If you wish to be considered for a place on our program please make sure that you have filled in the Program Questionnaire by the end of the month. The Questionnaire will be taken down on September 1st.
Update: Program participant registration is now closed.
Our attending membership rate is due to rise from $125 to $150 as of September 1st, so if you want to take advantage of the lower rate please buy your membership now.
We also note that we are currently only about 100 memberships away from the cap we have been asked to keep to by the World Fantasy Board. Memberships are currently coming in very quickly and it seems likely that we will hit that cap.
We have had several requests of late asking about membership transfers and room shares. We are not in a position to arrange these for you, but there is a World Fantasy Con LiveJournal community (not run by us) which you may find useful for making such arrangements.
We are delighted to announce that the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2009 are Jane Yolen and Ellen Asher. Their awards will be officially presented at the Awards Banquet on the Sunday of the convention.
Our congratulations to our Guest of Honor, Ann VanderMeer who, together with Stephen H. Segal, won a Hugo Award in the Best Semiprozine category at the weekend for their magazine, Weird Tales. The Hugo Award ceremony took place on Sunday night at Worldcon in Montreal. Ann’s husband, Jeff, also one of our Guests of Honor, blogged about the award here.
Weird Tales is also nominated for a World Fantasy Award in the Special Award: Professional category. Ann and Jeff are jointly nominated in the Anthology category for their book, Steampunk.
The list of nominees for the 2009 World Fantasy Awards has been announced. You can find them here.