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Roswell Towel Day – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

May 25 @ 8:00 am 11:00 pm


Calling all my hoopy froods – Roswell is THE PLACE* to celebrate Towel Day!

Saturday May 25th, 2024
*
(Not the only place: See TowelDay.org for worldwide and much, much more about our beloved holiday.)

Friday p.m. “Vogon Poetry”
informal pre-event
at … (local fave, shhhh!).
Join your fellow hitchhikers for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters and torture us with your absolute best third-worst poetry in the universe!

Video submissions via email for Fri/Sat nights are solicited. Musicians too!

Saturday a.m. “Somebody Else’s Problem” Absolutely nothing is planned by organizers (we sleep late). This is your time to shine: We hope to link to your community-organized off-site gatherings here. 

Saturday, May 25, 2024
 @ Roswell Convention Center:

Cosplay Workshop by Odfel “Inventing Trillian” 

Costume Contest! Roswell Towel Day encourages and rewards sci-fi cosplay from all realms! 
 (Star Trek, Dr. Who, LOTR, Steampunk, Anime, Comics & Superhero …)

– Towel Day Ambassadors
FIRST TIME EVER: Towel Day Ambassadors Panel with FOUR Towel Day Ambassadors in attendance! Thanks to special guest Yvette Keller (also appearing and leading events!)
Yvette Keller, 2023 Towel Day Ambassador

-Select on-stage readings from Friday’s Vogon Poetry contestants, plus a few special hor’s de vours from tonight’s guests throughout the day.

Special Guest Cosplayer: Odfel as Trillian!

Plus over a dozen local vendors – i.e., friends of our annual RoswellGalacticon.com (July 5-7th, 2024) -will be on-site with authentic, handmade, local Roswell merch.

Saturday night: “Dinner Theatre @ The End of the Universe” ATTENDEES are the entertainment! Cite your favorite passages (10-minute limit, video auditions requested)
Advance Tickets:

$10 – General Admission to Convention Center events Saturday 10-6 (times/prices subject to change so lock it in)
$42 – Of course. Includes one (1) GA, one (1) Roswell Towel Day 2024 towel with stuff on it, your donation of one (1) towel & toiletries kit for local men’s and women’s shelters, one (1) Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (must show ID @ Area 21+(TM) at Friday night’s Vogon Poetry tortu – reading, Event lanyard for reserved/preferred seating up front at all sit-down events at Convention Center – limited to the first 100 purchasers.
Ticket email receipts come from E. Mayfield

Our Roswell Convention Center is big. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” A wedding is also happening there Saturday. Advance ticket purchases now requested to help us estimate attendance and determine whether to upgrade to a larger hall in time – in case this thing catches on.

Disclaimer: “The fabulously beautiful planet Roswell is now so worried about the cumulative erosion by ten billion visiting tourists a year that any net imbalance between the amount you eat and the amount you excrete while on the planet is surgically removed from your body weight when you leave: so every time you go to the lavatory there it is vitally important to get a receipt.”

Like all that? Get caught up! Buy the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” from Amazon: “In one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchhiker series.”

Email rosconinfo “at” proton.me for notifications! But don’t wait on those hotel reservations; This is Memorial Day Weekend, and THIS.. IS.. ROSWELLLLLL … Roswell hotels often sell out early! Our host hotel is Clarion Inn & Suites 2000 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201 (aka “The Sally Port” as locals still say).

Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
8:00 am – 11:00 pm