Friday, October 12, 2018

Wizard World >> Special Offer: $10 Off Any Photo Op! (Madison, WI.)

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Use code MAD10 to take $10 off any single Photo Op at Wizard World Madison 2018, this offer cannot be applied to Add-Ons or past purchases.  Fan Friendly pricing on 3-Day Admissions is still at just $9.99, get it now before prices increase next week!
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Brad Meltzer >> Celebrate Strong Girls With Us!


The Strong Girls Gift Set includes four 'I AM' titles:
Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, and Sacagawea
October 11 is officially the International Day of the Girl (though my daughter will tell you that EVERY day is Day of the Girl.). So we hope you’ll join me in celebrating this special day where we can band together and commit to investing in skills training and education for girls and young women who are in crisis around the world.  
In celebration of International Day of the Girl, I'm donating 10% of all proceeds from our Strong Girls Gift Set to the charity Girls Who Code, an amazing organization helping bridge the technology gender gap. Simply buy the set between now and November 30, and I will make a contribution on your behalf. How easy is that? Plus, you get $50 worth of books for nearly $30! Just click HERE and order!
Girls were top of mind when we created the Ordinary People Change the World series. Knowing how important strong female role models are for both boys and girls, this gift set includes Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, and Sacagawea.
From my Mom, to my Grandmother, I was lucky to grow up surrounded by strong women. Today, my agents, publisher, and editor on this series are all strong women. And of course, my wife and daughter. So it’s my duty to share the stories of strong women who have blazed a trail for young women to come. 
Teach the young girl or boy in your life today about persistence, kindness, tenacity, and integrity. This holiday season, get them the Strong Girls Gift Set, and I'll give a little something extra back to keep the momentum going. 

Thanks for all you do,

The Ordinary People Change the World series will be coming to PBS next fall!
Brad Meltzer |
Forty-Four Steps, Inc. | 20533 biscayne blvd. # 371, aventura, FL 33180

Music Biz >> Organize Your Creativity With Jammber's App Suite!


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Why Mobile Is The Key To Organizing Creativity


October 18, 2018 | 2-3 PM ET
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Because it’s often very difficult to be organized while creating music, over 40% of the money that creators are owed is tied up by bad or wrong data. Jammber Creator Suite is the first mobile and collaborative suite of tools that solves these problems and allows creatives to #MakeWayForMusic. Jammber’s apps can manage everything from songwriting credits and rights management to ticketing and touring, all from a mobile phone.

In this webinar, Jammber CEO Marcus Cobb shares how mobile technology can bring attribution and monetization closer to creators in the music industry. Sign-up to get a sneak peek of the apps and to claim your priority access for the beta.

Register Here
Relive Our Fall 2018 Common Ground Webinar Series!
Members can revisit past webinars -- including those most recently presented by AudienceNet, Muzooka and Exactuals -- by visiting the Recorded Webinars section of our site.

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NYA-EVO Announced as Carry-on Partner for Phase One's Game-changing IQ4 Camera System

 Cutting edge camera bag maker NYA-EVO has teamed up with the world's foremost equipment manufacturer in what promises to open a whole new range of possibilities for professionals and enthusiasts to take their photography further.
NYA-EVO announced it will join Phase One, the industry leader in digital medium format equipment, as its carry-on system partner for the game-changing XF IQ4 Camera System.
The Phase One Adventure Backpack – based on the NYA-EVO Fjord 36 Adventure pack, which became the top industry standard soon after its 2017 launch – is at the forefront of carrier systems design and construction.
The Phase One Adventure Backpack – based on the NYA-EVO Fjord 36 Adventure pack, which became the top industry standard soon after its 2017 launch – is at the forefront of carrier systems design and construction.NYA-EVO announced it will join Phase One, the industry leader in digital medium format equipment, as its carry-on system partner for the game-changing XF IQ4 Camera System.
NYA-EVO announced it will join Phase One, the industry leader in digital medium format equipment, as its carry-on system partner for the game-changing XF IQ4 Camera System.

Jensen Pauwels, co-founder and Head of Design for NYA-EVO, said the Phase One and NYA-EVO partnership represents a merger of the best new minds in carrier-system design and construction, and world-leading technology and equipment.
"We've strived to create a backpack and carrier system that is as adaptable and well designed as today's equipment," he said. "Phase One has long been the epitome of technological advancement in camera systems and we are thrilled to be going on this journey with them."
"Since day one, NYA-EVO's core belief has been to never compromise on design or construction so adventurers and studio photographers – whether professional or enthusiast – can rely totally on their gear and have peace of mind in all situations."
"There's not a single element or inch on our bags and gear that has not been tested to meet the exacting requirements of professional photographers in the most demanding and extreme of environments."
"Phase One and NYA-EVO's partnership on the XF IQ4 carry-on system shows just how passionate we are about designing and constructing the best quality gear."
The Phase One Adventure Backpack – based on the NYA-EVO Fjord 36 Adventure pack, which became the top industry standard soon after its 2017 launch – is at the forefront of carrier systems design and construction.
The compact and rugged 36-litre backpack has a lightweight T6-6061 tubular aluminium frame and is built from a highly water-resistant and durable thermoplastic polyurethane-coated nylon fabric. Its polyurethane-coated YKK® Aquaguard® zippers, ergonomically designed shoulder and waist straps, padding and quick-dry fabrics make it just as comfortable and easy-to-use as it is tough.
NYA-EVO's Removal Camera Inserts (RCIs), for the Pelican Storm Case and the Phase One Adventure Backpack, as well as a carry-on City Bag also add an entirely new level of convenience, flexibility and protection to studio and on-location photographers' kit.
Espen Beck, Senior Product Manager at Phase One, welcomed the partnership, saying NYA-EVO had brought a fresh perspective and renewed inspiration to the company's Carry-On Professional and Private Enthusiast Solution Kits.
"The photographers we work with demand best-in-class solutions for studio photography and on-location tethering, and with NYA-EVO's expertise, we believe we have met these exacting requirements, and more," Beck said.
"At Phase One we are really thrilled to be working with NYA-EVO for our Carry-On Solution Kits. NYA-EVO have made sure we can now provide the most flexible solution to both the professional studio and on-location photographer, as well as the traveling enthusiast."
"The combination of a soft padded Pelican Storm Case with the flexible NYA-EVO Removable Camera inserts and the Fjord 36 Backpacker, plus the carry on City-bag is the perfect fit for both the professional photographer and the private enthusiast."
See the NYA-EVO Fjord 36 in action at
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Liverpool Productions >> One month away: 3 spaces open - Beatles Fans Tour to Cuba


3 spaces still available on the first-ever Beatles Fans Tour to Cuba! Join fellow music lovers on a safe and exciting professionally organized tour to Cuba, November 11-16th, 2018. Truly a Magical Mystery/History Tour, this travel adventure introduces participants to the island that has been off-limits to Americans for many years, with the theme of music, food and Beatles. Hosted  
This customized, fully-escorted tour vacation includes: Round-trip airfare from NY, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale or Atlanta aboard Jet Blue to Jose Marti Airport, Havana; Visas and all necessary People-to-People travel documents/paperwork; Airport transfers; deluxe accommodations at 4 star hotel in Central Havana; Luxury air conditioned coach; Professional English-speaking tour guides; Daily sightseeing; All entrance fees, admissions, parties, events; Evening attractions such as Live concerts, shows & evening activities; Guest Speakers; Afternoon cruise/ride in old, vintage 50s & 60s cars; People-to-People interaction; Full American buffet breakfasts daily; Beverages; All Beatles and music related events and attractions; plus so much more.
The per person cost is only $2699 based on double occupancy (a $4000 value). This low price is all-inclusive aside from dinners, tips and souvenirs.
This niche tour gives music fans & Beatles aficionados the rare opportunity to travel to Cuba, as presented by Liverpool Productions, organizers of the Magical History Tour to London & Liverpool since 1983. Hosted by Charles F. Rosenay!!!
For more info or to reserve your space on this historic travel adventure, email or phone (203) 795-4737.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Chicago Detours >> Free Walking Tour of the Monadnock Showcases Historic Preservation



Creative tours inside a 19th-century skyscraper to benefit Preservation Chicago

  Chicago Detours is offering free half-hour-long walking tours of the historic Monadnock Building weekly on Fridays, from Nov. 2 to Dec. 6, at 12:30pm. Tour guests will step inside this 19th-century skyscraper’s ornate lobby to experience its warm, historic ambiance and hear an inside perspective on the innovative and ground-breaking approach taken to restore it. Chicago Detours’ top-rated, professional tour guides will donate 100% of gratuities received to Preservation Chicago, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the city’s historic architecture.

Staying mostly indoors, tour guests will remain comfortable even in inclement weather. Tour guests will see original historic architectural details like intricate brass doorknobs alongside elements created during the restoration, like the glamorous aluminum and marble stairs. Together these details create the authentic feeling of a 19th-century commercial building while being comfortable and functional for the building’s current tenants.

Unique to this tour, as compared to other architectural building tours, is that Chicago Detours will share the big ideas of design behind historic preservation. In the 1980s, the building's owner William Donnell undertook a painstaking restoration with award-winning preservation architect John Vinci. Their story is one of foresight, business acumen and creativity. To design this free walking tour, Executive Director Amanda Scotese consulted with two experts on the Monadnock’s transformation: official city historian Tim Samuelson and Preservation Chicago’s Executive Director Ward Miller, who worked directly on the restoration project.

To increase awareness of the value of historic structures like the Monadnock, Chicago Detours is providing professional, compensated tour guides to lead the tour at no cost to the public. In addition, Chicago Detours’ tour guides are supporting historic preservation advocacy by donating their gratuities from this tour to Preservation Chicago. This non-profit organization “protects and revitalizes Chicago’s irreplaceable architecture, neighborhoods and urban spaces.”

This free thirty-minute walking tour will run every Friday from Nov. 2 to Dec. 6, at 12:30pm, making it a great option for a lunchtime exploration. Space on the tours will be limited to twelve people. The tour starts inside Dollop Cafe at 343 S Dearborn and ends inside Optimo Hats inside the Monadnock at 53 W Jackson. Reservations are required and can be made at Chicago Detours’ website.

Chicago Detours offers guided tours of architecture, history and culture that bring people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. The tour company is a passionate team of educators, historians, artists and storytellers, and is proud to be one of very few tour companies in Chicago that is rated five stars on both Yelp and TripAdvisor.

For additional information:
Amanda Scotese

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