The Sunburst Convention Of Celebrity Impersonators and Celebrity Look Alikes
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.
If you would like, we will assign you an "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 them the whole time, but it will give you someone to write and call before the convention, to help prepare you when you get here.
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. (If you do not wish to have us send you text messages on your phone, please note that on your registration.) We suggest joining our Sunburst Group Page on Facebook and apply the settings so that you get notifications on your phone.
Upon arriving at the hotel, check into your room.
If you arrive on Wednesday, go to the Main Lobby of the convention area (1st floor) and check in with us between 4:00PM and 5:00PM in the TRADITIONS MEETING ROOM. Go there to Check In, get your Swag Bag, Program and Schedule, and meet the staff.
At 6:30 PM, you will go to our evening event that we have planned for that night. Meet in the Lobby at 6:00PM in Costume if you want. This year, we are going to LaFayettes at POINT ORLANDO for our KICKOFF PARTY! You will also receive GREAT drinks and food discounts. Plus you get free admission to BB Kings as well.
Afterward, we will return to The Florida Hotel where you can join a number of attendees in our Hospitality Room, known at THE SUNBURST LOUNGE for socializing.
9:30AM- Go to Traditions Meeting Room. 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.
We are having a special showcase on Thursday Evening to showcase those JUST STARTING in the business. You will get solid information on how to improve your act, get more bookings, improve your costume, and much more....if needed. Some entertainers just starting out are GREAT and ready to go. This is not the showcase for FIRST TIME SUNBURST attendees who are ALSO veterans of the business, but you can still perform in it if you want to. Many people just want as much stage time as possible.
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.
What to bring?
-50 ONE SHEETS (If you don't know what a "one sheet" is, call us or stand by for a video. It's also on our Facebook page.)
-Display items (like framed pictures, decor, etc. But don't bring too much. You have a 30"x 36" display area.)
-BUSINESS CARDS! Make sure they are professional looking with your photo and contact information on them.
-Back up "Media Card/Thumb Drive" if you are using one in your showcase. However, you will send in your music to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-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 at LaFayettes at POINTE ORLANDO (Bus available for those staying at the hotel.) (Costumes recommended)
Thursday/ 9:30AM- Orientation: Traditions Meeting Room/1st floor/ NO costumes, please.
Thursday Night/Social Hour/ Crickets Bar
Thursday Night/ 8:00pm/ HORIZONS SHOWCASE/ Costumes if you like.
Friday/ 1pm: Showcase/ Legends 1/ Costumes even if you are not performing this day.
Friday Night/ DANCE PARTY- Legends 3/ Themed costumes, regular costumes or whatever you want to wear.
Saturday/ 1pm: Showcase/ Legends 1/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.