• 07/21/2013 (1:17:21 am)
  • Bob Mulrenin

Very Important VIP Information For You!
Thanks very much for supporting our Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend. We're able to continue to do these weekends because good folks like you are a part of them. Without your participation, there would be no fanfest weekends. So again, thank you! We're honored to have you with us.

If you haven't booked your room yet at the Hilton, please do so asap. The hotel is very close to selling out, and our group rate expires this Monday.

I want to write to you today with some important basic information.

I trust that you have received a previous email from me with your VIP number(s).

If you purchased more than one VIP "All Access" Pass, please make sure I have the first and last names -- and t-shirt size -- of each of your VIPs. If you purchased for someone else, please make sure we have the name of the VIP. This will speed things up a bit at Registration check-in and allow us to locate your materials easier and possibly quicker.

(Important: VIP "All Access" Passes are non-transferable. There are no refunds or exchanges. Event dates, times and locations are subject to change. VIPs may not solicit contributions or distribute literature on the premises. Every person regardless of age must have a ticket to enter the facility. No video cameras, or any device that records video, are allowed at any fanfest function or in any of the common areas of the Hilton University Place hotel.)

If you haven't yet purchased tickets to our Hall of Heroes dinner banquet and awards ceremony on Friday night, August 2, and would like to attend, I encourage you to do so asap. The banquet has become one of the highlights of the weekend and this year's awards ceremony is sure to be another extraordinary evening. You won't want to miss the awards presentation where we honor the Rock-n-Roll Express, Midnight Express, Jim Cornette, Magnum T.A., Lars Anderson, Danny Miller and Les Thatcher.

The Hall of Heroes banquet has sold out in advance each of the past four years, so get your tickets soon to make sure you don't miss a very memorable evening.

If you've already purchased Hall of Heroes tickets, here's what I need from you:

I need you to look at the list below of folks that have confirmed their participation in this year's Hall of Heroes. Please email [email protected] with your name(s,) VIP Number and your "Top 10" seating preferences. 

I'll certainly try my best to get you with one of your top requests, but there are no guarantees. Seat assignments are made based on your VIP number and your "Top 10" preferences.

Hall of Heroes seating choices: Lars Anderson, Ole Anderson, The Assassin, Tully Blanchard, Jerry Brisco, Denny Brown, Bob Caudle, Dennis Condrey, Tiger Conway Jr., Jim Cornette, James J. Dillon, Bobby Eaton, Manny Fernandez, Charlie Fulton, Robert Gibson, Jerry Jarrett, Leilani Kai, Don Kernodle, Rocky Kernodle, Ivan Koloff, Rich Landrum, Magnum T.A., Danny Miller, Moondog Rex, Ricky Morton, Angelo Mosca, Ken Patera, Johnny Powers, Tom Prichard, Baron Von Raschke, Les Thatcher, Mr. Wrestling II and Tommy Young.

Your dinner credentials will be included with your VIP materials, which can be picked up at our Registration Booth. It's at this time you'll find out who you'll be seated with.

For those of you new to our Charlotte fanfest, you pickup your VIP materials at our Registration Booth, which is located adjacent to the business center on the lower level of the hotel, one floor below the lobby level. If you use the Hilton elevator, all of our fanfest events take place on the first floor. Nothing will be mailed to you.

Our Registration Booth will be open from 1-6 p.m. on Thursday, August 1 for you to claim your VIP materials, pickup and purchase photo op tickets, this year's souvenir program, etc. And, if you purchased tickets to our Hall of Heroes banquet, you will get your table assignments at this time.

Only you will be able to pickup your VIP materials. Please present a photo ID and give your VIP number at Registration to help speed up the process.

If you arrive after 6 p.m. Thursday, you'll be able to attend the Thursday night Q&As, but you won't be able to pickup your VIP materials until Friday. Our Registration Booth reopens at 8 a.m. Friday and will remain open until 5 p.m.

Plan your weekend in advance using our detailed weekend schedule at http://www.MidAtlanticLegends.com/2013/schedule.htm The schedule will be updated frequently in the coming days.

Photo op tickets are on sale now at http://www.MidAtlanticLegends.com/2013/photoops.htm If you buy them online, please include your VIP number, and they'll be with your VIP materials at Registration. If there are photo ops you want and would prefer to pay in cash at Registration, please submit your "Want List" via email by 7/29 so we can have them ready for pickup with your VIP materials. Email your "Want List" to [email protected] with "Photo Ops" in the subject line, and make sure to include your name and VIP number in the email.

We have hundreds of awesome 8" x 10" photos, great for collecting autographs, available at http://www.MidAtlanticLegends.com/shop/8x10photos.htm that you may purchase online and pick them up at Registration. In the next few days, we should have our complete selection added to our website. I want to encourage everyone that's interested in purchasing 8" x 10" photos from us to do so in advance, as this year we won't be printing a lot of extras as we've done in the past. If there's some you want and would prefer to pay in cash at Registration, please submit your "Want List" via email by 7/26 so we can have them printed and ready for pickup with your VIP materials. Email your "Want List" to [email protected] with "8" x 10" Photos" in the subject line, and make sure to include your name and VIP number in the email.

Mike Mooneyham has written a wonderful book, and with the help of Scott Teal at Crowbar Press have created "Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Memories!" It's a book specifically about this year's fanfest guests, chocked full of photos both from their careers and photos taken at previous fanfest weekends. This awesome 240-page book will be available for purchase at Registration and throughout the weekend. Mike will be available throughout the weekend to sign the book.

This year's big events (the Q&As, Hall of Heroes awards, and wrestling matches on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon,) will be broadcast worldwide via internet pay-per-view. I encourage you to help us show the world what fanfest is really like, conveying the atmosphere that we all enjoy here. When folks from around the world see us "Live From Charlotte!" on their computer, tablet or smartphone, we want them to see what a great group of folks we are and what they're missing by not being here in person.

We will also be producing hourly "Live From Charlotte!" video segments throughout the weekend that we will be releasing via NWALegends.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Please like and share these videos continually with your friends and family that aren't able to be with us in person. Share with them what you're experiencing "Live From Charlotte!"

Our first photo op will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night, prior to our Q&As. This will be your chance to go "INSIDE THE STEEL CAGE with Magnum T.A. and Tully Blanchard!" You will literally step inside an 8' steel cage, the setting for Thursday night's Q&A opener, and have your photo taken with two of the all-time greats in a setting reminiscent of their classic 1985 "I Quit" match at Starrcade.

I hope you folks will enjoy the addition of the training camp exhibition matches Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-12 Noon. All other activities (photo ops, autograph signings, vendor room,) will continue during this time, but please make a point to check out the matches if you can. Be vocal, show your support, and let us know who you think is deserving of the $2500 Reid Fliehr Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to the "Best-of-Camp" Sunday at 12 Noon.
I also hope you'll enjoy "Sinister Minister" James Mitchell's late night "Legends Karaoke & Trivia" beginning Saturday night at 11 p.m. Let your hair down, sing with "Sinister Minister" and win some cool prizes on the last night of our 4-day weekend.

I need to re-state that no cameras will be allowed at the Autograph Stage or in the room where the Autograph Stage is located. This has been our policy since the beginning, yet some have tried to take advantage at every opportunity. The result is it delays the lines. We want to insure everyone makes it through the line in a timely manner, and will more closely police it this year. Those who break the rules will be asked to leave the room and won't be allowed to return.
Lastly, I need to ask your help. Please don't approach our guests for photos or autographs as they are checking-in or checking-out of the hotel. The hotel will have staff on hand this year to try to discourage that. This is going to be a great time for all of us, and our guests want to enjoy it too. Please be respectful of them and allow them to check-in or check-out without badgering them for that one extra autograph or photo. We are sharing the hotel with anither group this year and the hotel has advised us that the lobby area will be off-limits to autographs and photos for the duration of our event. I appreciation your cooperation with this matter, and hope we can demonstrate to the hotel that we are a respectful group of folks and not just a bunch of rowdy, redneck rasslin' fans.

Thanks again for helping me make all this happen each year. I can't stress enough that it could not happen without your continued support. I am forever grateful.

I look forward to seeing you at fanfest!


P.S. I want to thank you for helping spread the word about our fanfest weekend. Please like and share our Facebook posts, retweet our tweets, and use the hashtag #MidAtlanticMemories. Follow me on Twitter @NWALegends and like us on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/MidAtlanticLegends Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, forward our email announcements to your local newspapers and radio stations, or maybe even your favorite websites. Anything you can do will be a big, big help. Thank you!

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