LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 -- The Pawn Stars and the team at Gold & Silver Pawn are pleased to announce they are now holding autograph sessions with the stars of the show as well as some of the show's favorite experts as filming allows.
"It took some serious planning and trial runs but we think we now have a system that works to allow more fans to meet us and the experts on the show. That was the one piece missing to a great experience when visiting Gold & Silver Pawn," said Rick Harrison, owner of Gold & Silver Pawn and star of Pawn Stars. With more than 4,000 people a day visiting the small store at 713 South Las Vegas Blvd. and filming taking place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays year-round, finding space, making it work for the fans, production and the Pawn Stars was a challenge, but one the team at Gold & Silver Pawn have overcome.
Autograph sessions will take place once a day during the week at random times when filming allows and the Pawn Star or expert signing will depend on the availability of the individual. Signings will take place Monday through Friday from January 7 to February 22; March 11 through April 5; April 22 through May 24; June 3 through 28; September 3 through October 11; November 1 through 22; and December 2 through 20.
Theo Spyer, manager of the store, explains, "Obviously production of the show comes first and is not always predictable, so we will fit the signings in between those times, which is why we cannot set a firm schedule." When a Pawn Star is signing, 100% percent of all merchandise purchased for their signatures will go to charity and the fans will be able to meet the Pawn Star and take photos at that time as well. When an expert is signing there will also be a charitable component attached to their session. Saturday autograph signings will also be added at a later time as the schedules of the stars and experts allow, due to no filming on weekends, those times may be scheduled in advance and announced if possible.
In the trial runs held over the last month, fans have been excited and pleased to meet the stars and experts. Austin "Chumlee" Russell adds, "We knew we needed to find a way to engage with our fans more completely and I'm glad we found the right opportunity to add it into their experience. I find meeting all the people and making their visit to Gold & Silver Pawn cooler is a great addition to their overall experience at the store. The fans love that we allow them to help us give to charity, too."
Gold & Silver Pawn is open 24 hours a day and year-round. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and the night window is open from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Located on the famous Las Vegas Strip in downtown, Gold & Silver Pawn is home to the show "Pawn Stars" and owned by three generations of the Harrison family (Rick, son Corey and dad Richard).
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