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The House on the Rock Attraction Event Blog

The House on the Rock Attraction Event Blog

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

Sunday, March 7, 2010

American Gods Comes to House on the Rock

The House on the Rock has long been known to fans of popular fantasy writer Neil Gaiman. His fourth novel, American Gods, depicts the world’s largest carousel at The House on the Rock as a portal into the mind of Odin, the “All-Father” and a central figure in the story. Since the book’s publication in 2001, countless fans have visited The House on the Rock to relive the scene, and in the fall of 2010 The House on the Rock will attract many more.

As announced in January on Neil Gaiman’s website, The House on the Rock is planning a special celebration for the fans of American Gods. The event is centered on Halloween weekend (the 29th and 30th of October) and is to include literary panels and discussions, a presentation by Gaiman himself, a limited number of Carousel rides and a costume party focused on all things American Gods. Watch this space--The House on the Rock’s new official event blog--for updates...and start working on those costumes!

-The House on the Rock
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