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January 17, 2018

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Monthly Update:

The New Year has arrived once again. Here’s hoping everyone had a nice Holiday Season and we all get through the remaining Winter months in good spirits. Or with a glass of good spirits. Whichever you prefer. (I choose the later, which tends to help the former a great deal.)

It’s still “winter break” time here at Wasteland World Central and once again, I’m behind on my year end inventory and don’t really feel like doing much of anything. But we did manage to line up another first time guest for the April Show before Christmas left us in a two week food and booze filled haze.

PAT CARDI will be making his first ever CW Show appearance this April 6 - 8. Writer, Producer, Director, and Actor, Pat Cardi began his career as a child actor who appeared in a handful of Hollywood films and pretty much every popular TV show of the 1960’s, but CW fans will probably know him best from a trio of cult films, including William Castle’s LET’S KILL UNCLE (1966), and working with fellow CW Guest Austin Stoker as a young Chimp in BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973) and as well as the cult horror classic, HORROR HIGH (1973), which showed up on late light TV as Twisted Brain and was always a personal favorite for [drunken] late night viewing in my High School days.

I’ve got one more flight in the guest budget if need be, and we did our best to get one last guest lined up before this update went out, but alas, the Holiday Season had everyone slowing down and enjoying other things so let’s see how things go this month.

In the meantime, anything I had written up for the Spring Show was just posted on the web site and advance passes remain more than affordable, so make your plans to join us now and you’ll have something to look forward to when the world thaws out in a few months.

Meanwhile, the usual Show Reminders are here to end things once again…

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 may be fandom’s best bargain. Especially when compared to pretty much any other convention running these days if you bother to notice exactly what you get for your admission money.
You can currently grab yourself a 3-Day Pass for only $40 or a Single Day Pass for Saturday for only $20 and save on day-of-show pass prices.
Show expenses keep on going up so we may not be able to offer super low pass 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, that's it for me this time around. A few more weeks of down time before I need to start doing some real work on the Spring Show, so I’m outta here to enjoy it while I can!

Until next month,

Ken