December 1, 2014

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Monthly Update:

December had arrived. The 2014 convention season is finally over for us and we get to settle in for a few months before we load up the van and hit the highway again next March.

With December here, time is running out to take advantage of the “early bird ticket specials” for next April’s CW Show. You’ve only got until December 12th to grab yourself a 3-Day Pass for only $35, or Single Day Passes for only $15 and save some decent money over at-the-door prices. Don’t delay and take advantage of all 60+ hours worth of programming we’ll have to offer at a nice bargain price.

Since our last show update, we added Jarlath Conroy (McDermott), to our 30th Anniversary DAY OF THE DEAD Cast Reunion, which continues to make what’s already the largest DAY OF THE DEAD Reunion ever held, even larger. The complete list of Guests for next April’s Show can be found on the web site so check it out next time you have a few minutes.

With the Holiday’s now upon us, why not avoid traffic, stress, and the wretched sameness of over priced generic crap you’ll find at every mall in America and check out the CW Merchandise pages for a great selection of uncommon and out of print DVD, thousands of original movie posters, and a great assortment of movie collectibles at some of the best prices you’ll find anywhere. Have everything delivered right to your door within days of ordering and be done with the stress and burden of holiday shopping this year.

OK, time for the usual CW Show reminders before I wander off and find something else to do today...

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 at: http://www.cinemawasteland.com/cinemashow/ticket.html
* 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.

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. Send a regular DVD or DVD-R,and not a blu-ray disc. 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. Stay warm, avoid the malls, and I’ll catch you all again in the New Year.