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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
10:22 pm
[wasabiguy]
Assimilation 2008 Cancelled
Dear Science Fiction Fans,

It is with a heavy heart that must announce that, due to circumstances beyond our control, Assimilation 2008 has been cancelled.

After careful consideration, we have determined that the current economy can not support a science fiction event like the one we have been working to provide for Florida's science fiction fans.

We appreciate all of the support the local clubs and fans have shown us - and we look forward to bringing Assimilation back sometime in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Green Mustard Productions
info@GreenMustard.com

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
12:28 am
[wasabiguy]
hob2007_small
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The Staff of ASSIMILATION 2007 would like to say THANK YOU to all of our attendees, dealers, and guests.  You all helped make our first year a memorable and successful experience. 
 
We will be posting pictues as soon as possible.
 
Check back soon for date and location information for ASSIMILATION II: RELOADED in 2008! 
 
Questions?  Comments?  Please email info@assimilationcon.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
1:20 pm
[wasabiguy]


ZIM DEMANDS YOU TAKE THIS SURVEY!!! Help fill the answers for the SciFi Family Feud hosted by Joey Snackpants...

http://www.AssimilationCon.com/feud

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...

http://www.assimilationcon.com/coupon.jpg

See you there!
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
7:44 am
[wasabiguy]
30 Days of Updates: DAY 20

Are you ready

Tickets for all events are now available including:

GENERAL ADMISSION $35
DELUXE TICKET $150
ELITE TICKET $250

CELEBRITY DINNER $100
WRITERS BRUNCH $25


(Note: Read the above graphic - we'd suggest buying the general admission next week.)

http://assimilation.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
1:05 pm
[wasabiguy]
30 Days of Updates: The Return! DAY 19

Wow... we've been swamped with promotion ASSIMILATION 2007 across the southeast. Since the beginning of this month, we've been to Anime Festival Orlando, YasumiCon in Miami, the Tampa Comic Book & Toy Convention ... next weekend we're planning to be at the 25 Year Celebration for Comic World in Largo, Florida . After that: DragonCon. As a matter of fact, come meet the ASSIMILATION 2007 staff. We'll be working here all weekend:

DragonCon

(While not directly an ASSIMILATION event update - it's a big deal for the staff. Check back tomorrow for another update.)

Also: new poll posted on the ASSIMILATION website.  Check it out!
Wednesday, August 1st, 2007
9:45 am
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 17)

Dinner

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.

Click here for more information and instructions for purchasing tickets.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
10:56 pm
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 16)

Westerfield Studios

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.

Monday, July 30th, 2007
10:54 pm
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 15)

THE ASSIMILATION 2007 COSTUME CONTEST! 

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!

Click this link for more details...

Sunday, July 29th, 2007
10:48 pm
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 14)

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, July 28th, 2007
5:23 pm
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 13)

Dance

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.

Friday, July 27th, 2007
2:15 pm
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 12)

Local Dining

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

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE MENUS! 

Thursday, July 26th, 2007
2:14 pm
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 11)
Stackpole
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.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
2:12 pm
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 10)
Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space

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!
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
2:08 pm
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 9)


"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.
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
11:55 am
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 8)

Something Strange

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!
Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
11:37 am
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 7)

Big Damn Gameshow

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.
Saturday, July 21st, 2007
11:17 am
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 6)

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

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.

Paul Vincenti's Official Website: http://www.paulvincenti.com

Friday, July 20th, 2007
10:18 am
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 5)

Deal or Not?

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.

Thursday, July 19th, 2007
10:14 am
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 4)


Way Out Lounge

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!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
12:39 am
[wasabiguy]
ASSIMILATION '07: 30 Days of Updates (Day 3)

Star Wars Holiday

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.


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