Megaplex 2006...the HORROR! It's coming...
Happy Holidays! No matter how you celebrate the season, the Board and staff of Megaplex 2006 hope that your holidays were full of good cheer. We have some good cheer of our own to share, which we'll get to shortly. First things first, however...
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.
...the GUEST OF HONOUR! Megaplex 2006 is very proud to welcome BRIAN REYNOLDS as our guest of honour this year! Brian is an excellent artist, whose work was showcased by Sofawolf Press in 2004 (along with that of his wife, Tracy). A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, he works primarily in the videogame industry - but this doesn't stop him from sharing his art with his fans, most recently as a regular contributor to the Funday Pawpet Show. To see more of Brian's work, visit http://toonfox.com, or http://www.livejournal.com/users/mistahbojangles/. Meet this talented artist in person at Megaplex 2006!
...the MUSIC! Megaplex is planning on resuming our tradition of having a musical act perform for our members on Saturday night. We're finishing up with the paperwork as we speak (well, as you read), so we should have more details available in the next update. Stay tuned!
...the PROGRAMMING! We've got your old favourites, and new events planned as well. 2 the Ranting Gryphon makes his return to Megaplex after a year away, and Uncle Kage brings his Story Hour back for another engagement as well! The variety show is back, with the Return of the Gong Show - what snack food will get dumped on Poink this year (and will we be able to get it out of the carpet afterwards)? Plus, multiple fursuit games, including fursuit mini-golf, will be planned throughout the weekend. And that's just a taste of what's to come at Megaplex 2006!
More events will be announced shortly. Remember, all programming is subject to change, so stay tuned for updates!
...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/ for information and costs. Attending memberships are currently only $35; sponsor, super-sponsor, and Mega-Sponsor memberships are available as well. Full information is on the web site.
...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, January 7th, come join us for our January 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.
Additional live meetings will be held over the next couple of months as we get closer to the con; watch for further updates!
If you're not in the area, come chat with us! We use the same IRC server as the Funday Pawpet Show does - irc.pawpet.org 6667. I'll be in the #megaplex channel during the Pawpet Show over the next couple of months, starting January 8th, to answer any questions you may have about the con. Feel free to pop in!
...the FUTURE! We're getting ever closer to Megaplex 2006; make your plans now to join us in Orlando! We'll be posting new updates more frequently in January and February, so watch for 'em.
In the meantime, keep an eye on our web site (http://www.ppmp.info/) and LiveJournal community (http://www.livejournal.com/community/megaplex) for more news. Hope to see you at Megaplex 2006!