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Breaking: Toy Fair Dallas and Toy Fair New York 2021 Are Postponed

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The Statement:
While the trajectory of this October’s Toy Fair Dallas has long been known to our exhibitors and the buying community given ongoing pandemic developments in Texas, the postponement of that show to 2021 now meets the news that The Toy Association has elected to also postpone Toy Fair New York 2021.

Due to the current state of the pandemic and restrictive guidelines in place both in Texas and in states where our guests originate, our partners at the Dallas Market Center (DMC), site of the annual Toy Fair Dallas, have told us that they are unable to meet the unique needs of our fall marketplace, with its preview showrooms and crowds moving from floor to floor. The Association remains committed to the next Toy Fair Dallas show at the DMC in October of 2021.

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Organizers Cancel The Summer NAMM Show Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Cancellation posts are starting to become more and more of a thing based on the Coronavirus Pandemic and now we share the press release from the President and CEO Joe Lamond and NAMM Chair C.F. Martin who announced the cancellation of the show that was originally scheduled for July.

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Dear NAMM Family,

After speaking with so many of you and closely following the latest news regarding the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Summer NAMM, scheduled for July 9–11 in Nashville. We sincerely recognize the importance of this annual mid-year gathering for our industry. However, the current circumstances make it impossible to hold the show or to undertake the many months of careful planning and preparation that are required to create a secure and organized event.

In spite of not being able to be together in Nashville, we will continue to connect our community to help everyone move forward. Our focus remains on guiding our members to the financial relief that so many badly need through the CARES Act. In addition, the NAMM team has been sourcing and sharing the most creative strategies that are working in music retail and online music learning, vital tools to survive these unprecedented economic times. The NAMM website is your trusted and reliable place to get the latest news; please utilize this resource as our virtual gathering spot for the time being.

As difficult as these days are, we gain strength and inspiration from the generations of NAMM members who came before us, overcoming every obstacle in their way. And in that spirit, we can just imagine the heartfelt celebrations that will occur when we are all together again in Anaheim next January. In the meantime, please stay safe and connected to each other; with perseverance, vision and passion, we will succeed.

Visit the NAMM FAQ page for more information.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Hey listen, right now there is no clear idea about what’s going on out there and since many regional regulations are telling us to stay inside and limit our outdoor activity unless we really need to I say let’s follow the rules. Hopefully this will be a quick dilemma and the world can get back on track. I was already supposed to have been at about four shows and conventions which were all shut down based on the current bans. Find some things to do in your residence and by all means be cautious and use your head. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.namm.org