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Scottsdale, AZ.

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Photo: Clive aboard the "Divercity"
This year marks NUMA's 35th Anniversary

The Clive Cussler Collector's Society is proud to announce its Tenth Annual Convention. This years event will be held in Scottsdale, AZ on October 10-11-12 of 2014.

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


Millennium Resort & Villa Scottsdale
7401 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548
TEL: 1-800-243-1332

Please use this link to make reservations for the upcoming conference.
Clive Cussler Collector's Society Reservations Link

It defaults to three nights, please make the selections of dates before placing the room in the cart to purchase. Your guaranteed lowest room rate of $139 double occupancy includes resort fee, (+ tax).

If you have any hotel/lodging questions, please contact the Millennium at: 1-800-243-1332

Lodging is not included in your Convention ticket price.


Tickets to the 2014 Clive Cussler Collector's Society Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. are on sale now. Your ticket price is $185.00 each and does not include lodging or transportation. Purchase your tickets using the PayPal link below:


Or, send a personal check made out to:

Clive Cussler Collector's Society
PO Box 418
Woodburn, OR 97071

To register for the Writer’s Seminar/Roundtable on Friday, go to: http://www.cusslersociety.com/roundtable.html

Tickets sold at the door will be subject to addition charges. Please purchase your tickets in advance.

Tickets for the 2014 Clive Cussler Collector's Society Convention and Writer’s Seminar/Roundtable in Scottsdale, AZ. 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; Thursday night Squair Dance, Friday night reception with with co-writers and Special Guests, Saturday's meeting with Special Guest Speakers, Banquet Buffet Dinner, raffle's and book signing event.

Clive has not confirmed to us that he is coming or is not coming to this years convention. Due to several factors (including his schedule), we are going under the assumption he is not. Either way, the event will go on as planned.

Thursday October 9th, 2014

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM - CCCS registration/meeting/sales room open. This room will be open during the entire weekend. It may be closed during short periods throughout the day, and those times will be posted at the door. Contact information will be in your convention program.

7:00 PM - Kick-Off dinner for early attendees. The *dinner will be at Diamondbacks Bar & Grill, located within the Millennium Resort. We'll meet in our registration/sales room, or just show up in the dining room.

Professional Square Dance caller Andy Scheer will call a square dance following the early attendee dinner in our reception room.

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

Friday October 10th, 2014

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

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - *Seminar/Roundtable with Bestselling author Grant Blackwood.
Lunch break - on own
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM - Resume Seminar/Roundtable.
For more information, go to: :www.cusslersociety.com/roundtable.html

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Meet and Greet with co-writers and Special Guests.

Cash Bar

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Wayne Valero, President of the CCCS, will welcome the group, make special announcements, award raffle prizes and introduce the guest speakers:

Illustrator Roland Dalhquist will give a presentation of his artwork for the
Isaac Bell series and the upcoming Dirk Pitt book, Havana Storm.

For all the would-be writers in the group, Graham Brown will present a seminar
on writing thrillers.

Ralph Wilbanks will give a presentation on the 150th anniversary of the Hunley's sinking of the Housatonic.

Grant Blackwood will talk about his background, writing with Tom Clancy, Clive
Cussler and Jim Rollins. He'll then share with attendees what he's currently
working on.

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

!1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - guest speakers continued:

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Banquet Buffet Dinner, with assigned seating will begin at 6:00 and dinner will be served at 6:30.

Keynote Speaker Harry Pecorelli III, working for NUMA along with Wes Hall and Ralph Wilbanks, discovered the H.L. Hunley on May 3, 1995. In 2001, Harry assisted in the excavation of the Hunley, helping to remove hull plates from the Confederate submarine. Currently, Harry is Project Director for Stantec Inc..

Cash Bar

After dinner, Wayne Valero will make acknowledgments, announcements and raffle prizes.

Kerry Frey will announce the winner of the 2014 Adventure Writer's Competition and present the Grandmaster Award of $1,000.00.

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

Sunday, October12th, 2014

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.

*Seminar/Roundtable is not part of your convention fee.

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

Past Convention DVD Videos

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

2014 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 2014 Adventure Writers' Competition

$1,000 grand prize: The Clive Cussler Award.

Unpublished writers in the adventure genre can vie to be the next Clive Cussler by submitting their original fiction manuscripts for a chance at the $1000 grand prize - The Clive Cussler Award. For more information, click the link below:

The Adventure Writers' 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 Wayne Valero 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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