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Disney Authors Head to D23 Expo in Anaheim

A couple of announcements today about Disney Authors setting up their own booths at the D23 Expo in Anaheim. Disney travel and trivia authors Steven Barrett and Lou Mongello will greet fans at the first Expo for Disney’s Official Fan Community. You’ll also be able to find the folks from Tales from the Laughing Place Magazine at their own booth.

Congratulations to all involved. Full press release info is below the jump:

Steven Barrett and Lou Mongello, prominent authors of books about Disney parks in both Orlando and Anaheim, are heading West to the first ever get together for the membership of D23, the “official community for Disney fans.”

The D23 Expo (the name is a reference to the year Disney was founded) runs from September 10 through 13 and will feature a dizzying array of events along with opportunities for Disney buffs to meet each other and rub shoulders with prominent members of the community.

Barrett and Mongello will both have booths at the Collectors’ Forum, a marketplace for Disney memorabilia and assorted ephemera. The Forum is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily during the Expo for D23 members; members of the general public will not be admitted until 9:00 a.m.

Mongello will be holding forth from Booth C-120, greeting fans and
offering his books for sale.

Mongello has built his following through his Walt Disney World Trivia
, Vol 1 and Vol 2. In addition, he maintains a blistering pace producing video and podcasts for his site

Lou also hopes to be able to cover the event on both audio and video,
interviewing participants and, if Internet capability is available, offering a chance to chat with viewers who were unable to make it to

Steven Barrett, an emergency room physician in his Orlando home town, is the author of Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide To Walt Disney World‘s Best Kept Secrets, just released in a fourth edition, and Disneyland’s Hidden Mickeys, just out in a second edition.

Barrett will be greeting fans and autographing copies of his Disneyland
book, which is for sale in the parks and resort hotels. He hopes to meet some of the many people who helped him uncover new hidden Mickeys in Disneyland and who are acknowledged in the new edition.

Barrett’s booth number has not yet been released.

Tales from the Laughing Place Magazine to Feature at the D23 Expo

Today Tales from the Laughing Place Magazine, the only magazine dedicated to the creativity of the Walt Disney Company announced that they will be participating in the upcoming D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center from September 10 through 13, 2009 inclusive.

“We are delighted that we will be able to connect with our existing and new subscribers at this new convention for Disney enthusiasts,” Tales Publisher Lee MacDonald explains. “Approximately 40,000 Disney fans will be attending the four day event and we hope to be able to showcase all of our back issues and talk with subscribers about our upcoming plans.”

D23 Expo attendees will be able to meet Tales Publisher Lee MacDonald and Creative Director Lindsay Cave and purchase back issues and new subscriptions. In addition attendees will be able to discover about new products from the Tales team including a collectible photographic calendar for 2010 and the first book project from the team that is currently in the works.

All new, extended and gift subscriptions at the Expo will receive a limited edition set of four large postcards featuring exclusive photography by Tales Creative Director Lindsay Cave. The postcards highlight images from Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris and Tokyo Disney Resort. The postcards are a limited edition of 800 and available whilst stocks last.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a daily free-to-enter Prize Draw to win a copy of the highly sought after – and long out-of-print Issue 1 of Tales from the Laughing Place.

Tales from the Laughing Place Magazine can be found at Booth C216 in the Collector’s Forum at the Anaheim Convention Center between 8am and 5pm daily from September 10 through 13, 2009 inclusive.

Tales is a 52-page quarterly high-quality advertising-free magazine dedicated to the creativity of the Walt Disney Company and its business units such as the theme parks, movies and musicals. The magazine has a strong emphasis on photography and artwork from the Disney libraries and is printed on quality paper-stock to help preserve the publication for years to come.

Tales from the Laughing Place Magazine is available as part of a four-issue subscription or individually with worldwide shipping. Issues 2 through 14 inclusive are available as back issues and Issues 1 through 6 inclusive are now available on a CD-ROM in high-resolution PDF for home printing. Each issue is $10 and US subscriptions are $40 with free shipping.

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