A lot of unconfirmed rumors (is there any other kind?) are certainly going around that the annual Disney Pin Celebration at Epcot has now taken on a whole new dimension. It has now been called Disney Trade Celebration.
For the past 2 years, the annual Pin Celebration has been cut back from 3 full days to only 2 full days. The last day of the event (Sunday) has been turned into a vinylmation event, and a separate ticketed event from the regular pin trading event. For us pin traders who are not into these scary vinylmation, it is a major disappointment. You pay for the SAME amount for registration, but you are one day short in enjoying the event.
I don't know if they've heard complaints from pin traders, but this year, there are rumors that they will turn the whole 3 full-day event into a pin/vinylmation event. Thus, the name of the event being changed to Disney Trade Celebration event is consistent with such a rumor.
Yours truly, as I've done since 2005, is planning on attending this event, which has the theme "Mickey's Circus". I hope the pins are better than last year.