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Event Update: A Message From BookExpo

As you all know, the world around us is in a very alarming and uncertain state as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Based on its rapid spread and in efforts to stem it off while preventative measures are worked on, events are being postponed or cancelled all together. Readers might recall that both the New York International Auto Show, Architectural Digest Design Show and the Tribeca Film Festival have been postponed with only the Auto and Design Shows having new dates so far. Click the highlighted text for more details on those happenings. This update brings us up to speed with this years BookExpo. Read on.

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To our BookExpo, UnBound & BookCon community,

Booksellers, librarians, authors, publishers, fans and everyone passionate about this industry are what make these events so special. At every step and with every decision, we have you in mind, so it’s our responsibility to make sure that your health and safety come first at all times.

After many hours of conversation, we have decided to postpone BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon from May to July 22-26 at the Javits Center. We have been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York and around the country. Following the guidance of health officials, we are now complying with the State’s request that large gatherings be postponed to ensure the well-being of everyone involved with our event.
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Breaking: Organizers Announce Rescheduling of 2020 New York International Auto Show

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The Press Release:
As a result of the ongoing health concerns from the spread of the coronavirus in the region, the New York International Auto Show has been rescheduled to August 28 – September 6, 2020. Press days are August 26 & 27, 2020.

“We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organization that owns and operates the New York Auto Show.

“For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and while the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event. We have already been in communication with many of our exhibitors and partners and are confident that the new dates for the 2020 Show will make for another successful event,” Schienberg added.
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The Architectural Digest Design Show Has Been Postponed Until June

Concerns about the coronavirus have been growing by the day and with this come the cancellation and postponement of many big scheduled events in the interest of public safety. Earlier today, I reported on my PiercingMetal website about the cancellation of both the Emerald City Comic Con and the SXSW Festival and now comes new about the upcoming Architectural Digest Design Show. Read on for their official statement.

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The Press Release:
After careful consideration, the Architectural Digest Design Show, originally scheduled March 19-22, 2020, has been POSTPONED to June 25-28, 2020. Growing concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have prompted the rescheduling by the Show Management, Condé Nast, and many of its operating partners. Our top priority is the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, volunteers, and staff. We will provide ongoing updates as necessary. All purchased tickets for the show on March 19-22, 2020 will be honored for entrance to the show on June 25-28, 2020 on Pier 94. For inquiries and updated information, continue to check addesignshow.com – Linked below.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: I’ve already marked the new dates for this event on our calendar in the event that you get sidelined and forget when June rolls around. Let’s hope that by then this whole outbreak has been dealt with so that all can get back to some sense of normalcy. See you next time.

Official Website: http://addesignshow.com/

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo Sets Sights On April 2020

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The Press Release:
The founders of High River Sauces have announced that their always highly-anticipated NYC Hot Sauce Expo will be returning for an 8th time this April at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. All of the festival staples of years past – such as the Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition and annual Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – will be returning alongside the Insane Eating Challenges that take place on the Stage of DOOM (full schedule below) and the Chihuahua Beauty Contest. This year, the 2020 NYC Hot Sauce Expo will offer attendees the opportunity to sample 50 of the world’s finest purveyors of hot sauce, as well as, top-notch craft beers, spicy cocktails and a myriad of food options such as BBQ and tacos for carnivores, vegans and everyone in between.
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BroadwayCon Announces Exclusive “Dear Evan Hansen” Panel

Hey my friends, so as you might have heard me mention recently, I had pitched our interest in attending the upcoming BroadwayCon for “The Chronicles” and having just been given clearance, I am getting more and more announcements about the event (others can be examined by clicking HERE). I’d love to see a number of you there so let’s examine this latest news about a sure to be interesting panel

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The Press Release:
Jordan Fisher and Andrew Barth Feldman, stars of the Tony® Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen, join the BroadwayCon 2020 lineup for an exclusive panel moderated by People’s Dave Quinn for attendees about playing the iconic role of Evan Hansen on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.

After making his Broadway debut as Evan in January 2019, Feldman will take his final bow in the hit show on January 26 and Fisher (Hamilton, “RENT Live,” “Grease Live!”) begins performances in the title role on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
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