An important note about the ad in January's issue of M-U-M: My computer suffered some hard-drive difficulty in November (that's putting it mildly--it completely was lost, which necessitated the purchase of a whole new computer, which did not come with my usual design program). This happened just before the due date for January's issue, which was prior to my being able to download another design program and create a whole new ad. In a pinch, I contacted Lisa Close, Advertising Manager, and just asked her to run the December ad again in January.
Alas, there is now an inaccuracy in that ad.
In November, Markus and I had decided to continue the low early-registration rate of $155 through the end of January. Unfortunately, the current ad states that the registration rate will increase on January 1. THIS IS NOT THE CASE! Registration will remain at the current $155 rate through January 31, 2014.
Please accept my apologies for any confusion, and do try to register before February 1 to save that $20! You'll want it to spend in the dealers room, or to purchase raffle tickets for the beautiful, full-color all-cast OMI banner (more about that later!).
To those who have already registered, THANK YOU! To those who are still waiting...go ahead and take the plunge. First-year OMI conventioneers will be part of a history-making event, and we'd love to see you on Cape Cod in April!