Military History Weekend 2012 is right around the corner! We’re looking forward to presentations by notable veterans, seeing the living historians and vintage vehicles, and of course The Toymaker of Williamsburg and W. Britain Annual Open House.
In conjunction with the weekend events, W. Britain will host a can’t-miss collectors’ event! The Military Enthusiast & W. Britain Collectors Evening Event will take place on Saturday October 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The W. Britain collectors’ event will include dinner, drinks, guest speakers, and a special event figure. This year’s guest speakers are authors Monte Akers and Joe Wallis. The Military Enthusiast & W. Britain Collectors Evening Event gives attendees the rare opportunity to hear about their work and speak with these renowned authors.
Mr. Monte Akers is the author of Year of Glory: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, June 1862–June 1863 (Casemate Publishers, 2012). Mr. Akers is an attorney practicing in Austin, Texas but his passion since childhood has been American history, particularly the Civil War. That passion has led him to become a collector of artifacts, a relic hunter, a song writer, a re-enactor, a movie extra, and the author, in addition to Year of Glory, of the following books: Flames After Midnight: Murder, Vengeance, and the Desolation of a Texas Community (University of Texas Press, 1999 & 2011); Tales for the Telling: Six Short Stories of the Civil War on CD (Cold Creek Productions: 2005), The Accidental Historian: Tales of Trash and Treasure, (Texas Tech University Press: 2010). He was a featured author at the Texas Book Festival in 2011, and is a frequent speaker at state and national legal conferences, a former Adjunct Professor for Southwest Texas State (now Texas State) University, and is the author of numerous legal papers and articles regarding municipal law, water law, environmental law, utility law and related topics.
It is also our honor to have renowned W. Britain authority and author of Regiments of All Nations Joe Wallis on hand to discuss W. Britain figures from 1946 to 1966. Mr. Wallis’ first published ROAN in 1981 and released a hardback color version of this classic last year. His knowledge of this period in W. Britain’s long history is without peer.
The 2012 Military History Weekend event figure (above) depicts a British Ensign of the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot, Regimental Colour in 1815. This special event figure, limited to 450 pieces, is valued at $38.00 and included in the evening event ticket price.
If you are a toy soldier collector or just interested in military history join us for this special event. Tickets for this event are $55 per person (for W. Britain Collectors Club members) and $60 per person (for non-club members) and can be purchased directly from W. Britain at 1-888-771-5576 (toll-free from the USA only) or 1-563-582-2071. This year’s event is being held at the Holiday Inn Patriot, 3032 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. Special room reservation rate of $89 just mention the show when you call 1-800-446-6001.
You will want to reserve your spot at the Military Enthusiast & W. Britain Collectors Evening Event as soon as possible; this popular event is filling up quickly! If the event has not sold out, tickets will also be available at The Toymaker of Williamsburg and W. Britain Open House as well as at Military History Weekend.