Hiya Boys and Girls!
Dayton Disneyana is the registered trade name of the Dayton Disneyana Foundation, Inc., an Ohio non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the heritage of Walt Disney while hosting an annual charitable event each June to benefit compatible charitable organizations.
We began as an annual pin trading event called Pin Trading by the Pond in the back yard of Tom Tumbusch, the President of Tomart Corporation, publisher of numerous books, magazines, and other publications related to Disney history, marketing, and collecting. Mr. Tumbusch passed away in 2016, but his legacy as a renowned expert and avid disneyana enthusiast will endure. He loved the idea of Disney fans giving to those in need and we will see that his name is long remembered.
What began as a handful of people trading Disney pins by a coy pond has grown and evolved from its beginning in 2001. Today, Dayton Disneyana is a major midwest venue for Disney fans – an opportunity for us to bring Disney to you. We have special guests who help make the magic, typically historians, authors, artists, voice talent, retied executives, or Disney Imagineers, to present seminars and participate in meet and greet dinners. There is a two day Disney Collectibles Expo with dozens of vendors filling a ballroom, selling all kinds of licensed Disney merchandise, now including Star Wars and Marvel. And there’s still pin trading, plus vinylmation and tsum tsum trading.
If you are interested in becoming a member, monthly meetings are hosted on a rotating basis by other members of the organization who reside in the greater Dayton, Ohio area. Memberships are only $15 per person or $25 per family, but don’t feel obligated to join until after you come to a few meetings and hopefully have some fun hanging out with other Disney fans. For more information, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, write to 4 E. Schantz Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45409, or call 937-299-9940.
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Hope to see ya real soon!