Thursday, July 14, 2005

Announcing CarnyCon LIVE!


Announcing CarnyCon LIVE!!!

CarnyCon LIVE is an in-person, fan-run convention for "Carnivale" fans, and we are NOW taking paid registrations!

CarnyCon LIVE will be held in Los Angeles on the weekend of Friday, April 21st 2006 thru Sunday, April 23, 2006.

What will CarnyCon LIVE entail?

CarnyCon LIVE will begin Friday evening with a casual meet & greet party for the fans. Carnivale treats, such as popcorn, soda, corn dogs, etc. will be served (included in membership price) and the fans will have the opportunity to mingle and get to know one another in a friendly and fun-filled atmosphere. Friday Night entertainment will include fan-made music videos, Tarot Card Readings by Stacey Haines of Witch-on-Wheels, and feats of mentalism and sleight of hand magic by Master Magician Rich Ferguson. Saturday will be filled with Question and Answer periods with folks from the Carnivale cast and crew, as well as an autograph session. There will be a Saturday Lunch Buffet served, and a Dinner Buffet/Party on Saturday night -- and BOTH meals are also INCLUDED in the price of your registration! Sunday will include a Writer's Panel, as well as various Carnivale guest speakers and panels through mid-afternoon.

Our Celebrity Guest line-up includes Carnivale Creator Daniel Knauf, Clancy Brown (Brother Justin), Clea DuVall (Sofie), Cynthia Ettinger (Rita Sue), Debra Christofferson (Lila), Brian Turk (Gabriel), Carla Gallo (Libby), Amanada Aday (Dora Mae), Patrick Bauchau (Lodz), Diane Salinger (Apollonia), Michael J. Anderson (Samson), Ralph Waite (Rev. Norman Balthus), John Savage (Henry "Hack" Schudder), and Scott MacDonald (Burley).

Our Writer's Panel includes Special Guest Carnivale Writer/Producers Daniel Knauf, Tracy Torme, William Schmidt, Dawn Prestwich, and Nicole Yorkin.

(All Special Guest appearances are contingent upon professional availability.)

We are sorry, but due to professional commitments, Adrienne Barbeau, Tim DeKay, Rob Knepper, and John Carroll Lynch will not be able to attend CarnyCon.

CarnyCon will be held at the Hilton Woodland Hills, in Woodland Hills, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles) Our Hotel Room Block Rate will be $89.00 per night, plus taxes -- a GREAT price in LA!

Registration fees for Attending Members are $150 (if registration is sent in BEFORE Sept. 1, 2005), $165 (if registration is sent between Sept.2, 2005 thru Dec. 1, 2005), $175 (if registration is sent between Dec. 2, 2005 thru April 1, 2006.) International fans, please pay in US Funds only please.

We WILL accept registrations via PayPal (with an additional, non refundable PayPal service fee.) PayPal prices (US Funds only, please), are: $155 (if registration is sent in BEFORE Sept. 1, 2005), $171 (if registration is sent between Sept.2, 2005 thru Dec. 1, 2005), $181 (if registration is sent between Dec. 2, 2005 thru April 1, 2006.)

Attending Memberships for Children between the age of 3 and 12 years of age are US$50.00 (US$52.00 via PayPal.) Children 2 years of age and younger will be allowed in for free. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must pay the full membership price. All children 13 years of age or under must be accompanied by a registered adult member at all times. Minors between the ages of 14 and 17 must register along with an adult member who will be responsible for their actions.

There will be NO memberships taken at the door.

Supporting Memberships (for people who WILL NOT be able to attend the convention but who would still like to contribute money to help support CarnyCon LIVE), are $50.00. All Supporting Members will receive a royal blue Carnivale baseball cap (the same as the ones given out to the cast and crew), and a Thank You Letter signed by Dan Knauf and Clancy Brown. Supporting Membership caps and letters will start being shipped by September 1st. We will also accept payments for Supporting Memberships via PayPal (with an additional, non-refundable service fee.) The PayPal price for a Supporting Membership is $52.00.

Registration forms and PayPal information are available at the CarnyCon LIVE Website.

Please follow the link to our Ticketing Information Page.

Please Download and fill out the CarnyCon Registration Form and send it along with your payment to: CARNYCON, c/o Beth Blighton. PO Box 8655, Benton Harbor, MI 49023. We accept checks and money orders made out to CARNYCON (US Funds Only please.)

If paying by PayPal, follow the links on the ticketing page directly to PayPal. Please send a printout of your PayPal payment confirmation along with your registration form to CarnyCon, c/o Beth Blighton, PO Box 8655, Benton Harbor, MI 49023, for our records.

Please be sure to fill out ALL information on your Registration Form and
sign the waiver.

Memberships to CarnyCon LIVE will be LIMITED to 250 Attending Members.

We hope you will join us at the CarnyCon LIVE in Los Angeles next spring! It'll be great to put faces to names, party with our fan friends from all over the world, and spend time with the very generous cast & crew of "Carnivale" who we've all grown so close to in this wonderful fandom. If you enjoyed the ONLINE CarnyCon, we think you will enjoy the live and in person version even more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,
-- The CarnyCon LIVE Convention Committee