Program Updates

By Cheryl on October 21st, 2009
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To misquote Field Marshall von Moltke, no convention program survives contact with the public. We have a few updates. The schedule pages have been changed. For the record, here’s what’s different.

Friday 10:00 AM Who, What or Why Done It — Danel Paul Olson will moderate
Friday 10:00 AM Writing Human Characters, Whether or Not They’re Human — Laurel Anne Hill added
Friday 11:00 AM Poetry of the Fantastic — Stephen Wilson removed
Friday 3:00 PM The Role of the Raven — Kerrie Hughes added
Friday 5:00 PM The Last Resort — Alan DeNiro added

The Program

By Cheryl on October 21st, 2009
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We have just been handed what we hope is the near final program schedule. Please note that all program items are subject to last minute changes due to factors beyond our (and the participants’) control. We will endeavor to keep these pages updated, and will post any changes to this blog. Also our apologies for the fairly plain formatting. We know that a number of you have been waiting patiently for this information so we got it up as quickly as we could. Something more elegant will hopefully follow later. In the meantime, here are some schedules.

Lisa in the Graveyard

By Cheryl on October 20th, 2009
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Neil Gaiman is currently stuck behind the Great Firewall of China, but he is getting some communication out, and yesterday his staff posted a journal entry about a project by our artist Guest of Honor, Lisa Snellings.

This is the first in a series of Poppet creations by Lisa that are based around Neil’s Newbery and Hugo winning, and World Fantasy nominated, novel, The Graveyard Book. Lisa is donating 20% of the proceeds from the project to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. For more information, see Lisa’s blog.

Poppet reads The Graveyard Book

Banquet Tickets Still Available

By admin on October 18th, 2009
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There are still tickets available for the WFC Banquet on Sunday at 1 PM. Tickets are $75 each (or $750 for a table of ten). We hope to see many of you at Sunday afternoon’s banquet, which will be immediately followed by the World Fantasy Awards Ceremony.

You can check to see whether you bought a ticket on the Membership List page. If there is a * by your name, our records show that you bought at least one ticket.

Got Food?

By Cheryl on October 17th, 2009
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We know that you like to eat, so we have been out and about checking local restaurants. Here is our San José local dining guide, complete with web links and maps. There will be more about the local area coming soon.

Banquet Reminder

By Cheryl on October 15th, 2009
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If you are planning to attend the Banquet and have special dietary requirements let us know by this coming Friday, October 16. We can not guarantee the hotel will be able to accommodate any requests after this time.

Banquet tickets for the standard menu selections will be on sale at the convention by Registration through noon on Friday.

The 2009 World Fantasy Awards will be announced after the banquet. All convention members are welcome to attend the awards ceremony.

Additional Information for Dealers

By Cheryl on October 14th, 2009
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Attention please dealers – you should have received a document by email from us with information about set-up, shipping, sales tax and other important details. Just in case it has gone astray, we have made it available here as well.

Everyone else, we are pleased to announce that we have extended the dealers’ room opening hours to 3:30 PM on Sunday to give you even more shopping time before you go home.

Press Pack Uploaded

By Cheryl on October 13th, 2009
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Details of our Press Office opening times and the initial version of our Press Pack have now been uploaded and are available here.

Please note that the Press Pack will be updated as we get news of new items of interest.

Attendees – if you are not listed in the Press Pack it is because you have not filled in the Media Questionnaire. We need your permission before pointing the press at you.

The Poe Funeral

By Cheryl on October 12th, 2009
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On her LiveJournal Ellen Datlow reports on the Poe Funeral, including the text of the eulogy that she delivered during the ceremony.

Book Bag Thank You

By Cheryl on October 8th, 2009
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The World Fantasy Convention 2009 would like to thank the following publishers and individuals who have generously donated their time, energy and materials:

Albedo One / Bob Neilson
Asimov’s / Analog / Sheila Williams
Baen Books / Laura Haywood-Cory & Jim Minz
Blind Eye Books / Nicole Kimberling
Centipede Press / Jerad Walters
Clarkesworld / Neil Clarke
Disney Worldwide Publishing / Jennifer Corcoran
F & SF / Gordon Van Gelder
HarperCollins / Diana Gill
Library of America / Brian McCarthy
Locus Magazine / Liza Trombi & Amelia Beamer
MonkeyBrain Books / Chris Roberson & Allison Baker
Night Shade Books / Jeremy Lassen
No Media Kings / Jim Munroe
Offspring Press / Donna Rankin
Omnidawn Publishing / Rusty Morrison
Orbit Books / Jack Womack
other magazine / Charlie Jane Anders
PM Press / Ramsey Kanaan & Craig O’Hara
Paizo Publishing / Erik Mona
Penguin/Viking/Firebird / Sharyn November
Quirk Books / Melissa Monachello
Random House / Elizabeth Zajac
Realms of Fantasy / Warren Lapine
Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books/Juno Books / Paula Guran
SLG Publishing / Dan Vado
Small Beer Press / Kelly Link & Gavin Grant (and Ursula!)
Tachyon Publications / Jacob Weisman
The Fabulist / Josh Wilson
Tor Books / David Hartwell
Viz Media LLC / Leslie Davisson & Nick Mamatas
Weird Tales / Stephen Segal & Ann VanderMeer
Wildside/Prime / John Betancourt & Sean Wallace

Thanks also to: Peter Halasz, Isobelle Carmody, Deanna & Peter, Andrea Fender, Kelsey Nencheck, Erica Feldon, The Menke Group, Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California, Borderlands Books, and ImageX.