June 16, 2018 

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Great Lakes Nostalgia Convention, June 16, 2018,  is where today meets yesterday with celebrity guests from the wonderful world of classic movies, TV shows and old-time radio dramas. You'll be captivated by a variety of expert presentations on entertainers and shows from years gone by. Buy and sell memorabilia from Hollywood's golden age from local and regional vendors. Experience old-time radio dramas come to life as the convention offers several live, onstage radio re-creation performances. Spend the day with convention stars, Kathy Garver, Cissy from Family Affair and Jon Provost, Timmy from Lassie.

 Click here for a schedule of GLNC!


Adults - $35
Students (17 and under) - $15
Vendor ( 1 Table) - $60
Vendor (2 Tables) - $75

Online registrations have closed.  Please register at the Epic Center on Saturday morning, June 16th.  Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.



Epic Center - Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, 2nd Floor
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

FREE parking in the Epic Ramp with paid registration


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. The Radisson is just two short blocks from the Epic Center.


Epic Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo 49007


Reservations at (269) 343-3333 or reservations@radissonkz.com.

Special Lodging Rate: $135 per night plus fees and taxes. Please contact the hotel before May 25, 2018 to receive this rate.  After May 25th, room rate is subject to availability

Meet our Special Guests!

Kathy Garver

Most fondly remembered for her starring role as “Cissy” in the long running CBS international television hit, “Family Affair”, Kathy Garver has also garnered critical acclaim in movies, stage, radio, voice-over animation, and audio book narration. After “Family Affair”, Kathy starred in an Israeli musical stage version of the TV series, having to learn Hebrew phonetically for her role. Later, she continued her dramatic studies at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she portrayed Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Dramatic and comedic productions in the states followed including starring roles in My Fair Lady, Sunday in New York, A Midsummer’s Night Dream and the Trojan Women. Ms. Garver retuned to UCLA to earn a Master’s Degree in Theater Arts. Today Kathy Garver is an accomplished and versatile actress, appearing in such films as Sweet November, The Princess Diaries, MOW'S such as FBI Murders and Stay the Night with Guest Star roles on many TV shows.   She is a sought after celebrity on Game shows, winning top money for charities as she did on “Street Smarts” and other reality programs. .

Learn more about Kathy at www.kathygarver.com

Jon Provost

Jon Provost must have some canine in his DNA. He understands the relationship between dogs and people implicitly. Watching Jon interact with dogs has been a dearly loved pastime for generations of viewers, ever since his career-making role as Timmy in the Lassie TV series. Since his early acting days – gracing screens from not-quite-three – Jon has seen it all: the trials of child celebrity; the social strain; the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. But these days he has a different story to tell.

Jon’s acting career began at age two when cast as Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden’s son in So Big. During his career as a child actor and teen heart throb, he worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars: Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in The Country Girl, William Holden in Toward the Unknown, Natalie Wood and Robert Redford in This Property is Condemned, Rod Steiger and Anita Ekberg in Back From Eternity, Clint Eastwood in Escapade in Japan, Kurt Russell in The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and on television with stars like Kim Novak, Jack Benny, James Garner and everyone’s favorite talking horse, Mr. Ed. By the time Jon turned 19, he’d worked in show biz 16 years.

Learn more about Jon at www.jonprovost.com

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