(Philadelphia, PA) July 16, 2018 — The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of hobby writers, editors, and content producers, will conduct its 2018 NLG Symposium from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, August 16, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money (World’s Fair of Money) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group’s annual dinner and awards ceremony, known as “The Bash,” will be held that evening.
The symposium topic will be “Cultivating New Collectors with Online Blogs and Publicity,” and the symposium will be open to the public.
The award-winning speakers include blogger, author, and CDN Publishing Editor Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez; CoinWeek Editor and podcast host Charles Morgan; NLG Acting Executive Director and former journalist and broadcaster Donn Pearlman; and blogger, author, and former ANA Vice President Scott A. Travers.
“The internet has become an absolutely crucial part of daily communications for nearly everyone with Wi-Fi access. Whether it’s using a tabletop computer or a small smartphone, the numismatic hobby as a whole must do more online to educate current collectors and attract new people to the hobby,” said Pearlman. “We’ll be discussing ideas at the symposium and certainly welcome participation by all collectors, dealers, and the public.”
The one-hour symposium will be held in Room 117 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. in Philadelphia’s Center City — the site of the ANA convention.
Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Numismatic Literary Guild conducts an annual symposium and a separate awards ceremony (“The Bash”) at each ANA summer convention. Open to the public, the 2018 Bash will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, in Liberty Ballroom A&B of the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, 1201 Market St. Admission is $15 at the door and includes a buffet dinner and dessert.
Sponsors and underwriters for the NLG Bash and awards are: Certified Acceptance Corporation, CDN Publishing, CoinWeek.com, the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Michael Fuljenz, Heritage Auctions, Ira and Larry Goldberg, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the Professional Coin Grading Service, and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.
For information about joining the NLG, please visit the NLG’s website.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Literary Guild.