There are still a few tickets left, boarding in Chicago, for the "Ride the City of New Orleans" adventure with SJ Tucker, Catherynne M. Valente, Betsy Tinney, Michelle "Vixy" Dockrey, Shira "Shadesong" Lipkin, Alexandra Erin, and the illustrious *Pope* Elizabeth McClellan.
We invite you to join them on a unique adventure that will cross the nation from Chicago, IL, to New Orleans, LA, on the weekend of March 19th to March 23rd, 2009.
Expect a beautiful train ride from Chicago to New Orleans, a dramatic Friday night about town with SJ Tucker and Catherynne M. Valente, a full Saturday to explore the city, and an exclusive, super-special musical performance on Saturday night.
In New Orleans, we have arranged for deluxe accommodations in a period mansion Bed & Breakfast: the world famous Creole Gardens.
This trip package includes round trip tickets on AMTRAK's City of New Orleans, two nights stay at the group destination hotel, and a VIP pass to the weekend's entertainment.
What does it all cost? If you're starting with us in Chicago, your VIP trip starts at $495 (double occupancy) - $545 (single occupancy). You can add roomette on train for $200 each way. The full pass, with roomette and Amtrak food, will be $945 or two for $1390 (double occupancy).
If you want to get to New Orleans on your own, and join the festivities there, we also offer a Weekend Adventure Pass for $275 (single occupancy) - two for $375 (double occupancy - that's $187.50 each). This includes overnight accommodation at the Creole Gardens and a VIP pass to all special events.
Tickets to the Saturday night New Orleans gala are also available separately, for $30.
E-mail me at email@example.com to let me know you're interested.