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The Sunburst Convention Of Celebrity Impersonators and Celebrity Look Alikes
THIS PAGE WILL EXPLAIN TO FIRST TIMERS MOST EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW WHEN ATTENDING!
It will guide you through the first steps of Sunburst.
First of all, WELCOME!
This page should help answer questions for those Sunburst First Timers that we love to have so much. You will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere at The Sunburst Convention. Just ask around.
If you would like, we will assign you an "ambassador" so you will have an instant friend and someone who knows the ropes and will introduce you to people. You don't have to hang around them the whole time, but it will give you someone to write and call before the convention, to help prepare you when you get here.
One of you first thoughts might be: "What if there is someone else there doing the same character as me?"
NOT TO WORRY! This is not a competition. We've had several double "doubles". It's a good thing. These other entertainers who portray the same person as you will probably become your best friend at Sunburst. It's just a strange thing that happens. Then, you can exchange information and even book one another when one of you can't do a job. Not every impersonator is in every city and is available everyday. Expand your business...meet others who understand your celebrity like you do!
You can also call us and we'll be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Upon your registration, we will put you on our email list and send you updates. Your cell phone number will also be added to our texting roster and you will receive text messages from us before each event to remind you where to go. (If you do not wish to have us send you text messages on your phone, please note that on your registration.)
Upon arriving at the hotel, check into your room.
If you arrive on Wednesday, go to the Main Lobby of the convention area (1st floor) and check in with us between 4:00PM and 5:00PM. Go there to Check In, get your Swag Bag, Program and Schedule, and meet the staff.
At 6:30 PM, you will go to our evening event that we have planned for that night. Meet in the Lobby. This year, we are going to I-DRIVE/360 for our KICKOFF PARTY! You will also receive FREE Tickets to the attractions there including THE ORLANDO EYE (a gigantic ferris wheel), Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and The Orlando Aquarium.
Afterward, we will return to The Florida Hotel where you can join a number of attendees in our Hospitality Room, known at THE SUNBURST LOUNGE for socializing./ Some folks bring their guitars, etc. and sit around for a "Jam Session".
10:30AM- Go to Traditions Meeting Room. There is the Orientation for First Timers and Veterans about "How To Get Sunburst To Work For You".
You will be introduced to everyone there and get lots of information about the entire convention.
We will answer questions about how everything works and any concerns or thoughts you have about the convention and/or the showcase.
-Some first timers may be intimidated by appearing on stage during our showcases. It is not a requirement and please ask any questions you have to any of us to make sure you are 100% comfortable with what is going on.
We are having a special showcase on Thursday Evening to showcase those JUST STARTING in the business. You will get solid information on how to improve your act, get more bookings, improve your costume, and much more....if needed. Some entertainers just starting out are GREAT and ready to go. This is not the showcase for FIRST TIME SUNBURST attendees who are ALSO veterans of the business, but you can still perform in it if you want to. Many people just want as much stage time as possible.
You can also call us in advance and we are happy to answer any questions or concerns about being a "First Timer". We WELCOME first timers each year. You will be welcomed into our "family" and we will help navigate your way through a wonderful experience for you.
ANY of our "veteran" attendees will be MORE than happy to assist you.
What to bring?
-60 ONE SHEETS (If you don't know what a "one sheet" is, call us or stand by for a video. It's also on our Facebook page.)
-Display items (like framed pictures, decor, etc. But don't bring too much. You have a 30"x 36" display area.)
-BUSINESS CARDS! Make sure they are professional looking with your photo and contact information on them.
-Back up CD if you are using one in your showcase. However, you will send in your music to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Cash for the bar at the parties and such. (Whatever you want to spend.)
-Bathing suit/ We may go swimming. September is still a great time to enjoy the pool. Join us if you like.
-At least one "dressy" outfit for the Awards Banquet...or you can wear your costume!