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The Fringe Podcast Finale Party Details

The Fringe Podcast Finale Party Details

NOTE: Check this page often as info will be updated regularly

UPDATE Jan 3-More rooms have been added to our hotel block. There are VERY few rooms available for Thursday night. The reservation date has also been extended to January 9, 2013. So that we can get the food ordered, tickets to the party will also close on January 9, 2013.

Fringe is taking its final bow in a 2 hour series finale airing Friday, January 18, 2013 and YOU are invited to watch it with us! We have worked a deal with the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel by Marriott to offer a GREAT discounted room rate! We’ve also reserved space at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City that will provide us with a great spot to watch the finale.

Here are the details:

Hotel: Oklahoma City Renaissance Hotel at $129 per night (Reservations must be made by Jan 2 Jan 9, 2013 in order to receive the discounted rate)
Party Location: Cox Convention Center (Room To Be Determined)
When: January 18, 2013
RSVP: Space is limited for this event, and you MUST purchase a ticket to attend. Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased below.

Schedule of Events:

(All times are Central Time and Subject to change)

Thursday, January 17: 7pm Dinner (Location To Be Determined. Each person will be responsible for their own meal ticket.)

Friday, January 18: 5:00 – 5:30 Mingle and chit chat

5:30-6:15 Clint and Darrell take the stage for some fun stuff (Details coming soon)

6:15-6:45 Fringe Video Presentation

6:45-Break and get ready for the show

7:00-9:00 Watch Fringe!!

9:00-9:15 Break

9:15 – 10:30 Podcast and audience comments (This portion will be LIVE streamed via our website)

10:30 – 11:00 Extra time and mingle

Purchase Your Party Ticket

Ticket includes entry to the Golden Spiral Media Fringe Finale Party, an exclusive bag of finale party swag, food at the finale party, and a personal serenade from Clint. (OK, maybe not that last part.) Tickets to the event must be purchased by January 9, 2013.

Click the Add to Cart button to purchase your ticket(s). You will choose the number of tickets to purchase in the next step. After you complete the PayPal transaction, you will be redirected to the registration page.

Ticket sales are now closed.

Hotel Details

We have arranged a special group rate at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel for $129 per night, plus room taxes and gratuities. (Normally $179 per night) Each guest is responsible for any in-room purchases such as food, drink, movies, games, etc.  (Reservations must be made by Jan 2 Jan 9, 2013 in order to receive the discounted rate)

If needed, on-site parking is available for an additional fee. We have negotiated a special self-parking rate of $5 per day.

Our special group rate can be used on rooms booked for Thursday, January 17, 2013 and Friday, January 18, 2013. To reserve your room(s), click this link or call 1-800-468-3571.

The hotel is adjacent to the Cox Convention Center and offers a sky bridge to the event space for convenient access to the event.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

If you’re on foot, there are several things to do in the downtown OKC area. The hotel is just one block west of Bricktown. Bricktown is our historical district and has lots of shops and restaurants. There is a water taxi and a movie theater as well.

If you enjoy arts and culture, we have a few other things within walking distance. The Oklahoma City National Memorial is nearby. There is an outdoor memorial and reflection pool that is free, and a museum that charges an admission fee. http://www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/

The Myriad Botanical Gardens are also just a couple of blocks away. This is a really nice outdoor park. It also has a paid area to go in and enjoy a foliage from all around the world. There is an outdoor ice skating rink that is adjacent to it that is open through February. http://www.myriadgardens.org/

A bit further away, but still within walking distance, is the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Right now they are featuring artwork from American artists from 1910-1960. http://www.okcmoa.com/

If you have a car, there is the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. It’s not far from downtown OKC, but not nearly close enough to walk. http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/

Hopefully this gives everyone some good ideas! See you soon!!

55 Comments

  1. Guys! Sara and I are signed up! I noticed that there is only 1 t-shirt registration. How do I get her a t-shirt too? Can’t wait!

    • I noticed that too and fixed it for future registrants. Just email me her details and I’ll make a note.

  2. Just signed up! Can’t wait! This will be fun! Bringing a newly inducted Fringie!

    Will you be providing kleenex? Lol!

  3. Oh my goodness! I want to go but would have to fly! very expensive! are there any parties in California?

  4. Oh my goodness! I want to go but would have to fly! very expensive! are there any parties in California? Hope you all had a good time

  5. I just did the add to cart and purchase, but didn’t get redirected to any registration page…don’t know if that maybe comes via email (I’ll keep an eye out for one just in case), but I’m super excited about this!

    • Lisa, I just emailed the link to you at your PayPal email address. Sorry it didn’t redirect you there automatically.

  6. According to TV tonight in 3 weeks the last 3 seasons will be on all together.

  7. In error I meant the last 3 episodes, sorry.

  8. Darrell, was I suppose to be redirected to reg page? I paid via PP, but didn’t get redirected to any page after. Can reach me at email from PP payment.

    Can’t wait…very exciting!

  9. Is the hotel block full? I tried to reserve a room and it says there are none available for the dates.

    • Thanks for the heads up, Brooke. I’m looking in to it now.

    • This has now been fixed. Please let me know if you encounter any more problems.

  10. Thanks Darrell. Looks good.

  11. Guys! Any update on how many Fringemaniacs will be at the event? We can’t wait!

    • As of this minute, 19 tickets have been sold. Quite a few have booked their ticket today, so hopefully the trend will continue and we’ll get a big group. Either way, it’s going to be a great time with some fantastic Fringies!!

  12. So, I purchased a ticket through PayPal as well, but I was not automatically redirected to a registration page. I also was wondering what the promo code for the hotel was. My PayPal email should be the same as the one listed above. I’m somewhat new to the Fringe Podcast but not to Fringe. I haven’t quite succeeded yet in turning friends over to Fringe so I’m super excited to nerd out with all of you.

    • Tracy, sorry you weren’t automatically redirected. I’ll send you a link to the registration page. To get the hotel discount, Just follow THIS LINK. See you in January!!

  13. Darrell,

    I think I’m all set.

    Purchased a ticket 12-16 and booked hotel 12-28.

    I’ll be there Friday 1-18 but can’t make Thursday, I volunteered for a lab experiment.. seriously.. its a University thing.

    It’s a 5 and half hour drive for me so please let me know if I forgot anything. Looking forward to meeting some great friends an a nice room at the end of the night.

    - John Willis

  14. Hey Darrell,

    I was noticing some confusing stuff on TripAdvisor about parking around the hotel.

    Some people seem to recommend parking at the Convention Center and walking across the skybridge to get to the hotel since there is no onsite parking for the hotel.

    I would really appreciate some extra specific advice on the parking situation there.

    Thanks!

  15. Hey! We bought our tickets for the party…but I think we’ll wait for your gal at the hotel to return on Wednesday to book the room. Darrell, I thought you said she would be adding more rooms to the package. Hope so. In any case, we’ll be there.

    UT won!!! Can’t believe I’m gonna say this…but go sooners. :)

    • I just ordered room without a problem, using the link that Darrell set up.

  16. I am so exited. Yogabon and I will be there with BELLs on. We discovered awhile back in the chatroom that we both live on the fringe of Atlanta so we got together, at first talking about a local party……….plans have blossomed !! Can’t wait to meet y’all and the rest of the Fringies.

    • Yea! Can’t wait to meet everyone!!!

  17. I am so excited for this!! Even though I discovered it late in the game (last season), a HUGE part of enjoying this show for me has been being in the chatroom on Friday nights and then listening to Darrell and Clint dissect the episode, and then listening to all the folks leaving feedback.

    See you all in OKC on January 18th!!

  18. Well it looks like I’ll be attending this once-in-a-lifetime event! Friday, one night only, for me.

    For dirac-John, it looks like the hotel has valet parking for $45, but the self park is two blocks away for only $5.

    No one’s told me yet where I can park a zeppelin.

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

    -Brian

    • Yeah either way, it will be good.

      I wonder what the count is getting to be must be at least over 20 people by now.

      • The count is now up to 24. It’s going to be great seeing all of you! I’ll get more info on the parking and get back with you. I know that we negotiated a $5 per day parking rate, but I’m not sure which parking area it is. I’ll find out on Wednesday and let you know.

  19. @Zepplindriver (Brian) you won’t need to park it at all, will just take turns driving it around. How hard can it be?

    Looking forward to meeting y’all.

    -Bonita

  20. Hey Darrell,

    Can you also recommend maybe something people can do on Friday. Emilee and I are going to buddy around on Friday, so maybe a place to eat and then maybe something that we can do for a couple hours.

    See you there…Janice

    • Just saw your comment after I wrote mine, We’re looking for things to do too!

  21. I am so jealous! I live in California and can’t afford to go. I am a big fan of the show and your podcast. Are there any parties in California? Have a great time all. Wish I was there.

  22. Just got our hotel room. We’ll be there for the dinner on Thursday. Maybe, pretty please Darrell, you can list things to do on Friday before the FRINGE FESTIVITIES? We’ve never been to OKC. Thanks!

  23. For those arriving Thursday looks like Bricktown is the nearest main attraction. Darrell and Clint being natives might know a whole lot more, but here’s the website

    http://www.bricktownokc.com

  24. Tickets booked. Courtney Chauffeur arranged. Please have warm weather, the igloo has been cold lately.

  25. I’m so excited to see everyone in a couple of weeks!!! If you’re on foot, there are several things to do in the downtown OKC area. The hotel is just one block west of Bricktown. Bricktown is our historical district and has lots of shops and restaurants. There is a water taxi and a movie theater as well.

    If you enjoy arts and culture, we have a few other things within walking distance. The Oklahoma City National Memorial is nearby. There is an outdoor memorial and reflection pool that is free, and a museum that charges an admission fee. http://www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/

    The Myriad Botanical Gardens are also just a couple of blocks away. This is a really nice outdoor park. It also has a paid area to go in and enjoy a foliage from all around the world. There is an outdoor ice skating rink that is adjacent to it that is open through February. http://www.myriadgardens.org/

    A bit further away, but still within walking distance, is the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Right now they are featuring artwork from American artists from 1910-1960. http://www.okcmoa.com/

    If you have a car, there is the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. It’s not far from downtown OKC, but not nearly close enough to walk. http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/

    Hopefully this gives everyone some good ideas! See you soon!!

    • yes.. but we’re all dying to know.. will there be Twizzlers and Banana flavored Chocolate Chip cookies.. with Porcine Lemon cake?

  26. I am so excited that Patty from Canadia will be there. Darrell you gotta cue up the music at the party!

  27. That’s right Zep…this is a once in a lifetime event!

    Thanks for the activity information…everyone up here in the northeast says OK has good BBQ…excited to find some deliciousness.

    Very much looking forward to meeting you all! Woo Hoo!

    –Melissa

    • We do have good BBQ here! One of my favorites has a location in Bricktown. It’s called Earl’s Rib Palace. http://www.earlsribpalace.com/

      • Wait…. so I click on that link to the Earl’s Rib Palace and I see a pig with a bib and a fork and spoon. Is that a cannibal pig? Looking at the menu and comparing it to their mascot is kinda disturbing if you think about it (which is something I obviously just did too much of).

        • LOL, Kyle. I’ve thought the same thing!

  28. I’m stoked! Who else is going to be around Thursday/Friday? I wasn’t planning on renting a car, but I’m definitely planning on putzing around the city in the fluffiest parka I can find! Did anyone want to meet up to do some of the daytime activities?

    - Mike

  29. Lindaislost and I arrive @3pm Thursday. Email me Yogabon@aol.com if anyone would like to coordinate transport or activities.

  30. Hey, Darrell & Clint & fellow Fringies,

    Have fun at the party! I have looked at all options to come to OKC, but I would need a “transporter” to make it happen. I have to work on the morning of January 18, finishing at 12 noon. Cancelling my clinic (I’m a doctor… ;D) is not an option. Then all flght options to get to OKC from Vancouver would take 6 to 9 hours including 1 or 2 plane transfers to do it, not including the two hours I would have to be at the Vancouver airport before an international flight! I would arrive at OKC airport at 10 pm your time at the earliest.

    I’ll be with you online when you Podcast the Party live. I’ll be lifting a glass of red wine to you all!

    Elaine

  31. So sorry for the people who can’t make it to OKC.

    I wish we could do something like a gigantic Google hangout on a big screen projector, so people could virtually come and go as they please.

    But I think there are some re-broadcast rights problems like the guys said.

    You never know though, Darrell and Clint are pretty clever.

    At a minimum I’d guess we’ll all be huddled in a frigid temp room in the middle of a snow storm hanging off the Convention center WiFi in the Chatroom — surrounded by the warmth of good company.

    Funny the mental picture sounds like the opening scenes of a Fringe episode in Woochester or Baahston or Havaard. All we need a a quirky murder mystery, a White Tulip and a calling card at the scene with the initials — DRJ

    It’ll be like the best of times and we’ll all be together. Just like we have for the last five years one more time.

  32. Hey all! Mrs. Cynewulf23 (Sara) and I are arriving at the airport around 4 PM gods willing. We are psyched to meet you all live and in color! We would like to join folks on Friday as well. Hopefully we can chat about that Thursday at dinner. Darrell – are you and Clint working Friday or taking the day off? We can all come to your house and tour the studio!

    • Hey Chip, and Everyone,

      I plan to be in town early Friday.

      I think it would be cool to meet up at some landmark, talk about lunch and go do things for the rest of the day til we meet up with Darell and Clint.

      I’m driving into OKC from South Texas by myself, so I’ll have my car. I wouldn’t mind driving a few people around, but sounds like there’s lots we can do just stretching our legs. Unless its really cold I’m more of a hiker and biker kinda guy. But really I’m flexible either way.

      Also, if your so inclined.

      I might suggest everyone traveling or planning to meet up, signup for a Gravatar and upload a mugshot of themselves. (It’d also be cool to see peoples pic who can’t attend just to get to know them a little better.)

      https://en.gravatar.com/site/signup/

      A Gravatar is a picture that’s associated with an email address and gets automatically referred to by a blog. So when you post a message and enter in your email address it knows how to go fetch your picture and put it next to your blog posting.

      It takes a little time to turn all those silhouetted ‘Mystery man’ images into your image, but it eventually gets around to it.

  33. Hello all. I wish you a blast at the party. I actually considered going, yet figured I could not take off the time from work. Little did I know that as of now I am out of work the last three months – ugh. Anyway, though I have the time available I am holding tight to my cash and am hoping something comes up soon.

    I think it will be a great time and I wish I could be there to meet some of you I have gotten to “know” via the chat (serenityinall) and on twitter. I’ll definitely be in the live chat that night! Have fun!

    Kristin

  34. Well I was hoping to throw together a last minute trip to OKC with my daughter as I worked out the details with work etc. Alas I waited too late and now I can’t get tickets to the event.

    Hope you guys have fun. Wish I could have gotten my act together in time!!

    Scott

  35. Can’t wait to meet everyone that’s attending this awesome event. I believe Fringe has stood for Hope (#KeepLookingUp), Love (#LoveIstheAnswer) and Family (#WhereYouBelong) and I can think of no better way to spend the watching the finale than with my Fringe Fandom family.

    SteveS

  36. I live 10 miles away from the party and didn’t get tickets in time! I had other obligations that, of course, no longer exist after it was too late to get tickets.

    I won’t get to tell you in person but THANK YOU SO MUCH to Darrell and Clint for the podcast and how much you have enhanced my enjoyment of the show.

    Thank you to all the community contributors because you played a big part in that “enjoyment enhancing” as well. But again, it couldn’t have happened without Darrell and Clint putting all this together. I hope it is an fantastic time.

    It’s probably for the best. I can be pretty awkward socially and I can pretty much guarantee I will be bawling at some point. : )

    Namaste! (or whatever the Fringe equivalent is…)

    — Sparky (from down the street)

    PS – For out of towners, Earl’s is really good. I’ve been many time. Fuzzy’s Tacos on the Bricktown Canal are pretty good too. I had the Nachos. They were huge and mucho tasty. It can get pretty busy though.

  37. Hi from Berlin, Germany. I would love to be there and see the final episodes.
    Heard about Livestream after. But probably many spoiler? Greetings. Sandro

  38. Hey everybody,

    That was fantastic! It was more than I had hoped for, and there were a lot of people making incredible sacrifices to attend.

    Sincerely, Thank You – Darrell and Clint

    You were gracious hosts and true leaders showing us around your beautiful city.

    And your wives were awesome too, very kind and helpful to everyone.

    For those who couldn’t attend you should know lots of people took pictures and some video and there will be some coordinated effort to make it available. People just need a little time to decompress after all the travel and fun.

    And if there is one thing I learned from this trip.. its (I should have) attended the whole thing, both nights.. everyone I talked to had a Blast the night before in Sam Weiss’s bowling alley many people really bonded that night.

    Unfortunately I could not.

    There was so much discussion and pondering about expectations and then the watching and afterwards more discussion into the wee hours of the morning. A lot of us stayed up at least until 2 am Saturday morning… with Darrell.. with a head cold.. he really is a great guy if you ever get a chance to meet him.

    I wish I could write a really really long blog about all the things that occurred — so many special moments and characters and just nice people.

    One observation I did notice — universally — was we were all so happy to meet and be around people we know, but just met — but then someone would start talking fringe — and all the awkward silences and brevity would melt away. And in an instant people were theorizing, elaborating, throwing out competing theories and chatting.

    It felt like going home to a family you haven’t seen in a really long time.

    It was breath taking.. and heart breaking.. when it finally had to end.

    Just don’t forget the podcasts coming up.. there is no podcast this weekend because Clint has to work (that’s a convenient reason.. but we all needed time to travel and collect our thoughts). And then things will be back to normal for at least one more podcasting and chatroom session. So watch for the dates.

    And to ALL the lurkers.. wow you out number us with handles in the chatroom all.. thanks for coming to the Party.. thanks for being there too.

    .. now i have to go find some kleenex.. got something in my eye.

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