Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nancy Drew 2012 Convention Clues #1


Our March 2012 Nancy Drew Convention is just weeks away and I'm very excited about our week of mystery and fun in sunny Arizona! If you've got the winter blahs, you'll enjoy a nice week-long break here where the weather is much milder and no chance of snow!

I will begin blogging regularly leading up to the convention and have some fun things in store for you and great highlights of our activities. For those of you attending--please bookmark our Blog if you haven't already and check back in regularly! In a couple of weeks we'll be having weekly contests to give away prizes to those who are attending!

Aside from our regular Nancy Drew Convention, we have a sub-convention going on at the same time - Sleuth Con - an all-series book event. Our first time for this type of format, so if you enjoy other series, we'll have some of those being highlighted by members this year.

If you'd like to sport some spiffy convention wear, visit our Nancy Drew Cafe Press Shop - with several styles of choose from for Nancy Drew and the all-series theme, you'll find lots of goodies like totes, mugs, tees, and jewelry among lots of other products. There are often coupons for shop purchases so when those are available, I will post them here at the Blog.

For our Nancy Drew theme this year, our main classic book is the classic paperback #62, The Kachina Doll Mystery which was set in the Apache Junction, AZ area. This forms the basis for our setting out in Gold Canyon AZ at he Gold Canyon Golf Resort. In the book, Nancy visits a resort that is being built and getting ready to open so our resort setting was perfect for the theme. In a future Blog post, I'll highlight this book. A secondary theme book is the classic Nancy Drew book #5, The Secret of Shadow Ranch (primarily the revised text cowboy outlaw/treasure version).

Members who attend the weekend portion can take part in our mystery weekend where they'll play detective and try to solve a mystery!

And finally--a fun image of a Cloud Kachina Doll - which was the ghostly Kachina spirit that guided Nancy around in Kachina Doll. There are many sites online where you can purchase Kachina dolls and some local places we'll visit at the convention too.


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