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Early Television Museum

2014 Early Television Convention

The 2014 Early Television Convention will be held on Friday, May 16, Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18 at the Early Television Museum and at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, Ohio.

This year we have again scheduled the convention the same weekend as the Dayton Hamvention. This allows our attendees to go to the swapmeet at Dayton on Friday and still attend our convention.

We still need presentations for the convention. Please let us know if you are interested.

This year the fees for registration have been increased. However, if you are a Museum Member you will receive a discount that will actually make your cost lower this year.

You can now register for the convention and pay using PayPal online.

Hotels and motels near the museum

Auction Items are now being displayed online. If you have something for the auction, enter it here.

Here is information on the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Conventions.


Manufacturing of the RCA CT-100 Ed Reitan
KTTV Channel 11 Los Angles: The Los Angeles Times/Mirror Years - 1946-1963 Jim Diaz
1948 RCA 8TS30 - Complete Rebuild Steffen Demos
The Golden Telecruiser Chuck Conrad

Preliminary Schedule

Events in gray will be at the museum and those in blue at the Makoy Center

Friday, May 16

8:00 am – 5:00 pm CRT Rebuilding Room Workday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks.

Saturday, May 17

7:30 am – 8:30 am Swap Meet setup
8:30 am – 11:00 am Registration and Swap Meet
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Silent Auction
9:00 am - 11:45 am Live Auction
12:00 noon – 12:30 pm Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm   Presentations
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Presentations
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors
About 5:30 pm Silent Auction closes
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Banquet

Sunday, May 18

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum’s collection.
10:00 am – 10:30 am  Museum Annual Meeting
10:30 am – 11:00 am  Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum
11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Restoration workshops

Monday, May 19


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

CRT Rebuilding Room Workday