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World Fantasy
« on: July 01, 2009, 05:34:29 PM »
I'm trying to compile a list of local Utah people going to World Fantasy, for purposes of maybe sharing rides and cars and so on. Please add your name and plans below:

World Fantasy: Oct 29 - Nov 1, San Jose, CA

Definitely Coming:
Dan
Nick Dianatkah
Erik Holmes
Rob Code
Steve Diamond
Julie Wright
Josh Perkey
Stacy Whitman
Eric James Stone
Heidi
Isaac
Janci
Marion Jensen

Maybe Coming:
Kaylynn (probably not, she says, but I'm leaving her on the list)
Rob Wells

This will be my car:
Dan
Nick
Rob Code
Rob Wells (if he comes)
Steve (between Sacramento and San Jose only)

This is Eric's car to the best of my knowledge:
Eric James Stone
Heidi
Janci
Isaac

One guy is flying:
Josh Perkey

Which leaves these 3 people in need of transportation:
Erik Holmes
Julie Wright
Stacy Whitman
Marion Jensen

This will be my room:
Dan
Nick
Rob Code
Rob Wells (if he comes)
Steve

Three people are probably staying with relatives:
Eric James Stone
Janci
Isaac Stewart

This leaves us with a male room:
Erik Holmes
Josh Perkey
Marion Jensen

And a female room:
Julie Wright
Stacy Whitman
Heidi

If I've got this wrong, or if you've already made certain arrangements not listed here, let me know.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2009, 04:30:17 PM by Fellfrosch »
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 05:57:37 PM »
Can you put the dates and locations for each on your post? And WorldCon is the fanservice one, right?
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 08:13:24 PM »
I am Definitely going to World Fantasy Con and would love to share a room/ride with someone.
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 12:00:26 AM »
Yes, WorldCon has many more fans than World Fantasy. It still has a ton of professionals, it's just that while you're talking to them you run a high chance of seeing a jedi ocelot walk by in the background.
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 04:30:06 AM »
Dan, I'm a go for Worldcon. Hoping also to do a quick primer with you on how to get the most from the con experience. This will be my first major, although I attended Charlotte's Heroes Convention (comics) a couple of years ago. - Will

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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 04:31:22 AM »
Anyone planning/thinking about Dragoncon in ATL over Labor Day?

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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 03:04:53 PM »
I know Brandon's going to DragonCon. I won't be this year, but I'd like to start next year.

And Will, I'd be happy to offer some "con maxizimation" advice. Let me think of the best way to do it.
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009, 03:59:02 AM »
Brandon may NOT be going to DragonCon after all.
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 04:22:56 PM »
Whoa, crazy. Are you allowed to say why?
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 05:40:32 PM »
I haven't asked about what I can say, but I think it's important for people not to take it as a given right now that he's going to Dragon*Con. If he does, in fact, not go, that does make Worldcon more likely (but also not guaranteed). It's complicated...
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2009, 10:52:28 PM »
Well, Brandon and Emily are now back on for Worldcon, but Joel is staying home. Dragon*Con is definitely out.

I may possibly be able to room with EJS Thursday through Saturday night, but I still need to find a room for Wednesday night and Sunday night. (I know, I'm getting there a bit early.) Brandon has an extra room I may be able to fall back on but unless something gets planned for that room I assume the reservation will get canceled relatively soon.
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 10:56:39 PM »
i'd love to do World Fantasy, but dont know that I can. It's only a few hours from my parents place, and i'd love to turn it into a vacation. i dunno. would it be worth it for me Dan?
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 11:20:29 PM »
Ookla: EJS does not, typically, share rooms at cons, but you never know.

UtBaIBG: The selfish part of me says "yes, you should come to World Fantasy" without even pausing to consider if it would be useful for you or not. So, you know, there's that. The more sedate aspects of my personality take time to pause and reflect and decide that, yes, it probably would be useful for you; it is at World Fantasy, after all, that Brandon and I met our editor. World Fantasy is kind of like Superconcentrated WorldCon, with all the pros and about 5% of the fans, and not a costume in sight. It's far easier to find and talk to editors, and the whole vibe is simultaneously more relaxed and more professional. Finally, if you don't believe me, here's what David Hartwell said at the Stoker conference when someone asked him about selling your first book: "Go to cons and meet editors. World Fantasy is a great one because, despite the name, it has editors from all genres, from all the major houses and a lot of the small ones." Plus, you know, there's roleplaying in the car.
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 03:24:05 PM »
Are any girls going to World Fantasy?
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Re: WorldCon and World Fantasy
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 03:31:31 PM »
so, there is a strong chance i'll be going to World Fantasy. I wouldnt be driving with you cool people like we did for Worldcon, cause I would be going to Sacramento to see my family after the Con. However, splitting a hotel with the usual suspects in San Jose would be a good thing.
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