GRAND ACE FOLKLIFE EXPO
ANNUAL CELEBRATION EVENT TO SHARE A GATHERING OF SOCIAL
ENTREPRENEURS WITH INTEREST IN AMERICAN CULTURE
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (ACIR) WITH OTHERS IN THE WORLD.
WE WILL CELEBRATE WITH AN ANNUAL Collector’s AND FAN CLUB BASE
WE WILL COME TOGETHER THE 3RD weekend at a GRAND VENUE CALLED:
GRAND RESORT HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA.
2009 = Oct. 23-25
2010 = Oct. 22-24
2011 = Oct. 21-23
2012= Oct. 26-28
THIS IS IN OUR Five (5) YEAR BUSINESS PLAN.
We will FAN and CELEBRITY BASED CLUBS with COLLECTORS, ARTISTS, AUTHORS, EDUCATORS, ENTERTAINERS, Small Business Owned, and Nonprofit Organizations with Causes.
We will be sharing what the COMMON FOLK in the AMERICAS on the NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT enjoy as every day life styles centered around cultures and traditions.
Plans are to add Canada, Mexico, South America, Brazil, as they choose to have their FAN AND CELEBRITY CLUBS represented in North America.
We will invite Audio and Video publishers, and INDEPENDENT FILM ARTISTS.
We will share our interests and ideas for MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE for the entire human race.
The New Media will be represented with Mixed Media and Web publishers, Web Hosts, Graphic Illustrators, Designers, and Various Products and Services that are Earth Friendly.
Contact is Theresa J. Morris and Gary Bolin.
For more information on how you or your club, group, organization can participate, email Theresa at TJMorrisACIR@gmail.com
and please visit our websites:
WE WILL HAVE A PARANORMALCON and A ADVENTURECON.
The Adventure Con will have the COMIC COLLECTORS and a COSTUME CONTEST.
ACE FOLKLIFE will sponsor the ACE-BODY-MIND-SPIRIT EARTH FRIENDLY AND MINDFUL CONSCIOUS GLOBAL COMMUNITY FUTURE WORLD and SY FY FAN CLUBS.
These will include TWILIGHT CLUB, HARRY POTTER CLUB, and ANIME CLUBS from the TEEN GRAPHIC BOOKS and ANIMATION COMIC BOOKS , TV SHOWS, and MOVIES that are so popular.
CELEBRITIES are coming into ADVENTURECON to SIGN AUTOGRAPHS and to TAKE PHOTOS with the FAN CLUB MEMBERS and the PUBLIC.
Tickets for Saturday are $20 all day. $20 for Sunday or $30 for both days.
SIGN UP AND SET UP IS FRIDAY and WE WILL HAVE A MEET AND GREET IN THE ATRIUM AREA WITH A TOWN HALL FORUM for who our new members who sign up to participate for all 5 years will be ASKED to SHARE WHO THEY SEE BEING A PART OF THIS EXPO.
We believe that many will come from the state surrounding region for the first year to participate which includes, ALABAMA, GEORGIA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MICHIGAN, MISSOURI, OHIO, VIRGINIA, NORTH *& SOUTH CAROLINA, and TENNESSEE.
THIS IS A 12 STATE REGION TARGETED THE 1st YEAR!
The reason we are mentioning the 12 states is most surround Tennessee the way that it is laid out in the USA but, we add Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan as well because we have folks that come down for the Bluegrass Festivals and they have
vendors that come down to the festivals in our region of the state. This week thought I met some from Wisconsin, Kansas, and Canada so one never knows who will show up in their CAMPERS and want to stop by and share with the collectors and rub elbows with their INTERNET and FACEBOOK FRIENDS AND BUDDIES!
We will do this annually in hopes of sharing a little of this and a little of that about what makes America Great. We will probably have some SCRAPBOOK CLUBS come and other CLUBS , GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS that COLLECT.
TRADE CONVENTIONS usually revolve around a certain trade and ours is beginning as the GRAND ACE COMIC BOOK COLLECTORS with a HISTORY on the WIKIPEDIA of the various types of comic books that have been part of AMERICA’s HISTORY.
We love our MOVIES and many of our MOVIES come from COMIC BOOK HEROES!
Spider Man and Fantastic FOUR were created by the famous STAN LEE.
MARVEL and DC COMIC BOOKS are the most famous and have WHOLE WALLS of COMIC BOOKS in BOOKS A MILLION.
Think of the ACE FOLKLIFE as ONE LARGE BOOK STORE but with FANS AND CLUBS all COMING TOGETHER AT ONCE.
They bring their Video recorders, Cameras, and Friends to share rooms.
The GAMERS stay up all nite and play games with each other. There are always some Dungeon and Dragon Gamers with some of the newer game groups.
ANIME CLUBS are NOW HOT! The Anime Clubs are the Japanes Comic Books and Graphic Books.
The EAST versus the WEST in COMIC BOOKS these days. The ANIME have about a 1/2 ROW and are growing into one large WALL in BOOKS A MILLION in Owensboro, Kentucky. That is the closest town to this Blogger, TJ MORRIS.
I am a writer that loves to promote TJ MORRIS FRIENDS and what they like and collect.
I have so many friends with varied interests that I had to go into Art and Entertainment this time and to focus on BOOKS, TELEVISION SHOWS, and MOVIES!
This is how Adventurecon.com came to be my GOOD FIT as the owners son, KEN SEATON shared with me on the phone on JULY 22, 2009 when all of this came to be a reality with a VENUE!
I personally had not planned on getting involved in a huge project this year because of my husband’s health and him needing me around but, I am doing my best to talk him into coming and sharing a room at the Hotel. He is a great sound mand and we have all our own equipment. We can bring a trailer load full of instruments. That is what we were into was sound and music over the last 8 years because of the need created from me doing FESTIVALS.
We don’t make any money as a matter of fact we go in the whole a few thousand because it is our HOBBY!
But, now, my attorneys say I lost my retirement and I have to go to work! So, maybe somehow I can figure out how to make my websites and TJ MORRIS MEDIA pay off in publishing and sharing content with others who want to promote their small businesses along with what we do to share and network in the new social media.
I am not sure and do not really care about the money. I was never driven by money and saw it as simply something that comes when one’s passion is driven toward a goal for the good of all.
The system in America is still set up for everyone to profit from their success at performing an art or craft using talent whether at work or at home.
Some still go to work to earn a paycheck in Middle Class America and these are the people I gravitate towards.
Tom and I have had our fill of the Black Tie Green List Affairs in Washington, D.C. in the Reagan and Bush Administrations. Those days are gone – thank God.
Now, we are semi-retired as writers and we both love HISTORY!
It is American Culture and Education that brought us together based on our military backgrounds. He was Army and I was Navy. This brought on some interesting discussions in our first 13 years. We have come to the easy part of our marriage now and can sit back and relax, or so we thought!
Now, our lives are turned upside down and my nest egg was stolen out from under me like so many other Baby Boomers who invested in the 401K and IRA with STOCKS. But, it is coming back slowly but surely. I diversified but unless I put some money back in, well, let’s just say that I hope social security doens’t run out.
But, we can’t live on the social security checks, no one can in today’ s high prices!
So,we need to come up with a NEW model for us and everyone else not just in America but the whole entire world! That may be our niche. The world!
But, we must start at our core here at our home in Beaver Dam, Ohio County, Kentucky, USA and work outward.
Tom keeps talking about moving to Montana, Lord only knows why. But, since I am a Blogger, writer, syndicated journalist and have some Readers and Fans, they may come and share some ways for me to decide to add some good earth friendly products to my list of products to promote.
I use to promote earth friendly products and earth fashions. I like that GENRE and NICHE MARKET. It’s most popular in California. But, maybe someday we can spread the news all over the USA and someday the world. It has taken since the Clinton-Gore Administration 1989-1994 when I first began this quest and genre.
I had great turn outs in Hawaii, and California. I went to shows in Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. Dallas was a good show too but a Whole Life and a Fashion Mart Exposition.
This year’s expo is modeled after COMIC CON, and FAN EXPO of CANADA.
I tried to get us held in management but people say it’s too far to come in other words they don’t have to leave their part of the world when they have big cities to draw from.
Well, we have Knoxville and Nashville down here. The closest big towns to Pigeon Forge at least in Tennessee. We have some ATLANTA folks who may come assist!
Will be interesting to see what part of the entire human race shows up!
There is a whole niche genre of UFO enthusiasts and collectors of books, videos, and they usually come to the same shows as the STAR TREK , STARGATE, STARWAR FAN CLUB type EXPOS.
We expect the JEDI CLUB and others similar to show up this year!
We are not sure what TWILIGHT CLUBS will bring probably VAMPIRE COSTUMES and LOTS OF CHARACTERS for the NEW COMIC BOOK of STEPHANIE MEYER. She made te FEMININE FORCE and is becomng a LEGEND!
ACE FOLKLIFE will be about assisting AUTHORS, ARTISTS, EDUCATORS, ENTERTAINERS.
ACE FOLKLIFE will be about PHOTO JOURNALISTS, VIDEOGRAPHERS, FOLKLLORISTS, and HISTORIANS.
One new group this year will be the CRYTO FANS and the MONSTER QUEST FANS.
I am not sure what they BRING to the MEET and GREET of FAN CLUBS and TELEVISION SHOWS but I hear they are pretty hot on the TELEVISION SHOWS THIS YEAR!
Scary Creatures and things that go bump in the night will be adding to the flavor of the PARANORMAL CON which is only one part with the ADVENTURE CON.
I have to research what I should include and whom I should invite this year!
Sure, I have my own ideas but, I want this to be about AMERICA and the entire North American Contintent CULTURE!
We are listed with the American Folklife Group on the Internet and there are plenty of people in colleges and universities that will want to come and write papers for their professors on what exactly is getting MEMED!
Lots of new words and works this year! We are supposed to have 7 Billion people on earth in 2011 and counting!
So, we are going to prepare for 7 BILLION and then the 2012 OLYMPICS, and the DECEMBER 21, 2012, 11:11 Time Frame to usher in the NEW BABIES coming at that time to the world! It’s an exciting time to be alive!
So, COME CELEBRATE BEING A PLANK OWNER of the FIRST ANNUAL ACE FOLKLIFE EXPO!
WE CAN MAYBE HAVE YOU MAKE UP SOME SOURVENIRS AND WE CAN LICENSE YOU TO TELL THEM ANNUALLY!
T-SHIRTS, SPOONs, MAGAZINES, WHATEVER!
EVERYONE IS INVITED.
There is talk among the locals of having the ACE FOLKLIFE FEST JAM ON THE RIVER WALK every year. This will be OPEN the FIRST YEAR to see if simply talking about the FUTURE will bring in the MUSICIANS who want to share their MUSIC.