Thursday, February 4, 2010

SBCS 2010 Convention Announced

Entitled the "Metro New York Convention," this year's Souvenir Building Collector's convention has been announced and details confirmed. Held from Friday June 11 until Sunday 6/13, the convention's base will be a Stamford Connecticut hotel, just north of NYC. Building collectors Howie Gelbtuch and SBCS President Darron Copeland will open their homes so attendees can experience their impressive collections. SBCS member Ed Rensin will also display some of his favorite buildings. Early Saturday morning will be the famous and fast-paced SBCS swap meet. Following that, attendees will take a 50 minute train ride into Manhattan for architectural tours of two buildings not generally available to the public (locations TBD) courtesy of Howie Gelbtuch. While in the city, there are also plans to visit Ronnette Riley’s collection in her office inside the Empire State Building. Later that afternoon, everyone will return to Stamford for a live auction of souvenir buildings, dinner and annual raffle. On Friday June 11, the convention team will also offer attendees an opportunity to visit Philip Johnson’s Glass House, located in New Canaan, Ct. Tickets for this significant structure are difficult to obtain, so my advise is to get to the "Constitution State" in time for this tour. More information about convention activities in registration will be available soon on the SBCS website. This convention is always a great opportunity to meet fellow building collectors, tour amazing building collections and usually add a few building replicas to your own collection. See you there!

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