May 13, 2015

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Monthly Update:

After a busy month of April, we’re finally back in the office gathering up new merchandise and getting the October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2015 CW Show site updated. Give us a week or two and we should have all of the confirmed Guests and assorted Films and Movies we already know we’re going to screen updated and posted on the show’s web site.

In the meantime, we do have another Guest to announce for October’s Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 Reunion.

KEN FOREE, Who played “Benny” in LEATHERFACE, will be joining the rest of the TCM 3 cast this October. Of course Ken is no stranger to Cinema Wasteland fans, having been in a slew of great films including Dawn of the Dead (1978), Knightriders (1981), From Beyond (1996), and The Devil’s Rejects (2005) to name a few. It’s been quite a few years since Ken was last with us, so it will be nice to have him back this October.

Well, I best get back to updating things over just blabbing away in this update, so we’ll leave you with the usual batch of show reminders and see you next month when, with any luck, I’ll have some more good news concerning our 15th Anniversary Show.

EARLY BIRD TICKET SPECIALS: Between now and June 19th, 2015 you can get an advance 3-Day Pass to April’s Show for only $35 or Single Day Passes for only $15 each. That’s a pretty good savings over the $50 at-the-door price of a 3-Day Pass or the $20 Friday and $25 Saturday single day admission price come show time. 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 their attendees extra for.
Grab your passes on line by clicking here.

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.

You’ve still got a month to get your indy short or feature to us and have it considered for a screening at the October show, so here’s the rules on submitting your short or feature one last time.
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.

OK, that’s it for this month.