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D23 Expo – Day Two: Cosplay and Highlight Video

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Highlights from the 2nd day of the D23 Expo. Features John Goodman and Billy Crystal’s Disney Legend ceremony, a bevy of red carpet interviews (you may have to turn up the volume a bit to hear, sorry), and scenes from the floor.

A few examples of fan cosplay below the jump:

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D23 Expo – Watch Day One Highlights

Highlights from day one of the D23 Expo the official Disney Fan Club’s big convention. Included in the video is a welcome from Disney Chair and CEO Bob Iger, Pixar animation’s John Lasseter, the voice cast of Disney’s Frozen, Phineas & Ferb’s Wafflenator, and much… Read More »D23 Expo – Watch Day One Highlights

D23 Expo Opens Today, Sold Out for Saturday

Update: D23 just announced that Friday is completely sold out. Sunday tickets can still be bought online or in person. But it sounds like you’d better hurry.

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Today is the grand opening for the first D23 Expo post opening the membership to anyone for free. Some are expecting this expo to be the last hurrah for the Disney fan club, but I have hope that it will find its footing and return again in two years. But that’s getting ahead of ourselves.

This highlights of this years event will include:

  • Disney Legends Awards–a stirring biennial event that pays tribute to the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy
  • A Walt Disney Imagineering Pavilion
  • A preview of the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD pilot episode.
  • And all-new 12,000 square-foot Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit featuring costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney’s rich history

Plus amazing live events, celebrity appearances, panels and presentations, sneak peeks, and unique experiences that celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney. However, there won’t be a large Disney Parks & Resorts pavilion, nor are any big announcements about the parks expected.

In the preview video below Steven Clark, head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, talks about what’s in store for this highly anticipated bi-annual event. Featured highlights this year include “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives,” showcasing the 50th anniversary of “Mary Poppins”, the ABC drama “Once Upon a Time,” and a look at the long-standing connection between Disney and L. Frank Baum’s beloved series of books about the land of Oz.Read More »D23 Expo Opens Today, Sold Out for Saturday

D23 Fanniversary Orlando Review

On June 23rd, the D23 Fanniversary Celebration finally made it to Orlando. After starting on April 27th and making its way across the country, its second to last stop was Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The event was a showcase of the various Disney anniversaries happening this… Read More »D23 Fanniversary Orlando Review

D23 Announces Fall Events

With D23 launching its first Expo tomorrow it seems like an odd time for the club to be looking forward. But for all the members who can’t make it to Anaheim for the event, perhaps you’ll find something in your area you can attend later this year.

  • October 7 – D23 and The Lion King Roar into Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)
  • October 7 – D23 and Poppins Breeze into the Lone Star State
    (Dallas, TX)
  • November 7 – D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives (FREE) (Burbank, CA)
  • November 18 – D23 and Poppins Flies into Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • November 20 – D23 and The Lion King Roar into Spokane
    (Spokane, WA)
  • November 25, 2009 – D23 Night at The Princess and the Frog

One of the complaints I’ve heard the most about D23 is that other than the Magazine, there just isn’t much offered for the average fan. This roster seem much too limited for a club that a company the size of The Walt Disney Company can pull off. The other complaint is about the cost of the club. We might see some movement on that next year.

The full press release and more details below the jump:

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NFFC Summer Convention Preview

Although an ‘official’ Disney fan organization has recently come on the scene there are still plenty of good reasons to get involved with the NFFC, the Disneyana Fan Club. For example, there are plenty of things you can say or do at a fan organized convention that you just can’t do at a company sponsored event.

Registration is now open for this year’s 25th Anniversary NFFC Disneyana Convention and All Disneyana Show and Sale July 14 thru July 19 at the Anaheim Crowne Plaza Resort, which is located in Garden Grove, CA.

The 25th Anniversary Convention is shaping up to be the biggest and best Disneyana bash yet, with such Disney favorites as Don Hahn (Disney producer extraordinaire), Paige O’Hara (the voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), and Jodi Benson (the voice of Princess Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid) scheduled to be part of Celebration Banquet, A Royal Gathering.

Rebecca Cline, manager of the Disney Archives, is scheduled to give a presentation of rarely seen film footage and items from the Mickey Mouse Club Circus. There may even be a few surprises from Disney’s new official fan community D23, which Rebecca is a significant part of.

Of course several of your favorite Imagineers and Disney artists, past and present, are planning on attending the 25th Anniversary NFFC Disneyana Convention and NFFC All Disneyana Show and Sale as well.

Seminars, brunches, banquets, NFFC Disney Legends Luncheon, gigantic NFFC All Disneyana Show and Sale and of course sharing great times with good friends will all be part of this year’s blowout 25th Anniversary event.

Visit NFFC.org to learn more and register.

The NFFC Calendar for the rest of the year is below the cut:

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Disney’s D23: Extended Video Ad

Earlier I posted a 30 second ad for Disney’s new Official Community for Fans D23, now here’s a longer version. In addition to the greeting by CEO Bob Iger, this one has more clips from great Disney movies and other memorable moments. It also features… Read More »Disney’s D23: Extended Video Ad