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Where are the TransFormal tickets? 2 years 9 months ago #1

Well they are not on sale yet.
That is the bad news!

I started a bit later than usual last month discussing ideas for TransFormal 2016. And the good news is we came up with a number of interesting changes to the weekend.

But, at the moment, we are stuck in a loop waiting for confirmation of prices from The Carrington and from an event photographer. Till we get those prices locked down I don't know how much the tickets will cost. And without a ticket price I can't put them on sale!

As soon as we are OK to go I'll send an email out giving everyone a few days notice that the tickets are going on sale.
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Where are the TransFormal tickets? 2 years 9 months ago #2

Do we need to use their Photographer or can we use one of our own? Surely we have people with the skills to act as photographer for the event.
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Where are the TransFormal tickets? 2 years 9 months ago #3

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Surely we have people with the skills to act as photographer for the event.

Quite simply there is an unreasonable conflict of interest. Anyone who comes to Transformal as a guest doesn't expect to spend 3 or more hours on the Saturday night staring down a camera lens and missing out on the fun. We have tried many options over the years - but by far the best has been to engage a professional at an appropriate rate. Which is what we are endeavoring to do at the moment.
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Where are the TransFormal tickets? 2 years 9 months ago #4

Wooooooooooooooosh!!!!!!

Suddenly all the numbers fall into place and we have a financial plan for the weekend.

At this stage tickets should go on sale Sunday (21st) evening. I'll be emailing everyone on our mailing list (including non-TgR guests) to confirm this.

Big sigh of relief from organiser :)
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Tickets to TransFormal 2016 on-sale NOW! 2 years 9 months ago #5

Join all your friends at the seventh annual

TRANSFORMAL

to be held on 20th/22nd May 2016


Tickets on sale Sunday 22nd February 6pm (AEST)

NOTE: 6pm AEST is 7pm in Sydney and Melbourne

Return to an era of grace, elegance and charm; and celebrate gender diversity!

TransFormal is held each May in the timeless elegance of the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.

This year TransFormal will run from Friday morning to Sunday night. Enjoy three full days packed with events - and fun for everyone.

It is a weekend to remember!

The experience of staying in Katoomba during TransFormal is unique, unforgettable and potentially life changing. If you haven't enjoyed the TransFormal experience then you are missing something very special.

Catch up with old friends and make new contacts at the Cocktail Reception

Dance the night away at the TransFormal Dinner/Dance

Indulge in the elegance of the Grand High Tea

Tantalise your taste buds in a wine & cheese tasting

Take a guided tour round the Carrington Hotel with a local historian

Refresh your skills and understanding in our workshops and demonstrations

Enjoy meals with friends from Friday through to Sunday
Or perhaps, just go shopping!

Read about the weekend here

If you can't make the weekend then come for the Formal!

The centerpiece of the weekend is a formal dinner dance held in the heritage 1886 Grand Dining Room. You can be sure of lots of opportunities to socialise and dance. The dinner dance is from 6pm to 1am with a cash bar.

Read about the Saturday Formal here

TransFormal is open to all , but particularly to everyone anywhere in the gender diverse spectrum, M2F, F2M, gender queer, and their friends and family.
For those who have yet to come out in public, the event offers the chance to socialize without leaving the hotel, but with the encouragement and support of others.
Those who are socially active will appreciate the convenient location of the hotel, right on the main street and close to a wealth of fantastic shops, cafes and art galleries.

Come for the Weekend or come for the Formal!

There are three ticketing choices this year:
Full WeekendFriday-SaturdayFormal Only
This ticket is best for those in Katoomba....from Friday to Monday or longer..from Friday to Sunday morning..just on Saturday night
This ticket includes:



Some events may be subject to capacity restrictions.
Cocktail Reception
Wine Tasting & Historical Tour
Workshops
Photograph
Formal Dinner
High Tea
Sunday Supper
Cocktail Reception
Wine Tasting & Historical Tour
Workshops
Photograph
Formal Dinner
High Tea
Sunday Supper
Cocktail Reception
Wine Tasting & Historical Tour
Workshops

Photograph
Formal Dinner
High Tea
Sunday Supper
Ticket cost:$259
$244 for TgR Members
$209$125

Current Premier TgR members can purchase their own Full Weekend ticket at a $15 discount subject to conditions.

All tickets allow you to reserve accommodation at The Carrington Hotel at special event rates.

For accommodation details click here
We also have some special value accommodation in TransFormal central at The Carrington Hotel. The price of these rooms is heavily discounted but you must book soon!
For details of the Value Accommodation Add-On click here

If you are not planning to stay at the Carrington Hotel then please note that all budget accommodation sells fast. We advise you to book your accommodation now!

Seating

When you purchase your TransFormal formal ticket you will be asked to nominate which table you want to sit on. Read the instructions on the web site carefully as we cannot change seating after your reservation has been ticketed.

Seating is strictly on a first-come basis. The web site will show you who is already seated on each table. You choice of seating is determined by when you book.

BOOK EARLY TO GET YOUR CHOICE OF SEATING


For more details and ticket sales visit our event website
http:/www.trannytix.com/transformal
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Tickets to TransFormal 2016 on-sale NOW! 2 years 9 months ago #6

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Full Weekend Ticket discount for TgR Members 2 years 9 months ago #7

TgR members who are attending the full Transformal program are eligible for a discount when purchasing a Full Weekend ticket (Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

If you are a current Premier TgR member then you are eligible for the discount if:

The name and email address associated with the ticket (or one of the tickets being ordered) matches your profile on TgR.
A valid Transformal discount code is entered as a coupon before placing the ticket order.
A Full Weekend ticket is being purchased, and you will be staying in the Blue Mountains on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

The discount is only available for the purchase of a Full Weekend ticket.
It only applies to the TgR member's ticket and not to other tickets ordered at the same time.

How to order a discounted ticket
Step 1: Log into TgR and obtain your discount code

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Step 2: Log into the TransFormal website and order one or more Full Weekend tickets

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Step 3: You can order more than one ticket - but the discount will only be applied once.

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Step 4: Enter the discount code in the coupon code box and apply it.

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Note that though the full price may be displayed during the ordering process, the discount will be applied when you purchase the ticket(s).
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A few Traditional Rooms are still available. 2 years 9 months ago #8

The traditional rooms at The Carrington are quickly snapped up - because they represent excellent value and an opportunity to stay at the heart of the action for the weekend.

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The Value Accommodation package provides a room for Friday and Saturday nights, with breakfast included.

The wording on the event website was a bit confusing, as this year we have expanded the full weekend to include Sunday night. You don't need to stay Sunday night to take advantage of these bargain prices.

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Anyone who has bought a Transformal ticket can buy the Value Accommodation add-on.

At the time of writing this there were just 4 rooms left. So move quickly if you don't want to be disappointed.

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Transformal Ticketing Update 2 years 9 months ago #9

TICKET UPDATE

Tickets went on sale on the 21st February and in the first two weeks we have sold over half the places available. With such strong demand some options for the weekend will inevitably sell out soon.

At the time of writing there are just 6 places on the Full Weekend left. If you are planning to stay Sunday night in Katoomba then don't miss out on your full ticket. If you need to travel home on Sunday then pick up a Friday-Saturday ticket which still has good availability. We also have plenty of tickets to just the Saturday night formal.

To go with the Friday-Saturday (or Full Weekend) ticket we have 3 Traditional Rooms available for Friday and Saturday night. The Value Accommodation add-on is such excellent value they won't be around for much longer.
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Transformal Ticketing Update 2 years 9 months ago #10

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At the time of writing there are just 6 places on the Full Weekend left.
- make that 3 now!
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Transformal Ticketing Update 2 years 8 months ago #11

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Adrian wrote:

At the time of writing there are just 6 places on the Full Weekend left.
- make that 3 now!
Just 2 now!

We have currently sold 2/3 of the tickets and already have 7 tables filled for the Saturday Formal.

For those with a statistical bent:
  1. 22% of the ticket holders are attending TransFormal for the first time (but I dare say not for the last time)

  2. We have bookings from NZ and every state except WA/TAS/NT. What has happened to all the girls in Tasmania?

  3. At a rough guess about 13 couples have registered so far for the weekend (that's over half of all the weekend tickets)
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Friday Program announced 2 years 8 months ago #12

The Friday program for TransFormal has been announced.
To attend Friday at TransFormal you need to purchase
a Full Weekend or a Friday-Saturday ticket.
For more details go to the event website here


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Friday Program announced 2 years 8 months ago #13

Great. I managed to book the first place at the 4pm tasting.
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Sunday Program Announced 2 years 8 months ago #14

The Sunday program for TransFormal has been announced.
All TransFormal guests are encouraged to gather for the Group Photo and to explore the delights of Abras Kadabras private opening.

Guests with a Full Weekend ticket can then glam up again for the classy Carrington Grand High tea and wrap up their TransFormal with the Perfect Pool Party.

There are currently only two more tickets left for the Full Weekend including the High Tea and Pool Party.

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April Value Package 2 years 8 months ago #15

APRIL VALUE PACKAGE

This month we have created a special weekend package ticket at an even more special price.

Keeping it simple - this ticket has everything you need to enjoy TransFormal from Friday night to Sunday morning together with accommodation in the Carrington Hotel.


Your special ticket includes:

►Friday cocktail reception

►Friday night accommodation in TransFormal Central² including breakfast

►Saturday workshops (to be announced soon)

►Saturday formal dinner dance¹

►Saturday night accommodation in TransFormal Central including breakfast

All this for just $429 - thats under $ 215 a night for a jam-packed weekend!

¹ seating at the Saturday Formal for these tickets will be allocated prior to the event

² individual Traditional Room with shared period bathrooms
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April Value Package 2 years 8 months ago #16

That was popular!!! All sold!

We still have tickets left for the Friday/Saturday weekend and also for just the Saturday night formal.

But just 23 21 places left on Saturday night - so don't think about it for too long!
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Cocktail Reception Theme Announced 2 years 8 months ago #17

This year TransFormal starts with another excuse to get dressed up and enjoy the period charm of The Carrington Hotel. Our cocktail reception will be held in the elegance of the Grand Ballroom, with elegant furnishings and flickering candlelight.

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The optional theme for this year's Cocktail Reception is 1920's Flapper/Gatsby.
So we are talking sequins, tassels and long bead necklaces!
Looking for an excuse to buy a new dress? Then Google for "1920's" "Gatsby" "deco" dresses. There is a wide choice available at low prices.

And of course there will be prizes for the best dressed!

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Accommodation Update 2 years 8 months ago #18

The latest accommodation list from the Carrington Hotel shows that Transformal guests have reserved 36 rooms in the hotel. We are getting very close to our record of 41 (of 66) which we reached in 2012 and 2014.

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By my calculations there are 5 Colonial Rooms remaining in our event block. These rooms are the best available value to stay in the hotel over the weekend.

There are just two weeks left until all the rooms at the Carrington Hotel are opened for sale to the public. So if you are thinking of coming to TransFormal don't miss the opportunity to grab these last few economically priced rooms. This weekend???
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Clothing Maketh The Man 2 years 8 months ago #19

We are excited to have Hilary Davidson presenting a workshop at Transformal 2016.

Hilary is a former Curator of Fashion at the Museum of London, now an international fashion historian.

Her workshop will grapple with three important questions:
  • What is 'female' dress?
  • What is male clothing?
  • And why does it still matter today?

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Thursday of Transformal 2016 2 years 8 months ago #20

Greetings Girls just wondering if any of you may be up in Katoomba on the Thursday night , my wife & friends plans have changed and i find myself up there alone and thought if anyone else is up there Thursday maybe we can get lunch /dinner or a drink together and have a chat and catch up with some new friends .
Im staying at the Metropole , if anyone's wanting to catch up just let me know .
Petra :)
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