Something Alien Happenin’

It is amazing to me what difference a day makes!  While I still have a bunch of stuff to do for the convention, I no longer am as worried about everything that I was yesterday.  Now, I’m filled with adrenaline and excitement.  Perhaps, what helped was a ridiculous long conference call with my partner-in-crime, Rhonda, last night to iron out the details of every single aspect of the convention.  Maybe, it was the fact that I got almost 10 1/2 hours of sleeps.  In all likelihood, this shows that my emotions will be all over the place for the next week or so.  Yeah, that’s right…next week.  In fact, at this time, next week, the convention attendees will be at a movie theater to watch A Diamond in the Mind on the big screen!  With all of this convention talk in mind, we have a couple of announcements to make.  One announcement is for convention attendees and the other is for those wishing that they could attend the convention!

For Convention Attendees:
We hope that all of you will be checking your email in the next few days.  We are putting together an email with everything you need to know before arriving in the wonderful city of Chicago on Friday (or earlier!).  This will include information regarding registration, dress code, raffles, Late Bar, and more.  It will also contain ways for you to get in touch with Rhonda and me, if you need to.

For Everyone else:
We have a very special announcement to make!

Convention Giveway for one free ticket to Durandemonium!!!*

Here are the details:

Who:  This giveaway is for anyone interested and ABLE to attend Durandemonium, the Duran Duran Fan Convention in Chicago on the weekend of October 18-20.  Perhaps, you wanted to attend but couldn’t afford the ticket.  Maybe, you couldn’t afford both the ticket and the hotel.  Maybe, you wanted to go and realized that you could go after the ticket sales ended.  Then this is the giveaway for you!

What:  This giveaway is for one ticket to the convention ($175 value), which begins on Friday, October 18th at 5 pm to Sunday, October 20th at noon.  Our friend, Kitty, who hoped to attend the convention is no longer able to go.  Instead of selling it to someone, she is donating it so some other fan who wanted to go but doesn’t have a ticket.  We thank her and are in awe of her generosity.  This ticket only covers entrance to the convention, including the Friday night games, Saturday’s author’s panel, screening of A Diamond in the Mind, banquet at Harry Carey’s and clubbing at Late Bar.  It does not cover hotel costs and transportation is not provided.

How to enter the giveaway:  There is a post on Durandemonium’s Facebook Page, which you can find here.  Go to the post and enter your name.  We only ask that you put your name if you are interested and ABLE to attend.  By posting your name, you are committed to being able to actually attend.

When:  The giveaway runs from today until Tuesday when the winner will be announced.

To sweeten the deal some…we offer the additional perks if you are the winner and you ALSO reserve a room at the Amalfi Hotel under the Durandemonium group rate.

–5 free raffle tickets ($5 value)

–Free DVD of the convention weekend ($15 value)

–Free spot on the bus which will take attendees to and from Late Bar ($30 value)

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing you next weekend!!!

-A

*We are not giveaway/contest experts.  We are certain that we probably left out a detail or two here.  We reserve the right to edit, if and when necessary.

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