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This Just In: EXXXOTICA NJ Postponed Due To COVID-19

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The Press Release:
This year has been unlike any other in any of our lives. EXXXOTICA is supposed to be a celebration and we were looking forward to closing our show year off with our lauded New Jersey event as we have for the past 12. But, 2020 has not been cooperating with anyone, and while we pushed off the inevitable decision with never-ending optimism, it is through tears of sincere disappointment that we must announce the postponement of EXXXOTICA New Jersey slated for October 23-25 at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison. At this time, with current restrictions in the state that the Governor has in place, as well as the safety of everyone involved with EXXXOTICA, it is impossible to produce this year’s show in New Jersey.

Some have asked us if we would consider doing a virtual EXXXOTICA, and while we appreciate everyone’s eagerness as it pertains to our event, the idea of a virtual adult consumer show is, to be completely honest, stupid. EXXXOTICA is a living, breathing thing, and only works when we’re all together. You just cannot replicate the live experience, and we would never try. It’s like turning a wild mustang into My Little Pony. A Prius into a Formula One race car. Trump and Biden into BFFs. It just ain’t gonna happen. And like our elders always say, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”
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Organizers Cancel Anime NYC 2020 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns

Coming only a few short days after the cancellation of the 2021 NAMM Show AND this years New York Comic Con comes a statement from our friends at Leftfield Media regarding the status of their amazing Anime NYC convention. As expected this happening is also cancelled and a press release from its founder can be perused by clicking HERE.

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Important: Apologies for once again sending you over to PiercingMetal.com for the full scoop but that convention is covered over there exclusively and that is just how it goes according to our rule book. As you might expect already, the means to comment on this announcement have been disabled and are instead encouraged on the main article that you are led to. I’m sad about this news as we have been in attendance since its debut. To better times. I hope.

Official Website: http://www.animenyc.com

Mischief Management Postpones 2020 Events, Announces Dates For 2021

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The Press Release:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mischief Management has secured new dates for all its 2020 events — Con of Thrones, LeakyCon Orlando, PodcastCon, and LeakyCon Denver — while keeping
the events in the same host cities as previously announced. Mischief looks forward to celebrating together with all of our attendees and guests in a safe and exciting way in 2021.

“Normally, we would be moving our events to different cities each year. Instead, we have worked with local venues to assure the events we promised can still take place,” says Melissa Anelli, CEO of Mischief Management. “With more time to properly develop these events we are looking forward to an incredible 2021. Our entire community has been expressing such kindness and patience during this unprecedented time, and we thank them and can’t wait to see them again.”
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Specialty Food Association’s 2020 “Summer Fancy Food Show” Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Considering the world we are now living in, I guess it was pretty much just a matter of time before we learned that this years Specialty Food Association “Summer Fancy Food Show” was going to be cancelled. Since the event center has been transformed into a makeshift hospital to help with Covid-19 cases, its not really the best scenario for a food based event. Below you can find their official statement.

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The Press Release:
The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) 66th annual Summer Fancy Food Show scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York will not take place as planned due to events outside SFA’s control – notably the national and global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions, and the Javits Center’s critical service in fighting the pandemic that impacts the facility’s availability.

“As the leader in the future of food movement, our responsibility is to serve our members through good times and bad,” said SFA President Phil Kafarakis. “Our legacy is one of connecting the global specialty food industry – makers, buyers and distributors – and we’re assessing ways to create an engaging environment for that, outside of the Fancy Food Show.”
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