November 9, 2019

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The CW Show is kicking off its 20th Anniversary year with a fantastic Show next April 3-5, 2020. The remaining Cast and Crew from the cult zombie classic, CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS will be on hand, we’ve got a handful of cast members from David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS joining us, and our old friend; adult film legend, Serena, will be returning to the CW Show.

Guest bios were just posted on the CW Show web site, so head on over and check them out when you have a few minutes. If you were at the October CW Show and picked up an advance flier, we’ve added new Guests since then (HINT: Piper Laurie), so you’ll be happy you went and took a look.

The first 16mm Films and Movies have been added to the Films and Events page.

With The Holiday’s quickly upon us, can you use some extra money in your pocket? Do you have some stuff sitting around that you no longer want? Then why not grab a table at our December 7th ONE DAY SHOW and RETRO FILM NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE? It’s a great way to make some money during the day and stick around to enjoy a four hour 16mm film program at night.

If interested in setting up, we still have a few tables available, and they are nice and affordable. Just click on the little graphic on the main page (or use the handy link below) to get to the web page. You’ll find a “click here” Dealer Table Button at the bottom of the page where you can pay for your table(s).

Just interested in attending the December 7th “Film Night with Vendors?” We don’t blame you. $5 admission gets you in and out all day, to both the little one day show as well as the film night. The same link (below will get you to the web page for all the info you need, so here’s hoping we see you there! One Day Show and Retro Film Night

New CW Show next April, but the usual Show Reminders to finish things up.

TICKETS: Passes need to go up next show. The cost to run the show itself goes up every six months and we can no longer afford to absorb the accumulated costs since prices have remained the same for so long now. Passes actually needed to go up a year ago but we did our best to put it off. Unfortunately, we can’t hold off any longer. Fortunately, Passes are only going up $5 across the board and once we looked at what every other con out there of the same size charges, we were happy to see that we are still cheaper than all but one of them, which we are now the same price as.
Of course, you can still save $20 off a 3-Day Pass or Save on Single Day Passes if you buy them in advance.
Until November 29, 2019 you can grab a 3-Day Pass into the April Show for only $40 and Single Day Passes are only $20 each if you take advantage of our “early bird special” pricing.
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 starting to fill up a little faster these past few shows since the 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. To avoid the headaches of soulless automated booking systems that like to mess up your reservation or tell you there aren’t any rooms available when there are, you should make your room reservation no later than FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT (or the first week of March for those that need an actual date). You can always 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.

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. (We won’t watch a “link” on the computer since we can’t screen a “link” on the computer at the show itself, and all of our sound equipment is analog, so don’t send a blu-ray disc. A regular DVD is fine and looks great as it is.) 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 at some of the worst times of the day. 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 (Feb 1st 2020) 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.

That’s it for me this month.

Here’s hoping we’ll see you at our December 7th “Film Night with Vendors.”
Until then, have yourself a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.