Dear Cohen Friends
As of today, Dec. 3rd, we have only about 50 people registered with another 15 to 20 who have indicated that they will soon be registering. These numbers are dangerously low and very different from previous events. In the past we have had anywhere from 150 to 170 by this time. I have not yet spent any money so I would be able to refund people’s full registration (with the exception of some small Paypal fees).
We have determined that we will need to have a minimum of 125 people registered by Dec. 31st or we will need to cancel the event. We have emailed many of the previous participants which has led to a small increase in the number, but it is apparent that without a significant number of new comers we will not be able to proceed.
We have, of course, speculated on the reasons for this low turnout-one of which is the possibility of a tour. Jarkko has been in touch with Robert Kory and Leonard has truly not yet made up his mind. We will not know about any possible tours prior to our deadline. We will need to proceed one way or another. Like all of you, I hope Leonard tours again.
Please register now if you think you have a good chance of attending. If we do cancel, I will refund the registration (again with the exception of the Paypal fees).
With warm regards to all of you,
Please check a tentative schedule with possible artists (The Event Program page).
Please check Recommended Hotels page!
Here is a link to access the online reservation system for The Lowell Center.
Joe’s made the block of rooms beginning on August 1, 2012 and including Monday, August 6th for anyone staying a little later. People can adjust the arrival and departure dates to suit their schedules.
106 rooms blocked for our Event! All of the guest rooms have bathrooms that are “en suite.” The Lowell Center, because it is operated by the University of Wisconsin does not charge tax and the lodging price includes an expanded continental breakfast with breakfast meats and a make your own waffle station.
The organizing Committee of The Madison Event is now accepting registrations!
More information on registration page - click HERE
We have now the poster uploaded in high resolution. You may download this 3 MB file and get the poster printed at your local photo shop.
The poster is here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/madison-poster-big.jpg
Below is a smaller version of the poster. Designed by Kadir Ercan, original photo by Lorca Cohen (used with her permission)
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Dear friends, In 1998, a group of Cohen fans gathered for the first International Leonard Cohen Event in Lincoln, United Kingdom. This was followed by an even more International event in Leonard’s hometown of Montreal in 2000. We are now making preparations for 8th International Event scheduled for August 2-5, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin which my wife Anne & I are thrilled to be able to host.
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