1. BCW8: The Intimate Details

    By Athena Stamos on 2005-05-27
    Time Square

    Time Square

    Calling all Bond fans!

    Thanks to organizer Matt Sherman we now have all the correct and final gritty details surrounding the 8th annual ‘Bond Collectors Weekend’ which will be held this year in New York City from Thursday, August 25 to Sunday, August 28.

    So if you want to ‘Bond’ with other 007 fans, visit James Bond locations and meet 007 celebrities in an intimate setting… sign up quick as attendance is limited to 50 people. See bottom of this article for registration info

    BCW8 Package

    • A three day/two night stay at The Travel Inn (excludes Thursday night) — including free parking with no “in and out” charges, pool and deck, WiFi Internet and the nearby Bond 45 restaurant.
    • Guided tours of several dozen James Bond movie and novel locations (including surprise locations), general NY sightseeing as well (Itinerary is subject to change). Ground transport is included.
    • Welcome packet with 007 gifts, including BCW8 Bond Trading Cards Trivia games, Food and Fun all weekend long!
    • Luncheon with Bond guests in attendance
    • Sir Sean’s 75th Birthday surprise
    • 007 Costume Party with themed fun

    BCW Itinerary

    Thursday August 25

    Arriving early? Celebrate Sean Connery’s 75th Birthday with an exotic BCW8 surprise!

    Friday August 26

    The NY Travel Inn

    The NY Travel Inn

    Day: Swim and schmooze above the city at our hotel’s rare New York rooftop pool. Visit locations in Harlem like “Filet Of Soul” (Live & Let Die), and more (Blast from the Past). Mingle with fans and hear the inside dish on Casino Royale (2006)!

    Night: Join in on the newly styled memorabilia event “Bondabilia Dash” at 007 o’clock. Then toast and unwind at Sardi’s Restaurant (Diamonds Are Forever).

    Felix Leiter: “This is one of the best places in town for beef, and Brizzola’s the best cut of that, straight cut to the bone. Roasted and then broiled.”

    Tiffany Case: “It’d take more than Crabmeat Ravigote to get me into bed.”

    “…broiled lobsters arrived and they [Bond and Felix] went to work with their nutcrackers.”

    Ian Fleming – Diamonds Are Forever

    Saturday August 27

    Day: We’ll visit the United Nations (Live and Let Die), Rockefeller Center (The Quasimodo Gambit), Central Park (Live and Let Die, Thrilling Cities: 007 in New York) and more from Diamonds Are Forever, For Special Services, Blast from the Past, The Authorized Biography of 007 and other Bond classics. Would you believe there are also points of interest from License to Kill, GoldenEye and Goldfinger on Saturday’s tour as well? It’s true!

    Our special BCW backstage tours go behind the scenes of various New York happenings. Stroll, photograph and learn about Bond book and movie locations stretched between the Trump Tower and Embassy Row.

    Night: We’ll visit Times Square, with its locations from Ian Fleming’s world, one of the three brightest nightspots on earth. The Saturday night’s annual Costume Bash features a “Casino Royale” theme (of course!) along with competitions, rare videos and music and more. We top off the fun with a champagne toast to unveil the BCW8 Official Poster at Midnight!

    Sunday August 28, 2005

    Geoffrey Holder (Baron Samedi, Live & Let Die)

    Geoffrey Holder (Baron Samedi, Live & Let Die)

    Morning: View downtown Bond locations including Die Another Day, Live & Let Die, Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang and more. Again, we will escort you to some wild views of Bond book and film locations. We’ll highlight the very best of the more than 200 NYC Bond locations in our 007 Locations Database. See why 007 loved New York’s attractions, restaurants, theatres and clubs!

    Afternoon: Sunday’s party luncheon includes wining and dining with this year’s Special Guests: Geoffrey Holder (Baron Samedi, Live & Let Die), Max Vesterhalt (Casino Girl, For Your Eyes Only), John Griswold (Author, The Annotated Ian Fleming), Michael Di Leo (The Spy Who Thrilled Us), Wesley Britton (Beyond Bond) and Ed Steinberg (Music Videos including AVTAK, TND, DAD).

    Registration & Payment Info

    Space is limited to 50 people so register ASAP!

    BCW Weekend including Hotel

    • Singles (one room, one person): $527.75
    • Couples (double occupancy) per person: $377.00

    BCW Weekend without Hotel

    • Per Person admission to all weekend events and tours: $227.00

    Additional hotel nights (before or after)

    • Single or Double occupancy: $177.75 per night

    To Register (or ask questions) – Contact

    (attn: Matt Sherman – BCW8)
    2711 NW 42 Place
    Gainesville, FL 32605
    1-352-373-1992 (USA)
    [email protected]

    We accept credit card (Amex, Discover, Visa, Mastercard) payments, checks and money orders to book your BCW trip.

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