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The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.
Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time.
Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at http://radiooncemore.com/
George Lazenby, James Bond signing autographs in Maryland
In Hollywood, hindsight is always clear and effective and fans of the James Bond franchise have asked the question: “What would the franchise have become had George Lazenby played...
Josip Elic, Character Actor from THE PRODUCERS
If you’ve seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), The Producers (1967), The Twilight Zone (1960), Black Rain (1989) or Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), then you’ve seen Josip Elic. Character actors may or...
James Garner dies at 86
“I’m a Spencer Tracy-type actor,” Garner once said. “His idea was to be on time, know your words, hit your marks and tell the truth. Most every actor tries...
Lee Meredith signing autographs at MANC
Meredith was a 30-year-old actress whose career was built around, well… her build. In 1968, the year of consolidation, Meredith appeared on movie screens across the country as Ulla,...
David Saunders, Pulp Art Historian
DAVID SAUNDERS was born in New York City, 1954. He graduated from the NYC High School of Music & Art (1971) and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA 1975). He is a...
Piper Laurie at the 2014 MANC Convention
In 1950, Universal signed her as a contract player when she was only 17-years-old, and changed her screen name from Rosetta Jacobs to Piper Laurie. She was cast in...
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONVENTION