Wex Rex features the ultimate selection of vintage records, posters, and memorabilia from the 60,’s 70,’s, and 80’s!
King of Pop Culture, Gary Sohmers, operates Wex Rex Collectibles Booth #108, “The Emporium of Popular Cultural Artifacts”. Browse some of the classic rock posters and other ephemera, all types of vintage toys, a huge collection of vinyl records, and other collectibles from The King of Pop Culture himself, television. and radio expert appraiser. (He’s the dude who sports a grey ponytail and usually wears a Hawaiian shirt on the Antiques Roadshow.)
VIPs don’t miss Guest & Speaker – Welcome Keynote – Gary Sohmers, producer – Ballroom Stage
He attends, sells at, and runs numerous antiques and collectibles events each year as Wex Rex Collectibles, and has appeared as an appraiser of toys, collectibles, and memorabilia on the popular PBS television program Antiques Roadshow. On his first day, he appraised a painting by musician Frank Zappa, garnering attention from a USA Today photographer. His most valuable “Roadshow” appraisal was for a collection of Charles Schulz’s original “Peanuts” drawings worth $450,000.
His collecting bug began at age 8 when he began to wheel and deal his toys at a yard sale. Gary Sohmers developed a respect for collecting from his father’s passion for campaign buttons. He went from hustling toys to campaign buttons to record albums to everything that is “popular culture” – from Mark Twain to “The Simpsons.”
Gary is buying and selling pop culture collectibles and memorabilia all over the East Coast. He has been a featured guest on many television and radio programs over the past 30 years. As a lecturer, he speaks at historical societies, schools, libraries, corporations, antique shows, and appraisal and other special events on a number of subjects.
“Everybody wins when someone with wise eyes looks at everything before the trash-men cometh,” he said. “You can make a lot of money with comic books, records, toys, early video games and old computers.” – Gary Sohmers, Wex Rex Collectibles
Meet Gary Sohmers!
Gary has been a collector and dealer in antiques for over 50 years, which gives him a unique perspective on the market, and an inside look at how to navigate it. He’s also attended and sold at numerous antiques and collectibles events each year, including the Historic Brimfield Antiques Flea Market. He appeared as an appraiser of toys, collectibles, and memorabilia on the popular PBS television program Antiques Roadshow for 13 seasons, with over 80 appraisal appearances.
Gary is a collector of popular culture, an author, a talk radio host, and a guest, along with being a TV personality, who shares his passion for collecting with audiences around the world. Gary’s collecting bug began at the age of eight when he began to wheel and deal his toys at a yard sale. His respect for collecting was born from his father’s passion for campaign buttons. He went from hustling toys to campaign buttons, to record albums, to everything that is “popular culture” – from Mark Twain to The Simpsons.
The “King of Pop Culture” is an entertainment industry insider, appraiser, consultant, and expert. He has had his collectibles and appraisals featured in many publications. Mr. Sohmers has been a featured guest on many television and radio programs over the past 45 years. As a lecturer, he speaks at historical societies, schools, libraries, corporations, and antique shows, and appears as an appraiser at other special events on a number of subjects.
Gary also has a new record being released. It’s called Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera. On the brink of planetary destruction, an otherworldly impulse rallies humans and their out-of-control beasties to save terra firma from corporate destruction in the midst of a concert in Central Park. I wrote all of the lyrics to 17 songs, and most of the music. The cast concept record features the singing voices of myself, Dave Bickler, Chris Farlowe, Barrence Whitfield, Bill Holloman, Liz Proteau, and others. GarySohmers.bandcamp.com – Official Website: https://beastiesrockopera.com/
Find Gary Sohmers and Wex Rex Collectibles “The Emporium of Popular Cultural Artifacts” at Booth #108 October 7-9, 2022 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxboro MA!
Gary is attending and producing the upcoming shows:
November 25-27, 2022 – NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza
The NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza is set to make its annual return the weekend of November 25-27, 2022 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Convention Center, Boxborough, MA. This family-friendly event features a wide variety of vendors selling comic books, collectibles, cards, and more. With over 30,000 sq ft. of celebrity guests, vendors, live music & concerts, celebrity karaoke, and more! There is something for everyone.
October 1-2, 2022 COLLECTIBLES EXTRAVAGANZA
The Fall Collectibles Extravaganza will be held on Oct 1-2, 2022 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Convention Center, Boxborough, MA. The event will feature 40 dealers and exhibitors representing vendors selling comic books, collectibles, cards, and more.
October 7-9, 2022 HighLifeStyle Show
The HighLifeStyleShow is a gathering of brands, dispensaries, distributors, growers, artists, performers, and consumers to converge in the HighLifeStyle of B2B and B2C in a resort hotel conference setting with exhibitors, vendors, concerts, comedy, education, celebrities, socializing and networking.
About the HighLife Style Show
You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the private property.There will be over 30,000 sq ft indoor and outdoor gathering of brands, dispensaries, distributors, growers, artists, performers, and consumers to converge in the HighLifeStyle of B2B and B2C in a resort hotel conference setting with exhibitors, vendors, concerts, comedy, education, celebrities, socializing and networking.
Offering exhibitors and vendors a fun environment to meet qualified customers who are interested in canna-related products, services, and creative arts. There will be no THC products for sale on the property.
As a business conference, one of The HighLifeStyle Show’s goals is to have businesses, entrepreneurs, and brands will be able to meet the distributors, retailers, and consumers in an entertaining, safe environment. Retail distributors can promote their products and retail locations in order to compete to attract new customers. Artists can find new fans. Craft growers can network to find supplies they may need to be an at-home botanist, or find outlets or job opportunities.
As a LifeStyle conference, we will be showcasing all aspects of the canna-inspired culture including health, wellness, music, art, clothing, literature, food, cultivation, supplies, medical, educational, and ancillary aspects including cannabis weddings and travel.
There will be two levels of participation involving access to indoor and outdoor activities. All attendees will be able to access all of the Exhibitors indoors and out.
Live Music On The Main Stage Outdoors All Weekend Long Includes
The Wailers, Roots of Creation, Jon Butcher Axis, Brett Wilson, Mikaela Davis, Barrence Whitfield, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Tsunami of Sound, Justine’s Black Threads, and more.
THERE WILL BE NO SELLING ANYTHING IN VIOLATION OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW. THIS LOCATION IS NOT A DISPENSARY.
About the Venue
Boxboro Regency Hotel (978) 263-8701 Located in a rural area near several corporate offices, this conference hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from I- 95 and within 1 mi (2 km) of Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. A 20-minute drive from downtown Boston. The warm, traditionally furnished rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a seating area. Higher classrooms have mini-fridges and/or a balcony or terrace overlooking the pool. Suites also include sofa beds and microwaves, while higher-end suites have separate living rooms. The on-site full-service restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves modern American fare. Guests can unwind on the indoor pool deck. Additional amenities include an exercise facility and an indoor pool. The hotel provides free parking and is pet friendly.
While there are many pleasant restaurants close to our hotel, we are happy to offer guests delicious on-site dining options. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at our casual restaurant Minuteman Grille American Pub. You can also enjoy a delicious meal served directly in your room.
Amenities consist of a tropical atrium with a fountain, free Wi-Fi, free parking, disabled access, an indoor pool, a restaurant, a bar, room service, and air conditioning. Refrigeration, Airport Shuttle, Pets Allowed, Dogs Allowed (please call hotel for more information 978-263-8701). In addition, for hotel guests, we provide a fully equipped fitness center that includes changing rooms and showers, treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and free weights. Stay in control of your business with our on-site business center, which offers computer, printer, and fax services.
The hotel restaurant, bar, and indoor restrooms are also exclusive to VIPs, Hotel guests, and Exhibitors.
VIP Live Concerts includingRoots of Creation appearing in Concert on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 4:00 pm – also Brett Wilson solo set Friday Evening – Special Show only for VIPs, Exhibitors and Hotel Guests and Mikaela Davis with her band Southern Star will be performing in concert Saturday, Oct. 8 on the main stage outdoors – Mikaela Davis will be performing a special solo concert for VIPs, Exhibitors and Hotel Guests with More VIP Activities To Be Announced.