June 15, 2022

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Monthly Update:

It was certainly nice to be able to get back to having a little B movie fun and running the April Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo a few weeks ago. That’s two in a row now, and we’re certainly looking forward to holding the Sept. 30th - Oct. 1st and 2nd, 2022 Show this Fall.

The Fall Show pages were updated a week or so ago, so you can go and order advance passes, book your hotel room, and check out who’s on the Guest list so far. Please feel free to check back in the weeks ahead as we update the site for more.

Since we’re feeling a little more optimistic these days, we’re not going to wait to see how things go before we start selling passes to the Fall Show. That means that the “early bird” specials are back, and you can now buy both a 3-Day Pass or Single Day Passes in advance and save over at the door prices. See ADVANCE PASSES below for more.

Our little one day Collectible Show and Film Night will return on Saturday, June 4th. It’s a little (up to 35 tables) collectable show from 10am until 5pm, and then a retro 16mm film double feature starting at 7:30pm that will include two features films, an intermission reel, short films and cartoon. $5 admission gets you in and out all day and night, so come and make a day of it. More information can be found by clicking on the graphic at the top left on the main page of the cinemawasteland.com web site.

HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? There are still tables available for the One Day Collectable Show, and they are not only cheap, but available to anyone with something to sell or promote. When you click on the little one-day show graphic at the top the left on the main cinemawasteland.com page, you’ll find Vendor Info at the bottom of the page.

And a few reminders about the Fall CW Show before we call this update quits…

The “early bird” pass special has returned! Grab your Single Day or 3-Day Pass to the September 30th - October 1st and 2nd, 2022 CW Show before June 6th, 2022 and save some good money over at-the-door prices come show time.
* AND REMEMBER: There are still a few people that didn’t cash in their unused pass to the April 2020 Show that we had to cancel at the last minute due to COVID. Why not use it at the next Show since we’ll continue to let you do just that? 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 the April 2020 Show, so we just keep crossing people off the list as their passes are picked up.

The one thing you can always count on is that the hotel will pretty much be sold out by show time. We generally take over the entire hotel 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. You can reserve your room through our web site, or by calling The Best Western Plus at 1-440-238-8800. Remember to mention and/or ask for “The Cinema Wasteland Room Rate”, or they might tell you that they are ”sold out” and have no rooms, or charge you more than our room rate. And PLEASE only reserve as many rooms as you plan on using.

And Lastly, because we’re hoping that all of you Indy Filmmakers can get back on track this year as well…


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 are 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
(Aug 1) 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 2022 Convention Season started in March for us this year and we are gearing up to get back on the road and do a few more shows in the next few months. If you’d like to know where we will be set up and selling our wares this season, just click on the WASTELAND CONVENTION SCHEDULE button at the top center of the main CW page for a list of the shows you can find us at.

Until next month,