Beauty and the Beast Convention History

Deb's intro - how this project came to be

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Annik's explanation of what a con is


NEXT CONVENTION:

2018, Chicagoland, USA

Dates Name & Con Info Location
Keeping the Dream Alive
Celebrating 30 Years of BatB Fandom

Charity: Just In Time for Foster Kids

Chaired by: JoAnn Baca + Chesapeake Helpers Society

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Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel - Old Town
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A Life Without Limits: A Steampunk Fantasy

Charity: Hometown Heroes

Chaired by Rosemarie Salvatore

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Weehawken, New Jersey
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor
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July 17-19, 2015
Somewhere I Have Never Traveled: The Lovers' Journey

Charity: Calgary Humane Society

Chaired by Michelle Kempenich

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Executive Royal Inn Calgary
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July 11-13, 2014
The Creature There Has Never Been

Charity: Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

Chaired by J'écris

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Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota
Best Western Plus Bloomington
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July 12-14, 2013
I Bid My Heart to Follow

Charity: Sojourner House

Guests: David Greenlee

Chaired by Laura Goist

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Cleveland, Ohio
Holiday Inn Independence
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April 12-14, 2013
Live the Dream OzCon 2013 - A Portrait of Love

Chaired by Lyn Cavanagh

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Sydney, Australia
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July 6-8, 2012
Chamber Music & Memories

Charity: Family Gateway

Chaired by Shelia Keith

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Dallas, Texas
Marriott Suites Market Center
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July 8-10, 2011
Thy Sweet Love Remember'd

Chaired by Deb Fowler

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New Orleans, Louisiana
The Inn on Bourbon

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July 9-11, 2010
Haply I Think on Thee: Invitation to a Dream

Charity: Monarch School

Guests: Linda Hamilton, Cory Danziger, Lee Holdridge, Judy Shimizu-Moreland, Jamie Murray

Chaired by JoAnn Baca

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San Diego, California
Courtyard Old Town

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July 10-12, 2009
Another Life, Another Dream: Memories Beyond the Light of a Candle

Charity: Angels Among Us and Woman's Hospital Perinatal Bereavement Program

Guests: Tamara Thompson

Chaired by Deb Fowler

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New Orleans, Louisiana
The Inn on Bourbon

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Monday November 3, 2008
Caves and Candles

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Weston-Super-Mare, England

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July 11-13, 2008
A Life Without Limits II: A Renaissance Fantasy

Charity: Threads of Love

Guests: David Greenlee, Frank Luz

Chaired by Rosemarie Salvatore

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Weehawken, New Jersey
Sheraton Suites on the Hudson
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July 6-8, 2007

Perchance to Dream: A Life Without Limits

Charity: Women's Care Cottage Shelter and the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer"

Guests: Roy Dotrice, David Greenlee, Lee Holdridge, James Avery, Judy Shimizu, Linda Campanelli, Wendy Pini , Kevin Barnes, Jamie Murray & Myhr

Hosted by Carousels and Caverns

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Culver City, California
Culver City Radisson Hotel
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July 7-9, 2006
Remember the Magic

Charity: Food Bank of the Rockies

Guests: Jay Acovone, Lee Holdridge

Hosted by Denver fan club "Supporters of Beauty and the Beast"

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Denver, Colorado
Red Lion Hotel
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July 8-10, 2005
Catherine and Vincent’s Excellent Adventure

Charity: breast cancer

Chaired by Marilyn Howard

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Burlington, Vermont
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September 17-19, 2004
Caves and Candles

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Weston Super Mare - England
Dauncey's Hotel
July 9-11, 2004
Of Love and Hope: A Summerfest Family Reunion

Charity: Shadow Buddies

Chaired by Lori Hicks

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Kansas City, Missouri
Hotel Phillips
July 11-13, 2003
Follow Your Heart: Beauty and the Beast By the Bay

Charity: National Alliance for Caregiving

Guests: Roy Dotrice, Lee Holdridge, Jay Acovone, David Schwartz, Jamie Murray & Myhr

Chaired by Deb Smith

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San Francisco, California
Crowne Plaza Union Square
September 14, 2002
Roy Dotrice Reunion No 3

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
July 12-14, 2002
A Kingdom by the Sea: A Celebration of Love

Charity:American Cancer Society & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance (SIDS)

Guests: Jay Acovone, David Schwartz

Chaired by Lyn Musacchio

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Orlando, Florida
Holiday Inn International Drive Resort

May 24-27, 2002 A Moment in Time

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Stockport, Manchester, England
Davenport Park Hotel
July 13-15, 2001

Once Upon a Time in the City of New York: A Homecoming

Charity: New York Foundling Hospital

Guests: Jay Acovone, Edward Albert, Linda Campanelli, David Schwartz, Jamie Murray & Myhr

Chaired by BBTV

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New York, New York
Holiday Inn Midtown
May 4-6, 2001 A Moment in Time

Guest: Christopher Toyne

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Stockport, Manchester, England
Davenport Park Hotel
September 30 - October 1, 2000 Masquerades 2000

Guests: Christopher Toyne, Jamie Murray & Myhr

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Nottingham, England
Forte Posthouse 'Albany'
July 7-9, 2000
A Distant Shore II: Remember Love

Charity: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-San Diego Chapter

Guests: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Edward Albert, David Greenlee, Jay Acovone, Lee Holdridge, David Schwartz, Judy Shimizu, Kevin Barnes, Margaret Bessera, Linda Campanelli, Eric Weiss, Jamie Murray & Myhr

Hosted by Carousels and Caverns

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Los Angeles, California
Hilton Burbank Airport Hotel
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July 16-19, 1999
A Kingdom by the Sea Revisited: The Romance Continues

Charity: American Cancer Society

Guests: Ron Perlman, David Schwartz, Edward Albert, Linda Campanelli, Jamie Murray & Myhr

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Orlando, Florida
Holiday Inn International Drive Resort
May 1-2, 1999 A Moment in Time

Guests: Christopher Toyne, Jamie Murray & Myhr

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Manchester, England
Hotel International
August 1998
Roy Dotrice Reunion

Guest: Roy Dotrice

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Lincoln, UK
March 27-29,1998
Beauty at the Beach: To See the World in a Grain of Sand

Charity: Samaritan House of Virginia Beach

Guests: Jay Acovone, David Schwartz, Margaret Beserra, Jamie Murray & Myhr

Hosted by The Dreamseekers

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel
August 23-24, 1997 A Moment In Time

Guests: Christopher Toyne, Jamie Murray & Myhr

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Manchester, England
July 11-13, 1997
Reflections on the First Ten Years

Charity: St. Joseph's Home for Children of Minneapolis

Guests: Jay Acovone, Ren Woods, Eric Weiss, David Schwartz, Jamie Murray & Myhr

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sheraton Park Place Hotel
July 12-13, 1996
A Kingdom by the Sea: A Romantic Celebration
"The Seventh Annual International Beauty and the Beast Convention"

Charity: Samaritan House of Virginia Beach

Guests: Caitlin O'Heaney, David Greenlee, Jay Acovone, David Schwartz, Judy Shimizu-Martinez, Linda Campanelli, Jamie Murray & Myhr

Hosted by Lynn Musacchio and the DreamSeekers

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Norfolk, Virginia
Omni Waterside Hotel
May 24-27, 1996 A Moment In Time

Guests: Roy Dotrice, Jamie Murray

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Manchester, England
Sacha's Hotel
July 7-10, 1995
A Distant Shore: The Fairy Tale Continues…

Charity: Laguna Shanti, Laguna Beach, CA

Guests: Roy Dotrice, Ren Woods, Ron Perlman, David Greenlee, David Schwartz, Edward Albert, Jay Acovone, Terri Hanauer, Caitlin O'Heaney, Judy Shimizu-Martinez, Cory Danziger, Bill Calvert, John Franklin, Ellen Geer, Ritch Brinkley, Ron Koslow, Howard Gordon, Steve Kurzfield, Robert W.Sigman, Tom Szwak, KC Clark, Jamie Murray & Myhr

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Los Angeles, California
Airport Doubletree Hotel
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June 10, 1995
Roy Dotrice Reunion

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England
July 8-10, 1994

Tunnelcon III: A Family Reunion

Guests: Edward Albert, David Schwartz, David Greenlee, Jamie Murray & Myhr

Chaired by Betty Neiswender

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Las Vegas, Nevada
The Stardust Hotel
May 1994 Masquerade 3

Guests: David Schwartz, Roy Dotrice, Jamie Murray & Myhr

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Sheffield, England
July 1993
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Great Expectations: A World of Dancing Lights
billed as the "Fourth International Convention"

Charity: Pediatric AIDS League of Austin

Guests: Roy Dotrice, Edward Albert, Terrylene, Ritch Brinkley, Kim (KC) Clark, David Schwartz, Jamie Murray & Myhr

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Austin, Texas
The Doubletree Hotel
May 28 - 31, 1993 Masquerades ‘93
2nd Major British Beauty and the Beast Convention

Guests: Ellen Geer and Michael Alsop, Roy Dotrice, Armin Shimerman, Jo Anderson

Chaired by Jacqui Clarke & Gwen Lord
Birmingham, England
The Grand Hotel
1992 Halloween Con Solingen, Germany
June 12 - 14, 1992
Tunnelcon II: A Carousel Fantasy

Guests: Ron Koslow, Jay Acovone, Edward Albert, Armin Shimerman, Artie Ripp, Ritch Brinkley, David Greenlee

Chaired by Betty Neiswender

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Las Vegas, Nevada
The Stardust Hotel

August 23-26, 1991
Masquerades I

Guests: Armin Shimerman and Kitty, David Greenlee, Roy Dotrice

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Birmingham, England
June 28-30, 1991 "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Guests: Jay Acovone, Armin Shimerman, Ritch Brinkley, Linda Campanelli, M.M. Shelly Moore

Hosted by by FAN-OUT, Inc. (Marion McChesney, Victoria H. Clark, and Barbara L.B. Storey)
St. Louis, Missouri
Henry VIII Hotel
June 14-16, 1991 South of Oz: Where Magic Meets the Sea and Dreams Become Reality

Charity: Make A Wish Foundation, Inc.

Guests: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone, Ellen Geer, Ren Woods

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Kissimmee/Orlando, Florida
Hyatt Hotel
May 10-13, 1991 Celebration of Life Cruise

Guests: Ritch Brinkley, Armin Shimerman

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Miami, Florida to the Bahamas
Sunward II
May 4-5 1991 Creation Con
“international B&B convention"

Guests: Roy Dotrice, James Avery, Irina Irvine, Linda Campanelli, Shelly Moore, and two fan writers Sharon Wells and Kay Simon
New York, New York
Penta Hotel
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April 12-13, 1991 Festival of Dancing Light Convention

Guest: Ritch Brinkley

Chaired by Bob and Monica Kerwin

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Berlin, Germany
November 23-25, 1990 Creation Con
(not a B&B con - it included Star Trek, Quantum Leap, etc.)

Guest: Ron Perlman
New York, New York
Penta Hotel
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Nov. 17-18, 1990 Creation Con
B&B/Star Trek Creation con

B&B guest: Edward Albert
Sacramento, California
El Rancho Hotel
Nov. 3-4, 1990 Creation Con
"B&B/Star Trek/Sci-Fi" con

B&B guest: Edward Albert
Los Angeles
Airport Hilton Hotel
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Oct. 27-28, 1990 Creation Con

B&B guest: Armin Shimerman
San Jose, California
Le Baron Hotel
Aug. 25-26, 1990 Creation Con
"B&B + other show" Creation con

B&B guest: Armin Shimerman
New York, New York
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Aug. 4-5, 1990 Creation Con
“B&B + other show" Creation con

B&B guests: James Avery and fan Stephanie Wiltse
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hershey Hotel
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July 20-22, 1990
Tunnelcon I: A Beauty and the Beast Celebration

Guests: Armin Shimerman, David Greenlee, Jay Acovone, Ritch Brinkley, Irina Irvine, Victor Lobl

Chaired by Betty Neiswender

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Las Vegas, Nevada
The Sahara Hotel
May 26-27, 1990 Creation Con

Guest:  Jay Acovone
Tacoma, Washington
March 10-11, 1990 Creation Con

Guest: Jay Acovone
San Diego, California
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March 1990 UK Chamber Convention

Guest: David Greenlee

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England
March 10-11, 1990 Creation Con

Guest: Roy Dotrice
New York, New York
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November 18-19, 1989 Creation Con

tentative guests: Tony Jay, Howard Gordon, Judy Evans
Los Angeles, California
Airport Hilton and Towers
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October 28-29, 1989 Creation Con

Guests: Roy Dotrice, Howard Gordon
Arlington, Virginia
Hyatt Regency in Crystal City
October 21-22, 1989 Creation Con

Guests: Roy Dotrice, Howard Gordon, Robert Guttke
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Days Inn Airport Hotel

September 23-24, 1989 Creation Con
Advertised as a 1/2 B&B, 1/2 Star Trek convention

Guest: Tony Jay
Chicago, Illinois
Sheraton O'Hare Hotel
August 19-20, 1989 Creation Con
Creation's "very first"  B&B convention

Guests: Roy Dotrice, Howard Gordon (and 850 fans!)
San Jose, California
Le Baron Hotel
August 1988 Roy Dotrice Reunion 2 Lincoln, UK
June 18th, 1988 First Beauty and the Beast Convention

Guests: Ron Perlman, David Schwartz

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Los Angeles, California
Hyatt Hotel
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