Centerfold Convention Aug 12-14 2011 - Sponsored by Capital Area Paper Shapers

OrigamiUSA is pleased to provide detailed information about the upcoming Centerfold Convention being organized by the regional group CAPS (Capital Area Paper Shapers) in Columbus, Ohio.  This is not an OrigamiUSA event, but many of our members will be attending.  See you there!

Note from the Organizer

Hello all!

Registration is now open for Centerfold 2011, and the convention has it's own web site, separate from ohiopaperfolders.com.

Detailed information is available at http://www.centerfoldconvention.com/ , but here is a quick overview:

We have moved the convention up one week at the request of many attendees. This year the dates are Aug 12-14th 2011

Guests

Guests of honor are:

Paul Jackson, Miri Golan and Won Park.

Exhibit!

This year there will be an exhibit, so bring your models! The exhibit space will be in the Columbus room (last year's "great room").

Classes

Once again classes will be "open", with no ticketing. We will take steps to deal with the issues we had in a few of the larger classes last year - the main changes will be:

  • Better communications with attendees before and during the convention.
  • Assistants for the teachers in larger classes
  • Better communications with attendees before and during the convention.
  • A sound system for larger classes
  • Better communications with attendees before and during the convention.
  • More class rooms!
  • Better communications with attendees before and during the convention.
We will be bringing up a page where teachers can enter class descriptions, upload diagrams and photos of models etc. Then, about three weeks before the convention we will ask attendees to indicate interest levels in classes so that we can once again use this information to assign classes to rooms based on interest.

Special classes with specific reserved seating will include intro and advanced paper marbling, suminagashi and perhaps one or two others. Steve Pittelkow will once again teach marbling, with multiple classes for intoduction to marbling and advanced marbling, with classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The marbling classes will be in a much larger room this year, but be limited to the same number of people per class - so not so crowded.

There will be activities on Friday, but mainly paper marbling and beginner level origami classes, so no worries if you plan to arrive Friday evening.

The great room will be about 50% larger than last year, and the room we used for the great room will house the exhibit and additional tables set aside as "you schedule it" space, where anyone who wants to teach a model away from the noise of the great room can schedule time.

Costs/general rules

If you have someone who will attend with you for medical assistance there is no charge for their attendance.

All minor children(of non-driving age) must be accompanied by an adult. Non-participating adults who attend with their children will be charged a fee of $40.

The registration fee does not include accommodations at the hotel. (Information below)

Click here to register online for CenterFold 2011

    A few notes on registration:
  • Your login/password from last year will work, so you do not have to reenter your basic information
  • We are allowing single day registrations this year.
  • We have added the ability to schedule multiple payments if using a credit card. As you proceed through registration you can choose up to 4 "easy payments".
  • We are giving discounts for early registration
  • As always, the registration includes all classes with the exception of the paper marbling and other in depth workshops. Into paper marbling is $45.00 and advanced marbling is $55.00.

ItemPrice
July 1st
to Aug 11
Full three day
registration with classes
$150.00
Friday only
registration with classes
$55.00
Saturday only
registration with classes
$80.00
Sunday only
registration with classes
$70.00

May 1st
to June 3th
Full three day
registration with classes
$135.00
Friday only
registration with classes
$50.00
Saturday only
registration with classes
$75.00
Sunday only
registration with classes
$65.00

Jan 1st
to April 30th
Full three day
registration with classes
$125.00
Friday only
registration with classes
$45.00
Saturday only
registration with classes
$65.00
Sunday only
registration with classes
$55.00

The registration fee includes:

 a. Attendance at the 3 day convention

 b. A t-shirt (picture not available at this time)

 c. A convention program (this is a book of diagrams of origami models)

 d. A tote bag which will contain paper to use for the various classes as well as a pen and note paper.

 e. Classes - a few classes may have additional material costs

Hotel

After careful consideration of a variety of locations and services we have decided to again hold the event at The Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 4900 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio (http://www.centerfoldconvention.com/origami/location/). Their numbers are 614-846-0300 and FAX 614-847-1022.

Be sure to mention that you are attending the Centerfold Origami Convention. The room rate is $79 per night plus taxes. Please reserve your hotel room before 7/30/2010 to ensure this rate and availability. Reservations may be cancelled 24 hours before the event with a full refund.

Note that this is a very nice hotel specializing in small conventions. There is a full restaurant in the hotel with very reasonable menu prices. The menu includes vegetarian selections. The hotel includes a lounge, pool, fitness center and much more.

We will also be including information in the program on local restaurants, availability of the hotel shuttle etc.