Bear Pride Chicago, May 22-26, 2003

CHICAGO – Woof, just wanted to let everyone know Bear Pride is in 3 weeks.  There is still time to make plans.  We have partnered with United Airlines to offer 5%-10% off the published lowest fare you can find.  Simply call 1-800-521-4041 to book reservations and refer to Meeting ID Number 552KS save up to 10% on midweek coach fares.  We also have some rooms still available at the Congress for 109.00+tax per night.  Mention “Bear Pride” when calling 1-800-635-1666 to book your room.

We’ve announced the details of our Go-Go Bear contest.  Essentially you enter to shake your business at our parties and the tips you raise go to the charity of your choosing.  More information about Go-Go Bears is on our site at

Friday’s Welcome Concert is shaping up to be something very great.  We will have an evening of Bear artistry.  Featuring Ernest David Lijoi (, Chicago’s woofy Scott Free, Nakia, Local YoYo, and others.  Comedy, Music and special secret Go-Go Bear introductions.

On Saturday we have special parties all over boystown. will be hosting our Online Party.  This Year we’ll be truly “OnLine” with a web cast of the Cellblock festivities.  Meet cutie PJ Gray at his “Bear Cookin'” book signing @ Buddies’ Restaurant/Bar.  Try special menu items from the book. Mmmm.  You can also visit Bear Country @ Charlie’s, hosted by ILGRA and Chi-Town Squares.  Here is your chance to get bear filled lessons in Line and Square dancing.

And for an extra special treat, We’ll be showing “A Bears Story” as part of our Closing Party at Sidetrack on Monday  “A Bears Story” is a short subject film about a gay man breaking out of his shell and finding love in the bear community.  It’s a great film and it has Bears in swim trunks. Woo Hoo!

With so many things going on at Bear Pride: Back FUR More, there will be something for everyone.

Just another quick reminder for all those attending Bear Pride – Back Fur More.  Chicago May 22-26, 2003.  If you were looking to get Tickets for the Six Flags Day trip, send in your registration now. Or Email us back at put Six Flags in the Subject.  The cost the day trip is $60.  That includes admittance to the Park, a meal coupon and transportation to and from the park from our hotel.  If you are a season pass holder for Six Flags, You can ride with us for only $20.  Bus will leave the hotel Friday morning @ 8:30am and will return around 5pm.  Bring your sunblock, don’t want any lobster baked bears.  So sign up folks!

Another note, Wet-n-Wild our event at Steamworks is reaching it’s capacity.  Hurry up sign up for this extra event.

The rest of the information for Bear Pride Chicago can be found at

Bears Mailing List
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