D23 Expo - Counting Down
The D23 Expo starts this time next week so it's time to start the countdown! The Disney Company has seemingly pulled out all the stops for this event.
On September 10th, things start in high gear with a keynote by Bob Iger followed by the Disney Legends Induction Ceremony, and it keeps rolling after that. This is the first time the Legends ceremony will be open to the public!
There is so much going on it will be difficult to decide what to see and when. If the speaker list doesn't offer you enough to choose from there are also the Pavilions to keep you entertained.
The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, ABC, Disney Consumer Products, Radio Disney, D23 Expo Dream Store, Disney Interactive Media and much more. These Pavilions will be offering exclusive previews and sneak peeks into what's coming for the Disney Company.
Don't forget to visit the Collector's Forum, for Disney fans: "Hunting for that rare bit of Disneyana? Maybe you're looking for a piece of nostalgia that connects you to your favorite Disney memory. Explore our Collectors' Forum where a wide variety of vendors will be presenting unique and delightful items from Disney's past."
This is just the very tip of the jammed packed 4-day schedule for the D23 Expo.
Tips and Notes:
1) If you are attending be sure to check out when photography will be allowed and when it is banned. Notices such as this one: "No photography, filming or recording will be allowed" are now appearing on the official schedule.
2) Be sure to read carefully the Know Before You Go section! This page includes important information you will want to know! Here are just a few things:
Autograph Signing Policy -- We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Artist will only sign the event merchandise purchased on the day of the event. Valid D23 Expo receipt may be required as proof of purchase.
D23 members should bring their D23 membership card with them, as well as a valid photo ID for access to early admission to the D23 Expo, to purchase special D23 member exclusive merchandise and for other D23 benefits.
Lockers - There are no lockers available at the D23 Expo. Please keep all your personal belongings with you.
Seminar Seating - The room will be cleared at the end of each seminar on Stage 23. Guests may not remain seated to attend the following seminar.
LIVE REPORTS from D23 EXPO !
Once the Expo begins on September 10th, there are THREE ways you can follow us! In fact, several of us will be in town early, so look for Pre-Expo posts beginning early next week.
With the new social networking, we plan to do something a little different.
There is a program called "Twitpic" that allows one to send photos via a mobile phone directly to Twitter. The All Ears® Reporters will be posting text, audio and photos to Twitter.
Deb Wills: http://twitter.com/allearsdeb
AllEars® Team Coverage: http://twitter.com/D23Expo_AllEars
Deb has her twitter account transmitting automatically to her Facebook account. So those of you who are "friends" can follow our updates that way!
At the same time, AllEars® team member Jack Marshall will be back home, copying our Twitter photos and combining them with this daily blog. So, you can follow us either here, on Twitter or on Facebook.