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WEDNESDAY, January 7, 2015
SASS Convention Registration
Convention Check-In Registration Desk 12:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Pick up your credentials and gather any schedule updates and information.
SASS Welcome Warmer & Cocktail Mixer
Menger Hotel Main Lobby 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
A welcome hospitality warmer to meet and greet good pards over drinks and hors d'oeuvres while enjoying the music of Erin Rushforth. Open to all Conventioneers and Exhibitors.
THURSDAY, January 8, 2015
Opening Ceremonies - Breakfast
Menger Ball Room 8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
Join us for a scrumptious breakfast buffet, Convention Opening Key Note Speech by special guests as well as the prestigious 2014 SASS Wooly Award presentation.
SASS Convention Registration
Convention Check-In Registration Desk 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Pick up your credentials and gather any schedule updates and information.
SASS Convention Exhibit Hall Open
The Gallery @ Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Seminars
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
See Seminar Schedule for a fantastic line-up of seminar offerings
Territorial Governors Check In
Minuet Meeting Room 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Chris Enss Appearance & Book Signing~Wicked Women
10:00 A.M. - NOON Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Meet Renowned American Author and Screenwriter Chris Enss, aka Cora Hubbard, SASS #91003. Don't miss the chance to chat with this amazing author as the SASS Convention celebrates the official launch of her latest work, Wicked Women; This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women by award-winning Western history author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into Western Women’s experience that’s less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. During the late nineteenth century, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing off to the latest boom towns, women of easy virtue found wicked lives west of the Mississippi when they followed fortune hunters seeking gold and land in an unsettled territory. Prostitutes and female gamblers hoped to capitalize on the vices of the intrepid pioneers. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, it will include famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate, as well as lesser known characters.
SASS Territorial Governors Summit
Minuet Meeting Room 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Agenda Item Discussions
Entertainment
11:00 A.M. - NOON Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Mariachi Los Conquistadores
The Battle of the Alamo Stage Program
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery - SASS Convention Stage 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Tom Jackson is an internationally-known historical entertainer and a 6th generation native Texan from San Antonio. He graduated from Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1984 with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Tom is member and past president of the Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT), William Barret Travis Chapter No. 7, San Antonio, Texas. Tom's passion for Texas history is in his blood...literally. Some of his ancestors were veterans of the Texas Revolution and traildrivers of the post-Civil War longhorn cattle drives. Since 1995, Tom has presented historical programs and portrayed characters from Texas and American history in full period attire and accoutrements. His live, interactive programs highlight leadership, courage, dedication, and patriotism.
Johnny Baker Jr. Appearance & Book Signing~Burnt Alive at Gumption Junction
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Johnny Baker Jr. is a writer from the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, TX. He grew up spending all his free time on the historic family farm in Mineral Wells, Texas. While earning degrees in English and History from Dallas Baptist University, Johnny has remained in touch with his family and their pioneer roots in the rural life of Texas history. He has read and studied Texas History since childhood. Don't miss your chance to meet this incredible author and learn about his book, Burnt Alive in Gumption Junction; a tale of love and loss, of revenge and hope. This is the story of "retired" Texas Ranger Jack Fordern trying to live a simple, peaceful life after a Civil War and a not so civil reconstruction. When an unexpected attack shatters that peace and steals his family, how will Jack survive? The only way he knows how: the grace of God in one hand and a Colt in the other.
SASS Regional & Divisional Match Directors Meeting
Grant Board Room 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Regional & Divisional Match Directors Only

Entertainment
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Henry D. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Mariachi Los Conquistadores

Meet Teddy Roosevelt
The Menger Bar 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Teddy Roosevelt himself makes an appearance at The Historic Menger Bar; the site where he recruited the last of his Rough Riders in 1898. Meet and greet, ask questions, and listen to historic tales of Teddy as renowned impersonator and historian Tom Jackson brings him back to life for this unique appearance.

Dance Lessons with Miss Tabitha
Menger Ball Room 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
SASS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception
Menger Ball Room 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Please join us for this special ceremony and celebration to induct and honor the 2014 SASS Cowboy Action Shooting Hall of Fame inductees.
FRIDAY, January 9, 2015
SASS Convention Registration
Convention Check-In Registration Desk 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Pick up your credentials and gather any schedule updates and information.
SASS Territorial Governors Breakfast Reception
Colonial Dining Room 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
A special breakfast reception exlusive for SASS Territorial Governors.
SASS Territorial Governors Summit
Minuet Meeting Room 9:00 A.M. - NOON
Agenda Item Discussions
SASS Mounted Territorial Governors and Advisory Committee Summit
Grant Board Room 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Agenda Item Discussions
SASS Convention Exhibit Hall Open
The Gallery @ Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Seminars
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
See Seminar Schedule for a fantastic line-up of seminar offerings

Entertainment
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Henry D. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Mariachi Los Conquistadores

Johnny Baker Jr. Appearance & Book Signing~Burnt Alive at Gumption Junction
10:00 A.M. - NOON Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Johnny Baker Jr. is a writer from the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, TX. He grew up spending all his free time on the historic family farm in Mineral Wells, Texas. While earning degrees in English and History from Dallas Baptist University, Johnny has remained in touch with his family and their pioneer roots in the rural life of Texas history. He has read and studied Texas History since childhood. Don't miss your chance to meet this incredible author and learn about his book, Burnt Alive in Gumption Junction; a tale of love and loss, of revenge and hope. This is the story of "retired" Texas Ranger Jack Fordern trying to live a simple, peaceful life after a Civil War and a not so civil reconstruction. When an unexpected attack shatters that peace and steals his family, how will Jack survive? The only way he knows how: the grace of God in one hand and a Colt in the other.
The Flirtatious Victorian Show
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center- SASS Convention Hall STAGE 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Miss Tabitha brings you a charming presentation, sharing alternative uses for a Victorian Lady’s accessories.  Fact and fiction – you will enjoy hearing the history of this debated form of communication and seeing a demonstration of the playful capabilities of the fan, glove, parasol and handkerchief.  Of added interest to the gentlemen (besides gaining a better understanding of what women want of them),  a segment on “Hat Flirtations” and “How to Kiss Deliciously” is included in this amusing program.
RO I Course
Crockett Hotel Meeting Room 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
SASS RO Committee and Modifications Committee Meeting
Sam Houston Board Room 1:00 P.M.
RO Committee and Modifications Committe Members Only

Entertainment
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Henry D. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Mariachi Los Conquistadores

The Victorian Tea
The Menger Hotel Victorian Lobby 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Truly take a step back in time and enjoy this Convention favorite as it takes place in the beautiful period appropriate Victorian lobby of the historic Menger Hotel. Join incomparable hostesses Green-eyed Gypsy and her entourage as they present an afternoon Victorian Tea experience that is both fun and informative. Tickets are an additional $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited.
SASS State Match Directors Meeting
Grant Board Room 2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
State Match Directors Only
Chris Enss Appearance & Book Signing~Wicked Women
3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Meet Renowned American Author and Screenwriter Chris Enss, aka Cora Hubbard, SASS #91003. Don't miss the chance to chat with this amazing author as the SASS Convention celebrates the official launch of her latest work, Wicked Women; This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women by award-winning Western history author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into Western Women’s experience that’s less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. During the late nineteenth century, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing off to the latest boom towns, women of easy virtue found wicked lives west of the Mississippi when they followed fortune hunters seeking gold and land in an unsettled territory. Prostitutes and female gamblers hoped to capitalize on the vices of the intrepid pioneers. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, it will include famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate, as well as lesser known characters.

Meet Teddy Roosevelt
The Menger Bar 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Teddy Roosevelt himself makes an appearance at The Historic Menger Bar; the site where he recruited the last of his Rough Riders in 1898. Meet and greet, ask questions, and listen to historic tales of Teddy as renowned impersonator and historian Tom Jackson brings him back to life for this unique appearance.

Dance Lessons with Miss Tabitha
Menger Ball Room 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

SASS Convention PJ Party & Cowboy Pool Party
Minuet Room & Menger Poolside 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Pad on down in your period (or non-period!) pajamas for the return of the famous SASS Convention Pajama Party in the Minuet Room; fashion those Old West bathing suits for our Cowboy Pool Party in the Mengers heated pool. Don't forget your dancing slippers! Crossroads DJ sets the tone for a great night of fun and dancing poolside or in your pajamas!

SATURDAY, January 10, 2015
SASS Convention Registration
Convention Check-In Registration Desk 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Schedule updates and event information.
SASS Convention Exhibit Hall Open
The Gallery @ Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Seminars
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
See Seminar Schedule for a fantastic line-up of seminar offerings

Entertainment
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Henry D. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Mariachi Los Conquistadores

Johnny Baker Jr. Appearance & Book Signing~Burnt Alive at Gumption Junction
10:00 A.M. - NOON Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Johnny Baker Jr. is a writer from the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, TX. He grew up spending all his free time on the historic family farm in Mineral Wells, Texas. While earning degrees in English and History from Dallas Baptist University, Johnny has remained in touch with his family and their pioneer roots in the rural life of Texas history. He has read and studied Texas History since childhood. Don't miss your chance to meet this incredible author and learn about his book, Burnt Alive in Gumption Junction; a tale of love and loss, of revenge and hope. This is the story of "retired" Texas Ranger Jack Fordern trying to live a simple, peaceful life after a Civil War and a not so civil reconstruction. When an unexpected attack shatters that peace and steals his family, how will Jack survive? The only way he knows how: the grace of God in one hand and a Colt in the other.
Texas Cowboys & Longhorn Cattle Drives Stage Program
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery - SASS Convention Stage 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Tom Jackson is an internationally-known historical entertainer and a 6th generation native Texan from San Antonio. He graduated from Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1984 with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Tom is member and past president of the Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT), William Barret Travis Chapter No. 7, San Antonio, Texas. Tom's passion for Texas history is in his blood...literally. Some of his ancestors were veterans of the Texas Revolution and traildrivers of the post-Civil War longhorn cattle drives. Since 1995, Tom has presented historical programs and portrayed characters from Texas and American history in full period attire and accoutrements. His live, interactive programs highlight leadership, courage, dedication, and patriotism.
Victorian Silhouette Show
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center- SASS Convention Hall STAGE 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 PM

SASS Wild Bunch RO Committee Meeting
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Sam Houston Board Room

Entertainment
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Henry D. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Mariachi Los Conquistadores

Chris Enss Appearance & Book Signing~Wicked Women
2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Gallery
Meet Renowned American Author and Screenwriter Chris Enss, aka Cora Hubbard, SASS #91003. Don't miss the chance to chat with this amazing author as the SASS Convention celebrates the official launch of her latest work, Wicked Women; This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women by award-winning Western history author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into Western Women’s experience that’s less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. During the late nineteenth century, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing off to the latest boom towns, women of easy virtue found wicked lives west of the Mississippi when they followed fortune hunters seeking gold and land in an unsettled territory. Prostitutes and female gamblers hoped to capitalize on the vices of the intrepid pioneers. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, it will include famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate, as well as lesser known characters.

Meet Teddy Roosevelt
The Menger Bar 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Teddy Roosevelt himself makes an appearance at The Historic Menger Bar; the site where he recruited the last of his Rough Riders in 1898. Meet and greet, ask questions, and listen to historic tales of Teddy as renowned impersonator and historian Tom Jackson brings him back to life for this unique appearance.

SASS Costume Contest Judging
Menger Hotel Victorian Lobby 5:00 P.M.
Best Dressed Costume Contest Judging session
SASS Cocktail Reception
Menger Hotel Main Lobby 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Cocktails and Conversation before the Ball.
SASS Alamo Ball
Menger Grand Ball Room Doors Open at 6:30 P.M.
The SASS Social Event of the Year includes a scrumptious dinner, dancing, and special guests. Wear your finest and be ready to dance to the sounds of Bo Porter Band well into the evening.

SASS Convention Costume Awards
Approximately 8:00 P.M. Best Dressed Costume Awards will be presented during the Alamo Ball

SUNDAY, January 11, 2015

Cowboy Church
Renaissance Room - 2nd floor 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

13th SASS Convention Information
Convention Registration Desk 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Stop by to learn about what the 13th SASS Convention will offer!
SASS Convention Exhibit Hall Open
The Gallery @ Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Convention Closed... and a grand time was had by all!

 













 

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