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D23 Expo 2013 Dream Store Showcase: Art, Collectibles, Books and More

posted on July 5th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

Okay D23 fans, if you have been waiting to catch a glimpse of some of the art and collectibles available as part of this year’s D23 Expo 2013, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, August 9 – 11, then you’re in luck. I have all the details on what is scheduled to be released. While I might not be able to show you everything here, I hope you will stop by the Dream Store and check it out.

So let’s get started. First up is the Signature Collection from our talented team of Disney Design Group Artists, including Natalie Kennedy, Alex Maher, Randy Noble and Darren Wilson. These four captivating pieces are filled with imagination and bring to life Sorcerer Mickey and some of Disney’s most beloved characters. Look for these images to be available in deluxe print format or via Art on Demand.

D23 Expo 2013 Dream Store Showcase: Signature Collection with Sorcerer Mickey

Debuting in the Dream Store will be some of the latest releases from: Alex & Ani, ACME Archives Limited, Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions, Dooney & Bourke, Precious Moments, Stuller Fine Jewelry as well as Costa Alavezos, Dave Avanzino, Eric Caszatt, Ron Cohee, John Coulter, Larry Dotson, Valerie Edwards, Rodel Gonzalez, Dana & Melanie Harvey, Manny Hernandez, John Henselmeier, Caley Hicks, Rob Kaz, Art Lewis, Hiko Maeda, Alex Maher, Gerald Mendez, Miss Mindy, Noah, Paige O’Hara, Robert Olszewski, David Pacheco, Ian Ray, Linda Rick, Tim Rogerson, Michelle St. Laurent, Disney Legend and Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith, Thomas Scott, Jim Shore, Javier Soto, Michael Sullivan, Erica Virgin and Darren Wilson, among others.

For all of you who love to read, like I do, make time to add these next few books to your “must read” list. Kingdom Keepers VI – Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson, Dream It, Do It! by Disney Legend and retired Imagineering executive, Marty Sklar, Remembering Roy E. Disney by David A. Bossert and Tinker Bell: An Evolution by Mindy Johnson.

Autograph Sessions Will Take Place Throughout The D23 Expo

If you are wondering whether you will have an opportunity to meet any of the artists and authors listed above, the answer is a most definite, yes! Autograph sessions will take place throughout the D23 Expo. For a complete list of signings times, visit, and of course, be sure to keep up to date by checking the list which will be posted daily at the D23 Expo Dream Store.

For more information the D23 Expo please visit and for a look at some of our Dream Store merchandise check out

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Lisa on July 7th, 2013 at 11:16 am

Hi there Michelle, do you know if the Dooney & Bourke new launch items at the D23 Expo will be available for online purchase on disneystore after the Expo? Or will they only be available at the parks? Oh and how soon after the Expo might the Parks and/or Online launch be? Any info you have would be great Thanks! ~ Lisa


Michelle Harker on July 19th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Hi Lisa!
I would gather that should any quantities of the Dooney & Bourke bags remain after the Expo you will most likely find them in the theme park stores shortly thereafter. Within a few weeks at least.


Lauren on July 10th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Hi Michelle. I have a question about the Dream Store autograph sessions. On the Art of Disney Parks page for the D23 Expo, it lists different artists and times for the Dream Store Autograph sessions, but it doesn’t list a day/date for these autograph sessions. Can you tell me which day of the Expo these signing times are for? Thanks.


Shelli from IA on August 5th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Do you know how much the Precious Moments figure is going to cost ?