Flamingo Announces Major Schedule Changes

December 1, 2014

Who says this is the time to tighten our belts? In a bold move that completely bucks the current trend, Flamingo Eventz LLC is proud to announce that they are making some major changes to their schedule and expanding nationally in this curious economy of ours.
"We're starting our 21st year in show promotion and are entering a new phase of the business - promotion of vintage poster, print and photography fairs. This is the natural evolution of our shows, which have gone from antiques and collectibles to vintage books and paper to ephemera. Friends of ours have been promoting highly successful international vintage poster fairs for a number of years, and, to steal a line from one of my favorite movies, 'They made us an offer we couldn't refuse,'” stated company president Tina Bruno.
We are very pleased to announce that we have assumed management of the New York, Chicago and San Francisco International Vintage Poster Fairs previously managed by David Pollack and Gail Chisholm. Under their guidance, these shows have grown to include world-class exhibitors from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Europe and offer the finest original vintage posters of all genres and styles. These shows are fully vetted for authenticity by the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA).
Both parties emphasize that there will be no disruptions in operation of the shows as a result of this arrangement. Booth assignments will be retained and the poster fair website, www.PosterFair.com, will remain. Additionally, both Pollack and Chisholm will remain as exhibitors and consultants of the shows. Tina emphasized that all the familiar and expected Flamingo features will be added, along with a move to expand the fairs to include fine vintage prints and photography.
This change in management will begin with the next scheduled show, The Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 27 to 29, 2015, at the Chicago Cultural Center. A full list of the poster fairs can be found at www.FlamingoEventz.com.
But wait, there is more. In 2009 we introduced the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair as the Shadow Show to the well-known and established New York Antiquarian Book Fair in the N.Y. State Armory on Park Avenue. We established our show in The Altman Building on 18th Street, and, while a bit of a trip from the uptown armory, it has grown to become a highly successful show, both as a shadow show to the armory and as a stand-alone show on its own. Last year we introduced the Fine Press Book Fair as a companion show within the show to great acclaim. But, as is always the case when you least expect it, an opportunity to move was presented.
We are very pleased to announce that we have moved these shows to a new location directly across the street from the N.Y. State Armory, The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer located at 869 Lexington Ave. at 66th Street. This places us just across the street from the Lexington Avenue entrance to the armory and affords us the opportunity to have all exhibitors in one large room on a street level entrance. This move will offer both our exhibitors and customers an unparalleled shopping opportunity. The date for these shows will be Saturday, April 11.
Just one more thing. With this expansion to national shows and the expansion to an international exhibitor and customer base, we have retained the services of a public relations agency with extensive experience in marketing antique shows, vintage book and ephemera fairs, and vintage poster fairs to oversee marketing and advertising of all our shows. This will further enhance our existing efforts and move our shows to a whole new level.
"These moves are part of a continuing effort to constantly improve and add to our shows while making them of interest to an expanding audience," said Tina. "We have no intention of slowing down or backing off this business, we love it and enjoy what we do. While we have eliminated some smaller local shows, we have already had dozens of exhibitors sign up for each of these shows, so we are confident that we're making the right move," continued Tina.
For more information, call Tina or John Bruno at 603-509-2639 or email info@flamingoeventz.com.


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