Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Simone to Attend the Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival Awards Gala! (Updated)


When I set my mind to do something that I really want or need, I somehow get it one way or another. When it was announced last Friday that Michael Fassbender will be honored at the 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) for the International Star Award, I wondered if it were possible if I could attend. After all, I had been thinking about visiting my friends in Palm Springs sometime in January or February for long weekend, and this PSIFF honor for Michael only accelerated my plans to visit. However, I was late to the game in buying any kind of ticket to the gala because tickets go on sale in early August, and are sold out rather quickly.

So immediately on Friday, I got in contact with my friend who is a member of PSIFF, and told him I was interested in attending, and I wondered if he could help me procure tickets. He contacted PSIFF and asked on my behalf to see if he could get another ticket. Unfortunately, the only possibility that they had available required my friend to upgrade his seat in order for me to buy a ticket, so that option was DOA.  With my ability to be very limber in jumping over obstacles, I was able to connect with someone to get a general seating ticket from them. Update: I was able to secure a Premier table seat via PSIFF, I'm in like Flynn!  I not only get to attend the awards gala, but also the exclusive Parker After Party. Yes my Fassinators, I'm going to attend the awards gala cocktail gathering, have dinner with fancy Hollywood types, watch the awards show, and attend the after party to speak and meet honorees, and hopefully that would include Michael Fassbender.

I have booked my flight and reserved a hotel. I will be in Palm Springs Jan 1-4. I am so excited about this. But, if things go to pot like if Michael doesn't attend, at least I'll get a nice quick vacation visit out of this. But I know this is going to be a great adventure and I'm so happy to be able to cover this event for Fassinating Fassbender and share with you all! Now, I have to buy a fancy dress for the gala.




Read the full press announcement of Michael receiving the International Star Award on Jan 2, 2016 at PSIFF.

8 comments:

April said...

In like Flynn, indeed - I'm a wee bit jealous that you're going to be in sunny SoCal during winter, but I hope you have a wonderful trip!

Martha said...

Woo Hoo! Have fun and hopefully there will be a bonus and Michael will attend as well. That would be very cool for FF as well as you can share your experience with us.

Simone Cromer said...

Thanks April and Martha. I'm so sure Michael will be attending - he has to woo and impress the voting audience, many of whom will be attending this awards gala. He'll be there, and I will be too. :) I'm still in shock about how this all has worked out so well. It cost me a pretty penny, but it's all worth it. My Christmas gift to myself

Jhessye said...

That so awesome. Have fun. It's all good karma. Rockin vibes that you have an awesome time. Wooooo!

Stephanie Czekalski said...

WOW, Simone I'm very happy for you!!

Simone said...

Thank you Jhessye and Stephanie, I promise to take LOTS of pictures.

Kruschelkasten said...

Enjoy your stay and knock them of their feet ;)

Christine

Snootiegirl said...

Safe travels and good times.