CirqueCon: The Unofficial Gatherings of Cirque du Soleil Passionates

History


   

With CirqueCon going on hiatus, we thought it would be fun to look back and reflect on the journey weve taken. Its been a long road with some bumps and bruises but several stories to tell. So consider this a series of personal memories, which solely reflect the views of the writer(s), with their own unique outlook (and, yes, biases).

THE JOURNEY AND THE ADVENTURE:
An Oral History of CirqueCon



CirqueCon 2011: Hollywood!
  • Where -- Hollywood, California (USA)
  • When -- December 1st through 3rd, 2011
  • Why -- Cirque du Soleil "IRIS"
  • Official Show -- December 2, 2011 @ 8:00pm
  • Headquarters Hotel -- Highland Gardens Hotel
  • Group Meal -- The Grill on Hollywood
  • # of Members -- 45
  • Total Attendees -- 77
{ More on CirqueCon 2011: Hollywood! }

pdf Goodies
[ Magnet | Post Card | Badge Proof | Meal Ticket ]

pdf Programme Book
[ Hollywood Programme (26.5 MB | PDF) ]

CirqueCon 2010: New York & Montreal!
  • Where -- New York City & Montreal
  • When -- April 27th through May 2nd, 2010
  • Why -- Banana Shpeel, OVO & TOTEM
  • Official Shows --
    • OVO /// April 28th @ 8:00pm
    • Banana Shpeel /// April 29th @ 8:00pm
    • TOTEM /// May 1st @ 8:00pm
  • Headquarters Hotels --
    • New York City /// On The Ave
    • Montreal /// SpringHill Suites
  • Group Meals --
    • New York City /// Amsterdam Ale House
    • Montreal /// Restaurant du Vieux Port
  • # of Members -- 35
  • Total Attendees -- 50
{ More on CirqueCon 2010: NYC & YUL! }

pdf Stuff -- Badge | T-Shirt #1 | T-Shirt #2 | Background | Buttons
Posters -- [ One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight ]
Flyers -- [ One | Two | Three ]

pdf Programme Book
[ NYC-YUL Programme (13 MB | PDF) ]

CirqueCon 2009: Monterrey
  • Where -- Monterrey, Mexico
  • When -- September 24th through 27th, 2009
  • Why -- Say Goodbye to "Dralion"
  • Official Show -- September 26, 2009 @ 9:00pm
  • Hotel -- Holiday Inn Parque Fundidora
  • Group Meal -- Hacienda San Angel
  • # of Members -- 36
  • Total Attendees -- 70
{ More on CirqueCon 2009: Monterrey! }

pdf Badge | T-Shirt: { Front | Back } | Poster: { Poster #1 | Poster #2 } ]
Tickets -- [ Registration | Activities | City Tour | Bohemia | Meal | Show ]
Original Background -- [ 800 x 600 | 1024 x 768 ]

pictures Special CirqueCon Creations
Elements in Monterrey -- [ Aqua | Aire | Fuego | Tierra ]
Characters -- [ Handbalance | Hoops | Tissue | Chapiteau | Fire | Hoops ]

pdf Programme Book
[ Monterrey Programme (154 MB | PDF) ]

CirqueCon 2007: Orlando
  • Where -- Tokyo, Japan
  • When -- November 6th through 9th, 2008
  • Why -- Premiere of "ZED"
  • Official Show -- November 7, 2008 @ 7:30pm
  • Hotel -- Hilton Tokyo Bay
  • Group Meal -- Rainforest Café Ikspiari
  • # of Members -- 45
  • Total Attendees -- 63
{ More on CirqueCon 2008: Tokyo! }

pictures Badge | T-Shirt | Meal Ticket | Fan | Event Button
Group Foto | CD { Front / Inside 1 / Inside 2 / Back } | Business Card
Background -- [ 800 x 600 | 1024 x 768 | 1600 x 1200 ]

pdf Programme Book
[ Tokyo Programme Book (24.4 MB | PDF) ]
[ Cirquey-oke Suppliment (31.6 MB | PDF) ]

CirqueCon 2007: Orlando
  • Where -- Orlando, Florida, USA
  • When -- August 9th through 12th, 2007
  • Why -- WDW / La Nouba
  • Official Show -- August 11, 2007 @ 9:00pm
  • Hotel -- Port Orleans: French Quarter
  • Group Meal -- House of Blues
  • # of Members -- 39
  • Total Attendees -- 51
{ More on CirqueCon 2007: Orlando! }

pictures Event Goodies
Event -- Badge | T-Shirt Image | Poster | Passport
Tickets -- Dessert {Original / Final} | Group Meal

pdf Programme Book
[ Orlando Programme (28.8 MB | PDF) ]

pdf Presse
o "The Fourth Gathering of CirqueCon" [@Cirque] -- {Read}

CirqueCon 2006: Las Vegas
  • Where -- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • When -- September 21st through 24th, 2006
  • Why -- Premiere of "LOVE"
  • Official Shows --
    • «O» - Sept 21, 2006 @ 10:30pm
    • LOVE - Sept 22, 2006 @ 7:30pm
    • Mystère -- Sept 22, 2006 @ 10:30pm
    • KÀ -- Sept 23, 2006 @ 6:30pm
    • Zumanity -- Sept 23, 2006 @ 10:30pm
  • Hotel -- Treasure Island (T.I.)
  • Group Meal -- Dishes Buffet at T.I.
  • # of Members -- 162
  • Total Attendees -- 190
{ More on CirqueCon 2006: Las Vegas! }

pictures Event -- Badge {Front / Back / Organizer} | T-Shirt | Bus Ticket
Reg Table Posters -- Welcome | Register | Packet | Sign the Poster
Buttons -- Alumni | Show | Misc

pdf Pre-Event Goodies
Background -- 800x600 | 1024x768
Flyers -- Flyer #1 | Flyer #2 | Flyer #3 | Flyer #4 | Business Card

pdf Programme Book
[ Las Vegas Programme (56.5 MB | PDF) ]

pdf Presse
o "Cirque Diehard Devotees" [LV-RJ] -- {Read}

CirqueCon 2005: Montreal
  • Where -- Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • When -- April 22, 2005 - April 24, 2005
  • Why -- Premiere of "Corteo"
  • Official Show -- 8:00pm, April 23, 2005
  • Hotel -- Marriott SpringHill Suites Vieux Port
  • Group Meal -- Restaurant du Vieux Port
  • # of Members -- 91
  • Total Attendees -- 110
{ More on CirqueCon 2005: Montréal! }

pictures Event Goodies
Name Badge -- {Front / Back} | Dinner Ticket -- {Front / Back}
Goodies -- Ticket | CD Album | T-Shirt | Poster

pdf Programme Book
[ Montreal Programme (46.0 MB | PDF) ]

pdf Presse
o "Cirque Passionates at the IHQ" [Cirque] -- {Read}

CirqueCon 2004: Vancouver
  • Where -- Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • When -- May 21, 2004 - May 23, 2004
  • Why -- Cirque du Soleil's "Quidam"
  • Official Show -- 8:00pm, May 22, 2004
  • Hotel -- Douglas House & Cambie Lodge B&Bs
  • Group Meal -- Spaghetti Factory, Gastown
  • # of Members -- 31
  • Total Attendees -- 31
{ More on CirqueCon 2004: Vancouver! }

pictures Event Goodies
Name Badge | CD Artwork {Album #1 / Album #2}

pdf Programme Book
Vancouver Programme (600 K)

pdf Presse
o "Running Away to Join the Cirquies" [Globe and Mail] -- {Read}
o "Cirque du Soleil Groupies" [CTV] -- {Read}
o "Have You Heard of the Cirque Passionates?" [Cirque] -- {Read}