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Breaking: Sony Square NYC Permanently Shutters Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

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The Press Release:
In August 2016, Sony Square NYC opened with the mission to be a public space committed to showcasing the Sony Brand through innovations in electronics; providing behind-the-scenes looks at TV shows and movies; celebrating music artists and their fans; and bringing together the gaming community. Located at Sony’s New York City headquarters, there was no better place to experience the past, present, and future of our brand, than by walking into Sony Square NYC.
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Rush Premiere’s Conceptual Video For “The Spirit Of Radio”

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The Press Release:
Today, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Permanent Waves, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush premiere their new official conceptual music video for “The Spirit of Radio.” The animated video captures the magic, spirit and growth of the FM radio format with a nostalgic nod to the pioneering DJ’s broadcasting music into homes around the world. The video also pays homage to Rush’s friend, soul brother and fellow bandmate Neil Peart whose music and lyrics continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of the fans.

Watch the full video for “The Spirit of Radio” below:


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Presenting The 2020 Eisner Awards Nominees

Hello my friends, so while we are living in a very precarious time for sure based on the continuing issues surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic, many items that we had on the media table will be happening but just in a different format. For instance, it was a couple of months ago that we helped share the news that the 2020 Comic Con International: San Diego would be cancelled until 2021 and then it was rumored that a number of the happenings for that con would take place in a virtual sense. The report about the cancellation can be found HERE and as I learn more about the home event I will post but now onto a different topic. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are curated by the SDCC folks and they recently announced the nominees for this years honor. Let’s take a look down below.

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Best Short Story:
“Hot Comb,” by Ebony Flowers, in Hot Comb (Drawn & Quarterly)
“How to Draw a Horse,” by Emma Hunsinger, The New Yorker, https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/how-to-draw-a-horse
“The Menopause,” by Mira Jacob, The Believer, https://believermag.com/the-menopause/
“Who Gets Called an ‘Unfit’ Mother?” by Miriam Libicki, The Nib, https://thenib.com/who-gets-called-an-unfit-mother/
“You’re Not Going to Believe What I’m About to Tell You,” by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal, https://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
Coin-Op No. 8: Infatuation, by Peter and Maria Hoey (Coin-Op Books)
The Freak, by Matt Lesniewski (AdHouse)
Minotäar, by Lissa Treiman (Shortbox)
Our Favorite Thing Is My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Sobek, by James Stokoe (Shortbox)
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Eternal Con 2020 Is Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Statement:
We have been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19, and after careful consultation with the NYCB Live and local officials, regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors, and our longtime Eternal Con partners, we have made the decision to Postpone Eternal Con 2020.

We are devastated to share this news with you. “The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 8 years that the event will not take place.
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Paul Booth Shutters Current Location Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Paul Booth’s name is not only famous from the world of tattooing but also in the Metal music and art scene. The ongoing issues with the Coronavirus, have forced Booth to make a decision about his current space and below you will find his official statement on the matter and the future.

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The Statement:
Due to COVID-19 and the current economic struggle we are all facing, I have had to close down our current premises housing Last Rites Tattoo Theatre, Last Rites Gallery, and Booth Gallery. I am taking the next year to let the situation play out and plan to reopen in 2021 at a brand new location.

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Paul Booth from 2017 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo by KP

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