#POLACON7

September 30th - October 2nd

 

Mark your calendars for #PolaCon7! And make plans to join us Sept. 30 through October 2 in Dallas and then Denton.

PolaCon7 will officially kick off with IFS’ 11th Annual Rain-or-Shine #PolaWalk at The State Fair of Texas on Friday, September 30 followed by a mixer, concert and after party Friday night in Denton at Rubber Gloves.

We'll spend all day Saturday and Sunday near Downtown Denton with the Zines & Things Swap Meet, PolaWalks, workshops, demos, roundtables, tons of backdrops, photo-ops, and many surprises.

As in past years, events on Saturday and Sunday all take place within a walkable 0.9 mile area around the historic downtown Square, so, we recommend staying nearby. [See below.]

Stay tuned for more details. Follow @instantfilmsociety on Instagram and Facebook for more details as they "develop.”

WHERE TO STAY IN DENTON?
Denton is located 40 miles north of Dallas, 25 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Airport and 36 miles north of Dallas Love Field (DAL) Airport.
Denton has a number of great affordable lodging options – located within a 2 to 5 mile radius from the historic downtown Courthouse-on-the-Square.
Trust us, you’ll want to stay as close as possible to the Square. (Yes, Lyft and Uber are in Denton.)

The walkable area surrounding the Courthouse on the Square is packed with restaurants, fantastic food tucks, coffee houses, a comic books shop, bars (from dive bars to drafthouses to upscale cocktail bars), clubs, boutique stores and antique shops, one of the best used book stores in the U.S. (Recycled Books, Records, & CDs) is housed in an old opera house, several live music venues, Midway Mart, colorful murals that make for fantastic backdrops, tons of taco shops and taquerias, and the charmingly picturesque Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain.

PolaCon isn’t some fancy pants book-a-room-for-you convention — it’s more of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” kind of event. So, whether you want to crash on a couch at a friend’s place or on a king-size at one of the many new family-friendly hotels, inns, suites, etc., Denton has everything from less-than family-friendly Interstate-side “cheap motels” to pet-friendly inns and suites with nice pools to RV parks to a couple of charming, picturesque bed-and-breakfasts. (Just read the reviews before booking.)

If you really want a “Texas experience,” according to Discover Denton, there’s even a scenic ranch with grazing buffalo! (The ranch is gorgeous at sunrise/sunset.) As well as the Old Irish Inn at Patrick's Pastures Alpaca Ranch: "Where Every Day is St. Patrick's Day!"

Click here to check out all the accommodations: http://www.discoverdenton.com/where-to-stay/

Also, as some past attendees have discovered, Airbnb shows a dozen listings within a 3-mile radius of The Square.

More info on The Square: http://www.discoverdenton.com/.../shopping/downtown-square/

[ Polaroids and : @justinsgoode ]