Hotel Block Closes September 28

By admin on September 17th, 2009
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The hotel room block at the Fairmont Hotel closes on September 28. Book your hotel room now to get the convention rate and to assure you have a room.

After September 28, room rates are not guaranteed, and will be subject to availability.

Digital Poe Collection Online

By admin on September 12th, 2009
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The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection at the University of Texas Library has gone live.

According to Boing-Boing, “The digital collection incorporates images of all Poe manuscripts and letters at the Ransom Center with a selection of related archival materials, two books by Poe annotated by the author, sheet music based on his poems, and portraits from the Ransom Center collections. Poe’s manuscripts and letters are linked to transcriptions on the website of the Poe Society of Baltimore.”

Party Space Booked Out

By admin on September 10th, 2009
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As of Thursday, Sept. 10th, we are no longer accepting requests to host hospitality events at the World Fantasy Convention. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, or if you believe you are hosting a hospitality event, and have not yet contacted Rina Weisman, please do so immediately, at pub-liaison [at]

If you have contacted Rina, and heard back from her, a confirmation of your event, along with location, event guidelines, and any costs will be out to you via email by September 25th. Please see this page for more information, or contact Rina with your questions.

Update: Originally announed notification date of September 19th changed to the 25th.

Media Questionnaire

By admin on September 8th, 2009
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Various members of the media will be attendance at the convention. Right now all of the people we have signed up are from industry publications, but we will be contacting local newspapers such as the San José Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle. In order to help us better direct the journalists to people who actually want to be talked to (as opposed to those of you who would rather stay away from them) we have created a media questionnaire. You can find it here. Please fill it in if you are interested in talking to journalists.

The industry publications that we know will be attending are as follows:

If any other media representatives have memberships, please let us know.

Art Show Deadline Extended

By admin on September 6th, 2009
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We have extended the deadline for submitting applications to the 2009 WFC Art Show to September 15, 2009 and have clarified the rules regarding sales tax, income reporting, and California’s requirements about artwork sales. See the Art Show page for details.

Welcome, Zoran Živković

By admin on September 4th, 2009
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Zoran ŽivkovićWe are delighted to announce one additional Guest of Honor, Serbian writer Zoran Živković. Zoran is a past winner of the World Fantasy Award for his mosaic-novel The Library. He has also been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. Further details are available here.

Hosting a Hospitality Event?

By admin on September 2nd, 2009
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Are you planning on hosting a hospitality function at World Fantasy Con, such as a book launch for an author or a celebration of one of our Guests of Honor? If so, please read the information about hosting Hospitality Events. In particular, if you do not have a suite booked for the 19th or 20th floors, you cannot host an event in your room; also, if you have not heard from Rina Weisman about your event, the event is not booked, and you need to contact her at

We plan to publish a list of scheduled and confirmed hospitality functions on the web site soon.

Banquet Menu Details

By admin on September 2nd, 2009
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We have some more details on the banquet menu available here.

We are very happy to try to cater for allergy and dietary restrictions. However, the hotel has asked that we let them know about such requirements by Friday, October 16 so that they have time to plan meals and order ingredients. Write to banquet [@] if you have any such requirements.

Confirmed Dealers List

By admin on September 2nd, 2009
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A list of the dealers who have so far confirmed their attendance is available here. More should be added once we get confirmations from everyone whose applications we have accepted.

Hotel Room Block Filling

By admin on September 1st, 2009
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We are close to filling the number of rooms in our reserved block. We are working with The Fairmont to increase the number of rooms available online, however members booking rooms via our online reservations page may receive the message “No lodging matches your search criteria. Please change your search options and retry.” Rooms are still available in the hotel and may be booked by calling The Fairmont’s Reservations number at 800-346-5550. Callers outside of the United States and Canada can call 1-506-863-6310, or can check here for a list of toll free numbers by country.