6 January 2019
The Goodie Bags have been a feature of RCW 139 since the earliest conventions in the late 1990s. We picked up the tradition (and improved it, in our opinion!) when we re-started RCW 139 in 2008. Some people have already asked us a few questions about the bags, so we figured we'd do a little Goodie Bag retrospective on Facebook and post some of our favourite items during the next few weeks.
First though - we can happily confirm that we will have Goodie Bags for RCW 139: You Must Remember This, and they're going to be just as good as they've always been. We won't, however, tell you what's going to be in them, because that's a surprise! Well, maybe we'll tell you one thing: there's going to be a t-shirt... but you may have already guessed that. Because who doesn't need another Due South t-shirt?
Unable to attend the convention? No problem! You can still get yourself a Goodie Bag, conveniently shipped right to your doorstep (or wherever you pick up your mail!) by purchasing a supporting membership. Supporting members are essential to RCW 139, as your support allows us not only to buy Goodie Bag items in greater quantities (and therefore at a lower price), but part of your supporting membership includes a contribution that is put towards the organization of the event.
So, on we go with items from past conventions. There have been many great ones, so it's hard to pick favourites, but here's one: in 2012 for RCW 139: From A Million Miles, the bags included a plastic card the size of a credit card... which was in fact a City of Chicago Wolf License! Issued to Benton Fraser of 221 East Racine, by none other than the Mayor of Chicago himself, Richard M. Daley. For our 2012 attendees and supporters, does anyone carry it in their wallet or purse? Tell us on Facebook!
2 January 2019
Happy New Year everyone!
Let's talk a little bit about the Venue for RCW 139: You Must Remember This. For 2019, we are moving to the Courtyard Toronto Downtown as our previous venue, the Marriott Bloor Yorkville, is undergoing renovations and not taking group bookings.
The Courtyard (which is also a Marriott brand) is still ideally located, only a few streets south of our previous venue. It's right on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto, and steps away from the nearby College station on Toronto's main north-south subway line. It was completely renovated in 2017.
RCW 139 has a block of rooms for the nights of 25 July, 26 July, and 27 July 2019 available at a discounted rate of $189/night. This special rate is also valid up to three days before and three days after the convention, for those wishing to stay extra days, and will allow you to book either a room with one King bed or two Queen beds. The rooms are very large, and feature updated accommodations with cozy reading chairs, mini-refrigerators, large windows, ample desks, and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms benefit from sleeper sofas and balconies. RCW 139 attendees can take advantage of the hotel's indoor lap pool and 24-hour fitness center.
We know that the room price is higher than for past conventions, but hotel room rates in Toronto have increased significantly during the past five years. A room at a good downtown Toronto hotel during the summer now runs anywhere from $300-$500/night, which makes this very reasonable. We encourage you to stay at the Courtyard if you can as it ultimately benefits everyone: not only will you get the full convention experience, but the more rooms we use as a group, the more negotiating leverage we have with the hotel for all of our other convention requirements! We also encourage you to book early, as once the block booking is full, we can't guarantee that extra rooms will be made available. Furthermore, rooms at the $189/night rate prior to and after the convention are on an availability basis.
See our Venue page for more details, or click here to book a room: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1544029018953&key=GRP
22 December 2018
Registration for RCW 139: You Must Remember This is now open! Head over to the Online Store to register either as an attending member or a supporting member. A few important points to note:
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