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September 16th & 17th- Chicago Expo Grand Finale-

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July 04, 2011, 10:19 AM
September 16th & 17th- Chicago Expo Grand Finale-
Connie Persampieri has done a very nice piece depicting 3 of Battlestar Galactica's main actors.This piece was entered in a contest hosted by Cyphan, and congratulations, Connie, she won the contest! A piece that Connie has graciously donated to the CECE Charity Auction. The Charity auction will be held at 1pm on Sat., the 17th. We will be posting all the auction pieces on the website in the next 30 days or so. So, keep an eye out.
To view this piece, please go to my website, and there is a link to vote for Connie, to win the contest for Cyphan.
More news coming later!
Take care and have a great day!
July 04, 2011, 04:25 PM
hi Paul, can I lobby for you to bring back Ken Kelly to this year's show? :-)

Good luck with the grand's sad that your time with the CECE is coming to an end but I wish you and Dianne the best in your future adventures!

Thanks for the many years of fun memories,
July 04, 2011, 08:32 PM
Thanks Tony,
Hope to see you guys for the Finale. There are some special programming and special pieces for the auction this year. Plus, it will be a great time!
Thanks for the well wishes. Take care and have a great summer!
July 08, 2011, 12:04 AM
website currently being updated with some great news! Keep a eye out!
July 08, 2011, 09:24 PM
Check out the site tonight! We are offering premium raffle tickets for 2 very special prizes- will mail order if winner is not present.
More to come!
July 09, 2011, 01:42 AM
Artist and Creator Announcement!

Artists schedule to appear:

• Connie Persampieri
• Tom Jozwiak
• Jake Reuth
• Ted Dastick, Jr
• Chris Foreman
• Peter G.
• Mark McHaley

And more to be announced!
July 09, 2011, 06:27 AM
Ted Dastick Jr.
I can't wait! This will be the farthest West I've ever been. Nice to see I'll be in good company. Smile
July 09, 2011, 07:45 AM
It will be nice to finally meet you Ted.

Feeling happy? Then rip open a box. Feeling blue...then rip 2!
July 09, 2011, 11:42 AM
Will the base commons be available, and will you still be receiving donations?

Will this show fill the whole room?


July 09, 2011, 04:45 PM
Ted Dastick Jr.
Originally posted by igman7:
It will be nice to finally meet you Ted.

Same here!
July 09, 2011, 07:42 PM
Great update! Glad to see the dealers listed. . . excellent!
July 10, 2011, 09:13 AM
Yes, XTIME, singles will be in attendance. I am working on a deal to sell all of them to another dealer, however, he has assured me that if we make the deal, he would bring them to the show.
July 10, 2011, 04:14 PM
Hmmm??? Why does that make me nervous?

Anyway, whole or half a room?


July 11, 2011, 01:15 AM
We will have the whole ballroom, plus the Charity Auction will be held in the Charleston Room on Saturday.
July 11, 2011, 05:20 AM
Artist Tom Kelly
July 11, 2011, 06:45 PM
Hello Everyone!
Although, we are technically sold out/almost sold out, I am taking names for the waiting list.
During this time, I am reconfirming from the dealers and artists that have not firmly committed to the Expo. As the table(s) open up, I will work down the list.
New names will start appearing as firm commitments come in.
Also, I am thinking of adding a few tables in both front and side foyers of the room with artists just to keep up with the demand.
Similar to last year's Expo.
So, if you are an exhibitor or an artist, and you wish to appear at the LAST CHICAGO EXPO, please contact me personally at or post here or both! The sooner the better.
Also, Anyone interested in the charity breakfast, that has not confirmed, nor reserved, I need to know this soon as well, as these are advance ticket purchases in this part of the event and I need to let the hotel know the head count prior to the Expo.
So write to me- let me know!
Thanks and see you all there!
July 12, 2011, 06:54 PM
Hello All!
As this is a very special Expo, I do extend a very warm welcome to the manufacturers, ones who have supported us throughout the years as well as all the new folks on board in the trading card biz. I would like to take the time to extend this invitation to you all to attend our very last Chicago Expo. For those who cannot make it physically, please feel free to help us with any show promos, exclusives always appreciated, also could use raffle prizes and auction items.
100% of auction items benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.
I am still accepting ads for the 2011 CECE Program Book, very limited space left available, please email me directly for details at
Thanks very much and hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones.
Take care,
July 13, 2011, 11:06 PM
Great NEWS!!!!
The response has been so great! THANK YOU! That we just added opening a second room- The Fox Valley room for more exhibitors and artists!

Thanks very much for the support and see you all there!
July 14, 2011, 12:13 AM
Well done, Paul!
Does that mean there's room to bring back Ken Kelly? Wink
July 14, 2011, 01:40 AM
Scifi Cards
Originally posted by PAULM:
Great NEWS!!!!
The response has been so great! THANK YOU! That we just added opening a second room- The Fox Valley room for more exhibitors and artists!


Iggy was heard saying that he want's his location the same as last fall. Wave


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