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Guitar Con 2010 Announced

Guitar Con 2010 Announced

The convention takes place from October 22-23 in Parsippany, New Jersey

Parsippany, NJ (October 11, 2010) -- Guitar Con 2010 is a two-day, open-to-the-public guitar convention featuring exhibitors, entertainment, and special guests. Guitar Con will take place October 22-23 in Parsippany, New Jersey and costs $10 at the door.

The convention will run October 22 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and October 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

So far, the list of exhibitors includes:
- Robbies Music City
- Martin Guitars
- Oriolo Guitars
- Fuchs Audio Technology
- Sussex County Music
- DR Strings
- Fodera
- The Traveling Guitar Foundation
- Parsippany Chamber of Commerce
- DiDomenico Guitars
- Finocchio Guitars
- Vince Genella Music
- The Zeo Group
- Soul House Sound
- Nikita Guitars
- Ken Smith Basses
- Iris Nevins Harps and Guitars
- The Foxy Lady Project
- North Jersey Guitars
- Ritchies Music Center
- Samson technologies
- Elmore Magazine
- Music Central
- Roger Mayer Effects Pedals
- Felix The Cat Productions
- Warwick Bass

The tentative entertainment schedule includes:

5:30pm-6:30pm - Mike Lawlor Banned (Atrium)
7pm-8:30pm - Gus Fafalios and Andrea Watts "You Rock Guitar" demo (Atrium)
9pm-11pm - Subcommittee (Atrium)

10am-11am - Something Else (Atrium)
11:30am-12:30pm - Mister Neutron (Atrium)
1pm-2pm - Vince Genella Band (Atrium)
4pm-5pm - John Sheehan (Johnes Room)
5:30pm-6:30pm - Frank DiBussolo (Johnes Room)
8:00pm-10pm - The Craig Thatcher Band (ATRIUM)

The Seminar and Workshop Schedule includes:

Symmes Room
5:00pm-6:30pm - All About Guitar with Vince Genella 6:30-7:30pm - Master Luthier Clinic with Frank Finocchio
7:45 - 8:45pm - Master Luthier Clinic with Tony DiDomenico
Johnes Room

Symmes Room
10:30 - 12noon - Guitar Clinic with Rob Balducci
12:30 - 1:30pm - Luthier Clinic with Frank Finocchio
2pm-3pm - Damon Marks Guitar and Music Education Clinic
3:15 - 4:15pm - Luthier Clinic with Tony DiDomenico
5:30-6:30pm - Michael Lawlor Guitar Clinic - Michael will cover hybrid, economy and sweep picking techniques.

Johnes Room
11:00-11:45 - Jan Loe Acoustic Open Tuning Clinic
12:00-12:45 - TBA
1:00-1:45 - John Bendy - Guitar Clinic
2:00-2:45 - CF Martin Guitar Clinic with performing artist Craig Thatcher
3:00-3:45 - Mark Sganga Acoustic Performance

Special Guests
Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - May Pang - Selling her book and signing Autographs and meeting fans.
A native of New York's Spanish Harlem, May Pang grew up with music all around her. . It was no surprise that when she left college in 1970, she was determined to land a job in the music world. Only a New York girl would try to start at the top, so she marched into the New York offices of the Beatles' management company, ABKCO Industries, and a career in music was born. So began an 18-month relationship that has become known misleadingly as "Lennon's Lost Weekend."

Saturday 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Book signing with Dick Boak from Martin Guitars - An art teacher, lathe turner, performing musician and luthier. In 1973, he discovered C. F. Martin & Co. and was soon hired as a design draftsman. Since then and for the past 32 years, he has held many diverse and creative positions there, leading to the formation of Martin's Artist Relations Department and the conception of more than one hundred and forty signature guitar collaborations with the top musical talents of our time. His acclaimed book Martin Guitar Masterpieces relays the stories of those collaborations. For 17 years, he lived in his converted "Church Of Art," an active studio for art, woodworking and live music.

Currently living in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with his wife Susan and their two daughters Emily and Grace, he continues to build his legacy with The Martin Guitar Company, finding occasional time to further his art and music, and work on the publication of his more personal book Dot To Dot - The Creative, Comical & Covert Adventures of Dick Boak.

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