Megaplex 2006...the HORROR! It's coming...
BOO! It's that time of year for spooks and scares...and for a quick update on Megaplex 2006!
The fifth-anniversary edition of Florida's furry arts and performance convention will be held 17-19 March 2006, as we return to the Sheraton World Resort in sunny Orlando, Florida.
This year, we're saluting classic B-movies, especially the great horror flicks that came about during that time. It's almost a shame we're not running the con this month, but we wouldn't want to conflict with those great furry Halloween parties out there. I'll be touching on one in particular in a moment, but first...
...the HOTEL! Come spend your spring break with us! Hotel reservations are already open for Megaplex 2006. Call (800) 327-0363 and use reservation code PAWPET to reserve your room at our $95 (+ tax and resort fees) room rate.
ACT QUICKLY! Because of demand for hotel rooms at the Sheraton, our block isn't too flexible - call as soon as possible to get your room. Drop-dead date for hotel reservations is 17 February 2006, but rooms could fill up sooner than that! For more hotel information, surf to http://ppmp.info/mp05/hotel/ .
Note : The hotel requires a one-night security deposit (which means they may charge your credit card for the first night at the time of booking). If you cancel within 72 hours of arrival, you will be refunded the charge. This is the hotel's way of insuring they don't get stuck with an empty room.
...the BADGES! We are now taking pre-registrations for the convention! Surf to http://ppmp.info/mp05/registration/
...the DEALERS! Our members have been asking for it, so this year, we'll have a more traditional Dealer's Room at Megaplex. Table reservations can be made when you register for the convention. Full tables are only $40 apiece (limit two). First come, first served. Contact me at email@example.com with any questions.
...the T-SHIRTS! Show folks where you spent your spring break with a snazzy Megaplex 2006 t-shirt. Shirts are $12, and available in Small through 2X-Large. Order your shirt when you pre-reg, to guarantee you'll get one - we're pretty much making them to order this year, and may not have many extra to sell at the convention. (And the price will go up at the con, if we do!)
Have a cool design that might look good on our t-shirt? (Remember, we have a "PG" rating; also, keep our theme in mind!) Send it to Jess Kiela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
...the CONBOOK! Speaking of our lovely and talented Art Director...want to contribute to the conbook, or purchase an advertisement in our Megaplex 2006 Con Book? Check out http://ppmp.info/mp05/conbook/ for more information, or drop Jess a line at email@example.com. (We're always looking for ad swaps with other conventions; contact us for details.)
...the VOLUNTEERS! We're looking for a few good fen! We've been a bit short-staffed the past couple of years, so if you'd like to help us make this convention the best it can be, volunteer! Contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend one of our open meetings.
...the MEETINGS! If you'll be in the Orlando area on Saturday, November 12th, come join us for our November planning meeting! We'll be at the Bear Rock Cafe at Millenia Plaza. (From downtown Orlando, take I-4 west to Exit 79 (John Young Parkway), and turn left. About a mile down, turn right onto Millenia Blvd, then turn right on Millenia Plaza Way. The restaurant will be on your left.) The meeting will get underway around 5:00pm.
If you're not in the area, come chat with us! Online meetings will be announced shortly, and most likely will be held this time on the major furry IRC networks, so keep your eyes peeled.
We'll have more open meetings (face-to-face, and online) in the coming months.
...now, about that Halloween party. FURLOWEEN is coming up on Saturday, 29 October, in Orlando, FL, and we have a treat for attendees. You'll be able to pick up a special coupon code that you can use when registering for Megaplex 2006, saving you $5 off your attending membership! The code will be good only for 30 days after Furloween.
For more information on this year's Furloween, visit http://www.floridafurs.com/furlowee
(Just to keep our insurance folks happy: Furloween is a production of Patrick Dowden. Pawpet Live Experiences, Inc., is in no way responsible for this event. Questions on Furloween should be directed to Mr. Dowden. Right, back to...)
...the FUTURE! Things are progressing nicely on the programming front, and we hope to have some news on events and entertainment at this year's con in our next update.
In the meantime, keep an eye on our web site (http://www.ppmp.info/) and LiveJournal community (http://www.livejournal.com/community/m