More Dealers

By Cheryl on October 23rd, 2009
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We have once again updated our list of participating dealers. A warm welcome, please, to: Terence McVicker – Rare Books, Red Jack Books and Realms of Fantasy Books.

The full list of attending dealers can be found here.

Program Change

By Cheryl on October 22nd, 2009
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Saturday 10:00 AM Why Steampunk Now? — Nisi Shawl added

The Weather

By Cheryl on October 22nd, 2009
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OK, so there’s a week to go before the convention, but those of us coming from overseas are wondering what to pack.

The forecast for the coming week in San José is warm and dry with temperatures in the region of 70 F (21 C). However, there’s a possibility of showers on the Saturday of the convention. That’s right at the limit of the long range forecast, so we’ll keep an eye on that for you.

Please note that if you or your family is planning to go touristing in San Francisco the weather there will be several degrees colder. The City is on the waterfront and also more windy than San José. Take a jacket and an umbrella, just in case.

And Now, The Map

By Cheryl on October 22nd, 2009
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If you were wondering how to find all of those places listed in the program schedule, here’s a map.

Yes, this will all be in the pocket program you get at the convention.

Program Schedule Blog

By Cheryl on October 22nd, 2009
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Yesterday we gave you the program schedule listings. But static listings are not always what you need, so today we have added a program schedule blog that allows you to select by room, by event type and so on. The smart phone interface also allows you to select by participant.

For boring technical reasons that you won’t want us to go into, this is on a separate blog on this site. You can find it here.

Tomorrow (hopefully), printable grids.

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.