Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fall 2012 Chapter Meeting — what you've been waiting for

Mark your calendars and get your credit cards ready folks. Hot off the presses, here’s the schedule and lodging information for the Fall 2012 NCS Chapter Meeting of the North Central Chapter.

Meeting Dates — Oct 5, 6

The theme of the meeting is “The Art of Editorial Cartoons in An Election Year.”

Friday, Oct 5
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Editorial Cartoon session
Location: Downtown Public Library, conference room.

The session is open to the public as well as college and high school students interested in art, political science, and/or politics.

Panel will include:
• Sioux Falls Argus Leader newspaper representative
• Paul Fell
• Ed Fischer
• Jeff Koterba

That evening – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Welcome and reception for Editorial Cartoon exhibit and cartoonists.
Location: Augustana College, new art gallery

7:30 – 9:00 pm
Special guest speaker: Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer Prize winner and editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post.
Location: Little Theatre on the Augustana Campus.
Interviewer: Joel Johnson, professor of political science at Augustana College.

9:00 – ??
Wind down the evening with light dining and refreshments hosted by Jackie D. Beilke, local cartoonist and art teacher.
Location: The Beilke home. Address to be announced.

Saturday, Oct. 6
Gather for breakfast at the hotel
9:30 – 10:30 am
NCS Chapter meeting, NCS members only.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meet ‘n Greet at public autograph signing
Location: Zanbroz Bookstore, downtown Sioux Falls (walking distance from the Holiday Inn).
Let Ken Alvine know before September 15 if you have a book or books you wish to sell and promote.

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Downtown Public Library; Conference Room
2:00 – 3:15 pm
Jim Allen – Toon Ed and Cartoon Education Programs in schools, libraries, and colleges

3:30 – 4:45 pm
Kelly McNutt – Animation

Saturday evening
Buffet dinner
Location: the home of Chris and Carrolle Browne
Directions and convoy will be provided.


Holiday Inn Sioux Falls-City Centre
100 West 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Room rate: $94 for two Queen beds or one King
Contact info: Call 605-339-2000 or 1-800-Holiday (465-4329)
or 1-800-315-2621.
Be sure to mention the National Cartoonist Society when you call.
Cut off date for this special room rate is September 11, 2012.

If you book reservations at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls-City Centre, you have to call the City Centre front desk (605-339-2000) to get the NCS North Central Chapter Cartoonists special rate! Call soon as Augustana College is hosting their homecoming the same weekend as our meeting. Good for us (book sales, attendance, etc.) but lousy if you delay in booking a room.


Country Inn and Suites
200 East 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
(One block from the Holiday Inn City Center)
Room rate: $99
Includes breakfast
Contact info: Call 605-373-0153 or 1-800-456-4000 or 1-800-830-5222. Be sure to mention the National Cartoonist Society when you call.

Cut off date for this special room rate is Oct 4.

SPECIAL NOTE: We are asking for a $15 fee to cover some of the "extras." Hope you don't mind. Bring cash or a check and Paul Fell will take care of you. Thanks.


Tom R said...

Sounds like a great program!

Mike Edholm said...

Promises to be fun. :-) We'll see you there, yes? Bring your books for the book signing.