The HK House of Peers, in conjunction
with Harmony Kingdom, is pleased
to announce a special conflagration of PIRATES of the KINGDOM. The
dates are April 11-13, 2008-the
place is Orlando, Florida - the land of sunshine and a
never-ending list of things to do!
look at the EVENTS SCHEDULE and see what is being planned for our Buccaneers, Matey's, and
won't want to miss all the activities that are planned. Details are
always being added, some you won't know about until you
attend the event, for all others; check here often.
Join early-arriving mates on Wednesday, April 9, for a Welcome Reception hosted
by the Harmony Florida Suncoast Collectors Club. The reception will be on the patio, by the pool, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. HFS will also have some special event pieces for sale during the event or they can be ordered online. Visit our EVENT PIECES page for details. Contact the club president, Janice Cothern, for more details. Her phone is 863-533-6376 or e-mail Janice at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
HARMONY FLORIDA SUNCOAST COLLECTORS CLUB
A Hospitality Suite, Jolly Roger's Retreat,
will be set up for you to mingle with friends, enjoy some
refreshments, find others for trading cards, and to sit a spell. The Hospitality Suite is open
all weekend (except during opening ceremonies and meal events) with
a large living room and full kitchen. Keep an eye out for special
surprises from your hostess and coordinator Jessie "Aunt Foda"
Pierce from Harmony Florida
Suncoast Collectors Club.
collectors love to enjoy the local offerings with other HK
collectors. So, HOP is offering optional activities the day before the
convention begins. Three activities have been planned for Thursday, April 10, 2008. They are:
those who are not registered for the event, are welcome to go
with you on any of the optional outings. Visit our OPTIONAL OUTINGS page for details.
This is a
great opportunity to have "Pegleg Pete" sign some of your personal pieces!
Peter has asked for quality time with collectors this year to talk
about what you like, what you want, or any other subject that you
would like. In order to accommodate all collectors, each buccaneer
will have a four-minute personal signing time with Peter Calvesbert
where you can have up to six (6) pieces signed.
Due to the
change requested by Peter, Buccaneers will only have one opportunity
to have their six pieces signed. Additional pieces can be signed,
for a specified charity donation, during the Raffle of a Lifetime
drawings on Sunday morning. The cost is $2 per signature or 3 for
$5. Cash or check only! All money goes to the event charities.
A special signing session has just been arranged during the afternoon session on Saturday. Andrea Calvesbert will be available for a two-hour signing session. There is a limit of six (6) pieces per person, per time through the line.
One of our
all-time favorite fundraising activities is the Lucky Dip. This helps to offset the
costs of the event which also helps to keep the registration fees
lower. This highly popular game was introduced to our collectors at
Claire de Lune. Hundreds of prizes will be available for you to win
with the draw of a ticket. Your changes of winning are approximately
1 in 3.
In order to
assist us in obtaining the number of prizes needed, we are looking
for donations from our attendees, as well as from our sponsors. We already have the support of
Harmony Ball Company as well as dealers and other sources, but your
help is also needed. All
donors will be recognized in the Event Program. If you would like to
donate items for the Lucky Dip, e-mail [email@example.com]
or call Janice Cothern at 863-533-6376. Donations, including a packing slip with your name and the package contents, must be shipped to:
3752 OLD KEYSTONE RD
TARPON SPRINGS FL 34688-7808
no later than February 15, 2008. Any
donations arriving after that date cannot be guaranteed to be
recognized in the Event Program.
LUCKY DIP EXCHANGE
we have added something new to the activities. People who have
attended the previous events know that they can get many prizes
throughout the weekend. Some of them may be duplicates or items that
are not just what you like. So, we've added an hour on Saturday
afternoon for you to bring items that you would like to exchange.
There will be easels and tables set up for you to make these
exchanges. This is limited to swaps only. No dollars should
SWAP 'N SELL
One of the
major activities on Saturday will be the Swap 'n Sell. This year we
have made the Swap 'n Sell an all day event. Vendors are welcome to
have their table open in the morning, in the afternoon, or all day.
This is a great opportunity for collectors, retailers, secondary
market dealers, and clubs to buy and sell items and services of
interest to HK Collectors. The cost to vendors is still $20 for a
6-foot long, skirted and draped table with two chairs. For questions call Pat
Steven at 703-256-3506 or e-mail [firstname.lastname@example.org].
All vendors will be listed in the Event Program, provided registration is received no later than February 15, 2008.
"SLEUTHS MYSTERY DINNER SHOW"
Saturday night entertainment is the traveling "Sleuths Mystery
Dinner Show" with a cast of five actors. In order to enjoy the show,
we will begin with a cash bar at 6:00 pm and seating precisely at
6:15 pm. The dinner is open seating. Don't be late!
experience offers you a choice of three entrées.
Vegetarian meals will be provided on request. A special dinner is
provided for Swabbies. Your choices are:
- Seared Seasoned 8 oz. Center
Cut Prime Beef Filet
- Seared Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Finished with a Rich Marsala Wine and
- Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon Finished with a Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce
Your dinner entrée selection MUST be made in advance. If your selection has not been made, please contact [email@example.com].
LIVE CHARITY AUCTION / RAFFLE OF A LIFETIME
to just having fun, HOP had two major objectives for our
convention: provide opportunities for collectors to obtain rare
pieces; and to give back to the communities through charitable
fundraising. At the same time, we strive to provide these opportunities to
one and all, regardless of the depth of your pockets. So, we have two
opportunities to obtain rare pieces: the Live Charity Auction and the Raffle
of a Lifetime.
attendee of the convention, you have an opportunity to participate
in the Live Charity Auction on Sunday benefiting NAMI (the National
Alliance on Mental Illness). We usually have around 30 special items
for the live auction. Checks
(payable to NAMI), cash, and Visa/MasterCard will be accepted. Watch
for the upcoming list closer to the event!
The Raffle of a Lifetime is an astounding collection of prototype or higher
valued items available for you to win the the Raffle. If you
purchase a ticket, you will have a one-in-three chance to win. What
odds! And, when you do win, you get to pick the prize you want! How
much better can it get? Each attendee can purchase only one ticket at a
cost of $30. The tickets are available to attendees and can NOW ONLY be
purchased at the convention. The number of
prizes available at the raffle usually exceeds 50 prototypes, samples,
unreleased items, and high cost HK figurines. More details on the
actual items will come later.
merchandise was available to order until January 31, 2008. Since we will be in sunny Florida, colors reminiscent of the beach were selected to coordinate with colorful beach totes. However, we are pirates and strong red, blue, and black are seen in shirts, as well as a sports bag and backpack.
We have added shirts that are cut for females to the offerings this year. Check out the V-Neck T-Shirts and the women's polo designs. Of course, we still have the traditional sizing in polo's and T-Shirts. Dimensions for many of the sizes have been provided, from the samples we received.
remember that we do not order on speculation, but only request what
has been pre-ordered before the event. So, if you want event
merchandise, please order before our January 31, 2008, deadline.
Please visit our EVENT MERCHANDISE page for details.
Harmony Kingdom dealers or sponsors have an opportunity to participate in the event. By advertising in the program, making donations for door prizes and fundraisers, and/or contributing to the attendees' Goodie Bag, dealers or sponsors are part of a win-win situation for all. To learn more on how you can support the event, whether with a Program Ad or by being a Basic, Major or Premier sponsor, visit our SPONSORSHIP page for details. Sponsorship registration and donations were due by February 15, 2008.
SPONSORSHIP — WELL WISHER AD
Attendees' registration fees do not cover the total cost of the event, which as to be self-supporting. Part of the success of the weekend will depend on th efundraisers we have to cover these costs. If you would like to do a small part in making it a success, you can offer your well wishes, for the event, with your own personal ad spaces — for only $10. This ad is 1 1/2"h by 2 1/4"w and you can get more than one, if you need more room for your message. Go together with family or friends and have even more fun! Some ideas for what you might put in your Well Wisher ad coud be to just say Hello!, or make a wish, or thank someone, or announce meeting arrangements. Please do not use this option for selling product(s).
All Well Wisher ads will fo into a drawing for a prototype of one of the event figurines. You get one chance for each $10 ad space. Don't miss this chance to have a special prototype. Well Wisher adds were due by February 15, 2008.
we introduced an event yearbook that was a big hit with the
attendees. People could put a name to the face, even the MSN board
names. If you would like to be included in the Event Yearbook, send
a digital picture (with the resolution set for printing) to HOP [firstname.lastname@example.org]
along with any little bit of information that you would like shared
about yourself. We will include your name, your state, your MSN board
name, and other personal information that you wish to share. For photo's, contact Registration for
an address to mail your picture to. The deadline was March 1, 2008, to be included in the Yearbook.
events are casual dress. However, we do suggest you dress up as
a pirate or appropriate character for the Friday night Pirate
Conclave, as we will have a Costume Contest for the best dressed buccaneers and lot. So, bring your eye patch
and be ready to walk the plank (or the stage, if you wish).
WHO ARE THE PIRATES?
chance to get to know the artists and the people who made HK into a
highly prized collectible. You will also have an exciting time with
other HK collectors. Don't miss this event!
For more information,
contact HOP by e-mail at [email@example.com]
or call Pat Steven at 703-256-3506.
PIRATES of the KINGDOM
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL