This is from Jeania at Ellora's Cave (Jasmine-Jade publishing.)
We've decided to hold the first EC Convention (2009) in Akron, Ohio. I spoke with the convention center this week and should have bids from several area hotels by July 1st. I will meet with them again on July 2nd to schedule some appointments with the hotels we are interested in. If all goes well, we should have details for you by the end of July. We are looking at the following dates (all Friday-Sunday)
Sept., 18th - 20th,
Oct., 2nd -- 4th
Please put a post out on your sites to see if your readers are interested in attending. This will help a great deal to estimate the number of rooms we will need. Ask them to respond with name, address and Ph# (optional) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(notice that "conventions" is plural). Mention the above dates and the following "tentative" outline.
Friday Night -- EC/CP/TLC Celebration Party
Saturday Morning -- Continental Breakfast
Day -- Workshops
Night -- Awards Banquet
**The city is working on something fun for you to do (if interested and thirsty) after the Awards Banquet.**
Sunday Morning -- Continental Breakfast
Afternoon -- Book Fair
Evening -- An author sponsored event. RT has a movie and popcorn night at their farewell gathering. If you want to participate or have a suggestion please let me know.
Once I have an idea of the number of interested people (authors, readers, book stores, models), and we decide on the hotel, food, etc., we'll be able to determine the cost.
So if you think you'd like to attend, write to Jeania with the dates you'd prefer.
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