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Convention Update: May 13, 2017

Dear Cincinnati2018 Convention-Goers,

Thank you very much for signing up to receive these email newsletter updates about your Cincinnati2018 convention. This 21st International Sons of the Desert convention will be a wonderful opportunity for you, first and foremost, to catch up with your friends from around the world who share a common interest and love of Laurel and Hardy.

We just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that the convention committee continues to work very hard to assemble a fun and entertaining week for you in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The three days of pre-convention activities will include a brewery tour, a trip to Kings Island, and a visit to the Newport Aquarium in Northern Kentucky. And don’t forget the regular “Chimp Tent” meeting on Wednesday evening in the hotel! These activities of course will be followed by the four days of convention proper activities culminating in the “passing of the pineapple” on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

We strongly believe that it is the people that make the convention, not the convention activities themselves. However, since the convention activities will be a lot of fun and full of laughs in and of themselves, then what does this say about all of the attendees themselves? Yes, you are correct: the attendees to this convention will be very special indeed!

Now that we’ve buttered you all up we can now let you all down: as of yet we have neither finalized the registration fees for the pre-convention activities or the convention itself, nor can we provide the specific date that the convention registration will commence. We are moving closer to the finalization of these details, and of course if you are reading this email (meaning that you are on the convention email list) then you will be the first to know when registration is opened and what the registration fees will be. When registration does become available full instructions will be provided on the website and links to this website will be provided on the convention Facebook page and all other appropriate outlets.

Convention T-shirts are optional of course, but at the time your register you will have the option of either ordering a shirt or not. The downtown Cincinnati Netherland Hilton hotel, the official hotel for the convention, has indicated it will begin accepting reservations in mid-August; again, extensive details will be provided on how to obtain the excellent discounted hotel rates when the hotel begins accepting reservations.

Cincinnati is a very beautiful city, with much to offer the casual sightseer, tourist, history buff, architecture hound, or persons with other interests. We very much hope that you will consider coming early (Sat or Sun July 7 or 8) and staying late (Sun or Monday July 15 or 16) to take full advantage of the hotel and the city. We’re working on other special thus far unannounced activities to entice you to stay longer, but for now just knowing that the brewery tour takes place on the Monday of convention week should be enough to get you (and “you” know who “you” are!) all there by then!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about how we can make the convention a better experience for you, please let us know. Thank you again for your interest in attending in Cincinnati2018, and we look forward to seeing all of you at the convention!

Kind regards,

Cincinnati2018 Convention Committee
Hosted by the Sons of the Desert Oasis no. 279, “The Chimp Tent”
Cincinnati, OH USA