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National Stereoscopic Association 39th annual convention to be held June 4-10, 2013

The 39th annual National Stereoscopic Assocation Convention is June 4 through 10 in Traverse City, Michigan.

Trade show
One of the highlights of the convention is the trade show on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. The NSA Trade Fair is the ultimate stereo photography marketplace. You will see the entire stereo spectrum with a myriad of tables containing:

  • Stereo cards
  • Vintage viewers and cameras
  • View Master items
  • Modern film and digital cameras
  • Modern 3D viewers
  • Mounting supplies
  • Computer solutions
  • Lenticular displays
  • Contemporary stereo photography
  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Television and display screens
  • Computer software
  • Display solutions and many other goods and services

Keynote Speakers
Guest speakers for the Awards Banquet at the 2013 NSA Convention in Traverse City in June include Dr. Brian May, Paula Fleming and Denis Pellerin discussing their new book about Diableries.

Organizers hoped the London Stereoscopic Company would have their new book, "Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell for sale at the convention, but it has been delayed. The LSC will be taking orders for the book at their table in the Trade Fair to be shipped at a later date. The price for the book is $60 + shipping. The LSC will only be able to accept cash.

Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS is a founding member of Queen, a world renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer. Brian postponed a career in astronomy when Queen's popularity first exploded, but after an incendiary 30 years as a rock musician, returned to astrophysics in 2006, when he completed his PhD and coauthored his first book, Bang! The Complete History of the Universe with Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott. Stereoscopy has been a life-long passion, and his second book, A Village Lost and Found written with Elena Vidal, introduced the genius of Victorian Stereophotographer T. R. Williams to a global audience.

Denis Pellerin, dedicated photohistorian, was a teacher for nire than 30 years and has been interested in photography since the age of 10. He was bitten by the stereo bug in the 1980s, has been fascinated by the Diableries for more than 25 years and has written several books and articles on 19th-century stereophotography for various magazines, institutions and museums. He graduated as an MA in Art History at the Sorbonne in 1999 and has since been specialising in French and British Victorian genre stereoviews. He is also currently working on his PhD.

Paula Richardson Fleming, is a photographic historian with a special interest in stereo photography. She is the retired Photo Archivist of the Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives, and a Fellow and former member of the Board of Directors of the National Stereoscopic Association. Her credits include publications on 19th-century photography, as well as the curation of many photographic exhibits. Her association with Brian and Denis came naturally from their mutual appreciation of Diableries.

Convention Schedule

Tuesday, June 4
All Day - Room Hopping
Noon - 5 p.m. - Stereo Theatre Setup (Governor's Hall)
1 - 4 p.m. - Registration (Tower Desk)
6 - 10 p.m. - Coney Island Hot Dog Extravaganza and Bonfire

Wednesday, June 5
All Day - Room Hopping
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Sand Dunes Excursion
8 - 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Registration (Tower Desk)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Stereo Theatre Setup (Governor's Hall)
2 - 5 p.m. - Workshops (Tower Ballroom A & B)
6 - 7:30 p.m. - First Timers Meeting (Tower Ballroom)
8 - 10 p.m. - Movie Night

Thursday, June 6
All Day - Room Hopping
8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. - Registration (Tower Desk)
9 a.m. - noon - Workshops (Tower Ballroom A & B)
8 - 9 a.m. - NSA Regional Directors Meeting (Club Room on 17)
9:30 a.m. - noon - NSA Board of Directors Meeting (Club Room on 17)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. All Exhibits Setup (Peninsula Room)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art Gallery Setup (Mackinac Room)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - ViewMaster SIG (Tower Ballroom)
2 - 5 p.m. and 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. - Stereo Theatre (Governor's Hall)
5 - 6 p.m. - APEC/DSEC SIG (Tower Ballroom)
6 - 8 p.m. - SSA Dinner (Level 17)
9 p.m. - midnight - Texas Hold'em Tournament

Friday, June 7
All Day - Room Hopping
7:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30-5 p.m. - Registration (Tower Desk)
8 a.m. - noon - Workshops (Tower Ballroom A & B)
9 a.m. - 10 p.m. - Competitive Exhibits (Peninsula Room)
9 a.m. - 10 p.m. - Michigan Historical Card Exhibit (Peninsula Room)
9 a.m. - 10 p.m. - Art Gallery (Mackinac Room)
11 a.m. - noon - Medium Format SIG (Tower Ballroom)
Noon - 1 p.m. - Lenticular SIG (Tower Ballroom)
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Stereo Theatre (Governor's Hall)
1 - 5 p.m. - Trade Fair Setup (Governor's Hall)
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - The Zone Zone Benefit Silent Action (Tower Prefunction Area)
5 - 7 p.m. - Art Gallery Reception (Mackinac Room)
6 - 7 p.m. - Auction Preview (Tower Ballroom A & B)
6 - 9 p.m. - Native American Dinner (Pavillion)
7 - 10:30 p.m. - Auction and Preview (Tower Ballroom A & B)
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Vintage Slide Exchange SIG (Tower Ballroom)
9:30 p.m. - midnight - Adult Theatre and Adult Marketplace (Governor's Hall)

Saturday, June 8
All Day - Room Hopping
7 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m. - Registration (Tower Desk)
7 - 8:30 a.m. - Trade Fair Setup (Governor's Hall)
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Trade Fair (Governor's Hall)
9 a.m. - noon - Workshops (Tower Ballroom A & B)
9 - 10 a.m. - Movie Making SIG (Tower Ballroom)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Art Gallery (Mackinac Room)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Michigan Historical Card Exhibit (Peninsula Room)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Competitive Exhibits (Peninsula Room)
10 a.m. - noon - Onsite Competition Staff Available (Business Center)
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - SSA Meeting (Tower Ballroom)
N oon - 2 p.m. - Keynote Speakers' Signing Session in Trade Fair (Governor's Hall)
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Stereo Theater (Governor's Hall)
6 - 9 p.m. - NSA Social and Banquet (Michigan Ballroom)
9 - 11 p.m. - Keynote Speaker in Stereo Theater must have Convention Registration to attend (Governor's Hall)

Sunday, June 9
All Day - Room Hopping
8 - 9:30 a.m. - President's Breakfast (Level 17)
9 a.m. - noon - Registration (Tower Desk)
9 a.m. - noon - Workshops (Tower Ballroom A & B)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Art Gallery (Mackinac Room)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Michigan Historical Card Exhibit (Peninsula Room)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Competitive Exhibits (Peninsula Room)
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Trade Fair (Governor's Hall)
1 - 3 p.m. - Stereo Theatre (Governor's Hall)
3 - 5 p.m. - Teardown - Exhibits, Trade Fair, Theatre
6 - 10 p.m. - Tall Ships Excursion

Monday, June 10
8 a.m. -8 p.m. - Mackinac Island Excursion

For more information, visit the 3-DCon website.

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Saddy Stereoview Consignment Auction #13-1 Bids Accepted through June 27 and 28, 2013

The Saddy Stereoview Consignment Auction #13-1 is closing June 27 and 28, 2013. As of June 6 there were no pictures yet for lots 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 21, 24, 25, 31, 32, 34, 41, 84, 155 to 158, 316, but those will be added prior to the auction closing date.

The entire text of the auction is available online.

Bidder's can sign in online.

The catalog is available online.

One of the neat things about the auctions is the current bid report webpage that lets you know the status of bids. Bid on those rare stereoviews on one of the world's best stereoview auction sources!

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Cyclopital3D to Unveil Cy-3D Cell Phone Based Stereoscope

Cyclopital3D will be launching and displaying a new cell phone based stereoscope at the National Stereoscopic Convention in Traverse City, Michigan June 5 through 11, 2013. Product photos of the "Cy-3D Cell Phone Stereoscope" and a new webpage will be launched immediately after the convention.

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National Stereoscopic Association Exhibit Competition Seeks Entrants

NSA logo.National Stereoscopic Association members are invited to enter the NSA 3-D Exhibit Competition.

Collectors of vintage stereoviews, makers of their own stereoviews or other non-projected (print) 3-D images are invited to enter the 3-D Exhibit Competition at 3-D Con 2013, the 39th convention of the National Stereoscopic Association.

As in prior years, stereocards, anaglyph prints, lenticulars and other non-projected (print) stereo media compete for ribbons in three different competitions. Up to two entries are permitted for each division:

Vintage Stereoview Card Competition
This is the original exhibit, now more than 50 years old! The entry consists of a minimum of eight and maximum of 12 vintage stereoview cards, which must have a theme or present a story. Originals must be provided for judging, but you may provide high quality reproductions to be used for public display. Entries are judged according to rarity, presentation and topic.

Modern Stereoview Card Competition
Stereographers producing their own work are invited to enter. The entry consists of eight to 12 Stereoview cards and must have a theme or topic. Both photographic and computer-generated images will be accepted. Entries are judged by the PSA criteria for sequences.

Other Non-projected Format Competition
Entries are judged according to creativity, technique, presentation and impact.

Entry Forms are available at the convention website at http://3d-con.com/exhcomp.php

The deadline for submitting your form is June 1, 2013.

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Walking with Dinosaurs The Movie 3-D Official Trailer


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Kamasutra 3-D Poster Art

Kamasutra 3-D poster art.

Here is the poster art for Kamasutra 3-D.

Director Rupesh Paul has selected model King Malkhan to play the male lead opposite Sherlyn Chopra in Kamasutra 3-D. King Malkhan will be seen doing martial arts like kalarippayattu in the film.

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World 3-D Film Expo III Returns to The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in September 2013

The World 3-D Film Expo will return to the Egyptian Theatre from Sept. 6 through 15, 2013. The 10 day festival will pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of what many
film historians regard as the “Golden Age” of 3-D, and will include screenings of the John Wayne western Hondo, the Vincent Price horror film House of Wax, Cole Porter’s musical Kiss Me Kate, and sci-fi thriller It Came from Outer Space, and even later 3-D films, such as 1983’s Jaws 3-D. Lesser-known titles, such as The French Line with Jane Russell and film noir Second Chance with Robert Mitchum, will also be included.

The Expo is partnering with digital 3-D projection sponsor RealD to present a number of screenings in RealD 3-D including Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder and Jack Arnold’s sci-fi/horror classic Creature from the Black Lagoon. Stefan Droessler, 3-D historian and head of the Munich Film Museum, will present an in-depth overview of “European 3-D Filmmaking 1935-1953,” including long-lost footage from the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

The festival will also be home to several premieres including the Los Angeles Premiere of the 1946 Russian 3-D adaptation of Robinson Crusoe. September 14 will mark the World Premiere of the stereoscopic version of the 1954 Korean War drama, Dragonfly Squadron. The film was only released in a flat version during its initial release, and has never been seen by audiences in 3-D. Newly-restored 35 mm prints of shorts Rocky Marciano, Champion vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, Challenger and College Capers will be screened in 3-D for the first time in 60 years.

Most programs being presented at the festival will be shown in archival double-system 35 mm. prints, many of them the last known copies. The World 3-D Expo has been called “a Woodstock for movie geeks” by film critic Leonard Maltin. Organized by Jeff Joseph of SabuCat Productions, the Expo was first presented at The Egyptian Theatre to sold-out crowds in 2003 and again in 2006. “The technical demands of presenting 3-D cinema and the increasing difficulty of finding prints means that for many of the films
presented, this may be the last time they are ever screened in this format” says producer and programmer Jeff Joseph.

Tickets for the festival are available on the Expo website at: www.3-dfilmexpo.com or by calling the Expo Box Office at 661-724-0934. Individual tickets are
$18 per show; an Expo Pass for all 35 programs is available at $399 including priority seating. The World 3-D Film Expo will be held at The Egyptian Theatre at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Note: The World 3-D Film Expo III is not a presentation of the American Cinematheque which owns and operates The Egyptian Theatre.

For more information about the Expo, contact Jack Theakston or Dennis Bartok.

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Apartment 1303 3-D set for June release

Having grown up under the controlling grip of her fame-hungry mother, Janet Slate jumps at the opportunity to move into what looks to be a great high-rise apartment in downtown Detroit. While the neighbors seem a bit strange and the building superintendent a lowlife, Janet unpacks her things and celebrates her new freedom, only to wake in the morning with a mean headache and strange bruises on her neck. Determined not to return to her Mothers' home, Janet stays in the apartment in spite of numerous chilling encounters, until one night her boyfriend Mark finds her in the middle of the street, fallen from the balcony 13 stories above.

Deemed a suicide by investigators, Lara, Janet's older sister, knows better and is determined to reveal the truth behind her baby sister's death. What Lara finds is history far more frightening and unexplainable than she had fathomed possible. As Lara struggles for answers to this growing mystery, Mark's hidden identity starts to reveal itself, and Lara is forced in to a role she never thought she would play and will never be able to escape.

See the Apartment 1303 3-D website for photos, poster art and more.

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Celebrity Cruise View-Master

Celebrity Cruise View-Master

A Celebrity Cruise ship model with built-in View-Master viewer sold for $112.50 with six bids. Made for Celebrity Cruises in 1999, the ship is 41" (104cm) from forcastle to stern. There was only 1,000 of these made for managers of the top producing travel agencies, and about 12 percent were destroyed in shipping. This ship does have a little wear on the hull sticker, but the plastic is in good shape and the light for the viewer does work. This ship comes complete with specially produced Celebrity Cruises commercial reel for the internally lighted viewer. The ship is mountable on a standard camera tripod with a square bracket on the bottom.

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