11/3 Convention tix on sale today

Weekend passes for the 26th annual Cubs Convention go on sale today at 10 a.m. CDT. The Cubs Convention will be held Jan. 14-16, 2011, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago. Passes will be available for purchase by visiting http://www.cubs.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.

Fans can purchase up to four weekend passes per person while they last. Each weekend pass is $60 plus convenience fees, with proceeds benefiting Chicago Cubs Charities. Passes include access to all autograph/photo opportunities, question and answer sessions, memorabilia and vendor booths, as well as interactive areas.

Rooms at a special Cubs Convention rate are still available at the Hilton Chicago. Fans with room reservations under the special rate can purchase weekend passes for $20 each (limit four per room). In addition, the Cubs will offer a special autographed item to everyone who books a room under the Cubs Convention rate (one item per room while supplies last). Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Chicago at (312) 922-4400. Proceeds from the winter fan fest benefit Chicago Cubs Charities.

— Carrie Muskat

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