Thursday, March 27, 2008
Yes, the change we've all been waiting for! We outgrew our original venue, thanks to your enthusiasm and interest.
Here's what you need to know:
The convention will now be held in the Embassy Suites in Piscataway, NJ, not Parsippany.
Embassy Suites Hotel Piscataway
121 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
1-732-980-0500 or 1-800-EMBASSY
The location is in Somerset County, NJ.
What airport do I fly into now?
You'll still fly in to Newark-Liberty Airport. I'll be working with the hotel on obtaining a low-cost shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.
What if I already registered at Parsippany?
If you registered in Parsippany, not to worry. All rooms will be transferred to the Piscataway location. I will be able to access the hotel's guest room management program online, to make sure that no one falls through the cracks. In doubt? Contact me at linda(at)geb (dot)net. Piscataway will also be providing us with an online link.
How do the room rates compare?
The room rate is $110 for a single or a double room (as opposed to $104/single and $114/double in Parsippany). The triple and quad rate is $120 (as opposed to $124 and $144 in Parsippany)
Why did you have to change the hotel?
We already have 93 people registered for the convention, and we're on track to draw in many more. The biggest ballroom in Parsippany is 1,600 square feet -- that limited our ability to promote the convention the way we'd like to, and also put constraints on the salesroom. Piscataway's ballroom: 5,822 square feet.
Can people still sell out of their room prior to the official Sales Room on Saturday?
Absolutely--it will be totally up to the vendors. For those who would rather wait until Saturday, they'll share a huge ballroom with old friends and new, where buyers will be able to see contemporary, vintage and antique paper dolls all in one big space.
And yes, that is Fluffy Ruffles (1907), making her first appearance on the blog to break the good news to you.