FAIRS | CONVENTIONS
Events that feature genre specific themes at a statewide, national or industry-wide level, including publishing, automotive, agriculture, etc.
(December 3, 2016) The 2nd Annual Feria de Artesanías helped to promote public support of local businesses and artisans during the holiday buying season. The fair which is sponsored by the Hispanic Federation was held in the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in El Barrio. Artisans and vendors representing various Latino countries offered up an assortment of handmade arts & crafts, as well as traditional edibles and libations. Members of PRIDA were also presente!
(November 19, 2016) The 11th Annual Comité Noviembre Puerto Rican Artisan Fair & 5th Annual Puerto Rican Book Expo proved to be a highlight for Puerto Rican Heritage Month observances in The Bronx. The various participating artisans, mostly representing the PRIDA collective, brought an eclectic offering of traditional and expressive art & crafts that celebrated and related Puerto Rican heritage and beauty in full rainbow. Workshops on traditional mask making, the history of Los Tres Reyes, and even bomba dancing fundamentals (led by Milteri Tucker) added depth and excitement to the day.
(October 8, 2016) The damp weather would not discourage the tens of thousands that attended one of the most fun days at New York Comic Con. COSPLAY is the ultimate expression of fan-level participation with pop culture genres. Saturday’s at NYCC stands out as convergence point for cosplayers whether home-grown or professional class to engage the public stage. Here are some of the sights.
(October 6, 2016) The largest pop culture convention show is underway. The newest in comics, graphic novels, sci-fi, anime, manga, video games, collectible toys, movies and television will make the scene at New York Comic Con 2016.
(March 12, 2016) The unrelenting advance of Women in Comics Con (WinC CON) reached its second year. Pronounced ‘WinK,’ Saturday’s turnout at the Bronx Library Center proved that more and more supporters are rallying behind its inspiring initiative.
(December 5, 2015) More and more efforts to promote public support of local businesses and artisans during the holiday season are delivering the message to various Latino communities.
(November 21, 2015) Comité Noviembre held its Tenth Annual Puerto Rican Artisan Fair & Fourth Annual Puerto Rican Book Expo. They also introduced a Memorabilia Collectors Show to the mix. I was fortunate enough to have my first book ready for the event. Here are a few shots from the day’s activities.
(November 14, 2015) Universal Zulu Nation celebrated its 42nd Anniversary, this year. Here are some shots from Saturday night activities @ The National Black Theater in Harlem.
(November 13, 2015) Universal Zulu Nation celebrated its 42nd Anniversary, this year. Here are some shots from Friday night activities @ The National Black Theater in Harlem.
(October 10, 2015) A fascinating aspect about the whole Comic Con experience is how generations of fan bases give life to a fantastic universe of characters and creatures in good fun and in appreciation of the culture’s importance in their lives. Here is just a small portion of the fan Cosplay that took place at the event on Saturday (Day 3).