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December 12, 2021

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Monthly Update:

It sure was nice to be able to run the CW Show again last month after the long break. It was a little more stressful on our end to get the doors open but all-in-all, the weekend went well and it was nice to see everyone attending having themselves a good time all weekend.

The weeks after the show were oddly busy but we managed to clean up the show’s web site and post the April 8 - 10, 2022 Spring Show dates and get a few films we will be screening listed. With any luck, we will get a few Guests confirmed and listed in the next few weeks.

THE ONE DAY COLLECTABLE SHOW AND FILM NIGHT RETURNS: Between now and next April, we’ve got our last One Day Collectible Show and Retro Film Night of the year planned for Saturday, December 4th, 2021.

It’s a One Day Collectable Show featuring approximately 35 tables of Movie Collectibles, DVD and Blu-ray, Movie Posters, Autographs, and More from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Then, catch Two Classic (or not-so-classic, as the case may be) Drive-In Movies on 16mm Film. Complete with a Cartoon, Short Film and Original Intermission Reel beginning at 7:30pm.

For more information, the films we will be screening, and vendor information (if you are interested in grabbing a table or two), just click on the little One Day Show graphic at the top left of the cinemawasteland.com main page, or copy and use this handy link to get there.

If you’ve got some stuff to sell and are interested in a Vendor Table at the December 4th mini-show, you’ll find Vendor Information at the bottom of the page.

A few quick reminders and I’m outta here…

ADVANCE PASSES: Grab your Single Day or 3-Day Pass to the April 8 - 10, 2022 CW Show in advance and save over at-the-door prices. You can head on over to the website and purchase them online, or give the office a call between 1pm and 7pm Monday through Thursday and we’ll be happy to take a credit card over the phone.

If you didn’t cash in your unused pass to the April 2020 Show we had to cancel at the last minute, then feel free to use it next April. No need to do anything except show up and have an I.D. with you to pick up your pass or passes. We have a master list of everyone who bought passes for that April 2020 Show, so we will just cross people off the list as they are used.

HOTEL: The one thing you can always count on is that the hotel will be sold out by show time. We pretty much take over the entire hotel most of the time and rooms are starting to fill up a little faster 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 take that walk across the parking lot at night by making your room reservations today. Right now, they still haven’t gotten us a room code so you can book your room on line. The hotel has been having one helluva time trying to switch over from a Holiday Inn to a Best Western Plus and although we feel for them, it’s a real pain in the ass. Hopefully by next update they will have things figured out and we will post the room code and hotel number so you can book your room for next April’s show.

And we always get this question from people after every 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-R 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.

The Holiday’s are quickly approaching. Avoid the complete post office holiday delivery failure of last year by starting your Holiday Gift Shopping early this year. We just updated the merchandise section of the web site with a load of new DVD and Blu-ray, original movie posters, and some fantastic autographs from people you won’t see doing the convention rounds. Why not look around next time you get a few minutes? Chances are you’ll find the perfect gift for the B movie loving fan on your gift list if you do.

The December 4th One-Day Show is also a great place to get your Holiday Gift Shopping finished, so hopefully we will see a few of you then.

Ken