Friday, February 4, 2011

Official Shadowgram News

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters
The Official Dark Shadows News Updates - posted via The ShadowGram Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates
An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM
Number 233.                                       February 3, 2011
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS),
announces the following breaking news in this Online News Update "bulletin."


In December, SG Update #232 exclusively released first word of the annual DS Festival convention. SG now premiere-announces the latest just-confirmed Fest news:

August 19, 20 & 21, 2011
New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718-246-7000
Jonathan Frid, Lara Parker, David Selby, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Jerry Lacy, Marie Wallace, Kathleen Cody, Sharon Smyth, Donna Wandrey, Robert Cobert - and others to be announced.
This is Robert Cobert's and Kathleen Cody's first East Coast Fest (she joined us in Burbank, CA, for the 2010 Fest). We welcome the Fest return of Sharon Smyth .This brings together 2 of the younger DS actresses. (Kathleen portrayed Hallie and Carrie Stokes. Sharon was Sarah Collins.)
Planned activities include: New, exclusive dramatic performances by the stars; free autographs and photo opportunities with most of our guests; guest/audience question-and-answer sessions; rare video screenings; fan costume/presentation event (for fun, not in competition), memorabilia auction; contests; a wide variety of DS merchandise for sale (some debuting at the Fest); historical presentation and discussions; updating the upcoming DS movie starring Johnny Depp; and a special Sunday night 45th Anniversary Gala Banquet with gifts and a DS Awards Ceremony with the stars.
--- Sleeping rooms at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel are now available to reserve at the special reduced Dark Shadows rate of $159.00 (+ tax) per night. You must mention "Dark Shadows Festival" to receive this discount rate when you directly call the hotel to reserve sleeping rooms.
The hotel says fans "now can reserve accommodations by phone at this reservation number: 1-800-266-9432. Please refer to the 'Dark Shadows Festival 2011 Room Block' to receive the group discounted rate."
It is recommended that fans make their hotel reservations as early as possible, as the number of rooms at the discount rate is limited.
Please note that the Marriott Hotel is located just a couple of blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, right across from lower Manhattan. The greater NYC area is easily accessible from the hotel via subway, bus, taxi, car, or walking.
To help with hotel costs - and often as a fun way to meet new DS friends - fans may contact the Fest's Hotel Roommates Coordinator, Pam Jarman. She will relay contact information between people seeking roommates. They then make their own arrangements.
For Roommate information, please send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to Pam Jarman, P.O. Box 45674, Los Angeles, CA 90045, or email Pam at

This announcement is to inform fans about the hotel location and room reservations, plus provide general weekend programming information. SG, the Fest, and the Roommates Coordinator cannot make hotel or travel arrangements for anyone.
Membership rates and the Banquet price are NOT yet announced. In the coming weeks, SG Online Updates and the new SG #119 print issue will announce these and other Fest news as details are confirmed.
The Fest plans a mass postal-mail with general information. It will include membership information and a reservation form that you must use when sending your payment(s) for the convention and the banquet dinner/awards gala.
To receive this mass mailing in advance, please send a business-size Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) with $.44 postage (U.S. addresses) (Foreign: Include an International Reply Coupon, available from your local post office) on it. Send your SASE to the Fest address:
Dark Shadows Festival
P.O. Box 92
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Upcoming SG Online Updates via the ShadowGram YahooGroup will continue to premiere-announce more information regarding the Fest. Details also will be in the new SG #119 Official DS Newsletter print issue, to be sent soon to current postal-mail subscribers. ((SG print issue subscription information is later in this Update.))

---- COMING SOON: SG Online Updates with confirmed casting and production plans for the Depp/Burton DS movie.
--- COMING SOON: SG will report confirmed news from/about the DS personnel, new and planned DS merchandise, and more.

--- Fans attending the Fest are invited to please share their reports and photos with SG so those who cannot be there can enjoy the occasion through your experience. Please send all materials to SG's e- or postal- mail addresses below.

--- SG also asks all fans to please share DS-related media mentions that you find at any time. These can be about the DS personnel and their projects, the new movie, merchandise, etc These items can come online, in print, or on the air; be international, national, or local; general or detailed; accurate or incorrect in content. Please identify the complete source and send all materials to the SG addresses below.

Please include your full name so I can list you as a Contributor in the published SGs. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, photos, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for sharing.
--- The current print issue SG newsletter is the HUGE Double SG #117-#118, and the new SG #119 will be ready soon. Future published SGs and the SG Official Online DS News Updates via the SG YahooGroup will report all the latest definite DS-related news.
Each full SG postal-mail newsletter expands and explains these brief email Update posts with details, photos, and more.
Subscription information for the ShadowGram Newsletter print issues:
--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.
---Overseas Air Mail subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.
Please send your SG print issue subscription / renewal payment (check/money order) made payable to:
Marcy Robin
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
Subscription/renewal payments can be made via Paypal to:
When your order arrives, I will mail you SG #117-#118 Double Issue newsletter to begin / renew your subscription. SG #119 and subsequent issues will be sent to you and all postal-mail subscribers as they are published.
This Update is posted to the ShadowGram YahooGroup and is dispersed by interested people  to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal, in personal emails and other online/print communications. Please include SG's complete address and subscription information in your sharing.
You can join the actual SG YahooGroup easily at no cost:
Membership in the group is free and you do not need to be a SG postal-mail subscriber to join.
You can read past SG Online Updates once you're a member of the group by clicking on the "Messages" tab.
If you'd like more information on how to become a SG YahooGroup member, or to get an invitation to join the group, please e-mail Marcy Robin at
Thank you.
Marcy Robin
ShadowGram Editor / Publisher
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
YahooGroup e-mail:
Official ShadowGram Website:
SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the *Official* "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is directly provided by the show's personnel and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series,
1991 TV series, and 2004 WB pilot. Established almost 32 years ago in April, 1979, SG
works directly with individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation,
distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc.
SG print issues are published throughout the year. Free time-sensitive complementary bonus breaking-news published updates can be sent as needed at any time to all current paid postal-mail subscribers.
Brief Update bulletins are posted through the ShadowGram Online "Dark Shadows" News Updates Yahoo Group.
NOTE: The e-mail Updates are * NOT * the actual Official DS Newsletter. The Official DS Newsletters are the published SG print issues that expand and explain each short Online Update post. The postal-mail edition is available by paid subscription and provides specific detailed information, exclusive/rare photos, media coverage, and much more than these brief Updates.

SG postal-mail print issues are immediately available. The current published newsletter is sent to you immediately to begin your subscription / renewal.
--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.
---Overseas Air Mail subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.
Please send your print issue subscription / renewal payment (check/money order) made payable to:
Marcy Robin
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
Subscription/renewal payments can be made via Paypal to:
For more information on the newsletter, please write with a SASE (Self-Addressed
Stamped Envelope) to the above postal-address or e-mail:
Thank you.

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