Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Get your reservations in NOW!

Hey gang! The Judging Meeting will be here before you know it and next Tuesday is Feb 1.

To reserve your KING room at the Courtyard by Marriott in Omaha's beautiful downtown Haymarket (the same place we were at in October), just follow these simple instructions....

As your group is individual call-in, I have attached electronic reservation links at the bottom of the email. These internet links allow your group to make their reservations online under the group block. Your guests can also call reservations at 800-321-2211 and reference the "National Cartoonists Society" group to make their reservations. For all other reservations, please make sure that they are made prior to February 11th, 2011 the cut-off date, when all unreserved rooms will be released.

I wanted to take this time to let you know that we are currently doing a Marriott Rewarding Event incentive for the Omaha Courtyard Downtown. Now you can earn points while you host your group with us! If you have a Marriott Rewards number, please be sure to pass that along to me.

Not a member? Marriott Rewards offers exclusive privileges to its participants. As a Member of the Marriott Rewards program, you can earn points toward free hotel stays, airline miles and much more every time you stay at any one of Marriott's hotels worldwide. Registration is free and easy. To sign up, just click this link http://www.marriott.com/rewards/rewards-program.mi

Online room reservations are now just a click away with ResLink!

Simply cut and paste any of the three links below and include with your electronic correspondence to your guests. They will be directed to the property's home page with the negotiated rate code already entered in the appropriate field and can quickly make their room reservation.

Thank you for the opportunity to be of service, and please feel free to contact me at any time. We appreciate your business!
Single King Reservation Links

Click here!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Congrats to our own MAD man!

Congratulations to Tom Richmond for the great story and cover art on the November/December 2010 issue of THE CARTOON!ST. Well done, fella!

It's Reuben Judging time again...

Yupper, it's that time again, Tooners!
Reuben Judging and we've been tapped to judge the GAG CAROON division.
Entries are due by Feb 6, and once again my address is showing the WRONG ZIP CODE, so I'm bound to get a few emails, phone calls, death threats, because somebody didn't change it from 08512 to the correct code, 68512. (If anybody asks, please give them the right one. I'd appreciate it. Also, NE is not New England... argh!)
Anyway, back to business...
Let me know if you have any trouble with the weekend of Feb 25-26, to meet in Omaha, NE. I've asked Hal France, executive director at THE KANEKO if we could borrow a few feet of their wonderful space to do our judging. Remember how great they were to us last October? And its close to all those wonderful restaurants (and bars) in the Old Market. I'm still getting thank-you notes from M's Pub...
Anyway, I'll let you know how things shape up as we draw nearer, but mark your calendars for Feb 25-26. We'll meet on the 25th (a Friday), then start the judging early on Saturday morning (26th). I'll also check into some kind of a decent rate on a nearby hotel, motel, or flophouse where those of you coming from afar can shack up for the night.
Please send me an RSVP email (or phone call if need be) to let me know if you can or cannot make it.

See you all soon.
Your exalted ruler,

PS - If you're a GAG CARTOONIST, please come but don't be offended when we ask you to leave the room (or building) when the judging begins. You can't be around for that. Sorry.