Sunday, December 7, 2008


Here is where I am headed in January:

JANUARY 14-17, 2009

Collectors and vendors will be traveling from all parts of
the country to meet at the Annual Head Vase Convention.
Thousands of fabulous head vases of various sizes, shapes
and styles will be on display in theconvention room at the
Radisson Resort, 2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee,Florida.

REGISTRATION: If you have any questions, contact Maddy
Gordon at 914/472-0200 or email

REGISTRATION FEE: $55 per person to cover the cost of
renting the convention floor for the Saturday for Show &
Sale along with the Saturday night dessert, name badgers,
advertising and gratuities. FEE FULLY REFUNDABLE if
you cancel. For cancellations, phone Maddy Gordon (914)
472-0200 (someone will be there all week to answer the
phone) or at the hotel.

Registration Fee $55 per person postmarked by 11/1 –
after 11/1, $65 per person.

The head vase "show and sell" begins at 9:00 AM and ends
at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 17th. However, it's always
great fun if you can come earlier since many dealers start 
opening their rooms with "head vases for sale" Wednesday

The hotel is the beautiful Radisson Resort Orlando 
Celebration. Room rate is $94 per night. A $5.00 per person, 
per night services fee, plus applicable tax will be applied to 
all reservations.

your hotel reservations early –don’t be shut out as the hotel 
usually fills its weekends in January and headhunters have 
been turned away in the past. You also risk losing the convention
room rate and have to pay $140 or more. Remember, you must
cancel your room 72 hours prior to arrival. If you have a last
minute emergency, talk to both the hotel & me-we’ll try to 
accommodate you.

Kissimmee, Florida. Located 1.5 miles from the entrance to 
the Walt Disney World Resort on twenty tropically landscaped
acres with amenities including pools, sauna, jacuzzi, tennis, 
restaurant, playground, game room, etc.

HOTEL RATE: $94 – One to four person occupancy. All 
rooms are subject to Florida sales tax. Rooms have two double 
beds, a king or queen size bed can be requested at registration. 
Phone 407-396-7000 or 800-333-3333.

RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS: Individuals will make 
their own reservations directly with Radisson Resort. When 
making reservations, use request code 0109HUNTER to 
ensure discounted group rate. Individual reservations 
require a first night’s deposit by valid credit card or check, 
cut off date November 1, 2008. Cancellations made 72 hours
prior to arrival will receive a FULL REFUND.

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT: Hotel check in time is 4 pm and
check out time is 11 am. Guests arriving before 4 pm will be 
accommodated if rooms are available. Individuals checking 
out after 12 noon will incur an additional charge unless 
otherwise agreed. Hotel can assist with arrangements for 
baggage storage.

EARLY DEPARTURE: Cancel in advance because an early
departure fee of $50 will be charged for guests who depart 
one or more days prior to their scheduled departure date. 
The first night deposit will be credited against any early 
departure charge and the charges for the first night shall 
be included into the guest bill.

RENNINGERS EXTRAVAGANZA: A new air-conditioned,
comfortable bus to Renningers in Mt. Dora is reserved
for us on Friday, January 16th. Please come with us and
bring your friends. It is a super way to go. We park very
close to the entrance, store all of our purchases safely
and go back for more.

HEAD VASE CONTEST: Already in the works for the next
years Annual Head Vase convention will be a contest where 
participants can dress up as their favorite head vases. There
will be prizes for the winners. This should be a fun event 
and we hope you will consider participating. You may go all
out and dress up from head to toe as your favorite head, or
just do yourself up from the shoulders up. Let your imag-
ination be your guide. If you think you might want to 
participate, contact Maddy at


Friday am, January 16th – Optional bus trip to Renninger's
Extravaganza 8:15 am

Friday pm, January 16th – Eat dinner wherever you choose or
join Bruce and Maddy at Mandolins in the convention center
(even for coffee) and charge it to your room.

Saturday, January 17th – Head Vase Sale 9 am – 3 pm
(Dealers set up 8 am). Dealers with 200 heads or more,
please contact Maddy for special arrangements.

Saturday pm, January 17th – Eat dinner once again at the
restaurant of your choice. Then come to the lobby for
desert at 7 pm followed by door prizes and Dress as a
Head Vase Contest. This may possibly take place in the
convention center instead of the lobby. Ask Maddy at
the hospitality suite when you check in.

Sunday, January 18th – Day Free. Tour Disney or other
nearby Florida attractions. Why not have a Farewell
Brunch with new and/or old friends at the Hotel.

I would love to meet anyone that lives in 
the area! Please do stop by and say hi!


Laura ~Peach~ said...

wow How cool you are coming to the east coast... Seems like that area is about 9 or 10 hours ride.... Corys birthday is the 18th.... must see whats happening... I might need to go on a road trip :)
Hugs Laura

Becky said...

Have a great time!

Patti said...

Hope you have a fabulous time at the head vase convention and share lots of photos from your trip!

I'm going to miss the convention next year and miss meeting you!