Morning Workouts, Evening Celebrations Planned for VSDA Convention14 Jul, 2005 By: Jessica Wolf
Bookending sessions and meetings at this year's Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) Convention in Las Vegas July 25-28 is a slate of morning and evening programming, starting with “Wake Up With…” workouts on July 26 and 27.
July 26, Mill Creek entertainment presents Janis Seffell, who will run attendees through a workout featuring her innovative yoga, Pilates, stretch and kickboxing methods.
Wednesday morning, identical twins and bellydancers Neena and Veena will lead an exotic workout and promote upcoming releases available through Video Service Corp.
For the evenings, VSDA's party slate features several events, kicking off with the Ardustry Comedy Showcase July 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bellagio's Fontana Lounge. Later that night is the Music and Magic Under the stars party at the Bellagio Pool, featuring entertainment from Tony Orlando and Dawn and video industry rockers, The Replicators.
Wednesday evening highlighted events start with the Anime Celebration, at 5 p.m. in the Bellagio's Monet Ballroom. The main event of the evening is the VSDA Awards Show, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Bellagio Ballroom. Comedian Richard Lewis hosts and stars Patrick Swayze, Vin Diesel and Penelope Spheeris will receive awards.
Immediately following the ceremony, Warner Strategic Marketing, Warner Bros. and WEA Corp. host a Fall Preview Party at the Bellagio's Light Night Club.
The Extreme Horror Party rounds out the evening in the Monet Ballroom Wednesday night. Fangoria Magazine editor Tony Timpone will be honored for his contribution to making the horror genre one of the most profitable in home entertainment.