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10th Annual Detroit KISS Expo<
From: Joe Marshall
Sunday, August 10, 2003, 11:00 AM 7:00 PM, Double Tree Hotel I-94/Merriman Exit near the Detroit Metro Airport *** Be sure to ask for the special KISS Expo rate (734) 467-8000 *** Special Guests include: KISS Alive Forever authors Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs will be hosting the Detroit premiere of the KISS Alive Forever promo film, featuring 30 minutes of exclusive, never-seen-before footage of KISS live from 19741996, including the earliest known KISS footage in existence, from January 1974 with Paul performing in the Bandit makeup and much, much more. Copies of KISS Alive Forever will be available for sale, and a Q & A session with the authors will also be included. Note: The KISS Alive Forever promo film will never be sold and the only way to see it is by attending the Detroit KISS Expo. Since this is the last expo appearance for Curt and Jeff while promoting KISS Alive Forever; this is the final time that their amazing promo film will ever be screened in public. Be sure not to miss it.Jay "Hot Sam" Barth and Chuck Elias, KISS road crew members from 1974-1979 will be making their very fist KISS Expo appearances and sharing some amazing behind the scenes stories of life on the road with KISS in the 1970s. They will each do exclusive Q & A's where you can find out the real stories behind recording the band for ALIVE! and talk about what happened with Peter on the Dynasty Tour. Jay Barth worked as KISS's soundman from 1974-1976 and Chuck Elias was Peter Criss' drum tech from the Summer '76 Tour through the Out Of Control album in 1980. Other features include: A 1975/76 Alive! Tour museum showcasing all four full original KISS costumes used on the Alive! Tour, original concert posters from the tour, drums from Peter Criss's 1975-era kit and more. Detroit's best KISS tribute band: War Machine will perform! Plus: A look-a-like contest, Door prizes, More events to be announced Tickets are only $12 in advance via Ticketmaster (248) 645-6666 or through For more information, call the Detroit Expo Hotline at: (734) 658-KISS {5477} or visit the Expo web site at:

The 2nd Annual Charlotte KISS Expo
Very Special Guests to include:
-Ex-KISS Lead Axeman (1984-1996) Bruce Kulick will be there all day signing, taking photos, promoting his newest solo CD "Transformer", and meeting and greeting the fans all day long!
-Lydia "Beth" Criss signing, taking photos, talking about her upcoming book, and meeting and greeting the fans all day long!
-KISSOnline Webmaster Mike Brandvold will be there with some incredible door prizes, and offering some amazing deals on the latest KISS collectibles!
-Look alike contests? Oh Yeah! Makeup/Costume Contest hosted by Phil Elliott & Atlanta's own "Goddess of Thunder" featuring some of the top KISS look-a-likes from around the world with (3) winners by category: (male-female-kid). Come dressed up for a chance to win $$$ and Prizes! Photo and Video Cameras are welcome!
-How about Tribute Bands you say? We'll have not just one (1), but three (3) of the best KISS Tribute bands around! Stomping out of the mean streets of New York City comes "KISSNation!" From Baltimore, Maryland "Loaded Deck" will be performing a HOT set list of Ace Klassics! Next, from Charlotte, North Carolina comes a unique totally original concept to performing as a KISS Tribute band "KLOWN!" These guys are established local musicians, and major KISS fans that promise to impress the masses with their mesmerizing performance! And as always...some surprises!

Featuring well over 100+ KISS Dealer Tables from KISS Dealers all over the world in (2) Giant Ballrooms!! Like last year, we're offering (2) levels of admission.
-The Souvenir VIP Laminate: This allows the holder to enter The Expo 45 minutes early @ 10:15, and also makes for an instant collectable! The Souvenir VIP Laminate is limited to 125 (only 45 left!), and the cost is $20. (in advance only). These VIP Laminates Sold out last year, so get yours soon.
-The Souvenir Ticket: This allows the holder to enter the expo @ 11:00, and is numbered. The Souvenir Ticket is $10. (in advance), and $12. (at the door). Kids under 10 will be admitted "FREE" with paying adult.

-Hotel Rooms: The Charlotte University Place Hilton is offering our group a specially discounted "KISS EXPO" room rate of just $72. a night (King-or-Double) by reserving and calling 1-800-HILTONS or call the hotel direct @ 704-547-7444.

NOTE: Like the last Atlanta & Charlotte Expos, we will SELL OUT the Hilton's rooms. So get your rooms reserved early:>) So why not enjoy a long weekend with your "KISSin' partner at one of the nicest venues on the Expo circuit! You're going to love it! This Hilton sits alongside a man-made lake (with paddle boats, shops, restaurants, and bars). This is a very "high-end" part of town. Stay tuned to for all the latest additions to "The Biggest 100% KISS Expo!" Fans claim our Atlanta & Charlotte KISS Expos are The Best, so maybe it's time you come to a show that'll give you The Biggest Bang for your KISS Dollar and where we all come together as family and friends!

The Charlotte KISS Expo is RUN BY THE FANS.....FOR THE FANS!!!

-Dealer info: Write/Fax/Email/Call us your complete mailing address, and we'll send you a "Dealer packet" with all the necessary info. This packet will include a table map where you can pick your table location. Our Phone: 678-455-7891. The address: Charlotte KISS Expo Dealer Info, PO Box 3456, Cumming, Georgia 30028.

-Ticket/Laminate info: Send check, or money orders (plus $1. for P & H) Payable to: "Kreatures of the South" The address: Charlotte KISS Expo Tickets, PO Box 3456, Cumming, Georgia 30028. You can also "Charge by phone" your tickets using any major credit card. Simply call Phil Elliott @ 678-455-7891, leave a message (if no one answers) and we'll call you back. Callbacks are only for Ticket purchasers and Dealers. ***Laminates will not be sent out until 3 weeks before the expo. You will receive a confirmation letter with all the details (after you order).

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Come "Pucker up" with us on August 17th weekend!

*Stay tuned for details on The 1st Annual New Orleans "KISSMas" Expo Sunday, December 14th!

1st Annual Denver KISS Expo 2003
Attention All KISS fans: Come one, come all to the Mile High City of Denver Colorado for the 1st annual Denver KISS Expo which will commence on Saturday September 6th, 2003 from 11am-10pm at the Holiday Inn-Denver International Airport 15500 East 40th Avenue(I-70 and Chambers) . Room rates are available at the low rate of $84 per night(plus tax)---please call 303-371-9494 or 1-800-Holiday and then ask for the Denver KISS Expo room rate of $84--these will be available starting February 15th, 2003(please do not call before then). Special guests include: Eric Singer (former KISS drummer), Lexington KY's own SSG, Jesse Damon(solo artist and KISS songwriter), Ron Keel, Mike Brandvold( webmaster), Chantz Fortune(Girls of KISS) ,Thomas Anderson(KISS Fourever Artworks), Steve Stierwalt from will the MC for the expo and many more surprises to be announced. Plus, on Friday, September 5th, all KISS fans are invited to the welcoming reception in the hotel atrium. More details to be announced soon. Ticket prices are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $20 for the Vip laminates(details on early entry, prizesTBA). Only 125 laminates will be available so get them soon. Also dealer tables are available at $75 per table. For ticket and dealer table inquiries, please send check or money order (payable to Jim Ryan), or just for questions, suggestions or comments, send all to the follwing address: Jim Ryan, 330 Sundance Circle #A, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2018 , 970-388-6949 (8am-10pm MST 7 days a week). For up to the minute information: please go to the official Denver KISS Expo website at: Come join the KISS fans from everywhere in the world at the 1st annual Denver KISS Expo!

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