With September upon us, it’s been a flurry of activity here at Wasteland World Central as we get ready for the October 2-4 Show.
FIRST OFF, a ticket reminder. Don’t forget that you only have until September 11th to grab your Single Day Passes for $20, or a 3-Day Weekend Pass for only $40 and save on at-the-door ticket prices. Come show time, a 3-Day Pass will set you back $50 at the door on Friday, which we know is damn cheap for what we offer attending CW fans compared to what some other cons charge, but we do like to see everyone save a few bucks so take advantage of the savings while you can. And come show time, single days passes are $20 on Friday, $25 on Saturday, and only $15 on Sunday, so a $20 pass will still save for $5 if you plan on attending the show on Saturday.
Feel free to use this handy link to order your passes on line, Click Here
SECONDLY, if you’ve taken a look at the CW Show web site in the past week or so, then you’ve noticed that we’ve been adding a slew of 16mm Films and Independent Movies to the FILMS AND EVENTS Page. We just posted the entire Weekend Schedule of Films and Events with plenty of time to plot out your weekend early… and you’re going to need to do just that. You’ll find a button at the top of the FILMS AND EVENTS page that will take you to a printable schedule so head on over and see what we have in store when we celebrate our 15th Anniversary this October 2-4.
Feel free to use this handy link to get to the FILMS AND EVENTS Page, Click Here
Things are looking good as far as the October Show goes, and in addition to the 20+ hours that the Vendor and Guest Room is open over the course of three days, we’ve squeezed in over 61 hours worth of 16mm Film, Movies, Panels, and Programming into the Wasteland Weekend.
Some things to look forward to will include -
In addition to the usual Saturday morning cartoons, Three Stooges shorts, assorted Intermission reels, and a couple of great late night films, we’ve got a bunch of rare and oddball 16mm film screening this time around; including a block of Drug Horror “Scare Films” from the late 60s and early 70s, an hour long Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp show, a Fall Guy episode that costars Elvira, and a very under rated mobsters vs construction workers flick called, Steel.
We’ve also scheduled talks and panels with every attending Guest except a couple of regulars like Tom Sullivan and Kyra Schon, who have and continue to do talks on occasion but will be more than happy to chat with any fan who comes up to them all weekend. It looks like we’ll have one panel on Friday and a trio of them throughout the day on Saturday so just check the Weekend Schedule for exact days and times.
A Big Thank You to everyone who passed around a stack of Cinema Wasteland postcards for October’s Show. Your help in spreading the word means the world to us and we appreciate everything you do to help us find future members of the CW Family.
Last update, we mentioned that author Jill Nelson would be hanging out with Kay Parker and Bill Margold all weekend. But it seems we got the name of her book wrong when we referred to it simply as 25 GOLDEN GODDESSES. Well, that sucker actually has six more words and a couple of dates to it, and the correct title is: Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema: 1968-1985. Yep, it’s a mouth full. And you can pick one up come show time from Jill herself.
Next week we head off to the Motor City Nightmares Fall Show the weekend of September 11-13. If you’d like to stop in at the Motor City Show and see what we have to offer, it’s a great warm up to your Wasteland Weekend next month… And we’ve got a shit ton of New Posters and out-of-print DVD we’ll be hauling to the show!
Check ‘em out here, and we’ll see you there: http://www.motorcitynightmares.com/
OK, here’s the last reminders before show time rolls around next month:
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.
Once again, you can 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: The hotel is on track to have all of their remodeling finished by the CW Show Weekend, so let’s all keep our fingers crossed that they in fact do get everything finished and we have all of our rooms available for the show weekend. And 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, 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.
And finally, my favorite reminder of all…
IF YOU DIDN’T BUY A PASS INTO THE SHOW, THEN STAY HOME! If you don’t have a single day wrist band or a three day pass into the CW Show, then there is absolutely zero reason to make the drive or show up at the hotel as you will be asked to leave the hotel grounds by the CW Staff, or the convenient cop the hotel posts in the lobby on Friday and Saturday nights. CW regulars do not want you around ruining their fun, so just stay home. It’s their party and unless you have a pass in, you’re not invited to join us. It’s really just that simple.
OK, that’s it for me this time around. I’m back to trying to get everything done before show time, so I’ll see you all in just a few short weeks now.