NEW YORK, New York — The NBPA will host the first annual PlayerCon, the first interactive festival to connect fans with their favorite NBA players off the court. NBA players Bogdan Bogdanović, Marvin Bagley III, Carlos Arroyo and Josh Childress, and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas are slated to appear alongside entrepreneurs Chamillionaire, Gerome Sapp, music producer Hit-Boy and music executive Lenny S. The two-day, virtual experience will take place from August 11-12, 2021.
PlayerCon gives fans an inside look into the lives of NBA players by celebrating shared passions of music, fashion, activism, business and more. This year’s inaugural festival will feature roundtable conversations, gaming competitions, a start-up pitch contest and an exclusive music listening session. NBA Top Shot and parent company Dapper Labs are the presenting partners of PlayerCon with PLLAY® and Rares joining as supporting partners.
Some of the exciting activations include:
MONEY TREES PRESENTED BY RARES
Josh Childress and others will talk about their off-court money moves and entrepreneurial journeys in a conversation led by former NFL player and founder of Rares sneaker investment platform, Gerome Sapp along with Chamillionaire, CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment and venture capitalist. There will also be a live competition among three start-up founders who will get the opportunity to pitch to this panel of player-investors, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists for a chance to win $5000 toward their start-up.
450 BEATS PRESENTED BY DEF JAM
Carlos Arroyo and Marvin Bagley III will host an exclusive music listening session and share insights about their latest music projects with Def Jam producer Hit-Boy and music executive Lenny S. A few lucky emerging producer fans will have the chance to submit their original tracks for a chance to be included in the session. 450 Beats will also feature a live listening session and competition among five emerging music producers.
PLLAY®-POWERED GAMING EXPERIENCE
Two player-gamers will meet on the virtual court in an NBA 2K match that is sure to be one to watch. Fans will have the chance to play alongside the players, while other fans can follow along as two NBA powerhouses battle for the title of king of the virtual court.
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS FOR NBA TOP SHOT COMMUNITY
The first 100 NBA Top Shot Community members will gain entry into co-viewing suites, player meet and greets, autographed prizes and more. Additionally, members will receive access to an exclusive, private meet and greet with Bogdan Bogdanović.
Single Event passes are $19 (plus fees) and All-Access Passes are $29 (plus fees) for the two-day package. The first 450 fans to purchase All-Access Passes will receive a Limited Edition PlayerCon t-shirt. Passes for the PLLAY®-Powered Gaming Experience are available for FREE with registration.
Tickets for PlayerCon, the first interactive festival to connect fans with their favorite NBA players off the court, are now available at NBPA.COM/PLAYERCON.
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