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August 2018

Five Frightening Reasons You Need to Go to Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest!

Voted America’s Best Theme Park Halloween Event for three years running, Fright Fest is set to return for its 2018 season!

If you’re one of the many who can’t get enough of Halloween, we suggest taking a trip to Six Flag Magic Mountain Fright Fest (select days from September 15th through October 28th). If you’re unsure if this yearly offering will be a trick or treat for you, we have compiled a list of five reasons to venture out to the park this fall!

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright FestFirst, no matter your age, wear a costume!  You won’t feel out of place amongst the monsters lurking around every corner. You don’t want to be an easy mark for the ghouls greeting you throughout the park.

Second, during the day the scares are contained to the rides!  The Halloween feeling is still felt throughout the park during the daytime hours. But the only true frights will be from the scream-inducing euphoria of the rides and coasters.

Third, the scare zones will have you sleeping with one eye open the rest of the year!  From the unruly comic characters in “City Under Siege” to the zombies that have risen at “Exile Hill”, no place is safe when the night falls in these seven designated zones!

Fourth, the haunted mazes will not only cause you to lose your way, but your mind as well!  You’ll never know what is around the next corner of the park’s signature five mazes. One of the most popular, Red’s Revenge, brings the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood to life with a scare-inducing twist!

Last, but not least, take in their signature monstertainment!  From the comical stage show, High Sierra Hypnotist to the spirited dance party at Voodoo Nights, there’s some form of fright-filled fun for everyone!

Where to stay!

Remember: don’t go to Fright Fest unprepared! Book a room with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel to ensure that your night doesn’t end in truly frightful fashion!


Plan Your Next Business Meetings and Events at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

Whether planning a small meeting or a hundred-person conference, our Burbank Meeting Space is ready to take your event to the next level!

Elevate your next business meeting by choosing the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel as your host. Located conveniently adjacent to the Hollywood Burbank Airport, the RSVPs confirming your guests’ attendance will be as great as the many ways our conference facilities can cater to your every need!

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport HotelOur Burbank Meeting Space Specifications

Our hotel offers over 45,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Our facilities include 26 different designated meeting rooms of varying sizes with the largest being our 15,015 sq. ft. Burbank Convention Center Academy Ballroom. This large space can be flexibly divided to ensure that you are making the most out of the entire area for your event (accommodating over 2,000 guests). If you are looking for a smaller, streamlined approach, our 5,000 sq. ft. City Ballroom is ideal, including the same level of modern luxury (accommodating up to 300 guests).

Don’t forget the essential details that will make your meeting in our Burbank Event Space memorable!

Don’t expect your business meeting to be the same stale, humdrum outing that you have probably experienced throughout your career. Instead, our Dedicated Meeting Specialists will ensure that every detail is personally tailored to your specifications. Not only will we be able to assist in booking a block of rooms for your attendees, our planning team will work with you to choose the best of the best when it comes to catering menus, optional décor, and any supplemental audio/visual equipment that’s needed to make your meeting one for the ages!

Plan your Los Burbank Meeting Today!

Ready to start planning your meeting in the Media Capital of the World? Get in touch with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel to learn more about hosting your next big event in our conference spaces.


Son of Monsterpalooza Is Set To Bring The Art of Monsters Back To Life!

Join us at the Burbank Convention Center for this annual fall celebration of monsterific movie magic!

For seven years, the Burbank Convention Center has had the honor of hosting “Monsterpalooza”. This gathering, that brought the best of the best in special effects, makeup, and other monster movie magic together in one place, became so popular that another incarnation was in high demand. Thus, the Son of Monsterpalooza was born in 2012 to fill the void of monster madness in the fall months. And on Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16, this Son is ready to reign over his adoring subjects!

Son of MonsterpaloozaIt may not be Halloween, but there will be many tricks and treats!

Throughout this three-day event, you can expect every inch of the Center to be crawling with monster madness. The attending 150 vendors and exhibitors take the Monsterpalooza tagline seriously while showing off their absolute adoration for the “art of monsters”. Creatures will come to life before your eyes as these magicians show off their craft in an effort to captivate while also teaching you some tricks of trade.

In addition to the multitude of artists and vendors, there will be a slew of special guests and events that cater to every type of science-fiction fanatic. Does Hocus Pocus still have you under its spell; then share this witchy wonderment with Kathy Najimy! Or if The Craft was your type of spellbinding style, don’t miss out on meeting Fairuza Balk. Or maybe pick the brain of a true monster writing genius in Tom Holland, the mastermind behind the Child’s Play franchise. The choices seem endless!

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is ready to make monster-magic come to life for you!

Book your room with us, the event’s official host hotel, to ensure your trip through the horrors of monster making is not a trick, but a truly memorable treat!


All Cultures Are Welcome at the 2018 TAA Tamburitza Extravaganza

Mark your calendars for September 20-23, 2018 and join us for the largest annual celebration of tamburitza music in the country!

For over 40 years, the Tamburitza Association of America has been dedicated to preserving their Slavic culture through music. No matter if your ancestors call the Central European countries where the tamburica is the instrument of choice home, the 2018 TAA Tamburitza Extravaganza promises to be four days of lively entertainment and unforgettable fun! Once a year, the TAA celebrates the legacy of the original ‘Tamburitza Jamboree’ in Illinois, and its staggering popularity of drawing over 500 attendees!

2018 TAA Tamburitza ExtravaganzaBut that was the 1960s…

Now, this celebration of tamburitza music draws tambura players of every age from all over North America. Instead of a fixed “reunion” site, the Tamburitza Association of America moves the celebration across the country, planning unique events based on the chosen locale. And this year, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel has the honor of hosting the “jamboree”.

What to expect in 2018…

Every year, the Extravaganza is highlighted by the multiple renowned tambura bands that are showcased throughout the entire event in different styles! Take in the cultural music during a daytime social setting or maybe decide to wait for the formal afternoon concerts! Yet the most popular way usually occurs when night falls and the Breakout Rooms and Dancehall sets bring the festivities to a rousing crescendo of music and dance! New this year for the Cali-themed festivities at the Burbank Convention Center is the addition of a Friday night “Tiki-Tamburitza” Food-Truck Social and nightly KAFANA setups (Balkan cabarets).

With impromptu jam sessions breaking out at any time, the best way to enjoy this Extravaganza is to stay on-site. As our own Burbank Convention Center is the host site, book a room with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and let our comfortable accommodations act as your own personal tambura headquarters!


Lights, Camera, Action… The Burbank International Film Fest Is Ready for Its Close-up!

For the past 10 years, there has been no better place to celebrate movie magic in the area than at the Burbank International Film Fest.

The mission statement for the Burbank International Film Fest, to highlight the work of “unknown talent” who may soon be the “celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow”, hasn’t changed over the course of its ten-year existence. Even though this five-day event is fast approaching, running from Wednesday, September 5 through Sunday, September 9, organizers are still putting together the final details. With nine years already in the books, be ready for a true Tinseltown treat!

Burbank International Film FestScreenings will be taking place at the AMC Burbank 16 Theatres in Downtown Burbank. Each night of screenings has a different theme, from animation to horror and everything in between. The final schedule hasn’t been released, but there are other events during the festival to start planning for. From boisterous after-parties to ticketed receptions and red carpet events, there’s something for every film fanatic to enjoy!

Some of the 2018 Highlights:

2001: A Space Odyssey Panel (Saturday, September 8) – Honoring the 50th Anniversary of this Stanley Kubrick groundbreaking classic, the night will be a celebration of all things science fiction, fantasy and horror!

White Space Movie Premier (Saturday, September 8) – Also taking place during the Saturday Sci-Fi celebrations will be this world festival premier that includes appearances by the main cast members.

Closing Night Awards Gala (Sunday, September 9) – This semi formal conclusion of BIFF begins with a Red Carpet Cocktail Reception, moving on to a 3-Course Dinner, and ending with a star-studded filmmaker Awards Show.

What is even more amazing about the “Closing Night” festivities is that they are taking place in Convention Center Ballrooms at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel! Considering that traveling to this event is already convenient thanks to our proximity to the Hollywood Burbank Airport, our comfortable accommodations are truly the perfect home base for your own BIFF experience!