We had a great 4th of July weekend. Good food, great weather, and plenty of friends to enjoy it all with. Here’s hoping your weekend was equally relaxing and just as enjoyable. Unfortunately, the rest of the month is going to be more than a little busy here at Wasteland World Central so no time to mess around now that our holiday weekend is over.
POSTCARDS: The Guest list has been finalized so postcards will be available in the next week or so. If you’d like a stack to put out at your favorite bar, restaurant, or gathering place, just drop us a note and we’ll send you off a stack of postcards for the October Show as soon as they get back from the printer. As always, we appreciate everyone who helps spread he Wasteland word more than you’ll ever realize.
GUESTS: A couple of the remaining people we invited and would have liked to attend our Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 reunion have gotten back to us and won’t be able to make the show. On top of that, Jennifer Banko has gone missing in action and, although we’ll keep things open for her, we’re pretty sure she isn’t going to make the show either. It’s still a nice little reunion as is, and we did manage to add Duane Whitaker to the mix. Duane had a small role in TCM 3 and worked with director Jeff Burr several times, but he’s also had some great roles over the years. He was the pawn shop owner who brought out “the gimp” in Pulp Fiction and was the professor who irritated William Forsythe’s character in Devil’s Rejects to name a couple of the roles you’ll surely recognize him from.
Mike Trcic is a make up and effects guy who worked on George Romero’s Day of the Dead. He was also a featured zombie in the film that you’ll easily recognize and worked on more than a few films all Wastelanders will know, including Evil Dead 2, The Hidden, Terminator 2, and Jurassic Park to name but a few.
Adult film actor, writer, director and historian, Bill Margold, was a part of the golden age of adult films and we’re sure has more than his fair share of stories to tell. He’s rounding out the October Show guest list when he comes in to celebrate his birthday with fellow golden age adult star Kay Parker and everyone else attending October’s show.
We’ll have the Guest Page of the web site updated in the next few days.
FILM SUBMISSIONS: July is also the last month to get your short and feature film submissions to us if you’d like it to be considered for a screening at October’s Show. We’ll start to watch and schedule everything the first week of August so we can have the entire weekend schedule of films and events posted a month before show time like usual.
OK, here’s some other equally important show reminders to end this update. I’m off to finish up with some outside house repairs I didn’t get to over the holiday weekend...
TICKETS: We don’t just say it. We prove it to the best of our ability twice a year. For the 60+ hours worth of Movies, Panels, and Programming we offer our attending fans over the course of three days, there is no better bargain out there than an advance ticket to a Cinema Wasteland Show. No “hidden fees” at a Wasteland show guarantees every fan through the door is treated just like the person standing next to you in line; and your ticket in gets you everything we have to offer except for an autograph from our guests.
Between now and September 11th, 2015 you can get an advance 3-Day Pass to April’s Show for only $40. And don’t forget that a 3-Day Pass always gets you into the Dealer and Guest Room half an hour before single day pass holders without paying “early admission fees” other conventions charge extra for.
Single day passes are also available until September 11th for only $20, and both single day or 3-Day Passes will be available at the door after the September deadline.
Grab your passes on line by Clicking Here.
Day of Show Admission Prices are as follows: Friday is $20 for the day or $50 for a 3-Day Pass. Saturday is $25 for the day, which includes 30+ hours of programing and way more than any one person can do or see in one day’s time. Sunday is always the CW Show $15 bargain day since things wrap up by 5pm.
HOTEL: One thing you can always count on is that the hotel will be sold out by show time. We take over the entire hotel, so things fill up nice and steady until there’s no rooms left by the show’s weekend start time. 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 will tell you that they are ”sold out” and have no rooms. And PLEASE only reserve as many rooms as you plan on using.
We’ve been getting a lot of people asking us what’s up with the CW Show after October 2016 since we’ve always had dates posted years in advance. Several years ago I felt I pretty much did everything I could possibly do with the CW Show, but we keep finding new, first time guests, and holding reunions that nobody else has done (or would even consider running for that matter.) And I won’t even get into just how loyal CW fans are other than to say that the show has become a regular “family reunion” for so many people over the years. No other show running has the fans CW gets. You are an amazing bunch of B movie loving people and make us look good to the hotel, attending guests, and the world of fandom-at-large to the point that I’m sure some people actually think we pay thousands of people to say nice things about us.
Well, to cut to the chase here, you can expect some good news concerning the CW Show’s continued existence shortly. We’re “this close” to making the CW family happy and squashing the “what’s up with the CW Show after 2016” question for everyone next month, so stay tuned and I’ll fill you all in ASAP.