The Illini Juggling and Unicycle Club
invites your participation in the
1996 Illinois Symposium on Juggling and Unicycling: Current Advances in Anti-Gravitational Research March 22 - 24, 1996 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois ************************************************************
Call for Participation
We invite your participation in the premier conference on the leading edge of the advancement of object-manipulation technology. It may sound like a dry technical seminar on the art and science of juggling and unicycling, but it's really ONE BIG PARTY! The Illini Juggling and Unicycle Club welcomes you (yes, you!) to our first-in-a-very-long-time gala juggling event. Thrill to the sight of all your friends passing clubs near active volcanoes! Unicycle under the waves with schools of brightly colored tropical fish! Work on your numbers in our new lunar research base! Pass with specially- trained penguins at our easily-accessible Antarctic juggling station! Well, not really. But we do offer a host of enticing facilities and activities for your juggling and unicycling pleasure: Saturday's events will be held at the Champaign National Guard Armory, which houses a large gymnasium, showers, classrooms for workshops, and a stage for the Public Show. LaReauFest (Fergie calls it "the premier juggling party in the U.S.") returns for 1996 on Saturday night, and festivities resume Sunday at the mammoth University of Illinois Armory (NOT the same place as Saturday!).
Registration & Door Prize Entry $ 5.00 Public Show (over 12) $ 5.00 Public Show (ages 12 & under) $ 3.00 Registration & Public Show $ 8.00 Spectator Registration $ 2.00 T-Shirt $12.00
We know what's really important at a juggling festival. That's why we're offering not just one, but <strong>two</strong> parties. You just try and find another juggling festival in east central Illinois this weekend that offers you as much! Pre-Fest Party at Troy's Place Friday, March 22, 8:00 PM. Troy Roark; you know him, you love him. We all do. How could you not? LaReauFest '96 Saturday, March 23, 10:00 PM. Chris LaReau and Belle will be hosting the definitive juggling party Saturday night after the Public Show.
Vendors of juggling props and other cool stuff are welcome to sell their wares at the gym on Saturday (no fee for a table!). Unfortunately, due to University regulations, no vending can be allowed on Sunday. Vendors who would like to purchase advertising space in the printed program for the Public Show should contact Dave or Chris.
How You Can Help
We need you! We need performers for the Saturday night Public Show! We need people to teach workshops! Public Show acts will be professionally video taped at no cost to the performer. If you can help us out, please get in touch with us ASAP!
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 22 8:00 PM Party at Troy's Saturday, March 23 Champaign National Guard Armory 9:00 AM Gym Opens 10:00 AM Beginner's Class 11:00 PM Beginner's Class 12:00 PM Competitions 13:00 PM Door Prize Giveaway 14:00 PM Gym Closes 15:00 PM Public Show 16:00 PM LaReauFest '96 Sunday, March 24 University of Illinois Armory 17:00 AM Gym Opens 18:00 PM Beginner's Class 19:00 PM Gym Closes
Limited crash space is available. Contact Dave or Chris for details. For the less adventurous, here are some local accommodations, roughly in order of proximity to the fest: University Inn 302 E. John St. C (217) 384-2100 Illini Union 1401 W. Green St. U (217) 333-1241 Hampton Inn 1200 W. University Av. U (217) 337-1100 Travelodge 409 W. University Av. U (217) 328-3521 Best Western 403 W. University Av. U (800) 528-1234 Chancellor Hotel 1501 S. Neil St. C (800) 257-6667 Red Roof Inn 212 W. Anthony Dr. C (800) 834-7663 Budgetel 302 W. Anthony Dr. C (800) 428-3438 La Quinta Inn 1900 Center Dr. C (800) 285-8637 Super 8 Motel 202 Market View Dr. C (800) 800-8000 Comfort Inn 305 Market View Dr. C (800) 221-2222 Sleep Inn 2000 N. Lincoln Av. U (217) 367-6000 (C = Champaign, U = Urbana) For more information on lodging, dining, and other things to see & do, call the Champaign-Urbana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (20) 369-6151 or <a href="http://www.prairienet.org/comm-">http://www.prairienet.org/comm-</a> unity/convention/home.html
How to Get Here
Champaign-Urbana is easily accessible via Interstate routes 57 and 21. A map of Champaign-Urbana and the Champaign area can be found at <a href="http://www.intermatic.com/">http://www.intermatic.com/</a> All directions are given from the Neil St. exit on I-74: Troy's Party (Friday Night): 205 E. Stoughton, Apt. 12, Champaign. Go south on Neil, left (east) on Springfield, left (north) on Third St., and left (west) on Stoughton. Parking is on the northwest corner of Stoughton and Third. National Guard Armory (Saturday): 109 E. Park Ave, Champaign. Go south on Neil, left (east) on University, right (south) on 2nd St., then an immediate right into the parking lot on the corner. The Armory is located one block to the north of the parking lot. Additional parking is available at the intersection of Park Ave. and First St., just north of the police station. LaReauFest (Saturday Night): 901 E. Shurts St., Urbana. Go south on Neil all the way through town. Take a left (east) on Windsor Road through two lights and a stop sign, then left (north) on Vine St.. Go two blocks, then right on Shurts. 901 is on the right side of the street, past the stop sign, and NOT on a corner as the number might suggest. U of I Armory (Sunday): 505 E Armory, Champaign. Go south on Neil, left (east) on Green, right (south) on Fourth St., then left (east) on Gregory. The Armory is on the left; parking is on the right.
Illini Juggling and Unicycling Club firstname.lastname@example.org <a href="http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/juggling">http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/juggling</a> Dave Blumenthal (22) 351-8354 email@example.com 2413 Digital Computer Laboratory, MC 258 1304 W. Springfield Avenue Urbana, IL 61801 Chris LaReau (23) 344-0319 firstname.lastname@example.org 901 Shurts Street Urbana, IL 61801