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---> Official Radio City Information Post (updated 10/05 for sightseeing activities, 20% off coupon on NYC attracitons & other items)

Altaira
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Aug 8 2009, 5:36pm


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Welcome to everyone going, or thinking of going, to the Radio City FOTR concert!

The purpose of this post is to provide one place to go for general Radio City information and updates, (since the original discussion thread is far too big now to be able to easily find all the pertinent information). The information below is up-to-date as the date of this post (August 8). Future updates (after general clean-up this weekend) will be in red font for at least a few days, and the “Current as of” date will change.

In addition to this post, be sure to check the official concert site for updates too, and continue general discussion in the sticky thread deej started. I guarantee this post will go through several revisions in the next few days as I find more things to add, so check it often and be sure to PM me with any ideas and recommendations.

Official Concert Site & News

Offical Site: www.theradiocitylotrconcert.com

Official site Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/...otrconcert/848340526
Official site Twitter: http://twitter.com/RadioCityLOTR
Official site Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/...adiocitylotrconcerts

TORn Homepage: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/
TORn Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoneringnet


Recap of Weekend Activities (updated 10/05/09 for Saturday sightseeing update & various other items)

A general agenda of events appears below. Exact times will be added as plans are firmed up.



Thursday, October 8
6:00 p.m. - New York Comic Con Radio City reception and 1-yr countdown party to NYCC 2011. Free bowling and more! Bowlmor Lanes, 110 University Place.
11:30 p.m. - Beecake concert, Joe's Pub, $25 (425 Lafayette St., NY, NY). Purchase online, or call (212) 967-7555.

Friday, October 9
Doug Adams book signing of his new book: "The Music of the Lord of the Rings Movies." (book not ready yet - no signing this weekend)
7:30 p.m. - FOTR Concert for Friday concert-goers with special appearances by Howard Shore and Billy Boyd (lucky Friday night concert-goers)!
7:00 - 10:00 - TORn & friends gathering/mixer.
Three hours with all-you-can-eat appetizers and top-shelf open bar throughout. Trivia and more! Connolly's Pub, 121 W. 45th St. (1/2 S. of the Park Central hotel).

Advanced tickets accepted until tomorrow (Tues, 10/6 only): Adults - $52, Children under 16 - $19; At the door tickets (cash only): Adults - $57, children under 16 - $24
Send Paypal payments to
RCMHmixer@gmail.com. Be sure to include a message regarding who, and how many, you're paying for. To pay by check, PM Altaira to make arrangements.


10:30 - ?? TORn & Avari (alumni) reunion - Connolly's, after the mixer.


Saturday, October 10
(daytime) - Sightseeing together. Three 'casually organized' options:

Ground Zero - (time TBA, so far 'noonish')

Circle Line boat tour (afternoon after Ground Zero moot)

Top of the Rock, Central Park tour with Altaira and BG and (free) licensed NYC tour guide (meet at Park Central hotel lobby at 10:00 a.m. or Top of the Rock main entrance (on 50th St. between 5th & 6th ave.) at 10:30 a.m. Top of the Rock is $21.00 for adults, Children 6-12 $14.00, Seniors $19.00.
Central Park is free. We'll probably get there around noon and catch lunch around 1:00.
If you'd like to skip Top of the Rock and meet us in Central Park, PM Altaira for her cell no. or email her at altaira @ theonering . net

7:30 p.m. - FOTR Concert for Saturday concert-goers
11:59 p.m. - Beecake concert, Joe's Pub, $25 (425 Lafayette St., NY, NY). Purchase online now, or call (212) 967-7555.

Sunday, October 11
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speakers & Presentations (TORn Hobbit update, David Salo, Colleen Doran, our own greendragon with Corey Olsen, the premier of Elizabeth Cotnoir's Journey's End and Doug Adams and Howard Shore discuss the upcoming book) - Angel Orensantz Foundation, 172 Norfolk St.

Oct. 5 - Nov. 19 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oct 9, 10, 11) - “The Beginnings of a Masterpiece: Original Manuscripts from The Fellowship of the Ring ” exhibit at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus. Registration is now open! Follow this link to marquette.edu to sign up! Note: so far it seems TORnsibs are converging on mid-day (11-Noon) shows on Friday and Saturday. FYI, Matt Blessing, curator of the Tolkien archives at Marquette, will be guiding tours on Sat and Sun. Friday tours will be self-guided).
Per the announcement posted on TORn's Home Page:
“The Beginnings of a Masterpiece” is free and open to the public on October 9-11, with small group tours at the top of the each hour between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Group size will be limited to 10 individuals. Special access rules apply for off-campus guests after October 11th. Please visit Fordham Libraries website at
www.library.fordham.edu after September 15th to learn more about viewing the exhibit. The Quinn Library is located on the first floor of the Lowenstein Building at 113 West 60th Street.

Ongoing: Partnering with TORn and CAMI, New York Comic Con (NYCC) will be hosting several contests and giveaways before and during the weekend. Visit this link to learn more!

Concert & Tickets (current as of 8/8/09)

There will be two concerts: one on Friday night, October 9, and one on Saturday night, October 10 (most of the board members are going to the Saturday night concert – see “Attendees” below)

Concert: October 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10020, NY, NY

Tickets: Ticket prices are $54.00 US to $150.00 US (plus a 'convenience charge of about $11.00) depending on where you sit. Tickets are still available for both nights. Tickets can be purchased on the Radio City Website or by calling 212-307-7171. The automated phone site will try to pre-select tickets for you too. If you don't answer the automated questions, you'll finally get to a live person, so persevere.

General Seating Chart: http://www.radiocity.com/seating/index.html
Detailed Seating Chart: http://www.radiocity.com/...al/radio_seating.pdf (also see "attendees" below)


Accommodations (updated 9/13/09 for the fact that the special concert rate at the Park Central is now sold out)

“Official” Radio City Hotel: The Park Central Hotel, 870 7th Ave, New York, NY, NY

Special Radio City Concert rates: (Note: these rates are now sold out). Visit sites like Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, hotels.com, etc. to research other options. Hint: once you've found Mid-town Manhattan hotels, sort by price, paying attention to 'star rankings' (i.e., a one star-rated hotel is probably cheap for a reason).
Single/Double occupancy:$179 (about $208 w/tax)
Three adults to a room: $204 (about $237 w/tax)
Four adults to a room: $229 (about $266 w/tax)

Roomates: If you're interested in sharing a room with someone, there's a sub-thread here on the Moots board to help find like-minded Hobbits.
Attendees: (updated 10/04/09)

Several people have been keeping informal lists of message board attendees. PM them if you'd like to be added! The links will be updated as their updates occur:

Smeagirl/Girllum has been keeping a list of attendees

Grammaboodawg has been 'mapping' the seating location of anyone who lets her know where they're sitting (updated 10/04/09)

In addition, there are a number of TORn message board alumni, at least 10 members of Barliman's Chatroom and around 10 other TORn staffers and/or folks who are Howard Shore/Doug Adams fans who don't frequent the message boards.

Other Information and Links: (current as of 8/8/09)

Doug Adams' blog: http://themusicofthelordoftheringsfilms.blogspot.com/

From a recent entry: "once you plant your flag in Middle-earth, it's always your home. It claims you.." Doug is a kindred spirit, a wonderful person and has been an honored guest at ORC conventions. Doug's book has gone to press and will be available soon. Plus, he'll be doing at least one book signing the weekend of the concerts!

Other Activities related to the Radio City Concert:



Transportation to/from local airports: (please refer to Magpie's thread here)

20% off coupon for NYC attractions





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(This post was edited by Altaira on Oct 6 2009, 11:31am)

Subject User Time
---> Official Radio City Information Post (updated 10/05 for sightseeing activities, 20% off coupon on NYC attracitons & other items) Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Aug 8 2009, 5:36pm
    Please take the poll on the Friday night TORn & Friends bash! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 2 2009, 3:37am
    updated 9/13 for link to Tolkien Exhibit resevations, contests and giveaways and other hotel options!// Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 14 2009, 3:57am
        A question about reserving tour slots Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Sep 15 2009, 12:20pm
            If your talking about the manuscript exhibit Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2009, 12:57pm
                Oops Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Sep 15 2009, 6:33pm
                    lol Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2009, 10:49pm
    Doug Adams still Friday? Tamara Send a private message to Tamara Sep 15 2009, 7:41pm
        10-2 on Sunday are the panel presentations Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2009, 10:48pm
            possible panelists? ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Sep 16 2009, 2:42am
                I'm not entirely sure what you're asking me Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 16 2009, 3:02am
                    what I was trying to ask ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Sep 16 2009, 10:34am
                        Well, that I can't answer Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 16 2009, 1:38pm
                        Doug's book signing and Confirmed Panelists Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 16 2009, 4:02pm
                            No Book Signing Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 23 2009, 2:28am
                                Oh, that's too bad entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 23 2009, 3:14am
                                    I'm devestated... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Sep 23 2009, 4:36am
                                        No one sued Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 23 2009, 1:05pm
                                            Such as? Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Sep 27 2009, 10:03pm
                                                Litigation Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 28 2009, 12:28am
    FRIDAY NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: SWAP TABLE AT THE MIX-n-MINGLE PARTY entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 30 2009, 3:05am
        I love this idea!! *rummages in treasure boxes* // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 4 2009, 12:52pm
    Suggestions for Sightseeing entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Oct 6 2009, 3:49pm
        Thanks much, entmaiden! // Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 6 2009, 9:14pm
        Wow, thank you, entmaiden! // Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Oct 6 2009, 11:17pm
        Here's a PDF version entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Oct 7 2009, 12:27am
    Amazing Downtown, Ground Zero and (if sunny) NY Harbor Adventure entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Oct 7 2009, 2:41am
        estimated time at each stop? and travel costs? ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Oct 7 2009, 6:36am
            Elanor... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Oct 7 2009, 7:10am
                I am, and bringing a not-TORN friend, please PM me for arrangements // ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Oct 7 2009, 8:28am
            The costs are shown in the message entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Oct 7 2009, 12:29pm
            Re: Time maegwen Send a private message to maegwen Oct 7 2009, 7:10pm
        INTERESTED ATTENDEES: Please read maegwen Send a private message to maegwen Oct 7 2009, 7:12pm
        I'll be at the party tonight, for anyone with questions // maegwen Send a private message to maegwen Oct 9 2009, 1:50pm
    I think i can make the mixer! elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Oct 8 2009, 2:57am

 
 
 

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