SEMINARS

 

There is more to enjoy at the Nostalgia Con than meeting Hollywood celebrities and shopping with vendors. The event room offers slide show seminars from historians, authors, professors and museum curators. Here, you will be treated to a variety of subjects including recent archival discoveries. You do not have to attend all of these events but we do recommend you take a moment and look over the schedule and plan to visit the seminar room during your visit. Some of these events are so popular that the room fills pretty quickly!

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2020

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO 

and the original Little Shop of Horrors... and 

recognizing the film careers of Frank Lovejoy and Don DeFore.

THURSDAY
9:30 am,   THE MANY CAREERS OF DICK POWELL

From baby-faced crooner to film noir tough-guy, Dick Powell’s screen career proves he was a multi-faceted actor, but did you know he was a television executive, film director, and accomplished musician? Explore the many careers of Dick Powell with Samantha Glasser, Powell researcher and president of the Columbus Moving Picture Show.

 

11:00 a.m,  TO BE ANNOUNCED

TO BE ANNOUNCED. To be presented by R.B.

 

12:00 noon,  CELEBRITY INTERVIEW

TO BE ANNOUNCED. 

 

3:30 pm,  THE GOTHAM RADIO PLAYERS

The Gotham Radio Players specialize in performing re-enactments of “lost” radio scripts from the Golden Age of Radio, programs for which no recording exists and which have probably not been heard since their original broadcast more than 60 years ago. Among the shows the group recreated were episodes from the detective adventures of The Adventures of Sam Spade, Nick Carter, Master Detective, The Green Lama and The Amazing Mr. Malone. The Gotham Radio Players have presented romantic comedy from The First Nighter Program and On Stage, high adventure from Escape, and horror from The Witch’s Tale and Lights Out

 

4:15 pm,  THE MAKING OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S PSYCHO

TO BE ANNOUNCED. Will also feature an exclusive interview with Marli Renfro, Janet Leigh's uncredited body double for the shower stabbing sequence.

5:30 pm,  INTERVIEW WITH WEEKEND GUESTS

TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

8:00 pm,  TO BE ANNOUNCED

TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

FRIDAY
9:00 am,  OUR GANG:
THOSE PERENNIALLY ENTERTAINING LITTLE RASCALS

After nearly a century after its inception, the Our Gang series retains its vitality. Some of its stars have become cultural icons such as Spanky, Darla, Alfalfa, Froggy and Buckwheat. Samantha Glasser will present a detailed history of these comedy film shorts you grew up with and examine what makes this series the perfect choice to usher new inductees to the world of vintage cinema.

 

10:00 am,  THE LIFE AND CAREER OF DON DEFORE

TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

11:00 am,  THE MAKING OF VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 

TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

12 noon,  1950s SPACE ROCKETS

by Mike Turco.

Details to be announced.

 

1:00 p.m.,  OLD-TIME RADIO TRY-OUTS

Try your hand at playing a role on stage with script, sound effects and microphones. Open to anyone who attends the tryouts at 12:30 p.m. Win the role and you get to perform on stage! 

 

3:30 p.m.,  OLD-TIME RADIO RE-ENACTMENT

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 
4:15 pm,  CHARITY AUCTION FOR THE ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Have a few things about the house that you want to get rid of? Bring it to the convention on Friday and put them on the auction tables. All items will be accepted and every dollar raised during the sale of the auction items will help benefit children with treatable cancer. Bring your checkbook because you can make payment out to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, should you bid on items. (Please consult a CPA regarding tax deductions.) This year we are asking people NOT to donate audio cassettes or VHS videos, since no one is bidding on them during the auction. Thank you!

 

5:30 pm,  CELEBRITY INTERVIEW

TO BE ANNOUNCED. 

8:00 pm,  TO BE ANNOUNCED

TO BE ANNOUNCED.

SATURDAY
9:00 am,  SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS

TO BE ANNOUNCED. All cartoons will be screened from 16mm.

 

10:30 am,  THE FUNNIEST DECADE: AMERICAN COMEDIANS OF THE 1930s

Details to be announced.

Hosted by Garry Berman.

 

12 noon,  METRO WASHINGTON OLD-TIME RADIO CLUB

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

1:30 pm,  FRANK LOVEJOY WORKS THE NIGHT BEAT

Researchers Joe Webb, Don Ramlow and Karl Schadow have been digging through the archives to unearth information about the popular radio program starring Frank Lovejoy. They will present their findings in a fascinating slide show.

 

7:00 pm, SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER BANQUET

(6:30 SEATING)

All you can eat buffet with live stage entertainment! Tickets always sell out for this event. This is a great way to close out the weekend. Details of this year’s entertainment to be announced. A great way to close the weekend of excitement. The dinner banquet is the only event that requires a separate fee and is not included with general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance, sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Which is why we recommend you purchase your tickets in advance.)

443-286-6821

 

Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention

Po Box 52

Whiteford, MD 21160

 

martingramsjr @ gmail.com

 

VENUE LOCATION:

Hunt Valley Delta Hotel

245 Shawan Road

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

~FREE PARKING~

VENDOR HOURS

Thursday 9 am to 7 pm

Friday 9 am to 7 pm

Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

CELEBRITY HOURS

Thursday 10 am to 6 pm

Friday 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

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