The Venue

Rhode Island Convention Center

The RICC is our site for daytime program and hospitality, and for exhibits. All of our space is together on the ballroom level, and is accessible from the street or by connecting corridor from the Westin Hotel. We're working with the RICC to have lunches and snacks available in our space.


We are using two hotels. Our main hotel, the Westin Hotel, has a direct connection to the RICC, and will also be the location for evening program, events, and hospitality. The other hotel, the Providence Biltmore, is a 2-3 minute walk from the RICC.

The main WFC hotels are now full. To keep rooms 'in the family' we'd appreciate it that if you need to cancel a room, you would cancel it through us. Send us email at: [pineapple]

Westin Hotel 401-598-8000
1 West Exchange Street 401-598-8200 fax
Providence, RI 02903
 Single/Double$129 Rates are in effect from 1 to 10 November 1999

As of August 15, 1999, the parking rate at the RI Convention Center Garage (a private concession) is $8 for a 24-hour day; $10 for a 24-hour day with in-out privileges. These rates are for Westin Hotel guests. Usual rates are up to a maximum of $12 per day. All rates are subject to change without notice.

All suites in the Westin Hotel must be booked through us. Please contact us at our mailing address below, "Attn: Publiaison", or send email to

As of September 23, our Westin block is sold out -- every room we had in our contract, and the extras they added due to demand. (They don't have any more available for us.)

Providence Biltmore 401-421-0700
Kennedy Plaza 401-455-3050 fax
Providence, RI 02903
 Superior Single/Double$99  Rates are in effect from 3 to 8 November 1999
 Junior Suite Single/Double$109
 Parlor Suite Single/Double$159

As of October 12, our Biltmore block is also sold out.

As of August 15, the parking rate at the Biltmore (at the smallish private parking garage next to the hotel) is $14 per day for day-only parking and $10 per day for hotel guests. These rates are subject to change without notice.

Pawtucket, Cranston & Seekonk

Citywide Reservations Services, Inc. has arranged for rooms for World Fantasy Convention members at the Comfort Inn in Pawtucket ($79 per night) and Days Inn in Cranston ($85 per night). These rooms are subject to availability so don't delay any more. Please call them at 1-888-248-9121 and mention World Fantasy Convention.

Comfort Inn, Pawtucket, R.I.
$79--Citywide Reservations; $99 on Nov. 4, $110 on Nov. 5 & 6--direct.
about 6 mile drive
Days Inn, Cranston, R.I.
$85--Citywide Reservations; $79--direct.
about 10 mile drive
Motel 6, Seekonk, Mass.
1-508-336-7800 or 1-800-4MOTEL6
$47.99 single; $53.99 double--direct.
about 6 mile drive
Other motels in Seekonk include: Gateway Motor Inn, Town & Country, Ramada, Susse Chalet (no food).

Other Hotels in the Area

Call for availability and room rates. We do not have blocks or special rates at these hotels; they are listed for your convenience. Check the Convention and Visitors Bureau website for more hotels and details at:

Days Hotel, 200 India St., Providence
1-401-272-5577, FAX 1-401-272-5577 (press * at first ring)
about 5 minutes drive, -hour walk
Holiday Inn, 21 Atwells Ave., Providence
1-401-831-3900, FAX 1-401-751-0007
2 blocks away
Old Court Bed & Breakfast, 144 Benefit St., Providence
1-401-751-2002, FAX 1-401-272-4830
about a 10-minute walk
Providence Marriott, Charles & Orm, Providence
1-401-272-2400, FAX 1-401-861-3550
1 mile away, about a 20-minute walk
Thayer Street Quad, 101 Thayer St., Providence, attn: Ms. Drea Harms
about a 10-minute drive; on the other side of a steep hill

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