July 1999 Orlando Convention announcements

This message was obtained from Nan Dibble's Hotline dated 19th October 1998

Nan received this Via Jackie Hunt, who she thanked, Lyn Musacchio's newest convention update:

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 in Orlando to interact with the fans again!

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 posted on Nan Dibble's Hotline onf 15th November 1998:

From Lyn Musacchio


"I am happy to announce that along with Edward Albert, Linda Campanelli will be attending the 1999 Beauty and the Beast Convention. She is co-sponsored by CABB (Classic Alliance of Beauty and the Beast). Along with her partner at the time, Linda wrote some of the episodes we enjoyed so much, such stories as "The Watcher" and "Gentle Rain". I'm sure she will have many delicious stories to share with us.

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 Nan Dibble's 11th April Update...

From Lyn Musacchio:
The 1999 Beauty and the Beast Convention, A Kingdom By The Sea, Revisited, is less than four months away and there are many things happening that will make this a convention to remember. Some events will be familiar whereas others have never been done before and some will have a new twist.

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:

DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM is a theme park about animals -- wild animals. Explore every corner of the Park and you will discover creatures in all shapes and sizes. From the Kilimanjaro Safari where you climb aboard an open-air safari vehicle for an exciting expedition, where African animals freely roam through acres of savanna rivers and rocky hills. Search Asia's Maharajah Jungle Trek where you can explore the Anandapur Royal Forest and hunting lodge, home to exotic creatures such as the giant fruit bats, tigers and colorful Asian Birds. Wander through the gardens where you may encounter a Komodo dragon. Or journey through a beautiful tropical rainforest before being plunged into rapids that will leave you soaking wet!! And lets not forget Dinoland USA. The worlds fascination with dinosaurs is celebrated in this wacky "fossil park". Dodge dangerous dinosaurs and face the furry of flaming meteorites as you journey back 65 million years to save the last dinosaur in "Countdown to Extinction" attraction.


DISNEY'S MGM STUDIO where show business takes center stage -- Relive classic Hollywood moments on the "Great Movie Ride," such as 'Singing In The Rain,' 'Wizard of Oz,' "Tarzan,' 'Alien,' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' Catch a backstage glimpse of an exciting special effects water scene, then take a backlot walking tour where you'll see such props as the Armadillo vehicle from the blockbuster movie Armageddon. Or go behind the scenes and see a real television production. You can also enjoy live performance shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, and Hunchback of Notre Dame. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is something you want to save time for and Twilight Zone, Tower of terror where a runaway elevator drops you 13 stories will leave you shaking in your seat. The cost for either Disney theme park is $65.00 per person which includes round trip transportation and admission cost to the park of your choice. The bus departs for the theme parks at 9:00 a.m. and will be returning at 4:00 p.m.

DOWNTOWN DISNEY -- is a fantastic shopping complex where you can spend a day shopping until your hearts content. There is something for everyone. You can buy a variety of items from children's clothes and toys to adult clothing and items for your home or hobby. There are many shops such as Pooh Corner where they have Pooh clothes, toys and more for the whole family; Disney At Home sells innovative and unique items for the bedroom and bath, and at Eurospain you will find Crystal collectibles and artisan demonstrations and custom engraving. The newest and biggest Disney shop on earth, the World of Disney have twelve huge rooms based on Disney classics which showcase a mountain of plush toys, infant wear, gourmet items, jewelry and Disney gifts. If you are looking for quality women's clothing, Resortwear Unlimited is the place to go. Harrington Bay Clothiers has men's casual resort apparel by Polo, Calvin Kein, Tommy Hilfinger, and more.

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.
Please note that tours will run only if there are 20 participants.

KING HENRY'S FEAST -- a banquet and variety show. You'll dine in a magnificent Great Hall with the spectacle of dueling knights, masterful magician, and the dazzling performers appearing on center stage. Pretty wenches sing and serve up a bountiful four course banquet. Tankards of beer, wine, and coca-coca included. Two hours of bigger-than-life entertainment and hilarious comedy for the family. The cost for this tour is $38.00 per person which includes round trip transportation. The bus will depart the hotel at 6:00 p.m. and will return after the dinner show.




From Lyn Musacchio, chair of the 1999 B&B convention in Orlando, a convention update:


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 Florida so it is best to make your reservations soon if you plan on staying a longer time in Florida.

Talk with you all soon.Goodbye for now, Lyn