Newly announced guests for the July Convention are as follows:
Disney Legend Alice Davis and Maggie Richardson, niece of Disney Legend Mary Blair, at the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening.
The Disney Animation Critics Panel consisting of Jerry Beck, Christopher Finch and Charles Solomon.....all prominent animation critcs on Thursday afternoon.
The Disneyana Fan Club is proud to announce just a few more of the illustrious guest speakers.
Susan Egan, star of stage, film and television. Susan originated the role of Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" on Broadway, voiced Meg in the Disney animated film "Hercules", voiced characters in two feature films by Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki "Spirited Away" and "Porco Rosso", to name just a few of her credits.
Mark Henn, one of the top animators in the world today and a previous Disneyana Fan Club Legend. Mark will discuss his career in animation and why he is nicknamed the Ladies Man, a name which he inherited from famed animator Marc Davis. Mark has said that he may demonstrate drawing one of his "ladies" for our pleasure.
Bob Garner, well known producer and director. Bob directed for the 50th anniversary of D/L Disney Treasures....Secrets, Stories and Magic ...(of the Happiest Place On Earth). "Now, Then and Forever" was its working title. It is 90-minutes long and Bob plans on showing various clips from it and referring to those in his presentation.
Jim Hill of Jim Hill Media is a noted humorist and journalist. Jim will discuss Disney company news, reviews, commentary and history.
In the Author's panel will be the following with one more noted author possibly to be added:
Jim Korkis, well known author and speaker. Jim will discuss his new book Walt's Vault.
Tom Sito, prominent American animator, animation historian and teacher. Tom will be bringing his book Timing for Animation.
Don Peri will talk about his book, Working with Disney: Interviews with Animators, Producers and Artists
We are in discussion with other prominent personalities in the Disney community and will announce them once they are confirmed. Watch our website and Facebook page for updates.
A Tentative Schedule for Disneyana Fan Club's July 2011 Convention have been announced as follows:
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - special ticketed event to be announced
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - Registration and Welcoming Reception with Disney Legend Alice Davis and Maggie Richardson (Mary Blair's niece) discussing It's A Small World
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - Ryman Arts charity brunch and seminars
Thursday, July 14, 2011 - seminars and Celebration Banquet with Susan Egan
Friday, July 15, 2011 - Luncheon with a Disney Legend and seminars
Saturday, July 16, 2011 - All Disneyana Show & Sale
Sunday, July 17, 2011 - Disneyland's 56th birthday