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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention 2013

I'm so pleased to announce I'll be attending the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention this year.  This event takes place Thursday, Sept. 19th through Saturday, Sept. 21st, in Hunt Valley, Maryland (north of Baltimore).  Please check out their website:  click HERE for the link.  This year's celebrities include actors Ed Asner, Julie Newmar, Margaret O'Brien, and Johnny Crawford.  More will be added as we get closer to the event, I'm sure. 

In addition to the celebrities, there will be vendors and book authors such as myself there.  In addition to having my books available, I'm also giving a presentation on Friday, Sept. 20th entitled "Entertaining Spirits: the Many TV Adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol."  

Here's a description: "Author of Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials, and Made-for-TV Movies, Joanna Wilson presents a fascinating and entertaining survey of television's many adaptations, aberrations, and re-imaginings of A Christmas Carol. TV has added its own special stamp to Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas tale, and Wilson will take TV fans on a guided tour of some of the best and most interesting Christmas Carol iterations through TV history--from Rod Serling's rarely seen 1964 version, Carol for Another Christmas, to the first animated TV Christmas special, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, to outrageous sitcom adaptations such as Bewitched, Sanford and Son, Family Ties, and much more".

I'm so excited and I hope you will join me at the convention in September.  I look forward to seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones.  Tickets are available at the MANC website as well as more details about the schedule of events.  See you there!

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)

1 comment:

  1. oh how great!!! you are coming to my city.... i am going to make sure to attend this event. :)