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The House on the Rock Attraction Event Blog

Friday, October 15, 2010

Event Schedule and Information

The Gathering of American Gods at The House on the Rock
Event Schedule

Friday, October 29, 2010


7:00p.m. .............................................Doors open, cash bar available


8:30p.m. – 10:00p.m. .....................An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Saturday, October 30, 2010


9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. .......................The House on the Rock Attraction opens for touring


10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. .....................Scavenger Hunt


10:00a.m. – 5:30p.m. .....................Low Key Gathering Panels at The House on the Rock Resort


10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. ....................Panel Discussion at The House on the Rock Attraction: “Wednesday’s Smile:” An exploration of the History and Creation of The House on the Rock and Neil Gaiman’s use of the Attraction in American Gods including his view of the House as a “Zen Creation”

1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. .......................Panel Discussion at The House on the Rock Attraction: “The Feng Shui of Fear and Mystery,” Novelist Christopher Ransom

6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m. .......................Costume Contest – Welcome Center – The House on the Rock Attraction


7:00p.m. – 12:00a.m. .....................Costume Party – The House on the Rock Attraction

Additional Information
  • Be sure to dress for the weather; guests will be going in and out of buildings. The tent for The Evening with Neil Gaiman can be heated just 30 degrees above the ambient temperature. Currently the weather is predicted to be normal for this time of year, which is about 53F during the day and 30F overnight.
  • Registration for The Gathering is in the Welcome Center at the House on the Rock Attraction. Guests staying at Resort and Inn should register at the hotel prior to picking up their registration packets at The Attraction. We encourage you to register as soon as you arrive--the Welcome Center opens at 9:00a.m. every day.
  • Neil will be signing books during the weekend. Information about signing time assignments for fans will be included in your registration packet.
  • The Evening with Neil Gaiman, Friday 10/29, begins at 8:30p.m. The tent opens at 7:00p.m. and the event is open seating. There will be no food available at The House on the Rock before this event--guests should make sure to eat before arriving.
  • Questions to be addressed to Neil during the Q & A part of the evening must be submitted by e-mail in advance. We encourage you to get your questions in early. Steve Paulson of Wisconsin Public Radio, the moderator for the evening, will be selecting and asking the questions. Send your questions to: marketing@thehouseontherock.com
  • Fans interested in the Scavenger Hunt need to bring their copies of American Gods in order to solve the riddles.
  • There will be a shuttle service between the Inn, Resort, and The Attraction for the party on Saturday evening.

If you haven't purchased a ticket yet, you're in luck--event tickets are still available!


Event Only--$105 (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 ticket to Saturday night event (includes food stations)
Scavenger Hunt Map and Discounts

Saturday Night Event Only--$75:

1 ticket to Saturday night event (includes food stations)
Admission to The House on the Rock Attraction

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.


More information will follow, so keep watching the blog!

15 comments:

Colleen said...

Stupid question, but are all the panel discussions open & included with the event package or is there separate registration & ticketing? Thanks!

The House On The Rock Journal said...

Unfortunately, all the panel memberships have been sold. However, event-only tickets including the Saturday night costume party, the Neil Gaiman Reading and Q&A, and unlimited access to The Attraction are still available.

Colleen said...

I have the event package through the Inn already and assumed the panel discussions would be included in that. I never saw any notification for purchasing separate panel tickets. Thanks for clarifying.

Colleen said...

Phew, I got it on April 8th. Thanks a lot!

The House On The Rock Journal said...

If your Inn package included a panel membership, then yes, it will be included in the registration packet. Sorry for the confusion!

ChadP said...

Sorry, I'm confused. I assume the Resort packages include access to all of the events throughout the weekend. Is that not the case?

The House On The Rock Journal said...

Resort and Inn packages purchased prior to April 9th (when they sold out) include all weekend events. However, recently a limited number of Inn and Resort packages became available--these did not include panel memberships.

Anonymous said...

Are there separate tickets available for only Friday?

Anonymous said...

Will Neil be selling signed books there?

The House On The Rock Journal said...

Sorry--no separate tickets just for Friday.

drew2u said...

Does the Saturday-only event include the costume contest?

The House On The Rock Journal said...

The Saturday-only ticket is the costume contest and party.

Don Coyote said...

I would like to arrive on Saturday and explore all of House on the Rock. Does the Saturday Night Event Only package include access to all areas of the attraction? Does it include the contest? Does it allow admission to the attraction before 6 (or 7)PM?

The House On The Rock Journal said...

You can come early and tour The House on the Rock before the costume party with an event ticket. Check the official website (www.thehouseontherock.com) to check the times the attraction is open.

The House On The Rock Journal said...

There will be books for sale all weekend.

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