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New York Times Travel Show: Helping You Plan Your Next Getaway


Here again to help you plan your Summer excursions that you dream about during these dreary winter months, it’s the New York Times Travel Show. Running January 25 to 27 at the Jacob Javits Center, the mainstay expo show has returned once more to help you with all your globe-trotting needs.

The expo opens with a State of the Industry panel discussion as leaders of the travel and tourism industry share their perspectives on solutions that will drive growth in the industry and increase satisfaction for travelers. There will also be a wealth of travel seminars to help you learn the ins and outs of going elsewhere. Don’t have a passport? No problem! The Passport Pop-Up will allow visitors to apply for or renew a U.S. passport on the show floor.

The expo’s Cultural Stages hosts an array of performances and demonstrations from all over the world. The Caribbean/Latin American Stage will musical performances, discussions on traveling to Guatemalla, and Dream Vacation giveaways. The European Stage will have informational talks on seeing Rome, tour packages to see Portugal, and demonstrations of Irish dancing. The Global Stage will have a live recording of “Family Travel Radio” featuring special guests, presentations on Canadian marine travel, and traditional dancing from Botswana.  The Asian Stage has a cooking demonstration from Copper Throat Thai Cuisine, Chinese folk dances, and Japanese Taiko drum performances.

The Travel Show also offers book signings and a chance to meet your favorite travel authors. Signings include the Broadway cast of “Waitress”, Margaret Littman, Jason Frye, Melissa Clark, Padma Lakshmi, Stephanie Rosenbloom, and many more.

The LGBTQ Travel Pavilion helps hililght safe and fun travel packages for LGBTQ globetrotters a wide world of travel opportunities and insurance for LGBTQ travelers and their allies. And there is still a tremendous number of exhibitors on the show floor to help guide all show visitors.

To learn more, go to:

The New York Times Travel Show
January 25 - 27, 2019

Jacob Javits Center

Consumer Electronics Show: Drones, 3D Printing, Wearables, Cryptocurrencies & More

The future of consumer electronics, gadgets, tech, computers, and more converges on Las Vegas as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) returns. Running January 8 to 11, the show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas), as well as venues across the Strip.

This year’s convention will be exploring several different areas of how tech will be changed and be changing our lives.  The 5G wireless communication portion examines how 5G can change the way we use our smart devices and computers. Advertising and Entertainment looks at how music, content, and ads will be beamed into our homes. The Automotive portion of the show projects the future of self-driving cars. The Blockchain looks at how Cryptocurrencies are being incorporated into businesses while the Health & Wellness covers new forms of accessibility technology, digital health monitoring, and wearables like Fitbits. Product Design & Manufacturing looks at how 3D printing will change businesses and home life, while the Robotics & Machine Intelligence block is for AI, drones and robotics (flying pizza delivery drone, anyone?). Sports is for covering eSports as well as sports technology while the Startup portion puts investors in touch with thousands of emerging businesses.

And there’s still a plethora of exhibitors on the show floor and the Marketplace to see.

To learn more, go to:

Consumer Electronics Show
January 8 - 11, 2019

Last Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Jazz Congress Educates on the Past, Present, and Future of Jazz


Jazz Congress, an annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas in order to nurture and grow the jazz community and industry. Held January 7 and 8, Jazz Congress is held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at West 60th street) and includes a plethora of workshops and panel discussions.

Panels include exploration of alternative jazz, licensing, how to manage your show on the road, explorations of jazz’ rich history and how things are shaping in the industry today. "What's Next? An Early Career Toolkit" educates aspiring musicians on the basics of breaking into the biz while "What's that Sound? An Audio Recording Masterclass" educates the tools and tips to get your music soundig the best it can. The keynote presents the 2019 Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award to Darlene Chan

To learn more, go to:

Jazz Congress 2019
January 7 - 8, 2019

Anime NYC Hits Javits Center For Second Year


New York is a city that has had a long history with anime. From the first clubs to emerge from the East Village trading Star Blazers tapes, to Chinatown influx of anime and import video games, to everything from Streamline’s initial release of Akira to the latest Love Live movies hitting the arthouse theaters. That tradition continues with the upcoming Anime NYC convention.

Held November 16 to 18 at the Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th Street), Anime NYC had its premiere installment in 2017, gaining fan attention. This year’s convention features new world premiere screenings, panel discussions, a plethora of musical acts, and more. One of the world premiere is the first episode of Mob Psycho 100 II, the second season of the incredibly bizarre supernatural action comedy from One, the creator of One Punch Man. Studio Trigger will be showcasing their latest projects, SSSS Gridman and Promare as part of a series of panels.

For the culinarily inclined, Anime NYC will also feature Ramen Summit 2.0, featuring Keizo Shimamoto (Chef-Owner Ramen Shack / Ramen Burger) and Kenshiro Uki (VP of OperationsSun Noodle / Ramen Lab) alongside three amateur ramen-cooks as they discuss the rise of the Japanese soul food in New York. Sci-fi illustrator extraordinaire and character designer, Range Murata, will be signing autographs and appear at panels in conjunction with newly emerged publisher, Denpa. Veteran of Gainax and current Studio Trigger animator, Hiromi Wakabayashi, will appear as part of the Studio Trigger panels. Producer Naohiro Ogata (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt), will be presenting a preview of the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam NT, the latest in the perennial series with anti-war messaging and toyetic military mechs.

The convention also features an Artist Alley with publishers, artists, and creators from all over the world. Presented in conjunction with Anime NYC is Anisong World Matsuri at the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is the first time the concert series as been presented in the US, and features acts including Luna Haruna, Shoko Nakagawa, Morning Musume。’18, and more.

To learn more, go to:

Anime NYC
November 16 - 18, 2018

Javits Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001

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