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Some years are leaner than others when it comes to attendance at the annual Cubs Convention – but 2011 is going to feature some big names.

Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano and new first baseman Carlos Pena will be among the players attending the 2011 Cubs Convention, from Jan. 14-16 at the Hilton Chicago.

Wood, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract last Friday to return to the Cubs, will be among the players attending the winter fan fest and will be joined by Zambrano, Aramis Ramirez, Marlon Byrd, Carlos Marmol, Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro.

Cubs manager Mike Quade will answer fans’ questions, and attendees will get to meet prospects Chris Archer, Jay Jackson, Chris Carpenter and DJ LeMahieu.

$10 to any fan who asks Chris Carpenter why he left the Cardinals to join the Cubs’ farm system.

You can get your passes on or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS. They’re $60, and all proceeds go to the Cubs Charities.

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