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July 24, 2016

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Monthly Update:

With the 4th of July Holiday over, the September 30th - October 1st & 2nd, CW Show is now three months away. It was great to see so many people taking advantage of our early bird pass specials but you’ve still got plenty of time to grab up a 3-Day Pass and save $10 over the at-the-door price on Friday, September 30th.

If you haven’t looked at the CW Show web site in a few weeks, you may want to head on over and click around since we’ve added a couple of New Guests and a few more Films to the Weekend Schedule in the past couple of weeks.

BART PIERCE will be making his first ever convention appearance and joining us for our Evil Dead Reunion. Bart was the guy who did photographic and makeup effects alongside Tom Sullivan and the two created the cool stop-motion meltdown sequence that ends the film.

Our old friend EDWIN NEAL hasn’t been with us in at least seven years, so the guy who played “The Hitchhiker” in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be joining us this Fall as well.

Also joining us will be JOHN DUGAN, Texas Chainsaw Massacres’ original “Grandpa.” Add in Bill Johnson and it’s a little TCM themed trio in addition to the Evil Dead Reunion this time around.

You’ll naturally find more complete bios for all of our Guests posted on the CW Show web site under GUESTS and this handy link will take you right to the main CW Show page.

POSTCARDS: Postcards for the October CW Show were ready and mailed out to anyone who ask for them a week or so ago. If you live within a couple of hours of the convention hotel, right now is a great time to advertise the October show. Say the word and we’ll be more than happy to send you a stack of fliers or postcards to pass out. Bars, specialty shops, video stores, tattoo shops, college campuses, mail order businesses, music stores... All good places for Wasteland attendees to hang out. If you frequent any place that you think may be a good spot to put a stack of cards or run a mail order business and want to toss one in with orders, then by all means, get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to send you off a stack. As always, any help in spreading the word about the show is truly appreciated and tends to do much better than generic ads or radio spots have ever done for us. Fliers are generally always available. If you prefer fliers, then just request fliers and we’ll be more than happy to send off a stack.

As we get closer to show time, the monthly reminders are more important than ever to read over:

TICKETS: You can grab yourself a 3-Day Pass into CW’s 16th Anniversary Show for only $40 if you act before 9/9/16. And a 3-Day Pass gets you in at 4:00pm on Friday, September 30th, at No Extra Charge. You can also grab Single Day Passes for Saturday for only $20 and save $5 off the at-the-door between now and 9/9/16.
Come showtime, a 3-Day Pass will set you back $50 on Friday, which is still $25 to $50 or more less than most cons that are not named The Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo charges. Friday’s day-of-show price is $20, while Saturday is $25, and Sunday is still only $15.
You can grab your passes on line by Clicking Here

HOTEL: The one thing you can always count on is that the hotel will be sold out by show time. We take over the entire hotel, and rooms are filling up a little faster then usual since the el cheapo motel next door raised its rates and is no longer a significant savings over the Show Hotel. Help support the show and avoid the headache of having to stay down the road by making your room reservations today. Reserve your room through our web site, or by calling The Holiday Inn reservation line at 1-877-408-4913. Remember you MUST ask for “The Cinema Wasteland Room Rate”, or they really should tell you that they are ”sold out” and have no rooms. And PLEASE only reserve as many rooms as you plan on using.

July is the last month we will accept Indy movie Submissions before we start to sort through and watch them all in August, so be sure to get your submissions for the CW Indy Film Fest in today!

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY MOVIE OR SHORT FILM FOR THE CW INDY FILM FEST?:
First Rule: Your movie or short film needs to be 100% finished before we’ll consider screening it.
Second Rule: The film you submit can't be older than a year or so old or already have DVD or cable TV distribution since we're basically trying to help independent filmmakers get the word out about their films to our attending fans.
Third Rule: When your movie or short film is completely finished, just send us off a screener to watch and consider. Make sure you include contact information so we can get back to you if we do decide to screen your short or feature, and patiently wait to see if we get back to you. It’s that easy. 
Since we’ve always supported the independent filmmaker, we don’t do things like your average every day film festival does things. Namely, we don’t charge to screen your movie or short film and just take your money and run whatever somebody sends us. We simply watch everything that is sent to us and fit as many indy films into the weekend schedule that we can squeeze in around all the other guest related movies and events that we normally cram into a Wasteland Weekend. We do keep film submissions for up to one year’s time so if we don’t screen your film or short one show, it very well could make the next show. We do watch and tend to enjoy everything we receive but please don’t take it personally if we don’t screen your submission. Chances are it just didn’t make it into the weekend schedule because we received way too many submissions in a short amount of time and/or had more films that fit a certain theme that matches the weekend we’re currently running.
Because we don’t charge to screen your film or short, a screening does not come with free passes into the show. A pass into the CW Show however is much cheaper than any film festival submission prices.
The submission cut off date for any given CW Show is two months before the event so we have time to watch and review everything we receive. We review all submissions by their post mark date, so anything received after the cut off date will only be included if we have screening time to fill.

I like to keep these updates short and to the point, so that’s it for me this month. Enjoy your Summer and I’ll be back with more next month.

Ken