Our month on the road is finally over and we’ve only got one more road trip to Chicago (the weekend of November 21-23 for the Days of the Dead Show) left before we call the 2014 Convention Season quits.
The new CW Merchandise site is ready to go just in time to start your Holiday Shopping early and with any luck, the April 10-12, 2015 Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo pages will be updated and posted in the next couple of weeks.
In addition to holding the largest DAY OF THE DEAD Cast Reunion ever held in honor of the film’s 30th Anniversary next April and having director Jim Wynorski and actor Peter Spellos on the Guest List, we’ve also lined up the first ever show appearances of legendary adult star Jean Silver (aka Long Jean Silver) for next April’s Show.
As stated, expect the CW Show site to be updated in the next couple of weeks with full bios and maybe even the last couple of guests we can squeeze into the show.
Finally back in the office after a long month on the road, so lots to get done here at Wasteland World Central. Let’s end things with a few April 2015 Show Reminders this month and call this update quits.
EARLY BIRD TICKET SPECIALS: Between now and December 12, 2014 you can get an advance 3-Day Pass to April’s Show for only $35 or Single Day Passes for only $15 each. 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 here.
* Also remember that this past October’s Show was the last time a single day pass at the door on Saturday was $20. We offer over 32 hours of continuous programming on Saturday’s alone, so starting with the April 2015 Show, a single day pass on Saturday will now cost you $25 at the door. Day of show prices will remain $20 on Friday and $15 on Sunday.
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.
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.