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VISIONS ‘93

Celebrating 30 Years of Doctor Who

NOVEMBER 26-28, 1993
Chicago, Illinois

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel, 9300 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018


EXPECTED CELEBRITY GUESTS* (as of 3/25/93)

Doctors: Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

Companions: Frazer Hines, Elizabeth Sladen, Nicola Bryant, Sophie Aldred

Friends, Relatives & Enemies: John Levene, Carole Ann Ford, Anthony Ainley

Authors & Historians: Jeremy Bentham, Jean-Marc Lofficier, John Peel

Production Staff: John Nathan-Turner

From RED DWARF: Danny John-Jules

From BLAKE’S SEVEN: Gareth Thomas, Michael Keating

From ROBIN OF SHERWOOD: John Abineri, Jeremy Bulloch

*guests may cancel at any time due to conflicting professional commitments

Invited But Unconfirmed: Tom Baker and RED DWARF’s Chris Barrie

Previously Announced but Unable to Come: Brian Blessed

*For the latest news, call the Visions hotline at 708-405-9461 —


SCHEDULED EVENTS (many running simultaneously)

Celebrity Q&A Sessions Art/Prop Show and Auction
Celebrity Autograph Sessions Charity Auction
Photographs with Celebrities Masquerade Ball
Celebrity Variety Show (extra $) Fan Panels and Workshops
Pro and Fan Dealers Rooms Two Large Video Rooms

Hours are not finalized at this time, but will probably be:

FRIDAY: 10:00am – midnight
SATURDAY: 10:00am – midnight
SUNDAY: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Our famous videos showcasing the work of our guests as well as other rare British delights will run 24 hours a day and will start on Thursday evening to give early arrivals something to do.


MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION (**note the approaching deadline**)

Membership Rates until 4/1/93:

3-day: $75
2-day: $65
1-day: $55

…after 4/1/93:

3-day: $85
2-day: $75
1-day: $65

...after 11/1/93:

3-day: $100
2-day: $90
1-day: $80

Variety Show Ticket (numbered, first come first serve): $25 additional

(note that you can defer a decision on purchasing variety show tickets until the convention, but the earlier numbered tickets will get the best choice of seats.)

FOR THOSE WITH NO MONEY:

Dealers Room Only Pass: $5 per day, $10 for all 3 days

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION:

Contributing Membership: $75 additional (includes party with the guests)

FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND (OR DON’T WANT TO WAIT IN LONG LINES):

Supporting Membership: $35 (gets you a program book signed by the guests) If coming for only 1 or 2 days, please indicate which day(s) you want. Send check or money order (or cash at your own risk), payable to HER MAJESTY’S ENTERTAINMENT, to:

Her Majesty’s Entertainment, P.O. Box 1202, Highland Park, IL 60035


CALL TO FAN CLUBS

We are soliciting input from fan clubs in assembling background material on our guests for publication in the program book. If your club would like to contribute biographical or other background material on one of our expected guests, please get in touch with Debi Smolinske at the con p.o. box or by electronic mail.


WANT TO RUN A FAN PANEL?

Here’s your chance to be on the other side of the panel table at Visions ‘93. If you’d like to inform or instruct your fellow fans, send a short written description of your proposed panel and a SASE to Lisa Albergo at the con p.o. box.

Write soon, as spaces are filling fast.


WANT TO DONATE TO OUR CHARITY AUCTION?

If you are a club officer or a fanzine publisher, consider donating memberships or copies of your publication (as long as it’s not adult in nature) to our Charity Auction. Not only will your donation help raise money for Lambs Farm and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but it will also get you better recognition. In either case, your help will ultimately help brighten a child’s life.

Of course, if you’re an average fan, you’re perfectly welcome to donate something rare or unusual from your own collection. SASE
Debi Smolinske at the con p.o. box to arrange your donation.


WANT TO SELL YOUR WORK IN OUR ART SHOW?

If you’re an artist, you’ll definitely want to exhibit your work at Visions this year. For complete rules and information send a SASE to Cherry Steffey and Nancy Kolar at P.O. Box 397, Midlothian, IL 60445.


WANT TO PLACE AN AD IN OUR PROGRAM BOOK?

Practice target marketing: reach over 2000 qualified buyers with an advertisement in the Visions ‘93 program book. Whether you’re promoting a club, a fanzine, or a business, you’ll reach exactly those people you want as your customers. Display rates start at $25. If you have a tight budget, we also offer classified ad space at $.50/word ($10 minimum). Contact Dennis Light at the con p.o. box to place your ad or obtain more information.


WANT TO SHOW OFF A COSTUME?

This year’s Masquerade will feature a special category–Original Design For Established Characters–in addition to the standard ones. We will again accommodate sound needs, but keep in mind that presentations have a 90 second time limit. For all the details on the original design competition or for complete Masquerade rules and information, send a SASE to Jennifer Adams Kelley at the con p.o. box. Masquerade registration will take place on-site.


WANT TO GET A VIDEO TAPE OF EVENTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS?

Video tapes are available, custom assembled to include any of the major Q&A sessions from past Visions cons, at a cost of only about $10 per hour of material. For a complete catalog, send a SASE to Dave Thomas at the con p.o. box.


WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Gophering is the easiest way to get involved with the operations of Visions ‘93. We need willing fans throughout the convention to check badges at function rooms, run errands, work registration, and to help pull off special events like the Masquerade and the auctions. If you work for twelve or more hours, you earn admission to a special post-con party with the celebrity guests.
To volunteer at the con itself, just come by the operations/info desk to sign up. To reserve specific hours or to ask questions, SASE Patti Duke or Tasha Avon at the con p.o. box.


DEALER INFORMATION

Pro Dealer Tables: $300 each
Fan Dealer Tables: $50 (limited to 1 table unless there is a surplus)

We ask fan dealers not to sell mass-produced merchandise unless selling off a personal collection. SASE Patti Duke at the con p.o. box for more fan dealer information or to reserve your table. Table locations are given out in the order that the fan dealers arrive at the con.


HOTEL INFORMATION

Call the Hyatt at (708) 696-1234 and mention that you’re attending Visions for the $70/night rate.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

Shuttle buses run to and from nearby O’Hare airport every 15 minutes, and the train from the airport to downtown Chicago also stops right by the hotel. Call Total Travel Management at (800) 458-9237 for information on our special airfares, which are generally 5-10% cheaper than advertised “discount” fares. TTM can also make your room reservation, and even rent you a car.


ODDS AND ENDS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS (limited quantities)

Autographed program books from 1992 for $20 each t-shirts for $6 each (some sizes unavailable, no XXL at all) annotated video program schedules (SASE to John Lavalie at the con p.o.box)

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