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Where strangers are freinds you just haven't met yet!
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WARNING – KEY DATES ARE COMING UP

June 10 – the last day to register at the $35 rate

June 12 – the hotel room block expires. After that, costs might go up!!

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Are you a writer? Do you want to sharpen your skills? ConGregate is the place to do it! We have a wide variety of writer’s workshops & seminars this year, with instructors like Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn and Allen Wold.

Check out our list of available opportunities, and get signed up while there’s still time!

http://www.con-gregate.com/writing-workshops
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Heads up! The deadline to reserve ad space in our program book is 4/21!
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Michael Stackpole and Timothy Zahn will be teaching a series of writing seminars at ConGregate/DSC!

http://www.con-gregate.com/writing-workshops
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We are pleased to announce the addition of writer Simon Hawke to our guest list.

http://www.con-gregate.com/simon-hawke
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We are pleased to announce the addition of publisher Toni Weisskopf and writer Michael A. Stackpole to our list of featured guests.

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As many of you know, there were some, well, challenges with the hotel back in July. The good news is that we had a very long and very productive meeting with the hotel management in August.

Here are a few things we’d like to pass along from that meeting:

First, we want you to know that the hotel manager repeatedly expressed that she was extremely unhappy with the service they provided to our group.

Second, due to the situation, the hotel has voluntarily renegotiated our contract for 2017.

Some of the key features in the new contract involve some added value for the room rates, including free parking for one car per room, two complimentary continental breakfasts for each room, and an early check-in option to hopefully reduce lines on Friday.

Third, the hotel is the process to updating/renovating the guest rooms (and hallways).

Lastly, the hotel has committed to working very closely with the convention throughout the year to ensure a better overall experience for everyone.

Based on this meeting, and since our 2015 con was a much better experience than we had in 2016, we have no reason to doubt that the hotel can return to the standards we expect.

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NOTE: The room block is set-up at the Radisson, but due to the contract renegotiation, online reservations will not be available until the end of the month. You should still be able to reserve by phone now, however, if you call the hotel’s direct line.

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Some of our staff were on WFMY's (CBS) The Good Morning Show today... but ignore their attendance estimates. They are a bit exaggerated. ;)
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