First, congratulations on NFFC on their new name. As indicated in the press release below, they are in the process of changing to ‘Disneyana Fan Club’ with the full approval of The Walt Disney Company. I think that says something about the way NFFC has been run the last few years and how it’s the best club out there for Disneyana collectors and fans.
The biggest recent news is that the usual fall Orlando convention has been downsized and moved from early October to December 12th, 2009. The event takes place on WDW Property at the Regal Sun Resort which features easy access via WDW Transportation.
With this move NFFC/Disneyana Fan Club moves into the time slot formerly held by the popular Mega Mouse Meet that was part of MouseFest. Mousefest is on hiatus during 2009, but this should give those who are coming to Florida anyway the chance to enjoy some of the same spirit.
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The wonderful thing about the Disney ‘product’ is that is creates new fans all the time. So if you’re a recent convert to things Disney or a old fan who has just come back, you’ll want to check out the NFFC for all your Disneyana and collectible needs. NFFC is filled with people just like you, people who live Disney.
As it turns out the NFFC is having their winter show and sale on January 18th at the Crowne Plaza Resort Anaheim. If you can’t make it to the show, go to the NFFC website and find a local chapter near you.
The All Disneyana Show and Sale
The NFFC All Disneyana Show and Sale is a Disney pin trader’s dream come true, featuring several Show and Sale-only pin releases.
The Disney Soda Fountain Studio Store will release two new pins at the Show and Sale.
The Walt Disney Company Employee Center will be offering the first four pins from their Spotlight series of pins:
Chip and Dale
Additionally, Mickey’s of Glendale will debut, in a limited edition of 300, a new WDI Madame Leota pin packaged on a custom WDI Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary backing card (limit one per person).
(All pins and photos courtesy and copyright The Walt Disney Company)
Sunday, January 18
From 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., NFFC members
From 10:30 to 5:00 p.m., Show and Sale open to the public
NFFC All Disneyana Show and Sale, 2009
Crowne Plaza Resort Anaheim
12021 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Toll Free Line: 866-888-8891
Plus there’s a special pin and button-trading event—also open to the public—from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the night before—Saturday January 17—the Show and Sale begins (does NOT include Show and Sale-only pins).
Print and SAVE!
NFFC is making available a special discoutn for the readers of The Disney Blog. Print the first page of this story—including The Disney Blog masthead—bring it with you to the January 18, NFFC All Disneyana Show and Sale and get a $1.00 discount off of the regular $6.00 admission price for you and a friend.
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