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.

A Little Piece of Australia

By Cheryl on October 8th, 2009
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Garth Nix is not the only Australian on his way to the San Francisco Bay Area. This particular one is rather larger, comes from Melbourne, and will be taking up residence in the public transit system of San Francisco.

One of the many popular tourist attractions of the City by the Bay is the collection of vintage streetcars that runs a service from the Castro district, along Market Street, and around the Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf. That fleet will soon be augmented by the arrival of a 63-year-old Melbourne tram. See this story in the San Francisco Chronicle for more details.

Although the new tram will not take service until next year, homesick Australians should note that San Francisco already owns one Melbourne tram. The other vintage streetcars are very nice too. Further details are available here.

A Decent Burial

By Cheryl on October 6th, 2009
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When Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849 he was too poor, and had too many enemies, to receive any sort sort of grand send-off. However, with the 200th anniversary of his birth comes new recognition, and on Sunday two separate ceremonies will commemorate Poe’s passing in a manner better suited to his current stature in the world of literature. NBC has details.

Last Drink Bird Head Launch

By Cheryl on October 5th, 2009
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One of the many book launches taking place at World Fantasy this year is for Jeff and Ann VanderMeer’s charity anthology of flash fiction, Last Drink Bird Head. Further details are available on Jeff’s blog.

Progress Report 2 Published

By admin on October 3rd, 2009
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Progress Report 2 is at the printer and we expect to have it in the mail by October 9. You can download a copy of the PR from our Publications Page.

Media Questionnaire Reminder

By Cheryl on September 30th, 2009
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If you’d like your details to be included in the information we pass to journalists who are covering the convention, please fill in our media questionnaire.