Toyland News: It’s Showtime!

 It’s a slow weekend for toy shows around the country, but two caught my eye.


   The first is the toy show at the Gateway Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s a three-day event and the show hours are: Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from noon to 6pm. For show information, call Tim Belk at (417) 781-4422.


   The second is the 3rd Knoxville Antique & Collectible Toy, Hobby, Sportscard, NASCAR Show held at the Knoxville Expo Center, Exhibition Hall. A two-day show with 200 tables, the hours Saturday are from 9am to 4 pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. For more information go to or call Ray Mozingo at (919) 553-4285.


   If you’re attending either of these events, please click on “Comments” below and tell us about the show and what you found for your collection.


   I’m not attending a show this weekend, but I am looking forward to the annual Comics Buyer’s Guide Picnic/Spaghetti Dinner. It’s an informal all day get together of CBG staffers, columnists, long-time subscribers, and friends of the magazine that never fails to rank up there as one of the most intellectually stimulating days of the year. Plus we get to “geek out” about comic books all day and Senior Editor Maggie Thompson cooks a huge batch of pasta—now that’s a recipe for a fabulous Saturday!


   No matter where you’re going, have a great weekend!