So many of my friends -- online, Clarion, WOTF, BNAs, etc. -- were at World Fantasy Con 35 in San Jose this past weekend. And they all seemed to have a marvelous time. I've been meaning to get to a Science Fiction WorldCon, but haven't made it yet. Passed up WFCs in other places, like Madison WI, in other years.
Next Year In Columbus?
But next year WFC 36 is in Columbus OH Thursday 28 October 2010 to Sunday 31 October 2010. That's not so far from West Michigan. And yes, I checked: Ohio State is playing Minnesota IN Minnesota on Saturday 30 October 2010, so Columbus will be deserted. (whew)
I may mainly write SF, but I have a few crossover pieces I'm working on, and even some fantasy. But the real draw would be whether some of my friends might make it. Of course with my luck everyone will say Ohio? Who cares about Ohio? And not come. (grin) But somehow I doubt that it would be everyone. (double-down-grin)
Act Now and Save!
The first deadline for registration is coming up on Sunday 15 November 2010. (Sunday? For US Mail? Really?) Before the 15th attending membership is $100 -- goes up to $125 after that. So my question is, do I want to be cheap for now? Or cheap for later? Though they don't give refunds, you can transfer memberships. So if I buy in now and decide not to go next year, I can recoup some/all of my money, especially if I buy now at the cheaper rate. (triple-witching-hour-grin)
Anyway, something to consider. So far my SF/F con schedule for 2010 would likely include ConFusion (Troy MI) in January, Penguicon (Troy MI) in May, NASFiC (Raleigh NC) in August, WindyCon (Lombard IL) in November. Highly unlikely that I will go to WorldCon in Australia. So WFC (Columbus OH) in October is gilding the schedule a bit, and causing something of a traffic jam if I'm teaching in Fall 2010, but it's doable.