Monday, June 26, 2017

TICKETS TO OUR SHOWCASES!

Hi Folks....it may seem like I'm sending out information on the convention rather early...but there is always a lot to do to prepare.
So, I've just set up the tickets, etc. for the GENERAL PUBLIC. I have tickets for your friends and family to attend at special "ON LINE" prices. Yes, tickets can be bought at the door to our showcases, but it will be CHEAPER to do it on line...while tickets last. Save $5 per ticket when buying them on line for a single showcase.
When they sell out, they sell out. Since the movie "JUST ABOUT FAMOUS" has been playing on NETFLIX, I have gotten email and FB messages from all over the world wanting to attend. Here is the rundown for ON LINE ticket prices and the link:
-FRIDAY SHOWCASE: $20 (online$/25 at the door)
-SATURDAY SHOWCASE: $20 
(online$/25 at the door)
-COMBO Fri/Sat SHOWCASE: $38 (online/Not available at the door)
-AWARDS SHOW ONLY: $25 (at the door)

2017 HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

We are returning to The Florida Hotel and Conference Center for our 5th year!  It's attached to The Florida Mall on Sand Lake Road in Orlando.

The hotel accommodations are not included in your registration.  However, if staying at the hotel, you will enjoy complimentary transportation to our Kickoff Part at POINTE ORLANDO!

Here is the general information.

$95 Per Night (plus taxes)

(Includes In-Room Internet/Resort Fee/Parking)
This Rate Is Good For Three Days Prior To Sunburst and Three Days After.

Call 407-859-1500
TOLL FREE/ 1-800-588-4656
ASK FOR GROUP RESERVATIONS (or press 1)
Tell them you want to be on The Sunburst Convention Block


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Celebrity Impersonators headed to Orlando!

PRESS RELEASE
To Be Released: ASAP
Today’s Date:    Jun 15, 2017
Re: Celebrity Impersonators Convention and Showcase in Orlando, Florida
So George W. Bush, Lady Gaga and Madonna walk into a bar…. Is this the latest joke circulating on Facebook?  No.  It’s probably a night at The 15th Annual Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators and Look A Likes.  This annual convention is taking place again here in Orlando.  It is being held on property at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center.
The public is invited to attend the two showcases on September 1 and 2, 2017 where they will see over 45 professional celebrity impersonators perform and appear on stage each day.  Each day’s showcase will feature different “stars”.
The convention is held each year as a way for professional celebrity impersonators and talent agents from across the country to meet face to face and get together on bookings and appearances.  These professional entertainers are booked at corporate events, fairs, festivals, casinos, cruise ships and night clubs across the US, making it a multi-million (if not billion) dollar industry.  This year, the public is invited to attend the showcases .
Greg M and Jackie Thompson are producers of the convention, having started it back in 2004. “During the day it’s business, and at night it’s party time.” says Greg M Thompson.  The convention has been featured on CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, FUSE TV, The Tonight Show, The Daily Buzz and many more television shows.  It was the featured subject of “Just About Famous”, a documentary  that is currently running on NETFLIX.
For more information, visit www.sunburstconvention.com or call 407-226-9088.

PRESS IS INVITED TO ATTEND ANY AND ALL EVENTS.  Please register online at: www.sunburstconvention.com



Monday, June 5, 2017

NEW KICKOFF PARTY VENUE!

OUR KICKOFF PARTY will take place at POINTE ORLANDO, specifically at LAFAYETTES Food, Music and Spirits. (You'll LOVE their showroom) We will have our RED CARPET WALK, where we introduce ALL of our attendees (who are in costume). We'll be doing a show on their stage (open to the public) from 7-11pm. We'll also have our photo op set up. Plus, we'll have food and drink specials for our attendees. The night includes FREE admission to BB Kings (next door). THE IMPROV is at the same complex along with MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT, Blue Martini, THE PUB, and so much more. Enjoy one of Orlando's Best Entertainment, Dining and Shopping Complexes.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sunburst's Birthday Party! Number 15!

Hi Folks,

Jackie and I were discussing what we would like to do for our 15th Year of Sunburst!  We came up with a great idea!

We are having a BIRTHDAY PARTY! It will be complete with a magician, face painters, balloon animals, dancing, games, contests, clown(s), cake and ice cream....it's going to be a blast.

It's like a kid's party....but with adults!  Imagine the fun!

It's included in the registration fee, but it's only open to those who register!

It will be on the FRIDAY NIGHT of the convention.  Last year, we had a "free night" but everyone came to the Hospitality Suite anyway....so this year, we'll go back to having a party!

Yay!

-Greg


Friday, April 21, 2017

KICKOFF PARTY at I-Drive/360

Here's an update for our 2017 Sunburst Convention schedule!

The Convention is planned for August 30- September 3, 2017.  This is Labor Day Weekend, so it gives you that extra MONDAY for free time and/or travel time.

Here's the FUN NIGHT for 2017!  The night before the convention, we will be boarding a bus from the hotel and going to I-Drive/360...Orlando's newest/Hottest entertainment/Shopping/Dining attraction. It's our Kickoff Party!

We will have a Red Carpet Walk and 10 lucky entertainers will be performing in the Courtyard of I-Drive/360. 10 others will be performing in Tin Roof Bar!  Everyone will receive free tickets to their three attractions: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, The Orlando Eye (Florida's Largest Ferris Wheel) and The Orlando Aquarium!

Some locals may wish to drive on their own and meet us there.  If you do that, we will still give you tickets for Madame Tussueds and the other attractions.  Costumes are welcome and encouraged.  The public welcomed to attend at no charge!  Bring your camera!


Please remember that we ONLY have 150 hotel room nights this year and they WILL sell out.  Many attendees have already made their reservations. You can do so by calling: 407-859-1500 and asking for reservations.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

National Look Alike Day!

I was reminded on my Facebook account that today is National Look Alike Day!  You know, there is a day for practically everything.  National Ice Cream Day, National Talk Like A Pirate Day, National Flower Day...you name it.  So it's not surprising that there is a National Look Alike Day.

Being in the business, my wife and I have a tendency to "see" celebrities in the faces of every day people.  Just this past week, I ran into a "Justin Bieber" and a "Queen Latifah".  When I asked "How many times have you heard that?", they both said "Almost every day."  And both of them said "But I don't sing."

So, naturally, I give them my business card and tell them they could make a lot of money just doing meet/greet.  I tell them they don't HAVE to sing in order to be in this business.  But frankly, I'm not expecting a call from either one.  I don't know if they thing I'm full of BS or they don't think they can do it.

I believe almost every celebrity look alike started out with people telling them OVER AND OVER again that they look like a certain celebrity.  There are a few who got into the business though they look like no one...but they doesn't seem to stop them.  They get the costumes, make up and wigs to get the gist of the character...and they get booked!  We have a special rate for those just starting out!  No "showcase" is required.

But I would like for anyone reading this blog to know that if they are told over and over again they look like someone famous, to attend The Sunburst Convention and quickly learn how to turn that into tremendous fun and profit!  Why not?

It's 100% tax deductable and next year on National Look Alike Day...you can say "HEY!  I"m one!"


Friday, April 7, 2017

Sunburst Registration/ Register Now, Pay Later

Hi Folks, Just a head's up.
Since I have implemented the "register now, pay later" aspect to The Sunburst Convention, we've had QUITE a number of registrations even though the convention is not until Labor Day weekend. We have limited the showcase spots to ONLY 60 this year. Total. That's it. However, we will have unlimited availability to attend for those not showcasing. We've never had this many to register so early, which is a good thing. However, I would recommend you register now if you THINK you might be coming. You can pay as late as July 31, 2017. Please make your hotel reservations as well. You can cancel up to 72 hours before check in. But get your registration in early to secure your spot. Singers get a 4 minute showcase. Comedians, (and politicians) get 5 minutes. Look Alikes get 2/two minute interviews (one on each day of the showcases). These are considered showcase spots. We are not conducive to live bands HOWEVER, we DO recommend that Tribute Bands attend and we can show your video of your band as your showcase.(Limit of 3 minutes) EVERYONE getting a "Full Access" or "No Showcase" ticket gets a promo table.
It's our 15th Anniversary. Last year, we SOLD OUT of seats and had standing room only for our Saturday Showcase. On May 1st, we'll be increasing registrations for a Saturday Showcase by $25. So if you want a Saturday showcase, register NOW to secure your spot.
Everyone asks "Which day is the best day to showcase?". To be honest, it's up to you. Generally, we have more "buyers" on the Friday showcase and more of the "General Public" on Saturdays. Most people prefer to showcase on Saturday. You get your promo table for both days. One rule: FIRST TIME ATTENDEES perform on Friday. Repeat attendees get their choice. (We do reserve the right to change the line up as needed.) And just like last year, EVERYONE who attends the showcases MUST leave through the promo room....and we route them so they have to pass by most every table.
A "No Showcase" ticket will get you EVERYTHING the convention offers, less the actual showcase.
 If for some reason we do not sell out of all of the showcases, we do offer you to perform a second showcase for $75. Should it happen, we announce that just a couple of weeks before the convention.

Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 Registration is now open!

HI HO! 
Great news! 

Registration for The Sunburst Convention is now open. AND....we've got some greater news! You can register now and pay later in a brand new way. You no longer need to put in your Credit Card information on our registration page. You just fill out the form, select what you want and hit submit. You will then be invoiced through SQUARE....AND, you can even select WHEN you want to be invoiced. 

If you have already pre-registered with a deposit, we will send you an invoice for you to pay now or later if you want. So if you want to secure your showcase spot, you can register now and PAY NOTHING....and we'll invoice you later. We will give you up until July 31, 2107 to pay the invoice. So register now. We are ONLY doing 60 showcase spots this year. After they are gone, we will still have unlimited "No Showcase" tickets available. 

We also have introductory tickets available for first timers to Sunburst (restrictions apply). As of right now, we do not offer a "second showcase". AND, we are going back to I-Drive/360 for our Kick-Off Party!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunburst 2017!

Here's an update for our 2017 Sunburst Convention schedule!

The Convention is planned for August 30- September 3, 2017.  This is Labor Day Weekend, so it gives you that extra MONDAY for free time and/or travel time.

Here's the FUN NIGHT for 2017!  The night before the convention, (Normally our Welcome Party night), we will be boarding a bus from the hotel and going to I-Drive/360...Orlando's newest entertainment/Shopping/Dining attraction. It's our Kickoff Party!

We will have a Red Carpet Walk and 16 lucky entertainers will be performing in the Courtyard of I-Drive/360.   Everyone will receive free tickets to their three attractions.

Some locals may wish to drive on their own and meet us there.  If you do that, we will still give you a wristband for Madame Tussueds and the other attractions.  Costumes are welcome and encouraged.

Any Tips received will be donated to #OneOrlando.