Early Television Museum
2008 Early Television Convention
The 2008 Early Television Convention was held on Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4 at the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio. The buffet lunch, presentations, and banquet were held at the Makoy Center, a conference facility about 2 blocks from the museum.
Attendance this year was just over 100, our best year so far. The entire convention was presented live on the internet. Video clips of the convention can be seen here.
This year, we had a live auction of many of the items from Dave Johnson's collection. Total sales from the auction were almost $19,000.
Courtesy of Dave Sica and Wayne Bretl
|Evolution and Development of Television in France 1928 - Present||Al Germond|
|The Museum of Radio and Technology||Lloyd McIntyre|
|RCA's Mobile Television Vans *||Chuck Pharis|
|Television: A Life History||Alex Magoun|
|Color TV's Alphabet Soup - Or, how NTSC Begat SECAM, PAL and Their Descendants||John Pinckney|
|Crosley Television in the 30s and 40s||Mike Banks|
* The museum had a TJ-48 van on display at the convention. This van was originally used by KDYL/W6XIS in Salt Lake City, then purchased by WGSF in Newark, Ohio, where it was used until the 70s. It was then donated to the Ohio Historical Society. The Society has loaned the van to the Early Television Museum.
Friday, May 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks.
Saturday, May 3
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Swap Meet setup|
|8:30 am - 11:00 am||Registration and Swap Meet|
|10:00 am - 11:30||Live auction of items from Dave Johnson's estate|
|11:45 am - 12:30 pm||Buffet Lunch|
|12:30 pm - 3:00m||Presentations|
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Break|
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Presentations|
|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm||Browse the museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors|
|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Banquet|
Sunday, May 4
|9:00 am - 3:00 pm||Browse the museum�s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection.|