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VOTE TODAY FOR YOUR FAVORITE TOY AND GAME INVENTORS!
Voting Closes November 17th
Winners and honorees will be celebrated at a gala dinner and awards ceremony on November 19th at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Featuring a private viewing of the museum’s exhibit, Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, the event will bring together industry leaders – from Inventors to Manufacturers, Retailers, and of course, The United Inventors Association – for a night of networking, celebration, and fun!The Award Nominees are....
Toy Inventor of the Year: Robert Croak, David Fuhrer, and Paul Rago/David
Small Game Inventor of the Year: Mary Jo Reutter, Joe Wetherell, and Donald Vaccarino Rising
Star Inventor of the Year: Dominic Crapuchettes, Herbert Brothers, Daryl Hannah/Hilary Shepard
Young Inventor of the Year: Scott Ballentyne, Kate Daniels, and Ali Ryan
What? You don't know what they invented? Read about them at http://www.tagieawards.com/
, then show your support for a fellow inventor by taking a moment and casting a vote for your favorite.Dinner is Served.....
Put on your Sunday best and join us at the elegant Awards Dinner on the 19th at the Museum of Science and Industry– over 300 of your colleagues will be there celebrating these nominees as well as the following honorees:
Alan Hassenfeld and Ellie Block for Humanitarian Works The Jim Henson Company for Excellence in Character Creation, Lisa Henson accepting George Lerner for In Memoriam, inventor of Mr. Potato Head and other wonders, Julius Ellman accepting Eddie Goldfarb for Lifetime Achievement for over 600 licensed products such as Kerplunk, Shark Attack and Yakkity Yak Chattering Teeth
The celebration continues the next day at The Chicago Toy and Game Fair, http://www.chitag.com
, where retailers and media (including dozens of mommy bloggers) are welcomed for an early start at 9am before the public is admitted.
The trade and their families are welcomed as our guests (just exchange your business card for a ticket). You’ll have the most fun ever while checking out new products and enjoying classics. Check out the Giant Wobble Game from Nickelodeon Europe, The World’s Largest Etch-A-Sketch, Tournaments: Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, Top Trumps, Word on the Street, Characters and Stage Events.
Oh - Did we mention the Actors and Actresses like John Ratzenberger, Daryl Hannah and Hilary Shepard who will be there showing their support for the industry and the accomplishments of the many toy and game inventors represented – the real "stars" of our industry!
Hope to see you there!
Mary Couzin, Executive Director
Chicago Toy and Game Grouphttp://www.chitag.com/