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It's so close!

Less than a month away!  OMG!

Time to get everything finished! Here's all the latest news on CC32:


 

Current Convention Rates:

NOTE: After March 31, pre-registration rates end; at-the-door rates will apply.

Children Under 10
Free ("Kids-in-Tow")

At-the-door rates:

Weekend or single-day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) memberships will be available at the door. There will be no Monday-only memberships.

Cash only will be accepted at the door; no cheques, credit cards or debit cards.

Weekend Membership $95 CDN/USD
Friday-only Membership $35 CDN/USD
Saturday-only Membership $40 CDN/USD
Sunday-only Membership $35 CDN/USD
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Attention Students: Please note that if you paid the student rate, YOU WILL NEED VALID STUDENT ID to pick up your badge. If you don't have valid ID with you, you will have to pay the difference between the student rate and the regular Adult rate.
Sheraton Hotel - Dixon Road, Toronto
Our main hotel is SOLD OUT*!  We're overwhelmed with the response to CC32; it's going to be the biggest and best Costume-Con in years!  We've added overflow hotels; here's the info:
http://costumecon32.com/cc32-location/hotel-info/

*(space does open up occasionally, so you may want to check with them)
We need volunteers!  If you're interested in helping out, please follow this link to register:  http://costumecon32.com/register/volunteer-registration/

Please note that you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. Thank you!
Didn't get the previous Progress Reports?

Progress Report 1 - Badge Ribbons, Room Parties, Meetups

Progress Report 2 - Masquerades 101

Basic Convention Schedule

Detailed schedule of workshops and panels will be available closer to the con, but for now here's a rough daily guide of major events:

Thursday

Tours to local attractions/shopping
Evening: get-together in the Con Suite


Friday

Daytime: programming
Evening: Friday Night Social party and Single Pattern Contest


Saturday

Daytime: programming
Evening: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Masquerade

Sunday

Daytime: Future Fashion Show & programming
Evening: Historical Masquerade


Monday

Daytime: programming and tours
Evening: Pool Party


Tuesday

Daytime: Tours to local attractions/shopping
Shopping in Toronto! 

Aurora Celeste has prepared an awesome guide to the Queen Street shopping district in Toronto.  There are dozens of great fabric, bead, and yarn stores along this strip.  We'll be running a guided tour of the fabric district, but you may also want to visit on your own while you're in Toronto!

Part 1
Part 2
Fabric & Crafting Swap & Sell!

Don't forget to bring your unused fabric, trims, notions, yarn, and other costuming supplies to....exchange for all new stuff!  (It's still de-stashing if you're replacing old stuff with new stuff, right?)  Fabric, buttons, zippers, trim, thread, thermoplastics, paints, sparkles, sewing machine feet, sewing tools, patterns, books, weird things, new things, old things, one thing, two things, bring them and have fun swapping & selling. Time TBA. 
Tours!

We want your feedback on which tours you're interested in, and which days you'd prefer. Options:

Gerrard "Little India" Bazaar - Monday
Textile Museum & Bata Shoe Museum - Monday
Queen Street Fabric District - Tuesday or Thursday
Afternoon Tea (limited spots) - Tuesday

If you plan on attending any of these tours, please let us know!

Tours with not enough interest may be cancelled.

 
Where to eat?

The hotel has a brief list of some nearby restaurants on their website: http://www.sheratontorontoairport.com/toronto-airport-restaurants

We will have a printed map with restaurant locations at the con.  There are more than 15 restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

Calling all ghouls and ghosts! The time for all things that go bump in the night is at hand. On the eve of Friday, April 25th, creatures of all sorts are invited to gather in hordes and share their tales and traditions in Ambrosia I & II from 7pm to 11pm. Kick up your claws, tighten your bandages, straighten those scales and enjoy an evening of friends, refreshments, music and miscreations at the Monster Club Social – only at Costume-Con 32.

Highlights of the evening:

• Social mixers & prizes
• Vampire hosts & hostesses
• Frighteningly fun finger foods*
• Bloody beverages*
• Fiendish photos
• Single Pattern Competition (8pm)
• Best costume awards
• Live performances
• Cash bar

Themed costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory. All types of costumes are welcome.

*While supplies last

Choosing Costume-Con's location
(How the Bid System Works)


For those new to Costume-Con, the con is run like Worldcon on a bid system; local groups must bid to host the con in their city.

At each Costume-Con, all attending and supporting members can vote for Site Selection of the CC three years from that date (for example, voting for the CC32 Site Selection took place at CC29).

This year we will be voting on the location for Costume-Con 35 in 2017. You can visit the CC34 table at the con for more information and for voting (they will be receiving and tabulating the votes).
Voting costs $10, but if the site you voted for wins the bid, that $10 counts towards your membership. 
We are missing email addresses for these people (or the address we have doesn't work).  If you know them, please have them contact us with their correct email address so they can get future updates from us!

Natalie Angellotti
Yvette Bieman
Sebastien Bouchard
Jaclyn Brown
Shevon Chen
Melina Chestley
Lisa Cornfield
Anne Dang
Meaghan Dass
James Deschenes
Kathy Dwyer
Kristina Foster
Jesse French
Chris Gellatly
Simon Gellatly
Alexandra Goyer
Rob Green
John Greenough
Sylvia Hornblower
Lauren Howard
Kim Laplante
Claude Leduc
Mila Little
John Albert Logo
Deborah Lovegrove
Sabra Lovegrove
Joie Mac
Lana M.
Steve McGowan
Lorne Miske
Emily Munro
Rick Ruzic
Judy Shapiro
Janet Stennull
Pat Takida
Melissa Thoeni


 
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