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Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2009, 10:32 pm
redwitch: Frolicon New Year's update

Frolicon (www.frolicon.com)
April 9-12, 2009
Sheraton Gateway
Atlanta, GA

Happy New YEAR! And we have plenty of things to celebrate here at Frolicon HQ!! Frolicon (www.frolicon.com) is the adult (21+) science fiction convention held every Easter Weekend (April 9-12, 2009) in Atlanta, GA.

Tons of info below...keep on reading. It'll be worth it.



HOTEL INFO

If you haven’t reserved your room yet, hop to it. As in past years, we anticipate a sell out year at our new home The Sheraton Gateway Atlanta. You can reserve your rooms directly online by clicking on the hotel tab at the top of the Frolicon homepage, or you can call them at 866-716-8127. Make sure to ask for the Frolicon room block. Room rates are $99 a night with a $4 (in/out for guests at the hotel) a day parking charge. We will have a 7 day cancellation policy as well as a one night stay room deposit 7 days out as well. This hotel is also SMOKE FREE. We just want to keep you informed. We’re nearly doubling our programming space and the sleeping rooms are nothing less than unbelievable, so you don’t want to miss this year.

REGISTRATION INFO

If you haven’t preregistered, it’s not too late to get in on the fun. We have several ways for you to register online. Just go to the registration tab on the homepage to pre register for 4 days of fun and frolic for only $50. Do it now! Rates will be $65 at the door.

You can also register with us whereever we may go to promote for the super ridiculously low rate $40. Right now, we’ll be at Chattacon in Chattanooga this weekend and look for us at Whippersnappers in Atlanta, and several other locales. Keep a look out on LJ, MySpace, FetLife and the website for other promotions coming up.

PROGRAMMING INFO

As you know we add programming all the time, but here’s a teaser to get you as excited as we are.

Returning Favorites!
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Most Spankable Ass Contest
Project Runway
Scenic City Side Show
Pants Off Dance Off
Air Sex
Big Momma Burlesque
Burbin’ Babes
Hypno Dave

New Fun!
Betty Page Contest
Dragon’s loss is Frolicon’s gain! We’re resurrecting an old favorite, the Betty Page look-a-like contest, celebration of the life and lifestyle of that beautiful goddess of pin-up. So trim up those blunt-cut bangs and pick your favorite Betty image. We’ll choose the lovely lady that best embodies the look and attitude of Ms. Page.

Costume Contest
Everyone loves a good costume contest! But if it’s at Frolicon you know there’s gonna be a twist. We’ll add some kooky categories and prizes to liven up this old con tradition.

The Spirit of Frolicon Contest
Not quite a beauty contest, not quite a talent competition. The Spirit of Frolicon is our search for the person that best embodies all that Frolicon is and can be. What does Frolicon mean to you? A great party? A gathering of like-minded people? A crazy kinky weekend where you can be yourself without judgment? Well then, show us! Our winner will hold the title of The Spirit of Frolicon for an entire year and even represent Frolicon at promotional events. Look for more details and contest requirements soon on Frolicon.com.

Also in the works…
Frolicon Newlywed Game
Rock Band Tourney
Dr. Horrible Sing-A-Long Blog
Zombie Tag

And much much more! We have more space and more events than ever before!

"Come one, come all to the Frolicon Brand of crazy known as The Game Room... in Two Rooms! That's right, this year, for the first time, Gaming has two rooms at its disposal. Yay, us!!In the Game Room, we have all sorts of goings on for you to while away your time between demos, parties and trips to the Play Space. We have board games and card games of such a variety, you'll feel geeked just looking at them. We have the third annual Strip Poker Tournament and the third annual Settlers of Cattan Tournament. New this year we'll also have a LARP run by the Camarilla, a great introduction for those interested in gaming and improv acting. We also plan to have a Jeapordy: Sex Edition and assorted video games (if projectors and such are available). Bring your own favorites and share with as many people as you can rope into a game. Heck, everyone knows:
The More, the Merrier!"

Our kink track will have it’s own floor. Yes, you heard right, it’s own floor. Three days of play and over 50 classes/workshops will keep you up to your kinky eyeballs in fun and education. Cutting, branding, boot worship, electricity, dollification, furry identification, and so much more from national, regional and local presenters such as Sharrin Specter, Catherine Gross, Vi Johnson, Boymeat, Jeff the Rope God (yes, we named him that, not him), Frankie, Sable, Lord Mercury, Winterrose, Master Archer and Elegant, Boomer and more!

The 2009 Think Track is more fun and quirky and diverse than ever. And of course this is only the beginning. Take a look at some of the wonderful programming in store for you…of course these are working titles only. Keep an eye on the website for developments as they happen. Think track will include: cultural appropriation, coming out kinky, D/s in mainstream media, porno pictionary, pasty making, vintage lingerie show and tell, clothes swap, BPAL meet and sniff, fan fic panels, writer’s panels, activism, naked yoga, figure drawing, pole position, hooping, steampunk costuming, photo club, beading, belly dance, body image, goth scrapbooking and tons more.

Sponsorships and program book ads are now available in all price points to showcase your business, event or for your own personal messages. Check them out under the Sponsor tab on the website.

And a few last notes…if you’d like to volunteer, perform, present or just help out, opportunities are available as well. Our dealer’s room is sold out. Contacts for volunteers, security, track leaders, dungeon monitors, business, sponsorship, ads…really most anything you may need or want to know is listed below and on the website. So, go take a good look around. We can’t put on this show without your help and support.

Watch the website, LJ, Myspace, and FetLife for where we’ll be next and all the news you need to know to make your frolic the best one possible.

We can’t wait to see you all again!!!

Our best,

Beth, Pam, Chrissie and Shelli
The Frolicon Producers


If you’d like to request an invitation to the Dealer’s Room, email Roger at rogertibbitts@hotmail.com.

If you’d like to volunteer…email Chrissie at crystalmorning35@aol.com.

If you’d like to present or have an idea for Think/Ink Track…email Teresa at goldfish65@yahoo.com.

If you’d like to present or have an idea for Kink Track…email Shelli at shelli@frolicon.com

If you’d like to perform or have an idea for Main Programming…email Pam at pam_frolicon@yahoo.com.

If you’re interested in being in the Art Show…email Pam at pam_frolicon@yahoo.com.

If you’d like to DM…email Elegant at fantasiesinleather@hotmail.com

If you’d like to volunteer for security…email nexuscon@gmail.com.

If you have questions about the hotel, sponsorship, registrations, hotel rooms, advertising or most anything else…email Beth at beth@frolicon.com.