Finally! As previously announced, Southeast Sharkfest 2017 is confirmed for the weekend of April 29th, 2017. This has been a rough year in terms of planning. Last March, I (Kai) welcomed a new baby girl into our lives. While she is an amazing addition to our life, the experience has also been extraordinarily time consuming. Between that and some scheduling conflicts, we had a difficult run of it - so again, please forgive the delay. That being said, we have pulled through with a spectacular venue at Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA. We will kickoff as usual with early arrivals on Thursday, April 27th and conclude on the morning on Sunday April 30th (assuming Lee, JT, Greg and the bunch can find a brunch place). Chateau Elan offers a sprawling 3500 acre full service resort including a substantial operating winery, spa, numerous on-site restaurants as well as a 63 hole championship golf course. We will be holding our display in the shadow of of the winery on Saturday, April 29th followed by an awards dinner at the on-site country club. We have secured two lodging options that are both on-site at Chateau Elan: Chateau Elan Inn SESF Rate: $239/night Wonderfully appointed to meet the highest expectations. We will only have a small block of rooms at the Inn, but we will be conducting registrations at one of the onsite restaurants on Thursday and Friday evenings. Hampton Inn & Suites SESF Rate: $149/night The majority of our rooms are blocked at this brand new facility (opened this year). To restate: it is on-site at Chateau Elan and allows for the use of all facilities. Daily hot breakfast, internet access and parking are included in the rate. For more information about Chateau Elan, please visit: www.chateauelan.com We are currently building the 2017 event page and it should be online this weekend to begin accepting registrations - the registration fee this year is $90/per person (children under 13 free). Links to make reservations at our host properties will also be simultaneously available on the website. An email reminder will go out when it is live. We can't wait to see everyone there! Sincerely, Kai Xing, Nat Arnold, Eugene Sherbin, ...and the entire Southeast Sharkfest 2017 Crew!