Well, the first hints at the new BCW and Spyfest are now out and about, and here are some key details, courtesy of the master of the event, Matt Sherman:
Some awesome ideas have been forwarded to us for an event for next year. We are playing about with dates and locations for May & June next year for a SpyFest II and for the seventh annual Bond Collectors' Weekend (two separate events) and are exploring accommodations for group trips in California, Washington, DC and Key West. There also seems to be interest in places like Huntsville, Alabama, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Houston, Texas to wed to a Live and Let Die/Moonraker/The Spy Who Loved Me rocket and space
Keep those ideas coming. We are also helping to perform a market research survey regarding a *possible* James Bond Tour of Japan including Bond movie and novel sites:
Tour Highlights would include...
A 10 Day Trip limited to 30 guests
Dinner event with Akiko Wakabayashi & Raymond Benson
Visits to: You Only Live Twice film locations-- New Otani Hotel, Shinbashi & Ginza areas of Tokyo, see the Toyota 200GT from the film, Kobe seaport docks, Himeji Castle (ninja training center), Akime Village (the fishing village)
Visits to: The Man With the Red Tattoo locations-- Tsukiji Market (Tokyo), Shinjuku & Sinbuya areas, Sapporo & Sapporo Beer Garden, Noboribetsu & baths (w/ Hell Valley), Bear Farm, Naoshima Island & Benesse House
Price is land only with air travel extra (but at a reduced fare), includes
hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, and all
If you are interested in the Japanese trip, please PM me with an email addy you can be reached at, and I forward your contact info to Matt.