October 1st, 2009

rl - cowgirl up

ONE WEEK!

Hey, prom queens!

The attendee list is set, the prom decorations are on their way to Denver, and we're just counting down the days to see all your wonderful faces here at Wincon central.

We still need volunteers, mostly for the roadhouse. Please check the list and let us know when you can help out. Remember, each hour you commit to volunteering gets you an extra raffle ticket.

Here's a couple of things we want to make sure you guys know about the hotel and the area we're staying in this year:

Food and Beverage in walking distance from the hotel (at the shopping center across the road):

Sam's Club
Liquor Store
Country Buffet
IHOP
BBQ
McDonalds
Panerra
Panda Express
Party City (for all your room party needs)
Arby's
La Mariposa (Margaritas!!!)
Sonic
SmashBurger
Subway
Taste of Asia
Papa Johns (they deliver)
Rocky Wings

The Hotel also has a Starbucks, a bar, and a restaurant. You will be receiving two breakfast tickets for Saturday and Sunday morning to the breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant. The buffet closes at 10, so be sure to shuffle downstairs before then.

Speaking of the hotel bar, the bartenders have concocted a couple of special drinks for us. They will be available in the lobby bar all weekend and at the bar at the prom on Saturday night for $6. Order them by name! They are:

The Dead Prom Queen -
vodka
cherry brandy
cranberry juice
splash cola

The Student Body -
Hypnotiq
vodka
splash pineapple juice
eyeball garnish

Just so it's been said once, outside food and drink is not allowed in the Prom on Saturday night. Please keep Roadhouse drinks in the Roadhouse over the weekend as much as possible. If the hotel staff has an issue with you and a cup or drink you may be carrying around, please be compliant.

High-Altitude Sickness:

As some of you may have guessed ;), Denver is a high-altitude city. This means that even the hardest drinker among us will be a lightweight over the weekend. (See here for more info on altitude sickness.) So please gauge yourself a little more carefully than normal. It's also really important to stay hydrated because of this. Water will be available in all our meeting rooms, plus the roadhouse where we will have gatorade mix for you to drink too.

Where the Hotel can take you via shuttle:

To and from the Airport. When coming out of the airport, please follow the signs to the second median and wait for the shuttle for Renaissance Denver on Quebec Street. The shuttle is 24/7 but if you are coming in very late, it's ok to call the hotel (303-800-1314) and let them know you're waiting. The ride is about 30 minutes one way, so please be patient.

The Shops at Northfield. Forget your dancing shoes? Take the shuttle here and find a new pair!



As always, if you have any questions, please email us at winchestercon at gmail or comment here directly.
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Addressing matters what are important

As you may know (or may not), one of the panels Friday afternoon is "How to Survive the Apocalypse In Style." 

In the interest of making this interactive and as fun as possible, if you have a great tip, how-to, or other something you believe that anyone who still wishes to be alive once the apocalypse has gripped us by it's gory hands, please bring and share.  Rather than a Q&A at the end, there will be a sharing time. Just like in kindergarten, but with zombies.