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November 8, 2017

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The 2017 convention season and our yearly road trips are now over, so once again, it’s time to avoid bell ringers, mall traffic, and those ignorant FAUX news viewing dip shits screaming about the fake “war on christmas” we have to deal with every year. Makes me glad I haven’t watched TV news since the 1980’s and do my holiday shopping the same way we sell stuff - on line.

Speaking of which, do yourself a favor and get your holiday gift shopping done early this year… and shop small, meaning with a small business that can actually use the business… like us here at CW! We’ve got something for every B Movie fan on your shopping list, and if you bother to look around, we’ve got it for some of the best prices you’ll find anywhere. Give the CW Merchandise section a look when you get the time and see for yourself.

OK, enough from the shameless plug department.

As far as the April 6th, 7th and 8th, 2018 Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo goes, we were able to get the show’s web site updated with the current Guest list as well as a couple of 16mm films and movies we will be screening. If you haven't looked at the CW Show site since the last show, why not make a detour while you’re doing some holiday shopping in the merchandise section of the site.

The April 2018 CW Show is looking pretty good so far and we’re hoping to get the rest of the Guest List finished and posted by the end of November so stay tuned for more additions in the next few weeks.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our “early bird” ticket specials and enjoy all 60+ hours worth of Movies and Programming we cram into every Wasteland Weekend at rock bottom prices. Between now and December 8th, you can grab yourself a 3-Day Pass for only $35 or Single Day Passes for only $15 each and save some decent cash over at-the-door prices. Our advance 3-Day Pass price is what we see a lot of cons charging for single day admission these days and if you’re paying attention, most cons offer a whole lot of jack shit to their attendees. That’s definitely not how a CW Show rolls.

OK, with no more convention trips this year, we’ve been trying to get some stuff done that piled up on us over the past couple of months, so that’s it for me this time out. I’ll leave you with the usual batch of CW Show reminders and with any luck, be back in a few short weeks announcing the last of the April Show’s guest list.

On with the show!

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY MOVIE OR SHORT FILM FOR THE CW INDY FILM FEST?:

First Rule: Your movie or short film needs to be 100% finished before we’ll consider screening it.
Second Rule:
The film you submit can't be older than a year or so old or already have DVD or cable TV distribution since we're basically trying to help independent filmmakers get the word out about their films to our attending fans.
Third Rule: When your movie or short film is completely finished, just send us off a screener to watch and consider. (We won’t watch a “link” on the computer since we can’t screen a “link” on the computer at the show itself, and all of our sound equipment is analog, so don’t send a blu-ray disc. A regular DVD is fine and looks great as it is.) Make sure you include contact information so we can get back to you if we do decide to screen your short or feature, and patiently wait to see if we get back to you. It’s that easy. 
Since we’ve always supported the independent filmmaker, we don’t do things like your average every day film festival does things. Namely, we don’t charge to screen your movie or short film and just take your money and run whatever somebody sends us at some of the worst times of the day. We simply watch everything that is sent to us and fit as many indy films into the weekend schedule that we can squeeze in around all the other guest related movies and events that we normally cram into a Wasteland Weekend. We do keep film submissions for up to one year’s time so if we don’t screen your film or short one show, it very well could make the next show. We do watch and tend to enjoy everything we receive but please don’t take it personally if we don’t screen your submission. Chances are it just didn’t make it into the weekend schedule because we received way too many submissions in a short amount of time and/or had more films that fit a certain theme that matches the weekend we’re currently running.
Because we don’t charge to screen your film or short, a screening does not come with free passes into the show. A pass into the CW Show however is much cheaper than any film festival submission prices.
The submission cut off date for any given CW Show is two months before the event so we have time to watch and review everything we receive. We review all submissions by their post mark date, so anything received after the cut off date will only be included if we have screening time to fill.

TICKETS: For everything we offer attending fans, a pass into the Cinema Wasteland Show is fandom’s best bargain. Especially when compared to pretty much any other convention running these days. Our “Early Bird” Pass Special runs until December 8th, 2017 where you can grab a 3-Day Pass for only $35 or any Single Day Pass for only $15 each.
Occasionally we get somebody who asks us about a “two day pass” so I’d like to point out that buying two single day passes is the one way to make attending for only two days as cheap as it gets.
Show expenses keep on going up so we may not be able to offer these special prices forever. As the last of the old school movie conventions still running these days, we’d never gouge our attending fans, but a $5 increase may be needed in the near future just to cover the basic show expenses. You can grab your passes on line by Clicking Here

HOTEL: The one thing you can always count on is that the hotel will be sold out by show time. We take over the entire hotel, and rooms are starting to fill up a little faster these past few shows since the motel next door raised its rates and is no longer a significant savings over the Show Hotel. Help support the show and avoid the headache of having to stay down the road by making your room reservations today. To avoid the headaches of soulless automated booking systems that like to tell you there aren’t any rooms even if there are, Reserve your room no later than SIX WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT (or the last week of February) through our web site, or by calling The Holiday Inn reservation line at 1-877-408-4913. Remember you MUST ask for “The Cinema Wasteland Room Rate”, or they really should tell you that they are ”sold out” and have no rooms. And PLEASE only reserve as many rooms as you plan on using.

OK, I’m outta here. I may despise the greedy corporate “holiday season” these days but I do love what we in my family like to call the “Three F’s” - Food, Friends, and Family. Gather all three around the dinner table, add some libations, maybe a little music, and let the good times roll. Life is too short not to make a little time for Friends and Family when you get the chance, so turn off the TV and make it happen whenever you can.

I just wonder why it is I always have to cook?…

Until next month,

Ken