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BroadwayCon Announces Location and Dates for 2023 Event

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon, the premier fan convention for all things Broadway and theatre, makes its triumphant debut in Times Square at the New York Marriott Marquis on Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Pre-sale tickets will be available for BroadwayCon 2021 and 2022 attendees at 1 PM ET on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Tickets go on sale to the public at 1 PM ET on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Since 2016, BroadwayCon has been the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway. Highlights from previous years include show spotlights with the casts of A Strange Loop (2022), POTUS (2022), SIX (2020, 2022), Hamilton (2016, 2017), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2019), Mean Girls (2019), and Dear Evan Hansen (2017), reunions with the original casts of RENT (2016), and In The Heights (2018), performances by Sara Bareilles (2016, Waitress), Jenn Colella (2016, Come From Away), Christy Altomere (2017, Anastasia), appearances by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton (2022), Lin-Manuel Miranda (2017) and Kristin Chenoweth (2019), and so much more.
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BroadwayCon Reveals Star-Studded Lineup For Upcoming In-Person Convention

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon, the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway, today announced the programming lineup, featuring performances and appearances from some of Broadway’s biggest shows and influential names in theater. Taking place, July 8-10, 2022 at the Manhattan Center & The New Yorker Hotel, this year’s BroadwayCon marks the convention’s first in-person gathering in two years, bringing theater fans closer than ever to some of Broadway’s newest and most exciting shows.

This year’s lineup features a star-studded slate of interactive Q&As, live performances, sing-along sessions and more from hit Broadway shows such as A Strange Loop, POTUS, CHICAGO, Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Six, Disney Princess – The Concert, Beetlejuice, among others.
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BroadwayCon Updates Health and Safety Protocols For 2022 Event (a/o May)

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The Press Release:
In accordance with current guidelines for the BroadwayCon performance venues, all those in attendance at BroadwayCon 2022 including, but not limited to, ticketed attendees, special guests, presenters, vendors, press, and staff, who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination will be required to be fully vaccinated by July 8, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination with a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO (including emergency use authorization) to attend BroadwayCon in person. This includes children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the final vaccine in a one- or two-shot protocol. Attendees will be required to wear masks required to wear masks inside all BroadwayCon venue spaces.
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The New York International Travel Show Set To Debut October 2022

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The Press Release:
The New York International Travel Show (nyITS 2022), a new trade and consumer travel conference and exhibition that replaces The New York Times Travel Show, will take place from Friday, Oct. 28 to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“After producing and managing the New York Times Travel Show for the previous 17 years, we understand the importance of having a world-class travel industry conference and exhibition in New York that addresses issues important to the recovery of global tourism”, said Paul Muir, president of nyITS 2022. “We are delighted to be teaming up again with many of our travel industry partners and sponsors.”

James Shillinglaw, Insider Travel Report’s editor-in-chief, and co-founder, will continue his role as conference chairman for nyITS 2022. “I am honored that I will play a role in developing our extensive conference program at nyITS 2022,” said Shillinglaw. “At this important time in the history of the travel industry, we need to help provide insight and solutions for the domestic and global travel marketplace.”

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company noted: “It is our privilege to welcome the New York International Travel Show in October 2022. This is a pivotal moment in the recovery of our city and the travel industry, and we greatly look forward to showing delegates and attendees how to safely enjoy the best of what New York City has to offer, from our iconic hotels, restaurants and attractions to our ‘only-in-NYC’ meetings experiences.”

nyITS 2022 will feature hundreds of travel exhibitors from around the U.S. and around the world—including hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and airlines—and will present the latest travel news, trends and inspiration for the year ahead.

Travel industry conference programs will include several targeted summits focusing on new business models and emerging solutions for the travel industry. Seminars for consumers will showcase travel experts to help travelers in their research and decision making on where to go next.

Trade Day:
The first day of nyITS 2022 on Friday, Oct. 28 is reserved exclusively for travel industry professionals and members of the travel media. The day will include seminars and panels of experts to provide travel professionals with the latest industry products and services, destination information and travel trends. The exhibition will be open exclusively to travel professionals to network and negotiate business opportunities.

Consumer Days:
The second and third days of nyITS 2022, on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, will feature a major exhibition of domestic and international travel companies and destinations, including tour operators, packagers, hotels and resorts, and cruise lines featured in several cultural and regional pavilions. Dozens of targeted and timely seminars will be presented by leading travel experts from around the world. Special stages will feature cultural presentations and performances, food demonstrations, and one-on-one meetings.

Presenting, Platinum and Gold Sponsors for the New York International Travel Show (nyITS 2022) are currently being finalized and will be announced soon. Travel Industry Association & Media Sponsors play a pivotal role in guiding the programs and marketing the event to their members. More than 30 national and overseas organizations are expected to sponsor nyITS 2022 and support our outreach to the travel industry and consumer travelers.

Travel Media Attendees:
Travel Writers and journalists can apply for nyITS 2022 media credentials providing complimentary access to both Trade Day and Consumer Days. Members of the media are invited to attend the Trade Day to meet with travel industry professionals and attend press conferences throughout the day. More information about registration for travel writers and journalists will be available shortly.

About the New York International Travel Show:
The New York International Travel Show (nyITS 2022) is a world-class travel industry trade and consumer travel event in New York City featuring several targeted travel industry conferences, consumer seminars, and a major exhibition with cultural and regional pavilions showcasing hundreds of travel companies and destinations from around the world. nyITS 2022 brings together the travel industry to address issues that are key to the future of travel and tourism, provide new business models and emerging solutions for the global tourism marketplace. For more information, visit www.NYInternationalTravelShow.com (linked below).

About Insider Travel Report:
Insider Travel Report (ITR) provides timely news articles, analysis, product profiles, destination reports and video interviews with key travel industry executives. It is sent out daily to 100,000 subscribers who are verified and active selling travel advisors or travel suppliers. Led by James Shillinglaw, editor in chief and co-founder, who has more than 25 years of experience in travel trade journalism, Insider Travel Report delivers cogent and relevant content, with analysis of key issues affecting travel advisors, new perspectives on the travel industry, and more video content than any other website in the field. Shillinglaw has served as conference chairman and as an advisory board member for The New York Times Travel Show from 2006-2020. For more information, visit www.insidertravelreport.com (linked below).

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities
throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com (linked below).

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: As most of the readers know about our efforts here on “The Chronicles”, we just love going to the conventions and trade shows and filling your screens with images and notes about what we experienced. Now as some of you might recall, the New York Times Travel Show was cancelled as an event which we documented HERE. As far as lifestyle events went we really enjoyed that show so I am super excited about this new launch from many of the same people that did the other show. We know that the Travel and Adventure Show is coming up in the next few weeks and while I hope to investigate that one, I am very excited about an event that comes from the same people who did something I’ve some background in. I’ll wrap this up now and as I close this announcement I wonder what you travelers of the nations think about the news and if you think that you’ll be considering attending this one. Chime in down below in the comments and since we are still dealing with some pandemic chaos, please stay safe out there.

Official: https://www.nyinternationaltravelshow.com/
Official: https://www.insidertravelreport.com
Official: http://www.nycgo.com

World’s Largest Queer Comic Con, Flame Con, Announces Its Return to Times Square

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The Press Release:
Flame Con, created by the LGBTQ non-profit Geeks OUT, is announcing its return to an in-person event on Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21. The convention moved online in August 2020 as a result of the pandemic and remained virtual as New York City began a partial-opening the following summer. After several years of record in-person attendance, Flame Con organizers look forward to gathering safely with fans and creators at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel this August.

“We’ve been so fortunate to have our community’s support and enthusiasm as we have navigated an unpredictable two years,” said Geeks OUT President, Nic Gitau. “Through this time of loss, we’ve seen people find new ways to maintain their joy and connections. I’m grateful Flame Con has played a part in keeping our community connected and I look forward to celebrating our creativity and resiliency at this year’s Flame Con.”
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