The Walt Disney Family Museum’s 2nd Annual Gala at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, CA – November 1, 2016: Master of Ceremonies Neil Patrick Harris at The Walt Disney Family Museum Fundraising Gala honoring Marty Sklar. (Getty Images for The Walt Disney Family Museum)

I sure would have loved to be at this event! Disney knows how to throw a party and Neil Patrick Harris sure knows how to run the show!

On Tuesday, November 1stThe Walt Disney Family Museum celebrated the next generation of creative talent by honoring Marty Sklar with the second annual Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. The celebratory evening was led by the energetic and talented master of ceremonies Neil Patrick Harris alongside presenters John Lasseter (Cars; Toy Story films), Richard Sherman (The Lion King; The Jungle Book), Daniel Lawrence Whitney (Larry The Cable Guy; Cars; Cars 2and the grandchildren of Walt Disney (Chris Miller, Jennifer Goff, Joanna Miller, Tammy Miller and Walter Miller). Guests also enjoyed special performances by Jenifer Lewis (Cars; Cars 2), and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog; Dreamgirls). Additional notable attendees included David Parnes (Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles), Eden XO (Singer), Frankie Grande (Style Code Live), Jake Wall (Project Runway)Jessica Sanchez (American Idol)Johnny Wujek (Creative Director, E Style Collective), Paige Hurd (Hawaii Five-0), among many others.

Gala guests enjoyed an after-hours private viewing of World of Color — Celebrate! in Disney California Adventure® Park. The show originally launched in 2015 as part of the Disneyland Resort’s 60th Anniversary celebration and returned for this viewing on the special gala evening.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

ANAHEIM, CA – November 1, 2016: Master of Ceremonies Neil Patrick Harris and Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of The Walt Disney Museum at The Walt Disney Family Museum Fundraising Gala. (Getty Images for The Walt Disney Family Museum)

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global and distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland and much more.

 

Have you met Clinton T Hobart and his Fine Art?

If you love all things Disney, you’re going to dig the artwork of Clinton T Hobart. Clinton is a Disney Fine Artist, which means his work is among the rare art that is blessed by the Mouse himself. But don’t think it’s all fairytales and cartoon characters, there are also plenty of portraits, still lifes, and seascapes to be enjoyed. You can find Clinton and his work at Wizard World Comic Cons all over the country and you can find out exactly where he will be by following him on Twitter and giving his Facebook Page a like.

I met Clinton a few weeks ago for some pizza in New York City and had a really cool chat with him about his work, his travels, social media, and life, among other things. I wanted to show you some of his work because I’ve been trying to introduce you to a few talented people I think you will all enjoy knowing for my Have You Met series. You can also visit Clinton’s website to see even more work and find out how you can own a few pieces. True Disney collectors will want to see this!

Attending Regal Con? Love Good Music? They’ve got 45 Spacer!

Last year I reported that there would be a convention devoted to Once Upon A Time and have been thrilled to announce their guests as they have added them. The latest addition is a musical one, 45 Spacer! Jack and Pat’s dad, Fred DiBlasio actually broke the news on Twitter:

As you can see, it has been quite the popular post, and for good reason. Give the guys a listen here:

This is really going to be the ultimate Once Upon A Time experience with guests like Sean Maguire, David Anders, Lee Arenberg, Emilie Deravin, Rebecca Mader, Gil McKinney, and more. Get ready to meet, greet, interact with fellow fans, and make a ton of new friends. Since it takes place in Anaheim, CA (the home of Disney) it’s bound to be a magical time.

With the addition of 45 Spacer, expect to take the party to all new levels. There is still time to make those reservations and grab a few tickets. Check out all the info on their website RegalCon2015.com!

Who wants a One Tree Hill Yearbook of their very own?

I’ve been keeping you up to speed on all the developments for the EyeCon One Tree Hill convention “Return to Tree Hill” that will be taking place in March. The event will be in the same town as the show was filmed, Wilmington, NC on March 27th, 28th, and 29th. You can purchase tickets and find out more here: One Tree Hill March Convention. The convention has become so popular, they had to add another weekend in August! Tickets will be going on sale tomorrow, Monday, January 26th and you can get tickets and info here: One Tree Hill August Convention.

Another exciting announcement has been the One Tree Hill Yearbook! You can have it personalized, shipped to you, or pick it up at the convention. What an amazing piece of memorabilia you can have autographed by the cast members in attendance if you are going to one of the conventions! You can also have your friends who are attending sign and the new friends you are sure to make can add to it as well. Here is the info you need to order yours:

EyeCon Yearbooks are now on sale:

AutumnDawn411@gmail.com is the email to send the money to In PayPal, make sure to click the (goods and services button)

Enter amount you want to pay in PayPal. Amount is based on which package you are going to order. Please make sure you do not make an incorrect payment. If you have questions email eyeconyearbook@gmail.com as well as sending the name you want on the yearbook for personalization. Amount are as follows….

Pre Order to be picked up at convention – $65
Pre Order with personalization, convention pickup. – $73
Pre Order shipped in the U.S. – $75
Pre Order shipped overseas – $85
Personalized shipped to U.S – $83
Personalized shipped overseas – $93

There will even be a section of the Yearbook entitled “Pictures of You” so it is truly going to be a very personal memento of one of your favorite shows and the unforgettable weekend I know all in attendance will have!

Who is the latest Celebrity added to Regal Con?

As I have mentioned in previous posts, Regal Con is a convention dedicated to the stars and fans of the ABC hit TV show Once Upon A Time. It will be taking place in May in Anaheim California (yup, the home of Mickey Mouse!).  I have been bringing you the latest information as new guests are added and the excitement is building. May is just around the corner so I’m sure all of you are getting ready and there will be lots of activity coming from them!

The latest guest to be announced is Beverley Elliott (Grams) and she will be participating the entire weekend, in all events. This is especially cool because Beverley will be balancing out the male stars alongside Rebecca Mader (the Wicked Witch). Just in case you haven’t hear (or need a refresher) these lovely ladies will be joined by: Lee Arenberg, Sean Maguire, David Anders, Faustino DiBauda, Michael Coleman, Gil McKinney, and our awesome MC My very good friend Joshua Reid-Davis!

Here is Regal Con’s official statement from their Facebook Page:

“Beverley Elliott has been added to Regal Con and will be participating in all events over the course of the weekend.”

Be sure to follow them on Twitter & like their Facebook Page to get the latest info as it comes, I will be sure to update you here as well. Also, remember to follow Aries Entertainment who represents the talent for this event as well as Laurie Mahoney and Chris Lewis from Aries.

I know Regal Con is also looking for some more volunteers so if you have experience with conventions, check them out! Also, be sure to visit their website for more info and to purchase tickets!  Remember, conventions are a great way to meet new people who have like interests so even if you come alone, you will have an amazing time. Look for me, Josh, or Laurie and we will be sure to help you out. Everyone involved in Regal Con is a fan of the show and of the actors so they all want to be sure you walk away satisfied and that you have the most special time possible! See you there!