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James Marsters - Spike
Vulkon is proud to announce our all "NEW" Houston Texas event with New dates and with an all New Confirmed guest line-up, for this - our first Houston Texas event !
· James Marsters who played "Spike" on both Buffy & Angel. James appears both Saturday & Sunday for autographs and photo sessions and will also perform in Concert on Saturday Night! In collaboration with Himber Entertainment - This is James’s only confirmed 2005 US appearance at this time.
· Amber Benson who played "Tara" on Buffy. This is a rare appearance for Amber whom will attend both Saturday & Sunday for autographs and photo sessions, plus will attend the cocktail party and will also perform at our banquet!
· Andy Hallett who played Lorne on Angel appears both Saturday & Sunday for autographs and photo sessions, plus will attend our Karaoke Cocktail Party & Saturday night Banquet. Andy will perform at the Karaoke Cocktail Party - health permitting,
· Kelly Donovan, (Nick Brendon’s twin brother) who was Xander’s twin & stunt double on Buffy, appears both Saturday & Sunday (Plus will attend Cocktail Party & Saturday night Banquet) Note: Kelly is a "Bonus Guest"
· Jonathan Woodward who played Knox on Angel appears both Saturday & Sunday (Plus will attend Cocktail Party & Saturday night Banquet) Note: Jonathan is a "Bonus Guest"
· Jenny Mollen who played Nina Ash on Angel appears both Saturday & Sunday (Plus will attend Cocktail Party & Saturday night Banquet) Note: Jenny is a "Bonus Guest"
Attendance to this event will be very limited at only 500 tickets total. We recommend you order early to guarantee a seat! And, ALL SEATING at this event is RESERVED, so you don’t have to "camp out" to get a good seat and you can come and go as you please knowing that your seat is there for you all weekend. Please be advised that you must stay in your assigned seat when in the ballroom at all times, no sitting on the floor or in the aisles will be permitted.
Tickets go on sale Saturday December 4th at starting at 5pm for Platinum tickets.
Gold tickets go on sale Monday December 6th at 8 PM.
Silver tickets go on sale Wednesday December 8th at 8 PM.
Tickets sales are staggered to prevent the crash of our online server as happened last time.
Admission & Autographs:
Platinum VIP Level A weekend tickets. This is an "All Inclusive Ticket" that includes: guaranteed reserved seating in rows 1-4; 2 in-person autographs from both James Marsters and Andy Hallett (gift giving will be allowed on Saturday); 1 in-person autograph from Amber Benson; a ticket to the Friday Night Karaoke Cocktail Party; a ticket to the Saturday Evening Banquet; a ticket to the Saturday Night James Marsters Concert; a ticket to the Saturday Night VIP after concert reception with James Marsters - featuring open bar and food; an exclusive autograph session with James, Andy and Amber; an exclusive photo session with James, Andy and Amber. Plus early bird admission to the dealers room and autograph room. Price $800 Only 100 of this ticket will be sold.
Platinum VIP Level B weekend tickets. This is an "All Inclusive Ticket" that includes: guaranteed reserved seating in rows 5-8; 2 in-person autographs from both James Marsters and Andy Hallett (gift giving will be allowed on Saturday); 1 in-person autograph from Amber Benson; a ticket to the Friday Night Karaoke Cocktail Party; a ticket to the Saturday Evening Banquet; a ticket to the Saturday Night James Marsters Concert; a ticket to the Saturday Night VIP after concert reception with James Marsters - featuring open bar and food; an exclusive autograph session with James, Andy and Amber; an exclusive photo session with James, Andy and Amber. Plus early bird admission to the dealers room and autograph room. Price $750 Only 100 of this ticket will be sold.
Platinum Tickets are very limited and are sold non-refundable and non-transferable to avoid any resale abuse of our tickets. If you are unable to make the event, we will endeavor to resell your ticket for you.
Gold weekend tickets. This ticket includes guaranteed reserved seating in rows 9-14 and 1 in-person autograph from both James Marsters and Andy Hallett, plus a pre-signed photo of Amber Benson. Plus option to order tickets for the Karaoke Cocktail Party, Banquet, James Concert, photo sessions, & extra autograph tickets. Price $225 Only 150 of this ticket will be sold.
Silver weekend tickets. This ticket includes guaranteed reserved seating in rows 15-20 and 1 in-person autograph from both James Marsters and Andy Hallett, plus a pre-signed photo of Amber Benson. Plus option to order tickets for the Karaoke Cocktail Party, Banquet, James Concert, photo sessions, & extra autograph tickets. Price $200 Only 150 of this ticket will be sold.
Single Day tickets: Will Not be available for this event.
General Admission tickets: Will Not be available for this event.
Note: We expect to have a Sold Out event, so Admission Tickets may not be available at the door, if we sell-out in advance. Order your tickets early for lower badge numbers and best seating, as we call by rows during the autograph sessions.
Photos of all our stars (for autographing) will be available at the convention registration booth at the event. (For those of you new to conventions, the stars will sign almost anything you bring them: photos, calendars, posters, etc... but you must supply the item you want signed.) Photos are $7 each.
Other "Bonus" Guests: We have invited other "Buffy" and "Angel" guests for this event. These "Bonus Guests" (currently Kelly Donovan, Jonathan Woodward, and Jenny Mollen) will be selling and signing their photos all day (both days) for a modest fee - usually about $20 which includes a photo. More guests TBA.
If you have already ordered tickets to the original Houston event scheduled for February 25-27th 2005, you have several options available to you:
1) You may request a full refund if you are unable to make this new date or if you do not like the change in the guest line-up, or the seating (as this change will have you sitting further back behind the Platinum ticket holders).
2) You may elect to upgrade your ticket to a Platinum, in which case all monies you have paid will be credited in full towards a Platinum ticket. You just pay the difference - minus a $50 discount as a "Thank You" from Vulkon for your early order and support.
3) You may elect to keep your ticket "as is" in which case we will upgrade you to a New GOLD or New Silver ticket (depends on what you originally ordered) at NO extra charge to you. But remember - Your seating row will change. Vulkon will absorb the price difference as a "Thank You" for your early order and support.
If you purchased a single day ticket you can either get a refund or upgrade the ticket to Silver, Gold or Platinum.
Tickets By Mail Order: Make check or money order payable to Vulkon and mail with a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Vulkon c/o Joe Motes P.O. Box 297122 Pembroke Pines FL. 33029-7122
Mail orders must be postmarked by March 1st, 2005.
Tickets By Phone: If not ordering through the mail, or if you do not have on-line access, you may also call in your ticket orders at: (954) 441-8735 Mon- Fri 7-9 PM and Sat 12 Noon till 5 pm. Phone in orders will not be taken before online ticket sales start for each category of ticket.
Tickets On-line: Can be ordered on our secure server, tickets go on sale this weekend Saturday December 4th at 5pm.
New! We will offer an interest free payment plan for the Platinum Tickets Only as follows: if you are not able to pay in full right away, you may pay split your payments into 3 parts! With $350 due now at sign up, $200 due in 30 days, and the final $200 due 30 days after that. Your Platinum ticket MUST be paid in Full by March 1st so please plan your payments accordingly. Late payments will result in cancellation of your ticket, as there will most likely be a waiting list for the Platinum tickets for those patrons who did not order in time before we sell out.*
*Note: If you elect to make payments - your seat(s) will not be assigned until we receive your final payment, as anyone that defaults on their payments will wreak havoc with our seating charts. Sorry but there always has to be a trade-off somewhere, but remember there are only 8 rows of Platinum so all seats will be good seats anyway.
Tickets At The Door (if available): Can be purchased from 5 PM- 9 PM Friday, and Saturday and Sunday 9:30AM Till 1 PM.
As tickets are often lost in the mail, Vulkon does not mail you the actual tickets - just a receipt that is emailed or mailed to you that you use to redeem your tickets at the event (please bring a photo ID to the event to pick up your tickets).
Reserved Seating: Reserved seating at this show is included with ticket purchase.
Child Admission: Children 12 and under are one free per paying adult Note: Under 12 free admission does not include autographs nor reserved seating. Reserved seating is available for children 12 and under, for only $10 total for the weekend. (There is no Platinum reserved seating for children. If you want your child to get an autograph, a normal adult ticket must be purchased instead.)
Refunds: All Vulkon tickets (except Platinum) are fully refundable for any reason up to 30 days prior to our events. We do deduct a 20% restocking charge to cover credit card charges and clerical fees that we have incurred in the processing and handling of your order. This restocking charge is non-negotiable, and by ordering tickets to our events you thereby agree to these terms and conditions.
Also, refunds will not be given for un-used tickets for any reason. If you cannot make this event, you must request a refund no later than 30 days before the event. At 30 days prior to the event ALL tickets become non-refundable. Remember this is a ticket to an event like a Concert or Sports event, tickets to those events are non-refundable and if you do not show the seat goes to waste as the promoter does not have the time and opportunity to resell that ticket. If you cannot make the event and notify us at least 72 hours prior, we will as a consideration to our patrons - offer a credit towards a future Vulkon event, but No Refund.
We feel we have the best and fairest refund policy in the industry, as few if any events offer refunds or credits - for any reason.
Credit Card Orders For All Events: All credit card charges will appear on your statement as "Genesis Productions of Broward" OR "Vulkon" OR "Paypal". A $25 charge will be added for any returned checks or disputed credit card charges, so please check your statement carefully.
If you do not include or have an e-mail address, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with all correspondence.
If mailing your registration and since your receipt is sent to your email address, please print your email address clearly and legibly!
Activities: A large number of activities are planned with: Q&A session with all our guest stars, panels, auction, video room, autograph sessions with the stars, Photo Sessions with the stars*, crazy games with our Gamemaster, Banquet with the Stars*, Karaoke Cocktail Party with the stars*, Concert with James Marsters*, Costume Contest, dances, and more! (Note: If you would like to host a panel, please contact our panel planner "Paul" at: Pfrenczli@aol.com )
*Note: Unless you order the "All Inclusive Platinum Ticket" - Vulkon offers several "Optional" and "Special" activities that require purchase of a separate ticket in addition to your convention ticket. These additional activities include: Photo sessions with the stars, cocktail party, concert with James, and banquet. We felt it best that our patrons get to choose which activities they are interested in, so they can customize their experience to include as many or as few activities as they would like to attend, and thereby have full control of how much they will spend based on their particular budget and travel schedule.
Costume Contest: Our costume contest will feature trophies in various categories and will be held Saturday afternoon. So time to start working on those costumes. Plus, we encourage all attendees to make an effort to come in costume all weekend, as it makes the entire convention - just that much more fun!
Vulkon Auction: During our Saturday Auction, for those patrons that may not have purchased a banquet ticket or for someone who did buy a banquet ticket but wants to ensure that they get to sit with: Amber Benson, Andy Hallet, Kelly Donavan, Jonathan Woodward, Jenny Mollen, Camden Toy, or another star of your choice, Vulkon will be auctioning ONE pair of tickets to sit at each stars table. Winning bid will entitle winner and one guest to sit at that stars table during the Saturday Night Banquet. (Anyone may bid on these items as this ticket will include banquet tickets). Numerous other items will also be auctioned off: including signed photos by other actors from both Buffy and Angel and numerous other goodies.
Bronze Dance: On both Friday night and Saturday night, join us at the Bronze Dance Party with our MC and DJ "DIZ". The Bronze Dance is "Free" to all our patrons, but you must present your Vulkon Convention badge for entry. Dance will run 11 PM - 2 AM or so and will be attended by several of our celebrity guests.
The Friday evening Karaoke Cocktail Party with our guests: . For those of you who purchase tickets to this separate event, the Cocktail Party will run 8 PM - 10 PM. All of our guests (except James Marsters) will be joining us for the evening, which promises to be a riot with Andy Hallet hosting our Karaoke Contest during the Cocktail party and performing a few numbers for us (health permitting) and all of our other guests serving as Celebrity Judges! The cocktail party includes open bar and finger foods (translation: free food and booze).
Tickets to the Karaoke Cocktail Party are $75. Only 150 tickets will be sold to this event (not counting Platinum members). Please Note: you must order a ticket to the convention in order to be able to purchase a ticket to the Cocktail Party.
The Saturday evening Banquet: . For those of you who purchase tickets to this separate event, we have a great evening of food and fun planned for you at our fabulous banquet with guests of honor: Amber Benson, Andy Hallett, Kelly Donovan, Jonathan Woodward, and Jenny Mollen. The evening will feature a sumptuous buffet "fit for a Vampire" served in the company of our guest stars. (The chef promises an "interesting menu") This is an opportunity to get up close and personal and mingle with our guests in a more relaxed setting. Event will run 7 PM - 9 PM.
Tickets to the Banquet are $75. Only 150 tickets will be sold to this event (not counting Platinum members). Please Note: you must order a ticket to the convention in order to be able to purchase a ticket to the Banquet.
Plus: For those of you not able to attend the Cocktail Party or Banquet, don’t worry - we will have the film room and other activities going on simultaneously to keep you entertained.
James Marsters in Concert: Join us on Saturday night at 9:30 PM for an amazing concert with James Marsters! This will be an "Unplugged Event" featuring James on his acoustic guitar. Tickets to the concert are not available in advance and will be sold at the convention only - by Steven Himber (James’ Manager), starting on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Concert tickets will be $40 and payment for the concert tickets MUST be in Cash Only.
Mr Himber will also have James’ latest CD’s available for sale.
Professional Photo Sessions: By popular request: In order to satisfy those fans that just "have" to have an in-person (cheek-to-cheek) photo taken of them with our many guest stars: Vulkon has arranged for special professional photo sessions. Prices are $75 for James Marsters , $40 for Andy Hallet , $50 for Amber Benson, and are available at: Vulkon Tickets Website
Please Note: Like all other Vulkon activities, you must have a Vulkon admission ticket to order and use your photo session ticket and refunds will not be given for unused photo session tickets.
You may email Promoter Fernando Martinez prior with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress Code: There isn’t one, but Vulkon recommends you "Dress to impress"! (You do want to catch a Demon or Vampires eye - don’t you?) So, dig out that pretty Cocktail Dress and come in : Dressy, or Goth, or Costume attire to the Cocktail Party, Banquet, Dance and Karaoke Contest.
Convention Etiquette (This should be common courtesy and sense but): Please don’t spoil the event for yourself or others - Please remember to maintain a respectful distance when approaching our guest stars, as nobody likes to be mobbed or mauled, and any such action will result in revocation of your membership without refund. In other words: Please play nice, so all our guests feel comfortable and welcome, which will keep them around longer - okay?
Photography & Autographs: Video and Still Photography will be permitted. However please observe the following rules: to maintain a "party atmosphere" no cameras will be allowed at the cocktail party. Also please be aware that James Marsters, Amber Benson and Andy Hallett have been contracted for professional photo sessions, so will not be able to pose with you for personal photos. Lastly, please NO flash photography at all in the autograph lines - as it is very annoying and disruptive to have a flash going off constantly in a guests face at close range.
And per the request of Himber Entertainment - no flash photography or videotaping of James In Concert will be allowed.
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