Friday, October 10th 2008

Registration Desk Open

5:00PM – 10:00PM
Cocktails and Crafts, including Karaoke, Palm Reading, Belly Dancing, Firefly Episodes, Cash Bar (Opens at 6:00PM)

Once you've checked into your hotel, you're invited to enjoy an evening of cocktails, snacks and crafts with the Austin Browncoats. We'll have a cash bar for most of the evening, as well as Asian-inspired appetizers. We'll also have a number of craft tables for your enjoyment, including making Dance Cards! We'll also have a belly dancer and palm reader on site! Think that's all? How would you like to karaoke or learn some new dance moves for the ball?

9:30PM Onwards
Free time to explore Austin
After you've had your fun at our cocktail event, how about a night on the town? We'll include information about Austin's nightlife, so you and your newest friends can paint the town red - or, well, a nice BROWN!

Registration Desk Closed

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

7:30AM - 9:00AM
Continental Breakfast

Ready for a long day of fun with your favorite Browncoats? Need to get in your morning cup of coffee? We have included a Continental Breakfast so you can start your morning right!

Registration Desk Open

9:00 - 10:30 AM
Themed Activities 1
Tai Chi, Capitol Ballroom A
Video Editing, Capitol Ballroom B
Bad Guys
Fight Choreography, Austin North and South
Bad Guys II
Knife Throwin’, off site
(Knife Throwin’ Activity will leave hotel at 8:30AM. They will return at 10:45AM)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Need a snack? Visit the hospitality suite and grab something on the go!

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Themed Activities 2
Mahjong, Austin South
Filk Circle, Capitol Ballroom
Bad Guys
Weapons of the ‘Verse, Austin North
Bad Guys II
Knife Throwin’, off site
(Knife Throwin’ Activity will leave hotel at 11:00AM. They will return at 1:00PM)

Registration Desk Closed

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Box Lunches

For an additional $10, we'll include a lunch for you take with you as you tour around Austin! This option, as well as cuisine options will be based on preference, although we will be able to fulfill all dietary needs. Of course, you are free to find your own lunch options as you tour the town!

12:30PM – 4:00PM
Free Time/Self Tours/Tour of Earth That Was

We will provide some tour options, as well as literature for all of our guests. This section of the event is truly a "choose your own adventure!" Some guided options include a tour of Earth That Was, as well as a Private tour of the Capitol!

4:00PM - 5:30PM
Themed Activities 3

Bellydance, Capitol Ballroom A
Podcasting, Austin South
Bad Guys
Fight Choreography, Capitol Ballroom B
Bad Guys II
Weapons of the ‘Verse, Austin North

Registration Desk Open

5:30PM - 8:00PM
Break Time

Need time to get ready? Take a nap? We're giving our guests enough time for all their needs before the Ball. And don't fret. If you forgot something, need a dry cleaner - we'll have a hotline number for you to call to take care of all of your needs.

7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cocktail and Mingling hour

Already dressed up and ready to go? Join us in front of the Ballroom for drinks and great conversation! There will be a cash bar.

8:00PM - 9:00PM

Enjoy Four Themed Buffet Tables: Protein (Vegan), Chinese, A Carving Station, and Dessert (Austin and 'Verse-related!)

Registration Desk Closed

9:00PM - 2:00AM

Not sure who your favorite Bard band is? Well, don't worry. We'll dance with The Bedlam Bards and the Brobdingnagian Bards, as well as a String Quartet. So wear your dancing shoes and don't be shy; we're dancing all night long!

2:00AM Onwards
Party in the Hospitality Shuttle with your new and old best friends!

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Get together the morning after our Big Damn Ball to have a Southwestern Brunch! We'll also have some special video booths available so you can say goodbye in style. And, if you participated in the raffle on Saturday - hold onto your tickets! We're going to give away some additional prizes at the Brunch!
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