Most of you have probably seen TV coverage of the wild fires that have ravaged California for the last few days. This is an all to common experience for those of us who live here and most of the time we are lucky enough not to be directly affected by them.
But this time, on November 8th, we were saddened to hear the news that our very dear friend and longtime Cinecon volunteer co-coordinator, Sue Kane and her husband, Steve, lost their home due to the devastating fire in Paradise, California. She never got home to retrieve anything and has lost every belonging she owns except for the clothes she was wearing.
We have been informed that a PayPal account
is ready to accept donations for Sue and Steve.
If you would like to help them please visit www.paypal.com. The account name to use is Steveransgroup@yahoo.com.
If you choose the friends and family option, no fees will be taken out and Steve and Sue will receive 100% of the funds you send to them.
If you've ever attended Cinecon, you've met Sue. She is one of the people who really make our festival run. Her kind heart and warm smile has helped to make Cinecon the friendly experience that it is. We hope you will spread the word and let your Cinecon friends know what happened and please guide them to the PayPal account.
Cinecon 54 has ended and we're sorry that you missed it. We enjoyed some terrific films, gave out some special awards, got some great deals at the memorabilia show and generally had a wonderful time. We need a little time to rest and recoup from this show but we are already thinking about film titles for Cinecon 55 which will take place next Labor Day weekend, Thursday, August 29 - Monday, September 2, 2019.
For more than half a century Cinephiles have gathered over Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the movies at the annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. Cinecon is where archivists, authors, collectors and film fans come together for five days of classic film screenings, special programs, celebrity guests, and the best movie memorabilia show in the nation. Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings.
Loews Hollywood Hotel will be the host hotel with all screenings taking place at the historic Egyptian Theater just down the street on Hollywood Blvd. Loews offers special room rates to Cinecon attendees, click here for more information.
Everything you need to know about Cinecon 54 will be available on this website in the months to come, including news about films to be screened, hotel and dealer information, and registration details.
We hope you’ll join us at CINECON 54 this Labor Day weekend.