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Megaplex 2006 - COMING ATTRACTIONS! #5 - February 2006

Experience...the THRILLS!...the FUN!...the FUR!

Megaplex 2006...the HORROR! It's coming...

Megaplex 2006 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.

FLASH! We interrupt this con advertisement for these special bulletins!

*** LAST CHANCE FOR HOTEL ROOMS! *** The Drop-Dead date is 17 FEBRUARY, 2006! Call (800) 327-0363 and use reservation code PAWPET to reserve your room at our room rate ($99 + 6.5% State + 5% Resort per night for 2 Double, or 1 King rooms. Third and Fourth person in the room will be an additional $10 each). 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.

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*** REGISTRATION CLOSES 01 MARCH! *** If you haven't gotten your membership, pre-registration will stay open until 01 March. You can sign up for Dealer's Tables and reserve your Megaplex 2006 t-shirt while you're at it! Surf to http://ppmp.info/mp05/registration/ for information and costs.

Speaking of T-SHIRTS...show folks where you spent your spring break with a snazzy Megaplex 2006 t-shirt, featuring the work of our Guest of Honour, Brian Reynolds! 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!)

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*** DEALERS' ROOM! *** The Dealers' Room replaces the Artist Alley of previous years - by reserving your table, you can keep that table all weekend, and sell third-party merchandise as well as your own work. While we may have an smaller 'artist lounge' at the con, sales will NOT be allowed anywhere else in con space, other than the Dealers' Room.

Tables are only $40 (limit two), and they're still available - you can reserve your table when you register for the con. If you've registered already, contact Karl Meyers at <mp-ceo@pawpet.org> and we'll get your table reserved.

Also, check out our offer on con book advertisements, further down!

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*** PERSONALS AND ADVERTISEMENTS! *** If you'd like to place a personal message in the con book, or purchase an advertisement therein, you're in luck! Refer to "...the CONBOOK!" below for more information. Deadline for all conbook contributions, personals, and advertisements is 24 FEBRUARY 2006, so get them in now!

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We now return you to your regularly scheduled con ad, already in progress.

...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 proud to bring back a tradition from previous years - the Saturday night concert, this year featuring 4:2:FIVE! Based in Orlando, FL, 4:2:Five has been shattering the a cappella stereotype since 2000 with their powerful performances across the U.S. Evolving from a street corner barbershop sound, and drawing on funk, rock, jazz, and blues - 4:2:Five is unlike any musical experience on Earth, recreating an entire instrumental band with nothing but five mics and five voices with a style and charisma all their own. For more info, check out http://www.42five.com.

...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!

If you're interested in participating in the Variety Show (and fear no gong), contact Josh Strom at <jadedfox@thefoxden.com>.

More events will be announced shortly - keep an eye on http://ppmp.info/mp05/events/ for the
latest. Remember, all programming is subject to change.

...the CONBOOK! 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 Kiela a line at mp-conbook@pawpet.org. (We're always looking for ad swaps with other conventions; contact us for details.)

NEW! Personals and advertisements in the con book can be purchased this year. If you want to add visibility to your products or services, or just want to say hello to a friend, this is the way to do it!

* PERSONALS : Have your personal message (up to 105 characters) appear in the con book for only $5!

* ADVERTISEMENTS : Need a larger space, or some graphics? Pick up an advertisement space!

The con book is digest-sized (5.5" x 8.5") this year.

** 1/8 page = $10
** 1/4 page = $20
** 1/2 page = $30
** full page = $40
** double-page spread = $60

Dealers who also purchase ad space in the con book will get DOUBLE SPACE! In other words, a dealer can get a full page ad for the price of a 1/2 page ad!

The deadline for all personals and advertisements is 24 February 2006, so get yours in now! (We reserve the right to reject personals/advertisements that are beyond our rating or otherwise in bad taste.)

...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 mp-ceo@pawpet.org, or attend one of our open meetings.

...the MEETINGS! Additional live meetings will be held over the next couple of months as we get closer to the con; watch our website for further updates!

If you're not in the area, come chat with us! We use the same IRC server 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, to answer any questions you may have about the con. Feel free to pop in!

...the FUTURE! Keep an eye on our web site (http://www.ppmp.info/) and LiveJournal community (http://www.livejournal.com/community/megaplex) for more news.

It's almost here...hope to see you at Megaplex 2006!
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