An IndyGear Pioneer Passes
Our hearts are once more heavy for a dear friend and pioneer in our hobby, Lee Keppler. Lee was many a member's first foray into the collecting side of IndyGear. Even before the days of the internet, with his Xeroxed price guide, Lee made friends with each of his customers, loving to spin a yarn or even just chat between orders. He was enthusiastic in his love of the Indy franchise and had a passionate eye for detail in the gear. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, my friend.
IndyGeardom Loses a Master Craftsman
Photo by Kyle Shold
It is with sadness that we report the passing of David Morgan, the maker of Indy's favorite tool. But he was much more than a whip maker for movies and fans alike. You can read more about David's life here.
Indy Comes To The Nation's Capital
Since May 14th, The Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology has resided at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. It will be on display until January 3, 2016.
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology invites museum visitors on a multimedia adventure, immersed in the exciting world of Doctor Jones. Visitors will use an interactive handheld device with an audio greeting from Harrison Ford and comprehensive educational content, photos and videos, which will guide them on the "Indy Trail" and through various archaeological zones. The exhibit features a vast, exclusive collection of original Indy props, models, concept art and costumes as well as a wealth of historical and cultural context and objects. The internationally renowned Penn Museum has provided a remarkable array of archaeological artifacts and educational material. As the exhibition's global presenting partner, National Geographic has also shared photos, videos and content archives to illustrate the franchise's connection to real-world archaeology.
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition will be open at the National Geographic Museum from May 14, 2015, to Jan. 3, 2016. Tickets are now on sale (202) 857-7700. For information on the exhibit, visit indianajonestheexhibition.com.
A couple of groups of Gearheads plan on attending the exhibit. Check out the boards to get in on the gathering.
Indy Gets Social
Its been up for quite some time, but for folks who aren't members of the boards, IndyGear has a Facebook presence. Follow here!
Our friends over at the Prop Store have asked us to announce that they've got an upcoming auction that features materials from all 3 Indiana Jones films, in their upcoming Live Auction of Film and Television Artefacts.
Over 375 original film and television props and costumes will go under the hammer on October 16th in Westfield, London. The public will be able to get up close and personal with some of the most valuable and iconic pieces on offer throughout a free two week exhibition at Vue Westfield Starting October 1st.
Indy Joins The House of Mouse
On Friday, December 6th, it was announced that Disney aquired the rights to market and release future Indiana Jones films. Disney's Alan Horn has stated that it'll take 2 to 3 years for a new Indy film to materialize, stating they need a story.
You can read more possibilities in a Variety article here.
Frank Marshall has tweeted that he's getting used to being back in the Indy offices at Disney and shared his favorite Indy pic.
Geardom loses a friend
It is with heart-felt sincerity all of us at IndyGear expresses our condolences to the family and friends of Joe Peters Sr. (pictured middle above with wife Nelda and our own Michaelson) of Peters Brothers Hats . Joe was a gentleman, friend and valued vendor of our hobby. He worked with fans to develop one of the first custom Indiana Jones styled fedoras and was ever the gracious host to countless fans at his shop in TX.
Peters Bothers Hats remains in good hands and will continue to operation under the guidance of Joe's grandson.
Why's Indy Wearing Shorts?
A question oft asked to Mark Raats is actually the end of a tale of a fan's trip to Indy locales. Click on through to read Mike's Hawaiian adventure, and of a wife's dare that led to an fun-filled vacation of a lifetime.
Now slated to ship in January 2014, Sideshow Collectibles is offering an Indiana Jones and the Pursuit Of The Ark statue.
Two versions of the statue will be available, with the exclusive having interchangeable hands.
Indy Turns 30!
June 12, 2011 will mark the 30th anniversary for the fiim that started all of us on this crazy little hobby. Though not much is being done "officially", we've been discussing it on our forum boards. Be sure to stop by and it out.
Also, we've had a great thread start up where members discuss their first experiences with Indy. What a better way than to share how our favorite archaeologist was introduced into our collective fandom. Click here to read a sampling of posts.
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