The 46th
Gathering 2018
July 11 - July 15
Peoria, Illinois

 

Embassy Suites River Front Conference Center












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This is the 46th Gathering, and the 16th sponsored by NAALC. Gatherings are sponsored by Aladdin Knights who volunteer as Knights of the Roundtable to organize the activities below. This tradition continues today as Aladdin Knights are premier collectors who subscribe to the newsletter The Mystic Light of the Aladdin Knights which began in 1973.



Embassy Suites River Front Conference Center

100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, Il 61611
For reservations call: 1-309-694-0200
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Ask for ‘Group Block DDI’
Room rate - $119

Includes made to order breakfast

Two-room suites, a stunning atrium lobby and free airport shuttle have our guests giving top marks to the Embassy Suites East Peoria. All 226 suites at the eight-floor Embassy Suites have separate bedroom and living areas with sofa beds, work desks, flat-panel cable HDTVs, microwaves, coffeemakers, refrigerators and premium bedding. Wi-Fi is available for a fee, and non-smoking suites can be requested. Breakfast is free and cooked-to-order each morning, and there are complimentary manager's receptions with drinks and snacks every evening. Visit the hotel's restaurant for lunch and dinner, complete with outside seating along the lakefront (weather permitting). For a twilight cocktail, visit the lobby bar. Road warriors appreciate the on-site business center, where you'll find copy, fax and printing facilities. When it's time to relax, head for the indoor pool, hot tub or state-of-the-art gym. Parking is free, as is the airport shuttle. The Embassy Suites overlooks Peoria Lake. It's five minutes from the Peoria Civic Center, and 10 minutes from Illinois Central College and the Peoria Zoo. Downtown Peoria is less than two miles away. Peoria International Airport is eight miles from the hotel. our guests give kudos to the "friendly, helpful staff," "roomy" suites, and generous free breakfasts and receptions at the popular Embassy Suites East Peoria.

If you plan to open your room for trading, request ‘Vendor Floor’ when you make your reservations.

GATHERING REGISTRATION FORM


Make the most of your visit to Peoria!
More things to do while in Peoria!

The Gathering is at the Embassy Suites River Front Conference Center. For more information about the hotel click on the hotel name above or contact:

Tom and Maria Hopp – General Knights
1958 N CR 850
Nauvoo, IL 62354
309-341-5940
Email: Tom and Maria Hopp
ALL ALADDIN AUCTION Lot Registration Form

GATHERING ACTIVITES

  • Room Sales. No Gathering or any Aladdin event for that matter is complete without room sales! Folks open their door for attendees to come browse, shop, wheel & deal while renewing acquaintances and making new friends. Registrants and dealers display their lamps, parts and items for sale in their rooms during this truely unique experience. This activity is the main social activity and the core of the Gathering.
  • Hospitality Room will be featuring cookies. Bring your home-made cookies with copies of your recipe to share with the others. If you can't bring some there are several bakeries nearby. Sugar and gluten free are welcome! If you would like to help out for a few hours please contact Jimmy and Jo Farmer at jofurr50@yahoo.com.p
  • Wednesday morning NAALC Board meeting.
  • Wednesday Knights of the Round Table "KRT" Luncheon. A listing of the 2018 KRTs is available on this page.

  • Thursday Auction The "All Aladdin" auction is the first official event of the Gathering where price trends are often established. The auction is open to the public whose purchases will be subject to a 5% buyers premium.
  • Welcoming Thursday Evening Reception.

  • First Timers You will know them by a sticker on their name tag. First timers meet Friday morning at 8 AM. Please consider donating something as a prize to the attendees. Drop off donations at the Hospitality Room or give to the KRTs listed for the event.
  • Educational seminars on Friday and Saturday cover various subjects.
  • Display Room The Display Room is devoted to different Aladdin themes and usually shows the rare and scarce Aladdin items and often with short "how to tell" talks.
  • Special Other lighting clubs such as The Rushlight Club, the Night Light Club, and Coleman Collectors, and others participate in the Gathering, usually with tables in the Show and giving a seminar on their specialty.
  • International Lamp Show & Sale The Lamp Show is undoubtedly the largest show in the world dedicated to antique lighting and is opened to registrants on Friday afternoon. It's open to the public on Saturday (there is a nominal door charge to the public). Noted dealers from many states as well as from England and Canada feature outstanding antique lighting of all kinds.
  • Saturday Banquet Saturday evening is enjoyed with a delicious meal, informative program, raffle winners and camaraderie with friends we may not see for another year.

The 2018 Gathering Lamp and Finial
Both are made in the USA. The font was made in Ohio by Mosser Glass in amethyst carnival glass; the finial was handmade by Mark Payton of Mark Payton Glass Center in Louisville, KY. The design has yet to be completed, The finial is $30 for pick-up at the Gathering or mailed for $35 after the Gathering.

Knights of the Roundtable

Community Table Registration

All Aladdin Auction Registration Form

All-Aladdin Auction Lots and Results

Don & Diane Carey Auction Lots and Results

Slide Shows of the Daily Events

Sample View of Auction Listings

 
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