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2021 Update: Convention Essentials For New York Comic Con and Beyond

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As previously broadcast over on the PiercingMetal website and shared here on the Ken Pierce Media archive, the New York Comic Con would return to being an in-person event for 2021. There was also a virtual component for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t brave the event based on the lay of the land at this time. Back in 2019, I revamped a popular post from “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” about convention essentials for the curious or diehard attendee. The thorough rundown was lauded by many as being quite useful and you can see that full narrative by clicking HERE. I was going to simply re-share said missive but as 2021 heads to its last quarter and the dreaded variants of the Coronavirus keep on keeping on, you now must be vaccinated to access many places and the New York Comic Con is no exception to this rule. Below are a couple of digital mechanisms to be aware of and then I will emphasize some of the things you really should be bringing along with you.
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Ken Pierce Media’s Tumblr Turned “12” Today

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Greetings my friends and welcome to a shiny new announcement that celebrates my creative worlds use of the Tumblr micro-blogging network. Earlier today I received an email that said that “Ken Pierce Media Turned 12 Today” and if you are one of the diehards who has been paying attention over the last few months you will know that this isn’t correct at all. As an idea, Ken Pierce Media is only one full year old but I have been using Tumblr for “12” years and began doing so for the PiercingMetal website and its assorted social networks. Back in the earliest days of this network it would allow a very streamlined integration of Twitter and Facebook so it was another means of reaching an audience which is never a bad thing to do.

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AEG Presents to Require Proof of Full Vaccination for U.S. Concertgoers and Event Staff

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The Press Release:
AEG Presents, a global leader in concerts and live events, announced today that it will be requiring proof of vaccination for entry into its owned and operated clubs, theatres, and festivals. The decision comes on the heels of the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases as the Delta variant spreads throughout the United States. AEG Presents is either an owner or partner in such iconic venues and festivals as New York’s Webster Hall and Brooklyn Steel, The Roxy and El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, Firefly Music Festival, Day N Vegas, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and Coachella Music & Arts Festival, among others.

The vaccination policy, limited only as required by law, will be in full effect nationwide no later than October 1, 2021. Several venues have already been following local government vaccination mandates, with others anticipated to come in the weeks leading up to October 1. The date was chosen specifically to allow time for any eligible unvaccinated ticketholders and staff to reach fully vaccinated status should they choose to do so. Leading up to October 1, AEG Presents will be implementing a policy of showing proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of show date where permitted.
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Live Nation Celebrates Return To Concerts w $20 All-In Tickets

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The Press Release:
Today Live Nation announced it is celebrating the Return to Live concerts this summer by offering fans $20 all-in tickets to nearly 1,000 shows this year. As Live Nation’s outdoor venues across the U.S. begin to open, the time is here to get outside and catch live music with friends, family and loved ones at over 40 Live Nation amphitheaters all across the country. For a limited time only next week, fans will have access to exclusive $20 tickets to participating Live Nation shows, including taxes and fees.

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“We can’t wait to get back on the road and in front of our fans, it means so much to be able to bring live music back to the people that support us the most,” said the Jonas Brothers.
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Ken Pierce Media Publishes 5000th Post

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Hello Legions and those who’ve just curiously chanced upon this humble dotcom, I am stoked to find you dropping into the world of Ken Pierce Media once again because we just hit a pretty awesome milestone. So it was just about a month ago when I shared the news that the Ken Pierce Media angle had celebrated its debut year and was mapping out what’s to come. That announcement can be found HERE but now onto the subject at hand. Today we are lauding the posting of “5,000” posts.

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