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This is the Diva Las Vegas 2018 announcement mailing list.

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In this mailing:

Welcome and updates
Working Schedules
Big Sisters volunteers needed
Lodging for DLV 2018
Activity reminders and Group Text
New Attendee Welcome and Orientation
Rooms and roommates
Summary schedule
Administrivia
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Welcome and updates:

Welcome to those who have just registered for the big event and those
who have just joined our mailing list. If you have any questions or
concerns, please let us know. Just reply to this mailing.

If you just joined, or if you missed it last week, please be sure to
read last week's "Kick-Off" mailing, which is archived on line here:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3716

If you plan to attend and have not yet registered, please do so as soon
as possible. You can register for our 2018 event on line here:

https://divalas.vegas/cgi-bin/dlv/aip.cgi

There is no charge to register.
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As of Saturday morning we have 78 individuals registered to attend,
which includes 10 SOs as of this time. It's much too early for any kind
of a total headcount projection, as registration has only been open for
less than two weeks so far. We will continue to post registration
numbers in the mailings, as well as projections when we are able to make
them.
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Working Schedules:

>From now until our big event, each general mailing will include a
summary copy of our working schedule at the end of the mailing.

One warning, however, and this always seems to bite a few people each
year, is that these working schedules are TENTATIVE, INCOMPLETE and FAR
FROM FINAL! Please don't use one of these working schedules as the final
copy you use during the event! We have made many changes just in the
past few days, and many of the activities that have been proposed have
not yet been given a timeslot. This is also the reason that some parts
of some days are still looking quite sparse. For example, the Tennis
Tournament, Art Tour, Pinball Hall Of Fame, and at least one of the
recurring makeover sessions are planned, but not given a timeslot as of
this writing.

If you are a registered attendee and you need to have more information
than these summary schedules contain, such as activity locations, etc.,
write in (just reply to this mailing) and we'll get you the info you
need.
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Big Sisters volunteers needed:

Delaney (Big Sister Coordinator) writes:

Now that general registration is open, I'm asking for Big Sister
volunteers for 2018.

We only have one so far, which is quite a bit short pof the expected
demand. If you can help a new girl by offering some guidance and
encouragement, it would go a long way towards helping her enjoy the DLV
experience.

Please bear in mind that if you were previously a Big Sister, I don't
automatically re-up you, plus having current data such as the period in
which you are attending and hotel help in making better assignments.

Thanks.

To volunteer as a Big Sister (or to request the assistance of a Big
Sister) simply return to your Attendee Information Portal (the link that
you received when you registered), select "Update Registration", and
click on the "Big/Little Sister" button. Alternatively, you can email
bigsister@divalas.vegas or just simply reply to this mailing.
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Lodging for DLV 2018:

For Diva Las Vegas, you may stay anywhere you wish. Our suggested hotels
for DLV 2018 are, in alphabetical order:

Bally's
Flamingo
Four Queens
Paris.

Further notes on each of these hotels appears on line here:

https://divalas.vegas/dlv2018/2018hotels.html

We make hotel suggestions primarily for those who wish to stay close to
other DLVers, those unfamiliar with Las Vegas hotels, and those unsure
of which hotels are TG-friendly.
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Special DLV rates at the Flamingo:

Our negotiated DLV rate is $55 per night for weekday nights covering the
span from April 11 through April 25. This is a discount of 37% from the
regular rates and 22% from currently-available (December 29) web special
rates.

Please see note below regarding weekend rates!

To book your room using the special rates, please do one of the
following:

1. Phone 888-373-9855 (toll-free within US) and book your room using the
code SFDIV8. Please note that the reservationist taking your call will
not be aware of the nature of our group.

2. Visit the URL https://aws.passkey.com/go/SFDIV8 and book your room on
line.
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Notes and caveats. Please read carefully!

Quoted room rates do not include taxes and fees, particularly that pesky
daily "resort fee" which is added daily to all rooms at all major Strip
resorts. Please be aware of the "total cost of ownership" of your hotel
room.

Weekend room rates have been fluctuating wildly due to anticipated
supply and demand. Due to this, it is possible that regular rates for
the weekend nights may be lower than our negotiated weekend rates, which
were set in November and are currently being reviewed. If you plan to
stay for any of the adjoining weekend nights, please be sure to
carefully compare the weekend rates available to the general public
(http://www.caesars.com) with the weekend rates available using the link
above and book your room accordingly.

If you are a member of Total Rewards, the player's club sponsored by
Caesars and Harrah's casinos, please be sure to check to see if you have
any "casino rate" or complimentary rooms available by logging in to
www.caesars.com using your Total Rewards card number. Casino rate rooms
are almost always lower than rates posted for the general public and may
be lower than our negotiated rates.

Please let us know if you have any difficulty booking your room using
the link or phone number posted above.
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Activity reminders and Group Text:

Diva Las Vegas Group Text:

Group Text will allow DLV attendees to conveniently send and receive
text messages to and from the others in attendance who are subscribed to
the Group Text service.

All that's needed is a text-capable cell phone on a major US or Canadian
carrier, and our surveys show that the vast majority of our people have
phones of this capacity.

It's all hassle-free and spam-free.

You can also send and receive DLV Group Text messages via email and
monitor DLV Group Text messages on the web.

You can set up DLV Group Text on your Attendee Information Portal screen
as soon as Activity Sign-up opens, which will be in late March.
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Activity Reminder text messages:

We'll also have a feature which has been in use for recent years which
will optionally send a reminder text message to your cell phone and/or
email address in advance (15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90
minutes, 120 minutes - your choice) of the activities you select.

As with Group Text, you can set up Activity Reminders via your Attendee
Information Portal as soon as Activity Sign-up opens.

Further information about these services will come out as the date
approaches.
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New Attendee Welcome and Orientation:

If this will be your first year at Diva Las Vegas, we very strongly
suggest that you make every effort to attend our New Attendee
Orientation, which will be held at 5:00pm on Monday of DLV week.

We encourage all who have never attended DLV before, especially those
who have been out many years and those familiar with other TG events, to
attend this session.

This will be an informal session between the new attendees and some of
the senior DLV volunteers. No, we're not going to lecture you! We'll
address any questions and concerns that you may have and we'll review
many of the things that will help you have a smoother and more enjoyable
event.

This will be in the same venue that will be used for our subsequent
opening evening festivities.

If you're just joining us this year, please plan to attend!
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Rooms and roommates:

One of our goals for our coming event in April is to control costs, and
the cost of lodging is one of the most significant parts of the total
cost of participation in Diva Las Vegas.

Sharing a room with another attendee cuts that cost in half! Sharing a
room with two others cuts your cost by 2/3.

Our Big Sister Team, headed up by Delaney, will again be coordinating
room sharing for DLV 2018.

You can sign up for roommate matching when you register for DLV 2018 or
any time after.
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To request a roommate:

1. Visit your Attendee Information Portal. This will be the link that
you received when you registered or re-registered for DLV 2018.

2. Click on the green "Update Registration" tile.

3. Click on the "Roommate Matching" button toward the lower right of the
screen.

4. Fill in the requested information. This includes items such as if you
have a room that you wish to share, or if you need space in someone
else's room; if you smoke, snore, etc., and some various other items so
our Big Sister Team can match you with someone compatible. There's a
space for notes in case you want to give additional information.

5. Don't forget to click on the "Submit Information" button at the bottom
of the roommate screen! :)

The Big Sister Team will then review your information and use it to
select potential roommate matches for you.

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues regarding roommate
matching, please email roommate@divalas.vegas or simply reply to this
mailing.
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Disclaimer:

Please remember that room sharing is a good faith effort on all parts.

Also please remember that matched roommates assume all risks,
responsibilities and liabilities and that DLV organizers and volunteers
will not be responsible for such things as a roommate failing to show,
failing to pay, failing to make reservations, a roommate who does not
get along with you, does not make the room available to you, locks you
out, plays loud music videos all night, and such things as loss of money
or personal property, or in any other way things don't work out.
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Summary schedule:

Diva Las Vegas 2018 schedule
Tentative and subject to change
All times Pacific Daylight Time
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS AS THE FINAL
AND ACCURATE DIVA LAS VEGAS SCHEDULE.

Sunday, April 15:
12:00am: Lunch With Ginger
2:00pm: On-site DLV check-in
3:00pm: Afternoon Social
5:00pm: Happy Hour options
5:00pm: Virgil's Happy Hour
6:00pm: Dining options
6:00pm: Cornish Pasty option
6:00pm: Virgil's BBQ option
8:00pm: Burlesque Revue
10:30pm: Late Nite Dancing

Monday, April 16:
8:00am: Katie's Kozy Koffee Korner
12:00am: Lunch With Aejaie
2:00pm: On-site DLV check-in
5:00pm: New attendee Welcome and Orientation
6:00pm: Welcome Happy Hour
7:00pm: Dinner
8:30pm: Welcome Meet and Greet
9:00pm: Official Group Photo
10:30pm: Late Nite Dancing

Tuesday, April 17:
8:00am: Katie's Kozy Koffee Korner
9:00am: Diva Las Vegas Invitational Golf
12:00am: Lunch With Aejaie
2:00pm: On-site DLV check-in
5:00pm: Happy Hour options
5:00pm: Ruth's Chris option
5:00pm: Carmine's option
5:00pm: Giordano option
6:00pm: Dining options
6:00pm: Ruth's Chris option
6:00pm: Carmine's option
6:00pm: Giordano option
9:00pm: Evening activity options
9:00pm: Jennifer Lopez concert
9:00pm: Big Lift Bar Crawl
10:30pm: Late Nite Dancing

Wednesday, April 18:
8:00am: Katie's Kozy Koffee Korner
12:00am: Luv Ur Look Luncheon
8:30pm: DLV Treasure Hunt
10:30pm: Late Nite Dancing

Thursday, April 19:
8:00am: Katie's Kozy Koffee Korner
9:00am: Pistol and Rifle Shooting
12:00am: Lunch With Ginger
2:00pm: Topgolf
6:00pm: Happy Hour
7:00pm: Farewell Dinner
9:30pm: Limousine Tour
10:30pm: Late Nite Dancing

Friday, April 20:
12:00am: Lunch With Ginger
3:00pm: Afternoon Social
10:30pm: Late Nite Dancing
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Administrivia:

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