This message was obtained from Nan Dibble's Hotline dated 19th October 1998
Fellow Tunnel Dwellers:
I am pleased to make a really BIG announcement: Edward Albert will attend the 1999 Beauty and the Beast Convention (subject to his availability in July).
I talked with Edward's
fan agent, Paulette Edwards, who told me that even though he is a busy actor
both she and Edward are really looking forward to this convention and will make
every effort to come since this will be the first convention he will have
attended since 1995. He is especially looking forward to having the opportunity
With this development, I have decided to extend the current promotion that I have been offering to end on December 31, instead of the original date of November 15. Anyone who registers now until December 31, will be placed in a drawing. Two lucky registrants will each win a $25.00 certificate to be used in the Dealer's Room courtesy of the convention. Since the dealer's room is nearly full, there should be many goodies to buy with your certificate.
As good things come in threes, I am announcing a special offer, the $10.00 discount that I ran earlier in the year is available again until December 31. The cost of a registration in now $75.00 until December 31.
Okay, everyone, this is the time to register. These offers will not come along again, so dig deep into your pockets and send in your registration today.
Goodbye for now, Lyn Musacchio
Also, this message
From Lyn Musacchio
Trish Kehoe, our fanzine committee head, has informed me that we need stories for the convention zine. I know that there are many talented and creative people out there. Please help us to make this the best convention fanzine possible.
From Lyn Musacchio:
One of the new events will be a Welcoming Party planned for Thursday night running from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The event that will have a new twist is the Celebrity Sunday Brunch. I am planning an activity that will be involving the celebrities and a participation game with prizes for the attendees! To find out more you'll just have to sign up and be included in the fun. I don't think you will be disappointed. Also, an all-you-can-eat pizza party is planned for Sunday night following the convention at the hotel from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $6.99 per person. Make your check payable to the convention and send your payment to me.
The emphasis is romance at this years Saturday night banquet where you will be swept back in time to Vincent's and Catherine's first Winterfest with candlelight, soft music, and ahh so much more.... There will be so many tantalizing delights in the dealer room that you won't know where to begin, but don't leave until you have seen all the wonderful donations that have been given to me for the "Table of Hidden Treasures" including many fanzines, t-shirts, and posters. Many artists will be showing off their talents in this years art room. Clare Sieffert, Jamie Murray, Sandy C. Shelton, Sandy Tew will all have art at the convention, just to name a few. one new item in the art room this year will be the "Wall of Hidden Treasures" which will showcase artists from the past that are no longer active members in B&B fandom, such artists as Barbara Gibson, Beth Blighton, and Rita Terrill. Proceeds from the sale of the "Table of Hidden Treasures" and "Wall of Hidden Treasures" will go to the charity, the American Cancer Society.
This year's Celebrity Auction will be an exciting place to be. The LA Group has donated young Lisa's dancing outfit and one of William's coats. I also have a Gallo pewter limited edition statue of Vincent. It stands on a wooden base and is signed and numbered and the Gallo pewter loving cups of Vincent and Catherine. Both of these were very popular items when they first were made available to fandom in the early 90's. I have two Starlog magazines one with Vincent on the cover and the other one with an article about Edward Albert.
I am working on getting us a discount on the transportation to and from the hotel. I will announce this at a later date.
Finally, we will enjoy sharing this year's convention with the celebrity talents of Edward Albert, David Schwartz, Linda Campanelli and Myhr.
See you in July. Goodbye for now, Lyn Musacchio Chairperson.
Further details from a more recent update:
A special extended stay is offered for people who would like to "Stay A Little Longer" after the convention concludes:
MONDAY JULY 19, 1999
TUESDAY JULY 20, 1999
The Gourmet Pantry sells a full variety of fascinating culinary gadgets,
cookbooks and wines. Disney's Days of Christmas makes everyday seem like
Christmas with its year-round enchantment with character and personalized items
collectibles ornaments and embroidered gifts. These are just some of the shops
that are featured at the shopping complex. The cost of this tour is $17.50
which includes roundtrip transportation. The bus will depart for Downtown
Disney at 9:00 a.m. and will return at 3:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 20TH NIGHT
From Lyn Musacchio, chair of the 1999 B&B convention in
FROM THE CONVENTION PIPES
There will be an all-you-can-eat pizza party at the conclusion of the convention to be held at the hotel. The party is tentatively planned to be held from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night. The price is $6.99.
Also, we are selling advertising space in the convention fanzine; 1/4 of a page is $25.00, 1/2 of a page is $50.00 and a full page advertisement is $75.00. This is a way to help curtail costs of the fanzine and is a great way to help you to promote your merchandise. So please consider advertising in the con zine.
For both the pizza party and for advertising in the zine, payment is to be sent to me. Make check or money order out to "A Kingdom by the Sea -- Revisited." Send your advertisement to Trish Kehoe.
Don't forget for those of you who have not registered yet, I have just started another promotion for the convention. New registrations received by April 15, 1999, will be placed in a drawing. One lucky registrant will receive one free hotel night during their convention stay at the Holiday Inn International Resort for the 99 con.
I just want to remind everyone that the block of rooms that are being held for the convention is for Wednesday, July 14, through Sunday, July 28.
These rooms are reserved for our convention. The three days before and the
three days after these dates the hotel gives the convention rate to us which is
$92.00 but these days are not being reserved for us and are not part of our
block and are on a first come first serve basis. So keep this in mind when you
make your reservation. And keep in mind that summer is a very busy time in
Talk with you all soon.Goodbye for now, Lyn