Once again, October was a super busy month here at Wasteland World Central and went by in a blur. But, we did manage to get the CW Show web site updated somehow and next April’s Show is looking great.
Complete Guest bios have all been posted, and we even managed to add a couple of people who weren’t on the advance flier we had out at the October Show. We’ve always gone out of our way to celebrate the films that other conventions don’t bother with and the talented and almost always independent people who make them. Next April, we’ve got a great cult film to celebrate with our little Street Trash reunion and several other Guests that perfectly fit what a CW Show is all about. With any luck, we’ll have the rest of the Guest List posted by the time the Holiday’s roll around in the next few weeks.
We’ve also posted a bunch of Movies and 16mm Films to the Films and Events page. We’ve got a couple of great guest related movies lined up as well as a perfect Grind House Cinemascope (widescreen) double feature in store already.
CLICK HERE to get to the front page of the Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo site and look around next time you have a few minutes. The April Show is looking good and even I’m excited… and I’m the most jaded fan you’ll ever meet! LOL
Things should finally slow down after we take our last road trip of the 2015 convention season to Chicago the weekend of November 20-22 to attend the Days of the Dead show. It’s our last show of the year, so by default, it’s also my favorite show of the year. But we’ve got a great customer and fan base and quite a few friends in the Chicago area, so running into so many people at one place and having a little time to spend with everyone is really a great way to end any given year. Hopefully we’ll see you there. You can see what Days has to offer at: http://www.daysofthedead.net/chicago/
OK, back to work I go, but I’ll leave you with the usual monthly CW Show reminders before I call it quits:
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD TICKET SPECIALS: For ten weeks after every CW Show, you can purchase Single Day Passes for the next show only $15, or a 3-Day Pass for only $35. That’s quite the bargain compared to what some other conventions charge for admission. You’ve got until December 11th to take advantage of the Special, so don’t delay and make your plans to join us today.
Feel free to use this handy link to order your passes on line - Click Here to order passes
Next Show, we will be opening at 4:00pm on Friday for 3-Day Pass Holders and 4:30pm for Single Day Pass people. We’ll still close down at 10pm on Friday, April 1st, but we’ve noticed a larger 3-Day Pass crowd the past few shows and felt it was time to give everyone a little more time in the Vendor and Guest Room on Friday.
HOTEL: The hotel has finished up with their remodeling and we have all of our rooms available, but 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 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.
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.
OK, that’s it for me this month.