The 39th National Stereoscopic Association Convention
June 4-10, 2013   •   Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme, MI 49610

The 39th 3D Con

Welcome to the official website for the National Stereoscopic Association's 39th annual convention to be held June 4-10, 2013, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610.

The committee is hard at work making all arrangements for the convention, so check back frequently for new information. Check here for hotel information.

Keynote Speakers

We would like to announce our guest speakers for the Awards Banquet at the 2013 NSA Convention in Traverse City in June. We are very excited to feature Dr. Brian May, Paula Fleming and Denis Pellerin discussing their new book on Diableries at this year's convention. Their presentation will be open to all convention attendees on Saturday night.

We had hoped the London Stereoscopic Company would have their new book, "Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell" for sale at the Convention, but it has been delayed. The LSC will be taking orders for the book at their table in the Trade Fair to be shipped at a later date. The price for the book is $60 + shipping. The LSC will only be able to accept cash.

Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS is a founding member of Queen, a world renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer. Brian postponed a career in astronomy when Queen's popularity first exploded, but after an incendiary 30 years as a rock musician, returned to astrophysics in 2006, when he completed his PhD and coauthored his first book, Bang! The Complete History of the Universe, with Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott. Stereoscopy has been a life-long passion, and his second book, A Village Lost and Found, written with Elena Vidal, introduced the genius of Victorian Stereophotographer T. R. Williams to a global audience.

Denis Pellerin, dedicated photohistorian, was a teacher for over 30 years and has been interested in photography since the age of ten. He was bitten by the stereo bug in the 1980s, has been fascinated by the Diableries for over 25 years and has written several books and articles on 19th-century stereophotography for various magazines, institutions and museums. He graduated as an MA in Art History at the Sorbonne in 1999 and has since been specialising in French and British Victorian genre stereoviews. He is also currently working on his PhD.

Paula Richardson Fleming, is a photographic historian with a special interest in stereo photography. She is the retired Photo Archivist of the Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives, and a Fellow and former member of the Board of Directors of the National Stereoscopic Association. Her credits include publications on 19th-century photography, as well as the curation of many photographic exhibits. Her association with Brian and Denis came naturally from their mutual appreciation of Diableries.

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Visit the National Stereoscopic Association website. Convention Archives:
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2020 Virtual 3D-Con
2019 Akron, OH
2018 Cleveland, OH
2017 Irvine, CA
2016 Tulsa, OK
2015 Salt Lake City, UT
2014 Murfreesboro, TN
2013 Traverse City, MI
2012 Costa Mesa, CA
2011 Loveland, CO
2010 Huron, OH
2009 Mesa, AZ
2008 Grand Rapids, MI

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