Avonlea Convention 2004
AvCon 2004 (Avonlea Convention) was a conference
by the fans, for the fans and was held on July 24-25, 2004 at
Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto, Canada.
About 40-50 fans from the US, Canada and Hungary, the head of Sullivan Entertainment, Kevin Sullivan,
3 actors from the cast, R. H. Thomson (Jasper Dale), Harmony Cramp (Cecily#1) and Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike) attended AvCon.
On the 2-days event we had panel discussions with the invited guests, a Magic Lantern Show, presented by
Professor M. Lindsay Lambert
of the Magic Lantern Society of Toronto, an
Undressing History presentation on 19th century dress and customs, presented
by Black Creek Pioneer Village and an auction of Anne/Avonlea goods and memorabilia. Our auctioneer was professional auctioneer Mike
Matthews, who had also portrayed an auctioneer on two Road to Avonlea episodes (
Aunt Abigail's Beau and
Friends and Relations).
AvCon supported 2 organizations with 800-800 USD from proceeds of the auction. These charities were
Make-A-Wish Foundation, it had been devoted to making the wishes of terminally
ill children within Canada come true and American Cancer Society, which was
designed to call the attention of American people on cancer, and educate them on how to prevent it.
After AvCon 2004 Kevin Sullivan sent a message to the AvCon committee about the event. It was a pleasure for him to participate and said thank you for the organization. He let the committee post his mail. So you can read his words here. Additionally you can find a short article about the convention at official website of Sullivan Entertainment. Ms. AvCon, also known as Shelly wrote a very detailed article about AvCon 2004. Please read it, it's worth. During Avonlea Convention, Krisztina (also known as Krisa) and me met several kind, friendly and nice people. We would like to say a very big thank you to these persons.
This webpage is a picture report about AvCon 2004 with hundreds of commented photos and some short videoclips. This report contains pictures from other places not only from AvCon, because I used my camera during the whole journey. ;-) However I take care of people's privacy, so if someone would not like to let me make his or her picture available on the Net, please drop me an e-mail, and I will remove the ominous image(s) from this site.
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- Travelling to Toronto (61 images)
- Hotel Travelodge Yorkdale (5 images)
- Avonlea fans (13 images)
- Black Creek Pioneer Village (56 images)
- Pickering Village Museum (47 images)
- Uxbridge Museum, Pine Grove Church (35 images)
- AvCon first day (78 images)
- AvCon second day (107 images)
- Sightseeing in Toronto (51 images)
- CN Tower (33 images)
- Vehicles in Toronto (17 images)
- Going home (18 images)
- London (34 images)
- R. H. Thomson
- Fans are talking
- A videoclip about Black Creek Pioneer Village
- One more clip about Black Creek (RTA theme sounds in the background)
- Magic Lantern Show
- Harmony Cramp
- The 3rd clip about Black Creek
- Stuff for auction
- Michael Mahonen
- Toronto and CN Tower
- Airport, airplane