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D23 Expo - Meet the AllEars® Reporters!

AllEars® Team Members Deb Wills, Debra Martin Koma and Laura Gilbreath will be joined by a great group of volunteers to bring you extensive coverage of the first D23 Expo! The Expo runs Thursday - Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center.

You can read my D23Expo Counting Down Blog for more background information!

We thought you'd like to see exactly who will be reporting! Plus, you'll know what we look like so you can say hello at the D23 Expo! We will have some free AllEars items each day (while supplies last).

We've created a special twitter account where we will all be posting so be sure to follow us at:
on Twitter at:

Deb Wills

Deb Wills and the Main Street Mayor

Deb Wills is the founder and webmaster of AllEars.net which began in January 1996. She has met Disney fans from all over the world and loves to Share the Magic! For the D23 Expo, "I'm looking forward to the Disney Cruise Line announcements as well as anything to do with the themeparks and imagineering!".

Deb will also make a daily appearance at the MouseFanTravel booth in the Collector's Forum, table #C122 where she will have some AllEars goodies to give away. Watch Twitter for announcements of Deb's appearance times! (d23expo_allears) Be sure to stop by and tell the folks from MouseFanTravel Deb says Hi!!!

During the Expo, you can follow Deb on Twitter at:
on her own Twitter account:

Her Twitters will also appear on her Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/debwills

Debra Martin Koma

Debra Martin Koma

Debra Martin Koma is Senior Editor of AllEars® and has worked with Deb Wills on all aspects of the AllEars.Net website since 1997. "I'm really looking forward to so many of the activities at the D23 Expo," Debra says, "it's hard to choose just one or two. I will definitely be in attendance for the ABCs of Television, though -- hope to see my teen idol Donny Osmond! And I also don't want to miss the special Muppets presentation on Sunday, as I am a long-time Kermit fan."

During the Expo, you can follow Debra on Twitter at:
on her own Twitter account:

She'll also be posting updates to her Facebook page daily:

Laura Gilbreath


Laura Gilbreath is the Disneyland correspondent for AllEars.Net. "It's been very interesting to see how the D23 Expo has developed over the last couple of months - the content just keeps getting better and better! I am especially looking forward to the Science of Imagineering presentation on Saturday -- I'm a geek girl at heart."

During the Expo, Laura will be blogging as time allows! http://land.allears.net/blogs/lauragilbreath/

Our Special D23 Expo Reporters:

Jeanine Yamanaka


Jeanine spends what many consider to be a pathological amount of time, money, and interest on all things Disney. She anticipates hearing Iger, Rasulo, and Lasseter talk about the future of the company just as much as she looks forward to Baxter, RP Disney, and the Legends relate tales of the past."

Follow Jeanine on Twitter at:

Cedric Ching

Deb and Cedric

Cedric, just having completed the Disneyland half marathon, is very excited about all things Disney at the D23 Expo! He'll be sending lots of photos to our twitter account:

Follow Cedric on Twitter at:

Sara Varney

Sara Varney

Sara Varney is a Travel Planner for MEI & Mouse Fan Travel as well as PassPorter's Newsletter Editor and Online Coordinator. “I am thrilled to be a part of the AllEars® D23 Expo reporting team! I am especially looking forward to seeing John Lasseter and hearing Disney Cruise Line's announcements.” Says Sara. “I'm a big Robin Willams fan and was excited to learn he would be attending as part of the Disney Legends Ceremony.”

Follow Sara on Twitter at:

Beci Mahnken


Beci Mahnken is the Founder and President of Mouse Fan Travel®, the exclusive travel partner of AllEars®.. “I'm excited to see all the magical experiences and surpirses Disney has in store for the fans.” Beci goes on to say, “I am really looking forward to hearing about the upcoming plans for the parks and the new DCL itineraries. Its also going to be fun watching for the all the stars they have on the agenda and meeting other fans in person!” Beci and the Mouse Fan Travel team will be at booth #C122 in the collectors forum. Be sure to stop by and tell them you heard about them on AllEars!

Beci will be posting on Twitter at:

Lee Zimmerman


Lee Zimmerman is a computer systems engineer by day, and a closet imagineer wanna be. Lee's main contribution to AllEars has been providing technical support - and a willing partner for Disney activities - for his wife, Laura Gilbreath. Recently Lee has been providing video coverage of events at Disneyland Resort and will do the same for the D23 Expo.

And last but not least, please welcome

Don Morin!


Don Morin is the creator and Manager of PNW Mouse Meet in Seattle, Washington. “I am extremely excited about the D23 Expo as it REALLY IS shaping up to be the Ultimate Disney Fan Experience.” The programs that I am most looking for to are: Imagineering the Future of Disney Parks; The Future of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation; The Science of Imagineering; Tron Presentation and the opportunity to meet other Disney Fans.

Follow Don on Twitter at:

As time allows we will upload out photos to this blog!

Please say hello to us at the D23 Expo!
and on Twitter at:

So for those following us at home or here in Anaheim - Happy D23 Expo to all! Let the Magic Begin!!!

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These photos are from Wednesday, September 9:

Beci: we are in full set up mode. I can't wait to see this place packed with mouse fans!
D23 credential

Jeanine: the booths are mostly up now....

Beci: anyone want to win a prize at D23? Stop by booth c122
Mouse Fan Travel

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