FANA holds an annual convention in April or May at different host cities. The annual convention is called The Assemblage.Past meetings have been held in many cities on the east and west coasts and in between, the most recent being San Antonio, Texas; Bloomington-Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.
This year we are observing our 35th Anniversary, and our annual Assemblage will celebrate with a lavish, exciting schedule in Chicago, Illinois. The dates are April 25-30, 2017. Fan viewings have been arranged at three major Chicago museums. There will be four lectures, on topics ranging from ivory to lace to Mrs. Bertha Palmer. Two tours are planned to help explore the Chicago area. Our FANA Day will include the Annual General Meeting, the Members’ Fan Sale, Members’ Fan Auction, Fan (Tai) Chi gathering, and the fabulous Saturday Evening Banquet.
For many more of the beautiful details, and to register for the Assemblage, click here. Online payment is available via PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account, you may pay with your own credit card. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
The member fan sale is a chance to purchase fans from other individuals who are attending the meeting. The informal and entertaining fan auction, which benefits our Trust Fund for grant awards, is possible each year through the generosity of our members in donating items for the event. A typical Assemblage is a three to four day experience generally starting on a Thursday and ending Sunday.
Regional Meetings: Members are encouraged to take the initiative in outreach to other fan collectors and prospective members. The East Bay Fan Guild is active in California. The Southwest Connection is active in Arizona. The Northeast Connection is active in the northeastern states and Canada. Other members have joined together on an occasional basis to share information and activities in other parts of the country.
Special Exhibits: If there are special events with an open invitation, all FANA members are notified and may choose to attend.