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May 28 – 31 Javits Center, New York

The Authors. The Books. The Trends. The Buzz.

Join Us at BEA—Time is Running Out to Register!

Join us at the new and reformatted BEA—the premier event for the North American publishing industry. This year, you’ll benefit from quality over quantity, seeing and learning exactly what you need to survive today’s changing industry and challenging economy. Meet 500+ authors and discover hundreds of new titles on a Show floor bristling with 1,500 exhibitors (check out BEA Exhibitor Show Specials) and featuring the NEW Downtown Stage and Uptown Stage and the ever popular BEA Autographing Area. Learn the trends during 60+ focused sessions at the NEW “Big Ideas at BEA” Conference and don’t miss this year’s Global Market Forum: Books & Publishing in the Arab World. Experience the buzz of the book business at dynamic Special Events (buy your Special Events Tickets now). Conduct rights business at the largest North American International Rights Center. And enjoy NEW Show floor amenities such as more seating and places to eat. All of this, plus all of New York City—the publishing capital of the world.

May 28 – Conference and Special Events

May 29 – 31  Show, Conference and Special Events

Jacob K. Javits Center, New York City

BookExpo America (BEA) welcomes members of the media to attend and cover everything new and upcoming in the world of North American book publishing. For more information on how to register or to view the BEA press releases and enjoy the BookExpo Cast use the links below.

For more information, contact:
Roger Bilheimer Associates
36 Parish Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840
Ph: 203-966-0792
Fax: 203-966-0793



Electronic Entertainment Expo

Los Angeles Convention Center – June 2 – 4, 2009


Entertainment Software Association

Special Ticket Discount!

Get 2 tickets for the price of 1! Offer valid from May 18th through May 29th. Click here for details!

Video Games Live is a groundbreaking live event celebrating the music of video games created by Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall. Experience a full orchestra and choir accompanied by synchronized video, lighting, special effects, crowd interactivity & live action! Plus, before the live show there will be live game competitions, a costume contest, surprise guests, game demos, prizes and more!


Exhibitor List –



About ESA

About the Entertainment Software Association

Formed in 1994, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), formerly the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA), is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish video and computer games for video game consoles, personal computers and the Internet.

The ESA offers services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, owning the Electronic Entertainment Expo, business and consumer research, federal and state government relations, First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts.



About E3 Expo

E3 Expo is the world’s premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.E3Expo.com or www.theESA.com.


Anime Boston
May 22 – 24, 2009
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

May 22 – 25, 2009
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California

Anime North
May 22 – 24, 2009
Toronto Congress Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May 22 – 24, 2009
Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel
Durham, North Carolina

May 22 – 24, 2009
Ramada Orlando Celebration Hotel & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

May 23 – 24, 2009
Kiek In
Neumünster, Germany

Bay Area Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
May 25 – 29, 2009
Hyatt-Regency Hotel
Santa Clara, California

May 29 – 31, 2009
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas

JUNE 2009

June 4 – 7, 2009
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio

Anime Alabama
June 5- 7, 2009
Renaissance Riverview Hotel Plaza
Mobile, Alabama

Florida Super-Con
June 5 – 7, 2009
Doubletree Miami Mart/Airport Hotel & Exhibition Center
Miami Florida

OMG! Con
June 5 – 7, 2009
Julian Carroll Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky

Anime Evolution
June 12 – 14, 2009
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

June 12 – 14, 2009
Garden State Exhibit Center / Doubletree Hotel Somerset
Somerset, New Jersey

June 18 – 21, 2009
Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel
South Portland, Maine

Anime Mid-Atlantic
June 19 – 21, 2009
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, Virginia

June 19 – 21, 2009
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, Florida

JULY 2009

Anime Expo
July 2 – 5, 2009
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

Anime Overload
July 3 – 5, 2009
Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin
Austin, Texas

Otaku Omaha
July 3 -5, 2009
Mid-America Center
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Otaku Omaha
July 3 -5, 2009
Mid-America Center
Council Bluffs, Iowa

July 10 -12, 2009
Chattanooga Convention Center
Chattanooga, Tennessee

July 10 -12 , 2009
Leonding, Austria

Tokyo in Tulsa
July 10 – 12, 2009
Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown / Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma

July 17 – 19, 2009
The Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Killeen, Texas

July 17 – 19, 2009
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Northern Michigan Anime Convention
July 18 -19, 2009
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, Michigan

San Diego Comic-Con International
July 23 – 26, 2009
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California

July 24 – 26, 2009
Winnipeg Convention Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

July 25 – 26, 2009
Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

July 24 – 26, 2009
Hilton Lafayette Hotel
Lafayette, Louisiana

July 31 – August 2, 2009
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, Connecticut

July 31 – August 2, 2009
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Super-Con 2009

May 19, 2009 by Richard Oh
Filed under L.A. Sequential

very nifty – great pictures of the artists doing work at the show


Wizard Buys Big Apple Con

« on: April 08, 2009, 06:00 PM »

Press Release

Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York-based Wizard Entertainment, today announced he has acquired Big Apple Con, one of the trailblazing brands in the comic book and pop culture world, and the longest running annual show in New York City. The “new” Big Apple Con is moving to Pier 94 in Manhattan the weekend of October 16-18, 2009.

“I’ve been going to shows in New York City since I was a kid and I have a fondness for Big Apple Con,” Shamus said. “Today’s acquisition fulfills a dream of running a mega-show in New York City unlike anything there’s ever been.”

This move also enjoys tremendous support and enthusiasm from industry leaders. “Diamond is really looking forward to working closely with our friends at Wizard as they expand into the New York market,” said Bill Schanes, Vice President for Purchasing at Diamond Comics. “We anticipate a great event based on their ability to attract key talent, to promote and market the event, and at the same time to give consumers a tremendous value for their admission price.”

Ed Fleming, CEO/Founder of Video Game Expo (VGXPO), the largest East Coast expo of its kind, announced recently its partnership with Wizard World Philly. Now, VGXPO will expand its relationship to include Chicago Comic-Con and Big Apple Con, as well. “Our partnership provides VGXPO with the ability to rapidly grow our footprint from Philadelphia to Chicago and now New York City,” he said. “We look forward to working and sharing our passion for video games with all the fans in New York.”

Michael Carbonaro, the longtime and current producer of the show, will continue to provide his limitless creativity and enthusiasm to the show.

Exhibitors will need to act fast, though, as Big Apple Con has been sold out for years. Those wishing to be a part of this exciting event should contact:

Show Manager – Benji DeJohn – bdejohn@wizardent.com (440) 567-0801

Media Contact – Joe Favorito – fatherknickerbocker1@yahoo.com (917) 566-8345





Project Curve Appeal Inc.

Mission: “Unite,Celebrate, Empower, Educate & Entertain younger, flyer, sassier curvaceous independent woman, the vendors that cater to them and the men that love them world wide”

The Definition of “Curve Appeal”:

Curve Ap?peal: [kurv uh-peel] -noun, the power to demand attention and change the distorted perspective of curvaceous women through fascinating charm and alluring confidence.


September 26, 2009: The B&B EXPO

Hot off the press:

Toyl Events is known for pushing the limits and setting new trends when it comes to hosting themed events. We are most known from the Exclusive Bachelorette Party Expo & the movement that we started entitled “Project Curve Appeal” which caters to curvaceous women sizes 12 to 26. This year, we are trying something new. Each of our events have catered to women only and a common question that we have been getting from the men is “What about us?” That’s all about to change. For the first time in the 10 year history of Toyl Events, we are producing a major event that caters to both the women and the men.

On September 26, 2009 Toyl Events will host the 3rd Annual Bachelorette Expo but will also host the 1st ever Bachelor Party Expo. All the things that women love to love and all the things that men love to love. The events will be held at the same venue but will be separated.

On the ladies side: There will be accessories, novelties, beauty, spa, fashion & pole dance vendors. There will also be food, drinks, fashion shows & performers. And of course there will be a male review.

On the Men’s side: There will be vendors that cater to the fellas, Vegas style games & of course beautiful female exotic dancers.

This is the first ever public Giant Bachelorette & Bachelor Party. You do not have to be getting married to attend but you must be at least 21 years of age. Be ready to shop, eat, drink & be entertained. Also be prepared to tip the entertainers. Drink specials and VIP seating will be available. We will also have special group rates for those celebrating a special occasion such as a bachelorette, bachelor or birthday party.

Admission: General admission is $10 and may not include seating for the entertainment part of the show. VIP Seating is $25 and includes admission to the event and guaranteed seating near the stage. Group VIP Table is $500 and includes admission for up to 10 guests, appetizers, a private table & a bottle of champagne. VIP with Admission, seating and appetizers for individuals is $45pp. Buy your Tickets

Vendor rates: Basic table top $275 10×10 booth $455 and Premier vendors receive a10x20 booth as well as a one year listing on the front of two high traffic websites $855. Be a vendor

Other opportunities: We are now casting for talent to be featured al these events. Singers, Exotic Dancers etc. We are also seeking both male and female models for the fashion shows, eye candy etc. We also need Go Go dancers, Belly Dancers & attractive cocktail waitresses. Next Casting is Thursday May 21, 2009 at 7PM. RSVP for the casting call



Plus-Size Directory Links

Below are links to a huge collection of plus-size resources
organized into categories for easy browsing.


Kiyonna – in the sidebar – includes wedding dresses beyond the size six imaginary size of the magazine trade. Looks like they have some pretty things.

My note – there are sidebar ads that show prom dresses in sizes 14 – 44 and

this note in the middle of the page –

I propose that we END the “War on Obese People” and BEGIN
“A Campaign for Healthy Eating and Fitness for ALL People, of ALL Sizes.”


Amen to that.