up, me matey's! A great gathering of the PIRATES of the KINGDOM is coming to Orlando, Florida, April 11-13, 2008! This is the big one-you will definitely want to be on board!
PIRATES OF THE KINGDOM
The HK House of Peers, in conjunction
with Harmony Kingdom, is pleased
to announce a special conflagration of PIRATES of the KINGDOM in Orlando, Florida, for all
dedicated marble dust addicts and their families! Mark your calendars for a fun-filled
weekend of old-time camaraderie, some pirate games, plenty of good
grub, and a few prize goodies for the booty chest!
dates are April 11-13, 2008-the
place is Orlando, Florida- the land of sunshine and a
never-ending list of things to do! If you've never been there, you
might want to add a few days to your trip to do some sightseeing and
to visit the many attractions in the surrounding area. Join
early-arriving mates on Wednesday, April 9, for a Welcome Reception hosted
by the Harmony Florida Suncoast Collectors Club. HOP has planned optional
outings on April 10 - visit our OPTIONAL OUTINGS page for details. Online registration has ended. Check for space availabllity at the event.
A fun-filled weekend is being planned
for all Harmony Kingdom collectors. We will have games, artist
signings, event pieces, a Swap 'n Sell, the ever-popular Lucky Dip,
door prizes, raffles, and an auction for rare Harmony Kingdom
pieces. We begin with an afternoon of games, artist signings, the
ever-popular Lucky Dip, and a special HK slide show on Friday. That
night join us for a reception and Charity Fundraiser Pirate Games
Night. Saturday will feature more artist signings, the
Paint-Your-Own, and Swap 'n Sell, followed by a buffet stocked with
scrumptious victuals. Sunday will begin with a sit-down breakfast,
followed by the exciting raffle drawings, charity auction, and
awarding of event prizes.
guests of honor will be Harmony Kingdom Artist/Master Carver Peter Calvesbert and our
Artistic Director/Founder Noel Wiggins.
In addition to Peter, Noel, and their families, we are pleased to announce the appearance of Lisa Yahson and ex-Harmony Ball Company staff members Sandy Auer and Bobbie Hill.
Peter has carved a wonderful piece, Rocky Road, which features an old friend, Murphy,
exclusively for attendees who registered early. Our popular Rockhopper
penguin is "hitching" his way on the road to Orlando, complete with
special HK treasures in his backpack and his Mickey Mouse ears,
ready to meet the big guy while there. Peter is bringing his family
with him to enjoy the Florida sights. Artist Monique Baldwin is
carving the event figurine and the Version 2 figurine, which will be
shrink-wrapped with surprises. See those pieces and a Peter special
on our EVENT PIECES page. Peter Calvesbert has also created a
special piece to help him and his family visit Orlando. Event pieces must be ordered by January 31, 2008!
The host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Hotel ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL conveniently located near all local attractions. The cost per
standard room is $139 per day, plus taxes, for one to four people.
Other rates are available for upgraded rooms. Room reservations can be
made now through March 11, 2008.
The cost of the event is $240 per
person, at the Buccaneer level.
If you registered by July 2, 2007, you
were eligible to receive the Early Bird box figurine Rocky Road at no cost. A deposit of at least $100
was required by July 2 and the remainder must have been paid by
October 1, 2007. We are also offering
registration for Matey's (spouse
and/or friends) at $140, and Swabbies (children under 12) at $90. Independent club or Royal Watch
membership is not required for attendance. The online registration deadline was February 15, 2008!
What are you getting for your fee? See
our EVENTS SCHEDULE for the weekend. Here's what's in store for everyone
who registers - whether you are a Buccaneer,
a Matey, or a Swabbie:
- Entry to all events from the
Opening Session on Friday to the Closing Session on Sunday
- Substantial Hors d'ouvres
provided at the Charity fundraising Reception and Game Night on
- Receive the Goodie Bag
- Receive the event
Paint-Your-Own piece and participate in the painting & contest
- Inclusion in the Event
Yearbook (when a picture is submitted)
- Receive all event programs and
- Entry to the Hospitality Suite
(and its goodies)
- Can participate in any of the
games and compete for any prizes
- Have the "right-to-buy" the
Version 2 shrink-wrapped event figurine. There is a maximum of 2
per person, if ordered in advance.
- Can participate in the Raffle
of a Lifetime. It is limited to one raffle ticket per person for
- For guests at the host hotel
on Friday and Saturday nights of the event, they will have the
"right-to-buy" a special event pirate monkey figurine carved by
In addition to entry to the
privileged/items above, a Swabbie (children under 12) receives the following:
- Bead making session on Friday
afternoon for kids (at no cost)
- Children's meal (e.g. Chicken
Fingers) provided for the Saturday night dinner
- Children's breakfast on Sunday
In addition to entry to the
privileges/items above, a Matey receives the following:
- Dinner buffet on Saturday
- Plated breakfast on Sunday
In addition to entry to the
privileges/items above, a Buccaneer receives the following:
- Early Bird box figurine Rocky Road (if
- Event box figurine carved by
- Special HK gift on Friday
night, Saturday night, and Sunday morning
- Daily newspaper (delivered to
your room for Saturday and Sunday)
- A four-minute personal signing
time with Peter Calvesbert where you can have up to six (6)
pieces signed. Additional pieces can be signed for a charity donation, at a special time on Sunday.
There are many
opportunities to win in the contests and games throughout the
weekend. Everyone receives a "goodie" bag and can enjoy the
delightful goodies in the Hospitality Suite.
The PIRATES of the KINGDOM Message Board is now closed!
Pirates of the Kingdom
addition to the items above, a PIRATES of
the KINGDOM Message Board was open for discussing
the event, chatting with collector friends, playing games,
obtaining travel ideas, and learning more about event details.
You could even participate in the weekly contests for "Gold
Doubloons." Only registrants could win in the contests. All Harmony Kingdom collectors were invited to participate on
the board. Everyone could read the posts, but you had to be a
member of the message board to post.
The MSN Groups service has closed.
Ready to Hoist Your Mizzen Mast?
Registration has ended.
Grab your pirate's gear, hoist your
mizzen, and set sail for the PIRATES of the
For more information,
contact HOP by e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org]
or call Pat Steven at 703-256-3506.
PIRATES of the KINGDOM
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL