(image by Walter Winterburn)
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
To make Lodging Reservations, call (303) 452-4100
ROOM BLOCK CLOSED
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 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!
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
*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. email@example.com
*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.
Hors d' oeuvers
Saturday, October 8th, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 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 the guest speakers:
Saturday Morning at 8:30, John Vinson will draw 3 names from the paid attendees list. The 3 winners can each choose a guest to ride along with them in Clive's 1939 Packard Town Car driven by Dirk Cussler Saturday evening at the Cussler Museum - Must be present to win.
Andy Scheer -"Inside the Vehicles of the Dirk Pitt Series: From Pacific Vortex to Odessa Sea."
Boyd Morrison - Oregon Files, Boyd will talk about his writing career and how he became involved writing with Clive. Q&A.
Dave Conlin - "The Titanic of the Ancient World" In 1900 Greek sponge divers discovered what was to become the most fabulous shipwreck from the ancient world off the tiny Greek Island of Antikythera. More...
Gabe Waters - The Sinking of "Raise The Titanic" and why it failed...
Stuart Leuthner - Update on Clive Cussler Bio, Q&A.
Jack Du Brul - Jack will give us an update on his writing, Q&A.
Graham Brown - Graham will give us an update on his writing, Q&A.
Paul Kemprecos - More on Nanotechnology?
Peter Greene - Peter will give a talk on the Adventure Writers Competition.
Jeff Edwards - Jeff will give us an update on his writing, Q&A.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch break (on your own).
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - (Finish program)
Shuttle to Cussler Museum leaves the Ramada at 4:00 PM Sharp.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Cussler Museum Tour. Open Bar - Beer and Wine.
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.
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. More...
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 leaves the Museum at 9:30 PM Sharp.
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
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 2005 thru 2015 Convention
DVD Videos are on sale now, order yours
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:
Adventure Writer's Competition
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
if you need more information on our convention.