Even though SDCC’09 attendees will be flooded with booths from companies trying to push their latest comics and throngs of people trying to get a sketch or autograph from their favorite creators, I think some of the coolest booths are those that simply show off their appreciation for a particular topic.Â Take D23 for example.Â It isn’t some Dungeons & Dragons dice combo, but rather the Official Community for Disney Fans, and the group will showcase costumes and props from movies like The Rocketeer, The Black Hole, and the 1982 version of Tron.Â Just the thought of seeing V.I.N.cent again after 20 years should be enough to get you to line up for this booth.
All the info after the jump!
The fantastic intersection of Disney creativity and science-fiction imagination will be the focus of D23â€™s first-ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con from July 23 to July 26, and D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans has been developing unique plans for its debut at the popular annual convention.
At Booth 3917 on the Comic-Con floor, D23 will present a display of costumes and props from Disneyâ€™s classic sci-fi and fantasy films, including The Rocketeer, The Black Hole, Condorman, Sky High and 1982â€™s landmark Tron.Â This â€œHeroic and Roboticâ€ exhibition has been created exclusively for Comic-Con International 2009.
Comic-Con attendees who also are members of Disneyâ€™s rapidly growing D23 â€“ or who sign up during the four days of Comic-Con â€“ can receive a free, exclusive lithograph by Disney master artist Dave Pacheco, which celebrates famous Disney robots.Â (To receive the lithograph, D23 Members must provide their membership card and photo identification at the D23 booth.)Â The limited-edition lithograph comes with a certificate of authenticity and will be available only during Comic-Con while supplies last.
D23 also willÂ provide a sneak peek of its upcoming D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event, to be held this Sept. 10-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center.Â The upcoming fall issue of Disney twenty-three magazine, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Disneylandâ€™s Haunted Mansion, will be previewed, as well.
For more details about D23â€™s Comic-Con plans and for information on the D23 Expo,, fans can visitÂ www.disney.com/D23, or follow â€œDisney D23â€ at Twitter and on Facebook.
The name â€œD23â€ pays homage to the wonder and excitement that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood.Â D23 is the first official community for fans in Disneyâ€™s 85-year history.Â D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at www.disney.com/D23; a new collectibles line, The Walt Disney Archives Collection; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.