you miss seeing your collector friends in Rosemont? Did you come
back from the Birthday Bash in England and can't wait to see your
collector friends again soon? Haven't been to a collector event and
don't want to miss this great opportunity?
Philadelphia happened and in a BIG way! The visitors to the
Wimberley Mills factory in June saw the event pieces in full
production and they were delighted with what they saw. The HOP
Committee was in full swing getting the details finalized and the
surprises continued to mount.
Kingdom collectors had opportunities to talk one-on-one with
artists Peter Calvesbert and Monique Baldwin. HBC founders attending
were Lisa Yashon and Noel Wiggins. Both Pete and Noel brought
their families with Andrea and Shoshanna as registered attendees of
the convention. Other HBC notables attending were Anna Greashaber, Sandy Auer, and Bobbie Hill. Leanna Barron was available to sign your Harmony Kingdom Reference Guides.
HOP/HBC 2004 Event began at noon on Friday, October 1st and ended
at 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 3rd. As a way of commemorating the site of the event,
Philadelphia, as well as the spirit of the country, the theme for
the event is "Let Freedom Ring!"
Calvesbert took his usual, unusual approach to designing and
creating the event piece. "Let Freedom Ring!" is comprised of a
number of Philadelphia oddities only Peter could have discovered.
This event figurine was given to each attendee. Two hundred special
color variation figurines were available on a first-come basis to
registered attendees. Less than 45 remained as of June 30th. It's an
outstanding piece that every collector will want in their
weekend had a number of offerings to delight the attendees
including signing times, a Swap 'n Sell, Hospitality Suite, games
and much more. One of the fun activities of the event was a Paint
Your Own with each attendee receiving an unpainted version of Catchers in the Rye (Version 2). A neighborhood treasure hunt was
featured Friday afternoon. And if you were still in the mood to search
for treasure, check out the HK treasures sure to be found at the
Friday night room hopping! This, plus a Friday reception, Saturday
Murphy Awards Banquet and a Sunday Live Charity Auction Brunch,
awaited your pleasure. All for only $199 per person!
event was held at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, located in
the heart of Philadelphia's City Center. The HK House of Peers
special rate was $117 per night for one/two people. HOP negotiated
these special rates to be honored for 3 days prior to the event as
well as 3 days after the festivities ended. In addition, the Radisson
Plaza-Warwick Hotel is pet friendly!
NEWSFLASH - NOVEMBER 3, 2003
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NEWSFLASH UPDATE - OCTOBER 7, 2004
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"MURPHY'S MARBLE DUST AWARDS"
LET FREEDOM RING! COMMITTEE
LIVE CHARITY AUCTION
RAFFLE OF A LIFETIME