months to complete, and content may remain through this time. In the meantime, if you previously created content on Google+, you may be able to download and save your remaining Google+ content and delete your Google+ profile. You may also be able to view and delete your remaining Google+ activity.
If I also use Google+ with my G Suite account, for example at work or school, how will I be impacted?
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Dreamworks: “She-Ra and the Princesses Of Power” Season 2 Trailer

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If you’ve read many of my Pop Culture offerings over on PiercingMetal.com over the last year or so, you’ve probably heard me say that its a great time to be a geek since so much of the big screen presentations, live performances, conventions and original series content like this are coming at us fast and furious. She-Ra was quite popular back in my day and now she has returned for a second season on her Netflix Original Series “She-Ra and The Princesses Of Power”. We just received a trailer for the second season which you can enjoy down below.


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