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.
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.
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 ArtofDisneyParks.com, 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.