We already have many exciting ideas, and are soliciting more from people all over the country. If you have suggestions for program topics and/or ideas for who might discuss what, please write to us at our address below or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We regret that, because of the relatively small number of program items and the large number of professionals expected to be attending, we cannot guarantee everyone the opportunity to participate.
The preliminary 25th World Fantasy Convention Program Is now available. Please remember that this is still subject to change and we ask you to check your pocket program for the latest schedule.
We're planning two tracks of program, plus readings, all of the usual, and a few surprises. As usual in this stage of program development, the ideas/titles are still cast in Silly Putty, but we think we have a good balance among various areas of fantasy. Some panels we're pretty sure of (there will be more) include:
Well, we'll have readings, slide shows, focus sessions on important figures in the field, and interactive workshops on poetry, storytelling, creativity, and business issues.
In the evenings (after the main events, of course!), we're planning to have some thematically grouped program items to help flesh out special interests. Thursday we'll be "Time Travellin' "--looking backward and forward in the field of fantasy (which could include such topics as "The Evolution of WFC" and "Does Fantasy Prepare People for Change?").
On Friday, we'll concentrate on certain aspects of the darker side of the field with "Stories of the Night" (which could include "Vampires: How They Have Mutated?," "A Guide to the [New] Gothic Genre," "Speculative Erotica," and perhaps a Lovecraft grave tour).
"Pipers at the Gates of Night" on Saturday--how are music, creation, and fantasy intertwined? If we have performers, we'll set up a cabaret across the corridor from the hospitality room.
Be prepared to have a great time with us.
We are planning to publish the program on this website about three weeks before the World Fantasy Convention. Watch this space for more information.
Here are preliminary planned hours for various functions.
|Art Show||10am-6pm||10am-6pm||Sales 10am-1pm|
|Autograph Reception||8pm-10:30pm|| |
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