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Convention Update: June 1, 2017

Dear Cincinnati2018 Convention-Goers,

Cincinnati2018 registration will be opening very soon (yes, you’ve heard that before but this time we mean it – I think…) so please keep checking the convention web site (https://www.laurelandhardy2018.com), our highly informative Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Cincinnati2018/), and most importantly emails directly from the convention web site itself.

If you know of persons who would be interested in knowing about the convention, please direct them to the website URL where they can sign up to receive their very own convention emails.

Now let’s continue on from last month’s email wherein some of the pre-convention activities were discussed. Yes, there are more pre-convention activities planned, including:

Kings Island Tour on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In 1973, shortly after its inception, Kings Island Amusement Park was featured in episodes of The Partridge Family (“I Left My Heart in Cincinnati”) and The Brady Bunch (“The Cincinnati Kids”). Today it boasts 364 acres and more than 80 rides, including…

  • …over nine miles of thrilling track making up world-class roller coasters like Banshee, Diamondback, and the legendary Beast!
  • …Planet Snoopy, ranked as the World’s Best Kids’ Area with four roller coasters and PEANUTS character meet-and-greets!
  • …live entertainment including gravity-defying acrobatics, genre revues, and dancing-in-the-streets!
  • …Soak City, the region’s premier water park with 36 water slides, two massive wave pools, rushing rivers and relaxing lagoons!

All this and more awaits you on the Cincinnati2018 Kings Island Tour! We will leave the Convention hotel at 9:30 am to arrive when the park opens at 10:00. Spend the better part of the day riding, exploring, and having a fabulous time. At 5:30 pm we’ll depart again for the ride back to the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.


not interested in amusement parks? If you’ve paid all your convention fees, hotel bills, and have your tickets and transportation taken care for your journey back home after the convention, we just *might* arrange a trip to Jack Casino on this Tuesday during the day. Let us know if any of you would be interested in throwing your money away and the casino will be happy to send a bus out to pick you up and bring you back to the hotel wearing that barrel with your suspenders…

But wait! There’s more (in the way of pre-convention get-togethers)! However, you’ll have to wait until next month for more information on this very special extra pre-convention activity.

We hope that this array of pre-convention activities will entice you to ‘come early and stay late’ in beautiful Cincinnati. Arrive Sunday afternoon or evening July 8, enjoy 3 days of pre-convention fun and put the pedal to the metal for the following 4 days of true convention activities. We have the special hotel rates through and including Friday July 6 through Monday night July 16, so stick around!

However, to quote the line by Robert Burns in “To a Mouse: The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley”, which basically means all activities and schedules may be subject to change. So please be flexible! But even if the activities do have to be tweaked, a ‘darb’ of a time awaits you no matter what it is we have you getting up to in Cincinnati!

Kind regards,

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