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Denver, Colorado

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The Clive Cussler Collector's Society is proud to announce its 13th Annual Convention. We are also celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Clive Cussler Collector's Society. This years event will be held in Denver, Colorado on October 6-7-8 of 2017.

This event is open to the public and you do not need to be a member to attend.

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Ramada Plaza Hotel Northglenn - Denver North
10 East 120th Ave.
Northglenn, Colorado 80233

Our group code is “CG05CL”. Please request for “In-house group reservations” when calling the hotel to make reservations. Our room block ends September 25th, please make your room reservations early if you plan to attend. Lodging: King $99.00 + tax, 2-Queen $109 + tax, (Rate includes a hot breakfast buffet for up to 2 guests, per room, per day.)

Lodging is not included in your Convention ticket price.


Tickets are $185.00 per person.

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 We also accept mailed personal checks 30 days before the event, and at the event with prior arrangements, made out to:

Clive Cussler Collector's Society
1190 E. HWY 372 #17 PMB #1
Pahrump, Nevada 89048

We do not send out paper tickets for this event, we'll be expecting you. When you arrive, check in at our registration desk and get your ID Badge and convention program. Your ID badge must be with you to attend all scheduled events.

Tickets sold at the door, or within 30 days of the event may be subject to addition charges.

Tickets for the Clive Cussler Collector's Society Convention can only be purchased through the Clive Cussler Collector's Society official web site at: www.cusslersociety.com

Tickets purchased from third parties will not be honored!


The scheduled events are not limited to this initial listing and are subject to change.

Your convention ticket price includes but is not limited to; Friday night reception with with co-writers and Special Guests, Saturday's meeting with Special Guest Speakers, Shuttle to the Cussler Museum Tour, Dinner, open bar, raffle's, book signing event and shuttle back to the hotel.


Thursday October 5th, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - CCCS registration/meeting/sales room open.

7:00 PM - *Kick-Off dinner for early attendees. Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 PM at Cinzzetti's Italian Market Restaurant. Meet at the Ramada lobby, or at Cinzzetti's.

281 W 104th Avenue Northglenn, CO 80234
(303) 451-7300

*This Kick-Off dinner is not part of your convention ticket price, each person will be paying for their own meal.

Friday October 6th, 2017

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM - CCCS registration/meeting/sales room open.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Meet and Greet with co-writers and Special Guests.

Cash Bar
Hors d' oeuvers

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - CCCS registration/meeting room open.

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - John Vinson will welcome the group, make special announcements, award raffle prizes and introduce guest speakers:

Robin Burcell - Robin will be speaking about what it's like being the newest co-author, her solo writing career and her new release with Clive, "The Romanov Ransom."

Jeff Edwards

Barry Campbell - "History of the CCCS", The 15 Anniversary of the Clive Cussler Collector's Society.

Paul Kemprecos - Paul will be speaking about his newest release and some insight into his upcoming "Aristotle Socarides" book.

Stuart Leuthner - Stuart will discuss developments regarding his current projects.

Bob Adamov - Bob will speak about his new book "Golden Torpedo" which is dedicated to Wayne Valero and Francis Wilbanks, and how he is helping by donating a portion of the proceeds to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.

Tom Gwinn - Auction: A few items from Wayne Valero's Collection.

Dave Conlin - "Raise the Housatonic - true stories from behind the scenes of the Hunley/Housatonic project, or how to get uninvited from South Carolina with just 25 words or less." Should be an enlightening presentation!

Dirk Cussler

Special Guests:

Craig Dirgo

Andy Scheer

Teri Cussler

Dayna Cussler

Harry Pecorelli

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch break (on your own).

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - (Finish program)

Shuttle to Cussler Museum Schedule "TO BE ANNOUNCED".

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Cussler Museum Tour. Open Bar - Beer and Wine.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Bennett's Bar-B-Que Dinner at Cussler Museum, with assigned seating will begin at 5:00 and dinner will be served at 6:00.

After dinner, John Vinson will make acknowledgments, announcements and raffle prizes.

Competition and Panel Director Peter Greene will then take the stage and announce the winner of 2017 Adventure Writer's Competition , present the coveted Grandmaster Award and $1000 check.

Our Special Guest Speaker Ralph Wilbanks will give his presentation: "What are all these cars doing in a boat museum?"

We'll have a short break then start the book signing event.

Shuttle to back to the hotel "TO BE ANNOUNCED".

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - CCCS registration/meeting room open.

Things to do and see in Denver.

Final Dinner.- (On your own with remaining attendees).

These scheduled events are not limited to this initial listing and are subject to change.

The CCCS reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone for any reason. Your ID badge must be with you at all scheduled events.

Past Convention DVD Videos

Our Convention DVD Videos are on sale now, order yours today!

2017 Convention Raffle Items


NUMA Logo Jackets

Through the help of Dirk Cussler and Ralph Wilbanks, we are offering for sale, Official NUMA
Logo Jackets
. Click here to order yours today

The 2017 Adventure Writer's Competition

"Maseah Mountain" by John Thomas Everett wins the 2016 Adventure Writers competition and $1,000 grand prize: The Adventure Writers Grand Master Award.

For more information about the 2017 Adventure Writer’s competition, click the link below:

The Adventure Writer's Competition


Will Clive Cussler be attending this years convention?

We are not expecting Clive to attend this years convention. If he is able to attend, an announcement will be sent out.

I didn't purchase my convention tickets from the "Clive Cussler Collector's Society" official web site, will my tickets still be good?

Only tickets purchased from the CCCS web site will be honored. If in doubt, contact the CCCS at cusslersociety@xpressdata.net or make a personal call to Bruce at (503-792-3208) during regular business hours PST..

Can I mail some books to the hotel so I don't have to pack them through the airport with me?

You certainly can, but be sure to check with the hotel first. Some hotels charge a daily storage and handling fee so make sure you understand their policy before you mail anything.

This is our first Cussler Society convention and we were wondering if we needed to wear formal attire at the banquet dinner.

The dress is casual at all our events, wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.

I won't be able to attend this years convention. Can I still purchase tickets for the raffle?

Our raffle items are an incentive to attract individuals to our conventions and are only available to paid convention attendees.

I'm a guest at the convention, am I eligible for the raffle drawings?

Only paid attendees are eligible for the raffle drawings. Guests with complimentary admission are not eligible for the drawings.

I'm not a member of the Clive Cussler Collector's Society, can I still buy tickets and attend?

Our Convention is open to the public, anyone can attend. The CCCS reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone for any reason.

I bought tickets to the convention, but they never came in the mail. When can I expect them to arrive?

We do not send out paper tickets. When you pay for your convention ticket, your name and contact information is added to the attendee list. When you arrive at the convention, check in at our registration booth and sign in. You'll receive an information packet with event details and an ID Badge. You must wear your ID Badge to attend the events.

What happens if I paid for my convention tickets in advance and it turns out that I will not be able to attend, will I get my money back?

You will be refunded 100% of your ticket cost, less any PayPal fees or expenses we incurred in the transaction, up to 30 days before the event. After the 30 day deadline, any cancellation will be handled on a case by case basis and up to the discretion of the CCCS event organizers.

I was wondering if the convention events could be separated so I would only be paying for the events I wished to attend?

Sorry, our convention tickets are only sold as a package deal. We do our best to put on an event that everyone will enjoy and get the best value for their ticket price.

What type of presentations we can expect?

We have speakers who may or may not provide a slide show/Power Point presentation–that will depend on them. We'll have a meeting room set up and the subject matter and presentation will be at the discretion of the speaker. However, in this setting John Vinson will address the group to convey information, introductions, acknowledge individuals and, hopefully, have several types of drawings, in which Cussler and Cussler-related collectibles will be given away.

The CCCS reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone for any reason.

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