CTSS 2019 Pre-Show Events

These events are for all collectors, fans, and friends of the Chicago Toy Show. Attendance by the general public is welcome!

Friday, September 20 (Times and Rooms TBA)

DIORAMA 101: by Michigan Toy Soldier Company. Learn the basics of displaying your figures in a diorama setting.

DIORAMA ROAD SHOW: by Michigan Toy Soldier Company. Bring us your figure(s) and have our diorama expert suggest specific options and techniques customized just for you! 

BRING YOUR PLASTIC FIGURES FOR CONVERSION: by Ed Borris. You supply the soldiers and master-converter Ed Borris will get you started or advise you on technique and options.

KATHI’S MINIATURE WORKSHOP: A CTSS HALLOWEEN… THE WIZARD’S TABLE!: by Kathi Bird. Take home your own spooky, handmade, Halloween miniature. Pre-registration and pre-paid $20.00 fee required. Limited seats. 

Saturday, September 21 (Time and Room TBA) 

BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS: CHICAGO’S FORT DEARBORN IN HISTORY AND IN TOYS: by Marc Gaynes and Will Beierwaltes. Learn about the iconic Fort that began Chicago and how it translated into toys. Pre-registration and pre-paid $20.00 fee required. Continental breakfast included. Limited seats. 

Stay tuned for pre-registration details!

View photos from last year’s workshops and demonstrations:

Diorama 101

How to Convert Your Plastic Soldiers

Kathi Bird’s Miniature Workshop