Early Television Museum
2015 Early Television Convention
You Can Now Register for the 2015 Convention
This year, the convention will be held of May 1, 2 and 3. We came to this decision after reviewing the results of our survey, which was returned by over 60 people. The vast majority wanted the convention earlier than mid-May, though a significant number wanted the convention to coincide with the Dayton Hamvention. Our decision was based mainly on two factors: First, a significant number of people who have attended in earlier years said they couldn't come in mid-May because of school schedules. Second, the mid-May weekend is among the busiest in central Ohio, with a major rock concert, the Dayton event, and many smaller events taking place. This makes motel rooms scarce, and, even if booked early, significanly more expensive than other weekends.
We know that many of you will be dissapointed that we are moving the date, but we feel it is the best option.
Even though there are no major events taking place this weekend, we urge you to make your motel arrangements early to assure you get the accomodations you want.
We will have the CRT rebuilding room completed and operational for the convention. We hope to schedule some events during the weekend related to CRT rebuilding.
“The Farnsworth Invention” by Aaron Sorkin by the Gallery Players
A local theater group is presenting this play, a rather one-sided depiction of the Farnsworth/Sarnoff feud. The museum is providing technical assistance and props for the play. Tickets are available here for the Sunday afternoon production.
Here is information on the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Conventions.
(preliminary information - subject to change)
|Clips from live television 1947-48
|Television in the 20s
|The RCA Colorama Flying Spot Scanner
|Zworykin's first two RCA Lab Notebooks
||Richard Brewster (presented by Dave Sica)
|A Brief History of Video Disc and The RCA CED System
|RCA's Presentations Giving Updates on the Progress of Color TV
|Basic Color TV Setup.
New at the Museum This Year
Events in gray will be at the museum and those in blue at the Makoy Center
Friday, May 1
|6:00 pm –
||Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection
Saturday, May 2
|7:30 am –
|8:30 am –
||Registration and Swap Meet
|8:30 am - 5:30 pm
|9:00 am - 11:45 am
|12:00 noon – 12:30
|12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
|3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
pm – 7:30 pm
museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors
|About 6:00 pm
||Silent Auction closes
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 3
am – 3:00 pm
museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of
sets in the Museum’s collection.
am – 10:30 am
||Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum
|10:30 am - 11:00 am
||Museum annual meeting
am – 12:00 pm
||“The Farnsworth Invention” by Aaron Sorkin by the Gallery Players