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Denver, Colorado

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The Clive Cussler Collector's Society is proud to announce its XII Annual Convention. This years event will be held in Denver, Colorado October 7-8-9 of 2016.

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


Ramada Plaza Northglenn/Denver North
10 East 120th Avenue
Northglenn, Colorado 80233
(303) 452-4100

To make Lodging Reservations, call (303) 452-4100 and give group code CGCLIV, or just tell them you are with the Clive Cussler Collector's Society Convention. October 7-8-9 of 2016. Room block rates good 3 days before and after event dates.

King $99.00 + tax. Double Queen $109.00 + tax. No resort fee. Includes FREE hot breakfast Buffet.

Lodging is not included in your Convention ticket price.


Tickets are $185.00 per person.

We also accept personal checks, 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 will be subject to addition charges. Please purchase your tickets before 9\7\2016.

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!


This event is still in the planning stages and is 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, Banquet Buffet Dinner, open bar, raffle's, book signing event and shuttle back to the Ramada Plaza.


Thursday October 6th, 2016

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM - CCCS registration/meeting/sales room open. This room will be open during the entire weekend.

7:00 PM - *Kick-Off dinner for early attendees.

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

*Dinner will be held at Cinzzetti's Restaurant. We usually have a good turn out, so please send us an email if you plan to attend. cusslersociety@xpressdata.net

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

Friday October 7th, 2016

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

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - CCCS registration/meeting room open.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - John Vinson will welcome the group, make special announcements, award raffle prizes and introduce the guest speakers:

Subject to change. Check back regularly for updates on speakers and special guests!

Andy Scheer - Trains, Planes and Automobiles. "Well, mostly automobiles". Andy has a presentation on the collection in Dirks hangar.

Boyd Morrison - Will talk about his writing history.

Ralph Wilbanks - "What's all these cars doing in a boat museum" Ralph has a presentation about the history of Divercity, "All the places his boat has been".

Gabe Waters - The Sinking of "Raise The Titanic" and why it failed...

Stuart Leuthner - Update on Clive Cussler Bio.

Jack Du Brul

Graham Brown - An update on his writing.

Paul Kemprecos - More on Nanotechnology!

Peter Greene - Peter will give a talk on the Adventure Writers Competition.

Jeff Edwards

Special Guests:

Teri Cussler

Dayna Cussler

Dirk Cussler

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

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Finish up with program as needed)

Shuttle to Cussler Museum, schedule TBA.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Cussler Museum Tour.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - BBQ Dinner at Cussler Museum, with assigned seating will begin at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:00.

Open Bar - Beer and Wine.

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 2016 Adventure Writer's Competition, present the coveted Grandmaster Award and $1000 check.

Our Special Guest Speaker Dave Conlin will give his presentation;

RMS TITANIC, At 100 and at 40.

More than 100 years ago, the Royal Mail Steamship Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank with great loss of life. 40 years ago, a young author with an incredible imagination penned Raise the Titanic and started a genre of literature that has in part culminated with the Clive Cussler Collector's Society.  In 2010, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the sinking, a team of underwater archeologists and explorers returned to the wreck site with an incredibly sophisticated array of deep water technology.

Dirk Cussler and Barry Campbell will say a few words.

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

Shuttle to back to the Ramada Plaza, schedule TBA.

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

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

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 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Convention DVD Videos are on sale now, order yours today!

2016 Convention Raffle Items

To Be Announced.

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 2016 Adventure Writer's Competition

C.T. Wells "The Kingdom of the Air" won the 2015 Adventure Writer’s Competition and $1,000 grand prize: The Adventure Writers Grand Master Award.

For more information about the 2016 Adventure Writer’s competition, click the link below:

The Adventure Writer's Competition


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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