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Added on 22-May-2006

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The Official North American Queen Convention

August 11-13, 2006

The Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Centre, Cleveland, Ohio

Breakthru 2006, the Official North American Queen Convention invites you to join us for A Night At The Opera. This year’s convention celebrates the 30th anniversary of Queen’s groundbreaking album. Breakthru is the largest official fan gathering outside of the UK, and the weekend of non-stop revelry kicks off Friday afternoon, goes until Sunday, and is shaping up to be another wild and fun weekend of nothing but Queen. Activities for registered guests include:

§ “A Night At The Opera” Fancy Dress Ball. Take your costume inspiration from the legendary Queen album. The album cover alone provides a plethora of costume ideas, while the songs inside provide boundless inspiration. Use your imagination and dress to impress and have a great time. Black nail polish optional.

§ Screening of “The Making of ‘A Night At The Opera’” . . . Queen + Paul Rodgers live performances on video, as well as other terrific videos, some of which are uncirculated.

§ Auction: Cool stuff is going on the block. Place your bid before the hammer falls.

§ Raffle: More chances to take home some cool stuff. You might be a winner!

§ Charity: In honor of our friend, longtime Queen fan, and conventioneer, Ann Christe, a Queen fan loved by all; after expenses, all proceeds from this year's Breakthru auction will go to the American Hospice Foundation.

§ Full-contact Queen trivia contest

§ Swap meet! Who knows what gems might be lurking here.

§ Hotel-room door decorating contest (rules apply and will be available soon via the web site.)

§ 2005-2006 Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour fan photo show (call for photos and rules to come soon—will be posted on website. You must be a registered conventioneer to submit photos.)

§ Queen Idol: Are you a budding Elliot, Taylor, Katharine, William Hung, or, heaven help us, Kellie Pickler? Get in the shower and start working on your “day-os” and “ay-os,” and prepare your best Queen karaoke performance. Or perhaps you have a discerning ear and might be better as a judge. We’ll be on the lookout for our own Ryan, Randy, Paula, and Simon for this all-for-fun karaoke experience.

§ Exclusive limited edition Breakthru t-shirt

§ And MORE! Stay tuned for additional announcements and activities . . . surprises are in store!

Deadline for early registration has been extended to Saturday, May 28. Get your registration in before midnight and receive an early registration gift—you know you want it. Registration details at:

Conventioneers are coming from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, and additional registrations arrive daily.

Breakthru: the place to be! You must be a registered guest to participate in any of the Breakthru activities.

To register, and for more information visit:

Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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