The mystery behind Disney’s “Are you 23?” viral question is quickly unraveling leading up to the March 10 reveal date.
At least one Barnes & Noble store has put out the new quarterly “Disney Twenty Three” magazine a few days earlier than they were supposed to and DC blog reader Joseph has sent me the details about it.
A membership to the new D23 fan club includes:
A membership card with a personalized charter member certificate with characters drawn by David Pacheco
A surprise collectible gift for D23 members from the new Walt Disney Archives collection
Exclusive special events and merchandise opportunities
Discounted admission to the D23 Expo on 9/10-9/13/09 in Anaheim, CA
That’s right, an official Disney convention for fans will be taking place in or near Disneyland from Sept. 10-13, 2009, one day after the 40th Anniversary event for The Haunted Mansion. Note that being a member of D23 only grants you discounted admission, which means the event will be open to anyone willing to pay to attend.
The new magazine costs $15.95 and comes out four times a year. The premiere issue’s cover contains a photo of Walt Disney looking through the camera and the back cover is black with a quote from Walt that reads, “It seems to me that we have a lot of story yet to tell”.
Articles inside the photo filled 12″x12″ glossy magazine include:
The Disney Archives
The Anne Liebovitz photo’s article
Through Tim Burtons Looking Glass
The Suite Story – Disney Gallery & Castle Suite
On top of the World – cooking article
Sleeping Beauty Reawakens in the castle
Writing the Next Chapter- Book article
Little Mermaid on Broadway
Spirit of 23- About Walt & company history