The Sunburst Convention Of Celebrity Impersonators and Celebrity Look A Likes
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.
Angela DiBuono will be your NEWBIE 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 the other newbies the whole time, but you can!
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. We suggest joining our Sunburst Group Page on Facebook and apply the settings so that you get notifications on your phone.
Go to the Main Lobby of the convention area (1st floor) and check in with us between 3:00PM and 4:00PM in the TRADITIONS MEETING ROOM. Go there to Check In, get your name badge, schedule, and meet the staff.
This year, our WELCOME PARTY will take place at our Host Hotel. It will be in Legends Lobby. Please feel free to BYOB. We'll have Games, Mixers, Contests, Door Prizes and music. Get to know your fellow Sunburst Attendees! Plus, we will want you to introduce yourself from the stage. Costumes are optional! Most dress casual.
9:30AM- Go to LEGENDS BALLROOM. 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. (No Costumes, please). From there you will learn where to be and when, but below you'll see a basic breakdown.
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.
THURSDAY NIGHT of the convention is a SHOWCASE RUN-THROUGH. It's MANDATORY if you get a showcase. If you are not showcasing, you are welcome to come and watch. It will be fun and educational, I'm sure.
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 as well.
What to bring?
-BUSINESS CARDS! Make sure they are professional with your photo and contact information on them.
-Back up "Media Card/Thumb Drive" if you are using music in your showcase. However, you will send in your music to email@example.com.
For THE Promo Table
-Framed Photo (8x10)
-Business Cards- (One sheets or postcards are fine, too.)
SUNBURST GALLERY (Optional)
-UP TO YOU: You may also have a promo table in our "Gallery", which is our Sunburst Lobby. However, it must look like a "display".
-At least one "dressy" outfit for the Awards Banquet...or you can wear your costume!
Wednesday/ Check in at Traditions. No Costume
Wednesday Night/ Kickoff Party -Casual is the norm this night.
Thursday/ 9:30AM- Orientation: Traditions Meeting Room/1st floor/ NO costumes, please.
Thursday Night/ 7:30pm/ THURSDAY NIGHT RED CARPET/ Costumes!
Followed by our SHOWCASE WORKSHOP...followed by Social Time in our Sunburst Lobby.
Friday/ 1pm: Showcase/ Legends/ Costumes (even if you are not performing this day).
-RED CARPET WALK- COSTUMES
-SUNBURST FOLLIES (Open Mike Night)- Legends/Regular costumes, special costumes or whatever you want to wear.
Saturday/ 1pm: Showcase/ Legends/Costumes (even if you are not performing this day).
Saturday Night/ 7:30PM: Banquet- Location: TBD/ Dressy or costume
Saturday Night/ Awards Show: 9:00PM/ Legends 1/ Dressy or costume
LATE Saturday Night: Party!/ Legends 3 (Sunburst Lounge) Whatever you want to wear.
Sunday Breakfast- Casual
Sunday Night: Dinner at Buca De Beppo's if you are staying over.
Late Night: Sunburst Lobby and Cricket's Bar/ Casual