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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Event Packages On Sale Now!

The House on the Rock is pleased to announce that a special celebration for the fans of American Gods will take place on Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th, 2010. Here's what is planned:

Friday, Oct. 29th: Neil Gaiman Reading and Q&A
On Friday night Neil Gaiman will be doing selected readings and answering questions after.

Saturday, Oct. 30th:
Program and panel discussions will take place all day Saturday. Specifics will be announced closer to the event.

Saturday night: Gathering of the Gods Costume Party at The House on the Rock Attraction featuring a charity raffle for rides on the Carousel. Food stations are included in the ticket price. There will be a cash bar and live music. Neil Gaiman will judge the best costumes and winners will be awarded with a Carousel ride.

Scavenger Hunt:
Guests will be provided with a map of the area and clues leading to some places mentioned in American Gods where visitors will be able to collect scavenger hunt tokens. Included with the scavenger hunt map will be coupons for discounted food or merchandise at various locations. Prizes will be awarded for the most tokens collected.


Available Event Packages:
[The packages shown are based on two people in a standard king or double queen room at both the Resort and the Inn. Packages are customizable based on the number of people and room type. For additional rates, please call the numbers listed.]

Resort (This package is currently sold out)--$539 (plus 5.5% sales tax) for two includes:
Fri/Sat night stay at The House on the Rock Resort for two
Breakfast Buffet for two on Sat/Sun
Unlimited access to The House on the Rock Attraction Fri-Sun (normal 1 day admission $28.50)
2 tickets to Friday night Neil Gaiman Reading and Q&A
2 memberships for Saturday program and panels
2 tickets to Saturday night event (includes food stations and 2 raffle tickets)
Scavenger Hunt Map and Discounts
Call 800-822-7774 or 608-588-7000. A $100 deposit will be required at time of reservation and will be nonrefundable after September 1st. A 2nd $100 deposit will be automatically charged on October 1, 2010, and will be nonrefundable after October 26, 2010.

Inn--(The Inn package is currently sold out.)
$449 (plus 5.5% sales tax) for two includes:
Fri/Sat night stay at Inn in a deluxe double queen room (continental breakfast included in room rate)
Unlimited access to The House on the Rock Attraction Fri-Sun (normal 1 day admission $28.50)
2 tickets to Friday night Neil Gaiman Reading and Q&A
2 memberships for Saturday program and panels
2 tickets to Saturday night event (includes food stations and 2 raffle tickets)
Scavenger Hunt Map and Discounts
Call 888-935-3960, 800-822-7774 or 608-935.3639. A $100 deposit will be required at time of reservation and will be nonrefundable after September 1st. A 2nd $100 deposit will be automatically charged on October 1, 2010, and will be nonrefundable after October 26, 2010.

Event Only--$115 (includes sales tax):
Unlimited access to The House on the Rock Attraction Fri-Sun (normal 1 day admission $28.50)
1 ticket to Friday night Neil Gaiman Reading and Q&A
1 membership for Saturday program and panels
1 ticket to Saturday night event (includes food stations and 1 raffle ticket)
Scavenger Hunt Map and Discounts
Call 800-334-5275 or 608-935-3639 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Time. Tickets are only available over the phone. Limit 4 per transaction. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Guests must show photo ID to pick up event ticket packets.

Saturday night event-only tickets (including food stations) will be $75 and will go on sale at a later date.

If your package or ticket does not include a hotel, you may be interested in one of the Dodgeville or Spring Green area hotels:

Don Q Inn: 800-666-7848 (per night $89.95 plus sales tax)
Super 8: 800-800-8000 (per night $78.88 single, $88.88 double, plus sales tax)
Best Western: 800-WESTERN (per night $109.00 one bed, $119.90 two beds, plus sales tax)
Round Barn: 608-588-2568 ($62.50 if staying one night, $54.00 two night minimum, plus sales tax) Special rate for American Gods fans
Spring Valley Inn: 608-588-7828 (per night $98.00 single, $108.00 double two night minimum, plus sales tax)
Usonian Inn: 877-876-6426 (per night $88.00 for 1-4 people, plus sales tax)
Spring Green Motel: 888-647-4410 (per night $65.00 one bed and $89.00 two beds, plus sales tax)

For bed and breakfast accomodations or more area information, visit http://www.springgreen.com and http://www.dodgeville.com

-The House on the Rock

15 comments:

badasslibrarian said...

This is awesome - I'm very much looking forward to attending!
Is there any way to book online, or is it only via phone? (I don't like reading my credit card info out loud.)
Thanks!

The House On The Rock Journal said...

Unfortunately, The House on the Rock is currently only taking reservations over the phone. Thanks for your understanding.

-HOTR

elisamaza76 said...

Awesome!

Is there a call for papers for the panels, or will it be special invitation/bigwigs only?

Maggie said...

How wonderful. I wish I lived nearer and could afford to come. Never mind. I'll immerse myself once more in the book! (but if I win the lottery - I'll be on the phone in an instant!)
Have a great time - I hope it goes brilliantly.

Christopher said...

Oh my Lord, this is definition of serendipitous. My wife and I are costume makers and huge Gaiman fans. We got married October 31st, 2008, and were unable to afford a honeymoon. If we can convince our prospective parents to help us cover the cost we'll be seeing you all there in October!

Katy said...

Just saw someone commenting to Neil Gaiman on Twitter that they'd been told the Inn package was booked up already...say it ain't so!!

crydwynn said...

I just booked! This is our anniversary weekend (Halloween). #11. What a great way to celebrate!!

pmrussell said...

How awesome is this? A wonderful author, literature, costumes and fun!

Anonymous said...

Any news on the Call for Papers? As a lit prof who teaches Neil Gaiman (and lives in south-central Wisconsin, I am very much interested in participating!

badasslibrarian said...

It'll also be our 7th wedding anniversary as well! Also very cool- on our 4th anniversary we drove up to HoTR while listening to American Gods on audio book. This will be such fantastic fun!

It's That Monkey Girl again said...

Just booked. We are coming all the way from Seattle for this. How exciting. Now what to wear for Saturday night

Kitty Cat said...

count me IN!

Emma Peel said...

Maybe a shuttle bus could be hired to take groups from/to the airport. If all passengers split the cost it would be cheaper and nicer for the environment than having everyone renting all of those cars. Another idea would be to arrange carpools over Twitter or FB.

Emma Peel said...

Can't wait to see what is being served for dinner at the banquet. A banquet fit for the Gods! And I trust Mead will be served at the bar.

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