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Coming to a city near you: BC 2005 Conventions (and Unconventions)

January 18, 2005
Has Convention Fever gotten to you yet? After hearing of the wild success of the ABC in Sydney (a great recap of the event is in a previous article by skyring), many BookCrossers are eager to find a convention in their area. To help you out, here is a summary of some upcoming events.

New Zealand Convention: 25-28 March 2005 Christchurch New Zealand
The convention program is as follows (all prices in $NZ, of course):
Friday 25 March, evening: Registration (includes light meal and goody bag): $15
Saturday 26 March, morning: Release frenzy and walking tour of Christchurch: Free
Saturday 26 March, afternoon: href="http://bookcrossing.com/forum/5/1322868">Flash mob and Arts Centre
visit: Free
Saturday 26 March, evening: Convention dinner and Celebrity Debate: $25
Sunday 27 March, all day: Mystery bus tour (includes lunch): $35
Monday 28 March, morning: Farewell brunch: Pay your own way
Full convention registration for all events: $75
Early Bird special: through end of February.
BookCrossers/websites to contact for more information: Futurecat; Convention website

US Bookcrossing Convention: 14-17 April Fort Worth, Texas
Spouses and children are welcome. Fort Worth is a great tourist town, with plenty of cool things to do for all ages. Plans include a children's room at the hotel where children can be entertained while BookCrossers attend meetings.

Find all the information about the US 2005 BookCrossing Convention at href="http://www.crustytapioca.com/bcconvention/convregistration.php">the Convention website
or by visiting
's shelf. The plans for this convention seem to grow daily and may even include a side trip or two, as well.

UK Unconvention: 1-3 July 2005, Birmingham UK
This year, two authors are lined up to speak. In addition, there will be the normal mix of a little culture, a little bit of competition, and a little bit of partying! Space is limited to 200, and over 70 are already booked, so if you haven't registered, now's the time to do it! If you plan to attend, please complete the registration form which is available on request from BCUKUnconvention2005@gmail.com.
For more information, please PM Netstation or

If you want to know what it's all about, the forum thread for Unconvention 2004 is here .

Rumor has it that the 2005 ABC will be held sometime in July in Brisbane, Australia. We'll be sure to share the details when more becomes available!

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