Monday, July 2, 2012

Costumers' Lost Weekend is almost nigh!

July is finally here and many of us are busy with preparations for the big Costumers' Lost Weekend event. Can you believe in less than a month the DFW Costumers Guild will finally be hosting its own wee little con? I can't! This is something I have personally been wishing to do since our little group was hatched in the Summer of 2006. I'm so happy that wish is finally coming true!

If you've been keeping up with us on Facebook and on our Yahoo Groups mailing list, you know that we have a fun list of panels ready to present to you by some fabulous experts. The actual schedule of those panels and the other events at CLW is posted on the CLW website. In addition, our webmaster has also made that schedule downloadable so that you can have it handy on your smartphone or tablet in case you are without your CLW program.

One of the most exciting events during CLW is sure to be our Mourning Party on Saturday evening. Our fabulous President, Jen Thompson has put a lot of hard work into this one and I just know that everyone is going to have an amazing time! As noted, we will have fortune telling, photographs, and games. And did you know that you don't have to participate in all of the CLW festivities in order to attend our Mourning Party? We are offering Party Only tickets for those who just want to come play with us at the party, but cannot attend the day festivities. I can't wait to be dramatically mournful with all of you!

Sunday we will not have any panels, but we are getting together for a nice little Time Traveler's Brunch in the hotel restaurant. If you would like to join us for the brunch, you must RSVP via the website. If you do not RSVP, you are still encouraged to have brunch in the restaurant, but you will not be guaranteed a space at the table with everyone else. The hotel has required that we send in our final head count for their preparations by Wednesday, July 25, 2012, so please RSVP prior to that date.

Our event program has finished its design stages and we have saved space for advertisements. We are selling ad space by the 1/4 page. All ads are black and white except for a pricier full back page that will be in color. Our ad space is Extremely reasonable in price. Compared to most cons, our ad space is a fraction of the cost. So if you have a business that is costume related, or costume or history geek related, please consider marketing yourself in our event program.  If you are a paid DFWCG member, you will receive a discount on your ad space.  Ad sales are being handled by Eventbrite just like our ticket sales. Click here

I would like to take this time to thank everyone who jumped on board to support this little con from the beginning. Thanks to you, we have reached our goal for CLW to be absolutely 100% funded by ticket sales alone. All additional sales between now and the event, as well as all program ad sales, will be pure profit for the DFWCG. And that profit will propel us towards better events all around for the guild members as well as a better future CLW! And with that, I'll leave you with a fun video of one of the games we will be playing at the Mourning Party on Saturday night - Gloom (as played by Wil Wheaton and guests on Table Top):

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