1996 Illinois Symposium on Juggling and Unicycling

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>

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.

Contact Information

Illini Juggling and Unicycling Club juggling@uiuc.edu
<a href="http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/juggling">http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/juggling</a>

Dave Blumenthal
(22) 351-8354 blumenth@uiuc.edu 2413 Digital Computer Laboratory, MC 258
     1304 W. Springfield Avenue Urbana, IL 61801

Chris LaReau
(23) 344-0319 chrisl@wolfram.com 901 Shurts Street Urbana, IL 61801