ADDED BONUS: Are you coming to ASSIMILATION 2007 the weekend of September 29th & 30th? Wanna save a couple of bucks? Here's a coupon for $10 off admission for those of you that actually read stuff on the Internet...
Saturday at 8:00 PM (1.5 hours) / Sawgrass Conference Room Seating Limited to 72 Attendees Ticket Price: $100
What weekend experience is complete without the chance to have dinner with your favorite celebrity guest at ASSIMILATION? This plated dinner gives you the chance to mix and mingle with our celebrity guests in a relaxed setting. Discuss cooking with "Neelix." Talk politics with "Captain Lochley." Ask "Invader Zim" if he likes his meat.
Jedi Fight Club Saturday at 12:00 noon (1 hour) / Salon B Hosted by Westerfield Studios Rule #1 - You do not talk about Jedi Fight Club Rule #2 - You DO NOT talk about Jedi Fight Club Rule #3 - Jedi Fight Club is a foam weapons demonstration from Westerfield Studios. Audience members will be allowed to participate.
Costume Contest Prejudging Saturday at 2:00 PM (2 hours) / Salon C Sunday at 10:00 AM (2 hours) / Salon C
Costume Contest Finals Sunday at 2:00 PM (1 hour) / Salon B
Contest Outline: Show off your best science fiction character costume at the ASSIMILATION 2007 costume contest. Show up at one of the two prejudging events to register and get looked over by our staff of costume experts. Six finalists will be chosen each day to return for the finals on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The winners will be chosen by our celebrity guest judges and announced at the event!
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning Sunday at 4:15 AM (1.75 hours) / Salon B Do you like Star Trek? Do you like parodies? Do you like Finland? This full length fan film is based on the popular trade paperbacks of the same name. Zaniness ensues. Learn more at www.starwreck.com
Saturday at 11:00 PM (3 hours) / Sawgrass Conference Room "Life... don't talk to me about life" -Marvin, the Paranoid Android
How does one handle the hefty burden of life, the universe, and everything? With DANCING! Con wrap up your Saturday at ASSIMILATION with out late night dance party. Jedis and Klingons alike with "get down" as we blast out dance hits from Disco to Dance Dance Revolution.
Coming from out of town and don't know the area? The ASSIMILATION 2007 staff has taken the time to check out all the local eating places for you to enjoy. We've even taken the time to scan in some of the menus to make it easy for you. For example:
NEW YORK PIZZA WORLD 7531 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL (407) 390-9664
Gaming & Satanism (Panel) Saturday at 4:00 PM (1 hour) / Salon C Hosted by Michael Stackpole Do video games really promote violence? Is PS3 the mark of the devil and not 666? These and other questions will be answered in this frank discussion about the supposed link between video games and violence today.
Saturday Morning Cartoons (on Sunday) Sunday at 6:00 AM (4 hours) / Salon B Cereal and light breakfast will be served - free of charge! We've dug up some of the best (and worst) science fiction cartoons from our childhood to share, and we'll even provide breakfast to go with it. No sleeping is allowed in any event room, but we do encourage you to come in your pajamas!
"Perfect Copy" viewing with Glenda Finkelstein Saturday at 1:00 PM (1 hour) / Sawgrass Conference Room One of Glenda's popular short stories ("Perfect Copy") has been made into a short film by director Joe Tolly. Be one of the first to see it and then stay for an hour long Q&A with Glenda afterwards.
Something Strange - LIVE stage presentation Sunday at 1:00 AM (1.5 hours) / Salon B For the very first time, the music from “Something Strange” will be performed live at the “Assimilation” convention this September in Orlando. A group of talented musicians have been recruited to perform the music from Paul Vincenti ’s rock opera “Something Strange” – www.somethingstrange.net - a tale of lust and jealousy played out over one tragic evening. A new “rocked up” score will be presented, along with various goodies and surprises. If music influenced by Hammer Horror and Pink Floyd whets your appetite, you are invited to a taste of this late night treat!
Note: the updates for July 24th and 25th will be posted on the 25th to avoid too many being posted on one day (today). Stay tuned!
Big Damn SciFi Game Show with Wally Allgood Saturday at 4:30 PM (1 hour) / Sawgrass Conference Room Think you're a SciFi fan? Prove it in this video based trivia show hosted by Wally Allgood. Mass audience participation means everyone has a chance to win fabulous prizes.
Author's note: sorry for the delay for the daily updates. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sucked up all my free time this past weekend. The rest of the updates should happen on time.
ADDED FEATURED TALENT!
PAUL VINCENTI (Acclaimed Local Artist)
Paul Vincenti has been creating images (and some might say mischief) for over 25 years. Based in Orlando, Florida, Paul's style and subjects have a unique overlap between fantasy illustrations and the fine art world. Everyone agrees that Paul is blessed with boundless energy. His professional endeavors have spanned many media, including forays into musical composition and production.
SciFi Deal or Not? with Wally Allgood Saturday at 6:30 PM (1 hour) / Salon B Sunday at 1:00 PM (1 hour) / Salon B Wally Allgood hosts this popular game show with a Scifi twist. No trivia; no gimmicks; just nerves, instincts and raw intuition. All you have to do is answer Deal or Not! Arrive early to be a contestant... or show up in a costume and you can be a model for the show.
The Way Out Lounge for the Way In Crowd Saturday at 10:00 PM (4 hours) / The Oleander Meeting Room You've made it, guys and dolls... the future! The radiation levels are nominal, that big ion storm is weeks away, and the mutants have retreated to their caves. Now it's time to cycle down your jetback, disarm your atomic raygun, have a drink, and relax as Operator 7G weaves an audible web of the more relaxing tunes from the turbulent 20th, where our vision of this beautiful future was born!
The Star Wars Holiday Special is NOT a Drinking Game! Sunday at 2:30 AM (1.75 hours) / Salon B 21 and over ONLY. Please have your ID with you to gain entry. Come see how the Star Wars Holiday is not a drinking game during this overnight event. If it WERE a drinking game the rules would be posted soon on the Assimilation forum and possibly even show up in print at this event.