Photo Gallery: 4th Entertainment Designer Forum

Last Friday night at Orlando's Orange County Regional History Museum, the 4th Entertainment Designer Forum sold out two fascinating Q&A forums with top talent from the theme park design world.

Representatives of Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Ripley's, and several independent companies gave insightful answers to fans' questions about the creation of Orlando's fantasy lands while raising funds for cancer research, all in honor of late local designer Stephanie Girard.

You can read about my favorite moments from the forum in the latest Orlando Weekly's Live Active Cultures column. Here is a photo gallery of the event, highlighting the one-of-a-kind collectors items, many used inside the parks, that sold at the silent auction. I personally took home the rare 2001 publicity photo of Eddie, a chainsaw-wielding maniac (brother to Jack the Clown) who was intended to be the host of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, but was censored post-9/11 and never appeared at that year's event.