Press Release Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, returns to New York City this month for the 2016 American International Toy Fair, taking place February 13th – 16th at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan.
Crest Group is set to produce the third annual LA Cosplay Con from 11am – 11pm on Saturday, June 11th, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. LA Cosplay Con is a one-day event for cosplayers and gamers to come together and celebrate the art and culture of cosplay. Once again attendees will be delighted by the exhibits, contests, panels and direct interaction with high-profiled cosplayers, special guests, and of course, other cosplay enthusiasts.
CBS Consumer Products and ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, are teaming up to launch an all-new original Star Trek fan experience in the birthplace of the Star Trek convention with Star Trek: Mission New York in 2016.
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and ORIGIN PC today announced an agreement by which the builder of custom, high-performance desktops and laptops for hardcore enthusiasts and gamers will power the PC Zone at Wizard World Gaming events throughout 2016, beginning with Atlanta, January 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Play Fair, a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, will welcome attendees for the first time at New York City’s Javits Center North on February 13 and 14, 2016. The inaugural event, hosted by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and LeftField Media, will offer families and toy collectors the opportunity to enjoy a weekend in New York and experience an interactive, fun-packed event with presenting sponsors LEGO Systems, Inc. and Nickelodeon, as well as other toy and family brands, including Mattel, Hasbro, Warner Bros. Pictures, Crayola and Toys”R”Us. A full list of sponsors and exhibitors is available online.
It seems that just about every week in the U.S., there’s at least one comic convention going on, often two or more. Let’s face it – the money that can be made through these events has just GOT to be tremendously tempting to folks in the comics industry, particularly those who manage local shops and other organizations. Well, not only comics pros are noticing how profitable comic cons are these days. Some people with access to significant meeting space to fill are also anxious to get their facilities being used by cons as well.
We have already covered the big announcements regarding Star Wars from D23, but here is a quick highlight reel from the event.
Disney has released a slew of photos from Saturday’s events at the D23 Expo. There was a lot going on, including Captain America: Civiil War, Doctor Strange, Star Wars, and more.
[D23] John Lasseter reveals huge slate of upcoming movies from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 EXPO 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish. The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.
During the Star Wars event at Disney’s D23 Expo, fans were able to get their first look at the upcoming stand alone film, Star Wars: Rogue One.
The great joy of visiting the old Disney/MGM park in the early ’90s was the small corner that featured Star Tours. At the time it was the only Star Wars action we could get as Episode One was still a decade away, and Return of the Jedi was but a spot in our rearview mirrors. At the D23 Expo today, Disney’s Bob Iger announced that Star Wars was expanding at its theme parks in Orlando and Anaheim.