MIAMI, FL — December 17, 2019 — (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – NostalgiaCon, LLC, producers of decade-specific conventions for fans of retro-pop culture, and iHeartMedia Miami are joining forces to bring the NostalgiaCon Miami ‘80s pop culture convention to South Florida. The second NostalgiaCon convention (www.NostalgiaConMiami.com) is taking place April 25-26 at the MANA Convention Center in Miami’s Wynwood arts district.
As the presenting partner of NostalgiaCon Miami, iHeartMedia will leverage its nine South Florida market-leading iconic multiplatform stations and brands Y-100; TU 94.9; 93.9 MIA; 103.5 The BEAT; BIG 105.9 Miami; NewsRadio 610 WIOD; 940 WINZ Miami Sports; The Bull 104.7; and Throwback Miami, to promote and market the convention to millions of fans across the region. iHeartMedia Miami represents all of the musical genres, multicultural, and cross-generational audiences that are passionate about ‘80s pop culture.
iHeartMedia’s participation includes sponsorship collaborations for branded activations, VIP fan experiences, contests, giveaways, and grassroots promotions. Enrique Santos, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLatino, will serve as the chair of the convention’s national advisory board.
“This partnership turbo-charges NostalgiaCon Miami, immediately elevating our show’s stature and content offering for the benefit of our fans, sponsors, performers, celebrities, and exhibitors,” said NostalgiaCon CEO Manny Ruiz. “The fact our convention features major music concerts with original ‘80s artists as a vital component of the show makes it even more strategic to have a presenting partner like iHeartMedia on board.”
NostalgiaCon Miami is a pop culture convention for the fans of ‘80s music, icons, legends, toys, cars, collections, and much more. With Wynwood as its canvas, the second annual “comic-con” of retro pop culture festivals will feature a jam-packed weekend of music acts representing all the genres of the ‘80s, film and TV show reunions, exhibitors and collectors, exclusive merchandise, panels, cosplay, arcade gaming, classic ‘80s cars, and other surprises. (Early Bird passes to NostalgiaCon Miami can be purchased at www.NostalgiaConMiami.com now through January 1, 2020).
An All-Inclusive Experience
NostalgiaCon passes are all-inclusive of various experiences and exhibitions that prominently feature music concerts with original artists representing different ‘80s genres. In addition to concerts, the all-inclusive passes also feature celebrity meet and greets and panels. At NostalgiaCon’s pilot show in Anaheim earlier this year, fans enjoyed performances by ABC, The Motels, The Sugarhill Gang, Doug E Fresh, Tony Lewis of The Outfield, Dokken, and others. The first-ever event included appearances by ‘80s icons Christopher Lloyd, Val Kilmer, Cary Elwes, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Catherine Bach, John Schneider, Claudia Wells, Steve Guttenberg, and many more.
Early Bird Passes and Sponsorship Information
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About NostalgiaCon, LLC
Based in Miami, Florida, NostalgiaCon is the global conventions and media company wholly devoted to the fans and pop culture icons, influencers, music, newsmakers, entertainers, shows, films, sports, fads, toys, foods and more, that fans feel the fondest of.
NostalgiaCon is the first platform ever created to fully scale and monetize the decades both in the United States and internationally through conventions, concerts, events, privately licensed entertainment, social media, and more.
NostalgiaCon is the brainchild of serial entrepreneurs Manny Ruiz, creator and producer of the nationally renowned Hispanicize event and the Mixed Reality Ventures, and Sean Wolfington, Chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies and chairman and CEO of CarSaver, Walmart’s exclusive auto buying platform.
About iHeartMedia Miami
iHeartMedia Miami owns and operates WZTU FM (Tú 94.9), WHYI FM (Y100), WBGG FM (Big 105.9), WMIB FM (103.5 The Beat), WMIA FM (93.9 MIA), WIOD AM (NewsRadio 610), WINZ AM (Miami Sports 940), WMIA HD2 (104.7 The Bull), and WMIB HD2 (PK’s Throwback 105.5), and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including more than 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs, and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.