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Beauty and the Beast:
Thy Sweet Love Remember'd
New Orleans, Louisiana
July 8-10, 2011
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arrow left Each year, somewhere in the United States, fans from all over the world gather together to celebrate the continuing legacy of Beauty and the Beast. This year, our gathering will be in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Our conventions have become more like a family reunion with your chosen family.  If this will be your first convention, be prepared to be hugged a lot, because we will be so glad you have found your way home.

As our Tunnel Family gathers once again, we will share a segment of time that will live forever in our memories and in our hearts. We will share laughs galore, and a few tears. We will continue to honor our traditions such as our beautiful and moving candle lighting ceremony, art auction, costume party, talent show, banquet, Sunday morning brunch and our dealer room. You’ll enjoy several rounds of Beast Bingo, panels, play games, watch music videos, and cherish special moments. We will remember others less fortunate than ourselves with our charity auction.

Although the convention officially runs from July 8-10, plan to come early and stay late. We are looking at several add ons, including a city tour that includes a coach tour of the French Quarter, a French Quarter courtyard tour, a private behind-the-scenes museum tour, an antebellum home tour, Carriage rides, a dinner cruise on an old fashioned paddle boat, and a ghost tour.  Of course included in your registration is the Louisiana Cooking School, where we had a great time before and had some wonderful food.

And so, come with us to New Orleans, where Vincent and Catherine can take a leisurely walk in the sunshine along the streets of the Vieux Carré. You just might catch a glimpse of them through the crowd lingering past Preservation Hall as the jazz music floats on the summer breeze. Or you might see them holding hands as they walk along the oaks that lead to Oak Alley Plantation. You might see them strolling along the banks of the Mississippi along the Riverwalk or sharing a mint julep on the balcony of a French Quarter hotel.

As the Cajun French say down here: “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

See you almost soon,
Deb
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