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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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PDN Photoplus Expo Cancels 2020 Event Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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The Press Release:
PHOTOPLUS is extremely proud to announce PHOTOPLUS+, an online experience and community bringing together visual storytellers with the tools and services they need to create. PHOTOPLUS+ will provide a home for photographers, filmmakers and our brands to connect not just once a year, but year-round.

PHOTOPLUS+ will offer a rich and immersive experience including product showcases, live demos, gear launches, networking opportunities and educational content. Registration for PHOTOPLUS+ is already open and available through PHOTOPLUSexpo.com and will launch with a full slate of content November, 1 of this year.
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NY NOW Cancels October Fall Edition Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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The Press Release:
NY NOW®, the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, has decided, based on recent developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after consultation with our community partners, to cancel the NY NOW Fall Edition and co-located National Stationery Show, which had been scheduled for October 18-20, 2020, at the Jacob Javits Center.

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Recent developments have made it impossible to bring buyers and brands together safely and successfully. This is due to the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., including the latest government data, measures, and guidelines on the phased reopening plans in the U.S.; the number of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically; current quarantines, containment areas, stay at home orders, and restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government and public health authorities; travel restrictions into the New York City area; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees affecting attendees and participating companies.
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Ozy Fest 2020 Cancelled By Organizers Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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The Press Release:

Dear OZY Fest 2020 ticket holder — We hope you are staying safe and well during this unprecedented year.

The world has changed beyond recognition since we first announced the lineup for OZY Fest 2020, and so unfortunately this year’s event will be postponed to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. OZY has been working closely with the City of New York to find a new date in 2021 for our one-of-a-kind festival of music, comedy, food and ideas next summer, which will be announced in due course.

All ticket holders have the option between rolling over their ticket to 2021, or receiving a full refund. If you wish for your tickets to rollover to 2021, please click here to follow the rollover instructions from our official ticketing vendor, Front Gate Tickets. All rollovers must be claimed by Friday, July 10, at 11.59pm ET.
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The 2020 New York Renaissance Faire Is Cancelled

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In a wave of cancellations of concerts, conventions and festival gatherings that bring in lots and lots of people comes the not so surprising news that the New York Renaissance Faire for 2020 has been cancelled. The organizers posted a short time ago to their website and social networks and we have embedded this information for your perusal and even typed the statement if the graphic is a little hard to read on your respective device.

The Statement:
“Due to the continuing health concerns and unrest affecting the entire country, REP has made the decision to not open the New York Renaissance Faire for the 2020 season.
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