Monday, October 29, 2012

Costumers' Lost Weekend 2013 Hotel Discount Code

The Discount code for Costumers' Lost Weekend is in and the hotel booking site is up.  All the information is now updated on the Eventbrite ticket site so you can now purchase your tickets and follow the link to the hotel booking in one spot.  Or, you can get your room by following the instructions on this blog.

The discount room reservation code is:   DCG

You can book your room online by clicking this link.  The discount code should already be filled in.  Many of our attendees booked online through this system last year and we did not hear of any issues.

But if you are a person who has special requests regarding their room, I would suggest calling the front desk personally to reserve your room.  The front desk phone number is 972-980-8877.  In addition, I would suggest that if you are making special requests for your room that you call to double check on those requests at the top of June.  I don't care how high star of a hotel you are staying in, those special request notes always seem to disappear right when you are checking in.  It's always better to be sure if the requests mean that much to you!

Now remember, we only have a short supply of these discounted rooms guaranteed for our event.  So I would not wait until Summer to make your reservations.  If you happen to try to make a reservation and are told that our discount block is full, please e-mail me.  I will be making a list of requests to expand our discount room block if we happen to run out.  I was also told that you can still try to use the discount code for a room all the way up until the day of the event.  In fact, when you do so, it alerts the staff that you are with us, whether they can still give you the discount or not.  And that information helps us negotiate future contracts.  It also may still get you a discount rate.  We are only guaranteed so many rooms at our discount rate up until the cut off date of June 7, 2013.  However, the hotel staff could potentially still grant those discounts based on room availability at check in.

Happy Reserving!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Costumers' Lost Weekend 2013 Call for Panelists

Are you a costumer or crafter who has knowledge to impart?  Would you like to promote your business or website by giving a lecture?  Panels are the heart and soul of Costumers' Lost Weekend.  And we need you to help make our event special.

We are looking for 45 minute panels for Saturday, June 29 and 90 minute to 2 hour workshops for Sunday, June 30.  Subject matter can range from a wide variety of skills and genres.  Skill levels can range from Entry Level all the way up to Advanced.  Panels will be chosen from all submissions by the CLW 2013 Commitee based on presenting a variety of  topics and education as represents the variety of costumers in DFW Costumers Guild.  Don't be shy to present your My Little Pony accessories or rhinestone bedazzled shoes panel to our group of costumers.

Oh!  And don't forget, our panelists get a 50% discount on tickets to Costumers' Lost Weekend.  So you can enjoy a whole weekend with fellow costumers for only $15 if you present a panel for us.

Apply to be a  Costumers' Lost Weekend Panelist right here:  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Costumers' Lost Weekend 2013

We're at it again!

We had so much fun at Costumers' Lost Weekend this summer that immediately after our exit polls were in we decided to go ahead and start planning for another one.  Yes, that's right.  We felt so good about your positive feedback that we are indeed making Costumers' Lost Weekend an annual event.  And we felt it was important to get started planning right away so you all would have plenty of time to prepare for next Summer.

So without further ado...

The DFW Costumers Guild is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Costumers' Lost Weekend will be held on June 29 - 30, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Addison, TX.

We will be bringing you all that you loved in 2012 plus a little bit more.  We are committed to a slow, steady growth so that we can give you more for your money while still feeling like an intimate event.

In 2013, we are adding workshops to Sunday's events.  Yes, workshops.  Saturday will be lecture style like it was this year, but on Sunday, we will have at least two hands on workshops.  We will be in the same classroom as last year, but we will have an additional space to work with.  We decided to go ahead and rent out the Hospitality Suite that was located directly across the hall.  This extra space will allow us to have a private gathering space near the classroom.  Also, the Hospitality Suite is a snack and drink permissible area.  In addition, we will be utilizing the Hospitality Suite during our Saturday night party for various reasons yet to come.

And speaking of the Saturday night party, we are really excited about our theme this year!  If you noticed the new picture in our logo, you might guess what it is.

Dust off those masks and ballgowns because we are throwing a proper Masquerade Party!  Just like in 2012, this theme is very broad.  The only strong suggestion for dress is that it be some sort of masquerade.  Use your imagination and dress for any fandom, genre, or point in history.  I am looking forward to seeing all sorts of masks and disguises at this party!  And if you get every piece of  your costume ready except for your mask, don't fret, we're going to have a mask building table on hand to help you out.

Stay tuned to this blog for announcements on the panels we will have scheduled for you.  We will begin calling for panelist submissions very soon, so if you have a panel you would like to teach, watch for that as well.  And also stay tuned for an announcement for the Sunday costumed breakfast theme.

Excited yet?  Well, here's where you get your tickets:

Eventbrite - Costumers' Lost Weekend 2013