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Second Annual PinCon World Celebration to Follow Epcot Pixar Party Trading Event

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  • July 28, 2016

Orlando, FL (For Release) – The luxurious B Resort and Spa located near Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida, will be the site of the second annual PinPics/PinCon World Celebration on Sunday, August 28. The Celebration is the largest free pin trading event in the world and follows on the heels of the Disney Pixar Party on August 26-27 which celebrates 30 years of magic from the Pixar Animation Studios. Details of the PinCon World Celebration were released at the PinPics Panel at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.

On Saturday, July 23, Tony Award winning actor (Jersey Boys) and dedicated pin collector Christian Hoff took part in the PinPics panel discussion at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. Following the panel he was interviewed by actor Mark Christopher Lawrence, co-host of Geek Round Table, about pin collecting. Hoff explained how pin collecting has exploded over the past two decades, with more than 135,000 pins currently cataloged on the PinPics website and nearly 100,000 pin-trading members in the database.

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“People are connecting to a memory they have of either a ride or a character or something they love,” Hoff explained. “That’s how you start a collection – you have a personal identification.” Speaking about the popularity of the PinPics.com site, he said, “As robust as it is, it is a relatively undeveloped or underdeveloped collectible community, we are so excited that PinPics is going to make it a global community with PinCon World.”

Since 1999 PinPics.com has been a prime site for celebrating and trading pins, particularly Disney-themed pins. This database is used by Disney Archives and pin traders around the world to catalog their collections and to connect with other traders around the world. The Disney pin program began in 1930 and now boasts a retail market of more than $100 million a year, with a robust secondary market that rivals many better known collectibles. The PinPics/PinCon World Celebration is a free event that brings together thousands of these fans to share their experiences as well as their pins.

336x280-PINCONWORLDLearn more about PinPics at pinpics.com and visit pinpics.com/PCWM/event.html to find out about the PinPics/PinCon World Celebration and Trading Event. For information about Christian Hoff, visit his website at christianhoff.com. For media inquiries for Christia

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