Progress Report 2 - World Fantasy Convention 2014

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World Fantasy Convention 2014 6 November - 9 November 2014 Washington, D.C.

Progress Report Two

1914 ~ 2014 Three Centennials Nineteen-fourteen was a time of transition, and the 40th World Fantasy Convention will focus on this with our commemoration of the births of artist Virgil Finlay and author Robert Aickman, as well as the beginning of World War I . We welcome you to join us in exploring the many facets, both light and dark, of these forces that shaped the future.

Guests of Honor Guy Gavriel Kay Les Edwards Stuart David Schiff

Special Guest Lail Finlay

Toastmaster Jane Yolen

Contact Information 2014 World Fantasy Convention Post Office Box 314 Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0314 • [email protected] Facebook: WorldFantasy40 • Twitter: @WorldFantasy40 Contact Sam Lubell at [email protected] to volunteer.


Art Show – Beth & Mike Zipser We are thrilled to have Les Edwards (a.k.a. Edward Miller) as one of our Guests of Honor. He is a multiple award-winning artist with a career of over four decades. We are proud to be able to highlight the work of this important artist. In addition, there will be a special Virgil Finlay exhibit as part of the Art Show to honor his centennial. We are also working on other special exhibits. We may be reached at [email protected]. A special prize of $1,000 will be awarded by WFC 2014 to the best piece in the show, as voted on by the attending artists. The 2014 World Fantasy Art Show is a juried show. If you have shown at two out of the last four WFCs, have been a WFC Art GOH, or have received a World Fantasy Award for Best Artist, then you are accepted. Everyone else will need to submit for the jury. We expect to open for artist submission and registration in the Spring, so check our web site for more announcements. All exhibiting artists will need to be supporting or attending members of the convention. We will only be accepting mail-in art as space permits; preference will be given to attending artists. There will also be a print shop, open to artists exhibiting original work in the show.

Dealers’ Room – Robert MacIntosh Dealers and their staff members must hold attending memberships in the convention. Detailed information regarding the WFC 2014 Dealers’ Room will be going out in the spring of 2014. If you are interested in more information on reserving space in our dealers’ room, please contact me at [email protected].

Program – Colleen Cahill If you have suggestions for program items, particularly suggestions with regard to our commemoration of the centennial of the births of artist Virgil Finlay and author Robert Aickman, and the beginning of World War I, please send them to us by 30 June 2014. Although we have many highly qualified members, WFC Board policy permits only a limited number of panels, readings, and kaffeeklatsches. Our goal is to have an interesting, knowledgeable, and diverse group of participants. Except for Guests of Honor, Life Achievement Award recipients, and Special Guests, participants are generally limited to one item. Even then, it may not be possible for all WFC 2014 members to be placed on programming. Program items and kaffeeklatsches will generally be 50 minutes long in a one hour slot. Kaffeeklatsches will be BYOD (Bring Your Own Drink). If you are interested in participating in the 2014 World Fantasy Convention program, please contact me at [email protected].


Souvenir Book Advertising Rates Full Page Cover Ads • Full Page, Inside Front Cover (full color only): $ 1,200 • Full Page, Inside Back Cover (full color only): $ 1,200 The above options are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If unavailable, please consider placing a full page color ad elsewhere in the souvenir book.

Full Page Interior Ads

Quarter Page Ads

• Full color: $ 850 • Black & white: $ 475 7-inches x 10-inches Full bleed: 9-inches x 11 .5-inches

• Full color: $ 300 • Black & white: $ 150 3 .5-inches x 5-inches or 7-inches x 2.5-inches

Half Page Ads • Full color: $ 500 • Black & white: $ 275 3 .5-inches x 10-inches or 7-inches x 5-inches Full bleed ads must have a 0.25-inch bleed on all sides. (Warning: full bleed ads will have page numbers overprinted at the bottom of the page. We are not responsible for disruption of your ad by the page number. Page numbers will be centered at the bottom of the page, approximately 0.25-inch from the bottom edge of the page.) Ads must be at least 300 dpi as PDF or JPG files. We will not accept hard copy ads. Please contact Rina Weisman at [email protected] for more souvenir book advertising information. The deadline for ad submissions to the Souvenir Book is 31 August 2014, but you are encouraged to reserve space by 15 August.

Progress Report Ads – Michael Nelson Space is available for a limited number of business card size (3-inches by 2-inches) advertisements in our Progress Report Three for $ 25 per ad. Please email me at [email protected] to determine if space remains available. Payment must be made at the same time you submit your ad. The Progress Report Three ad deadline is 28 February 2014

Advertisement Payments Payments may be made by check, drawn on a U.S. bank only, payable to: “World Fantasy Convention” and sent to: SAM SCHEINER 1518 N EDISON ST ARLINGTON VA 22205-2638 Or via Paypal to account [email protected] . Use the “I’m sending money to family or friends” option. You are responsible for including the 1 % transfer fee.


WFC 2014 Members

(All new public members from 5 August to 1 December 2013) Alisa Alering Anita Allen Mike Allen Celest Allred Bob Angell Erin S. Bales Griffin Barber Jennifer Barnes Nathan Barra Astrid Bear Greg Bear Bradley P. Beaulieu Carol Berg Folly Blaine Casey Blair M. Scott Boone Richard Bowes Elizabeth Brenner Rebekan Memel Brown Brenda Carre Christopher M. Cevasco Gillian Chan Ann Chatham Ted Chiang Wesley Chu Suzanne Church Gio Clairval Dave Clark Diane Clark Myke Cole Robin Cookson Brenda J. Cooper Elwin Cotman Gary Couzens John Coyne Curtis Craddock Tom Crepeau Sandra Cuddy Carole Cummings Julie Czerneda Karen Danylak Dominick D’Aunno Terri-Lynne DeFino D. N. Deng Susan Dexter Geri Diorio Nancy DiMauro Betsy Dornbusch Tom Doyle Victor Dricks Donna Dudley

Andy Duncan Sydney Duncan Sarah Beth Durst Nell DuVall

Alma Katsu Melissa King Janet Kofoed Ann L. Kopchik Nicole Kornher-Stace Matthew Kressel Ellen Kushner Aimee Kuzenski

Chris Logan Edwards Mark Edwards Doug Ellis Jennie Faries Russell B. Farr Moshe Feder Judi Fleming Frank Fogleman Esther Friesner Deb Fulton

Nancy Lambert Dee A. Larsen John Edward Lawson Allen L. Lewis Brenda Lewis Tom Lewis Jessica S Loder Serena J. Loder Ylva von Löhneysen Natalie Luhrs David Lunde Lyndsey Luther Valya Lupescu

James Alan Gardner Leslie A. Gardner J. F. Garrard Karin Rita Gastreich Carolyn Ives Gilman Marian Goldeen Christopher Golden Barbara M. Gordon Liz Grzyb

Ron Maas Amanda J. McGee Brian McKean Patricia McKillip Laurie McLean Gail Morgan McRae Kathy Meade-Hallock Cary Meriwether Yakof Merkin L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Mahesh Raj Mohan Jenni Moody James A. Moore Frank Morin

Crystal Hale Larry S. Hallock Elektra Hammond Thomas Hanlom Blake Hausladen Rhiannon Held Arthur L. Henderson Randy Henderson Rebecca R. Henderson J. Tullos Hennig Jodi Henry Robert Hicks David I. Hill Laurel Anne Hill Nancy Hightower Larry Hodges Bill Hodgson Allison Holz Andrea Howe Jeff Howe Chris Husberg

Mari Ness Carolyn Nicita Garth Nix Frank Olynyk Ron Ontell Val Ontell Joshua Palmatier Mike Penick Kristene Perron Michael C. Phifer Sarah Pinsker Gary L. Plumlee Devin Poore Jennifer R. Povey

Brian E. Jacob Kathleen Jennings Matthew S. Jones Paula S. Jordan Jenny Moser Jurling


Andy Rogers Rena Rossner Donna Royston Jamie Todd Rubin Crystal Sarakas Sharon Sasaki Robert J. Sawyer Courtney Schafer Edward Schneider Lawrence M. Schoen Delia Sherman David Sherrington Angela Slatter Dave Smeds Rosemary Claire Smith S. P. Somtow Bud Sparhawk Janet Stirling S. M. Stirling Simon Strantzas Amy Sundberg Beth Tanner Howard Tayler Ilana Teitelbaum Patty Templeton Charles M. Timpko Denise H. Timpko Jason Toliopoulos N. E. Tovell Tom Underberg Christina Upton Mark L. Van Name Robert E. Vardeman Vincent Villafranca Paul E. Von Buhr Maria N. Von Buhr Tina Wallace Ginger Weil Fran Wilde F. Paul Wilson Leona Wisoker John Wiswell David Wohlreich Cindy Yan Kathryn Yeager Caroline M. Yoachim Marlo Young

WFC 2014 Registration — Bill Jensen All Attending and Supporting members are able to nominate qualifying works and individuals for the 2014 World Fantasy Awards.

Attending Membership A full Attending Membership, which entitles you to all convention publications and entry into any event hosted by the convention over the weekend (unless otherwise indicated), is $200 (USD) until 31 March 2014. The Attending Membership rate will be $250 (USD) from 1 April 2014 to 30 September 2014. There will be no one-day or at-the-door memberships.

Supporting Membership A Supporting Membership is $50 (USD), which entitles you to all convention publications and the right to submit nominations for the World Fantasy Awards.

Membership Conversions You can convert to an Attending Membership by paying the difference between the Attending rate and the Supporting rate at the time of conversion. Supporting Memberships cannot be converted to Attending Memberships after the membership cap has been reached.

Refunds & Transfer Policy Cancelled memberships will be refunded at the discretion of the convention. Memberships are transferable until 30 September 2014. We will need the current member’s name, address, and contact information and the same information for the new person. We also need to know if the new member wants their name included on the public membership list and if they want electronic or paper publications. Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Please Note International currencies will automatically be converted at the current exchange rate via PayPal or credit card.

Press Accreditation — Sam Lubell There will be no professional press accreditation during the convention unless previously confirmed. Journalists and others from accredited media who are interested in doing a story about the convention prior to the event should please contact me at [email protected].

Hotel Reservations – Ann Marie Rudolph Our gathering will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Hotel reservations will open 15 January 2014. Please visit our web site for details.


Scotch Tasting & Ice Cream Social We are planning to host a Scotch Tasting event on Wednesday night, 5 November 2014. Seating will be limited. There will be a fee (to be determined) to help defray the cost. On Thursday night, 6 November 2014, there will be an Ice Cream Social to honor Guest of Honor Les Edwards and the 2014 World Fantasy Awards nominees.

World Fantasy Awards Banquet Tickets for the Sunday World Fantasy Awards Banquet will be available for purchase on our web site in July 2014.

Washington, D.C. Tourism We have started collecting links to tourist highlights in the D.C. area and placing them on our web site at

Correction for Travel Information in PR One From Dulles Airport (IAD) The new WMATA Silver Line Metro train route from Dulles Airport to the West Falls Church Metro Station on the Orange Line will not be completed before WFC 2014. From Dulles Airport, take a Washington Flyer bus to the new Wiehle-Reston East Station (scheduled to open in 2014) and then take a Silver Line train to the Rosslyn Metro Station and transfer to a Blue Line train going south to the Crystal City Metro Station. Trains on the Blue and Yellow Metro lines stop at the Crystal City Metro Station and the hotel shuttle van stops there every 20 minutes, 5 am – midnight (subject to change).

Super Shuttle Van: $29 (one-way) / Taxi: approximately $45 (subject to change)

Got Questions? Please check our new and ever-expanding FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page at

World Fantasy Convention 2015 5 – 8 November 2015 Saratoga City Center and Saratoga Hilton Saratoga Springs, New York

Guests of Honor

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Steven Erikson Graham Joyce (Toastmaster) David Drake (Special Guest), Glen Cook (Special Guest)


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$45 1 January 2014 – 31 May 2014 $50 1 June 2014 – 31 July 2014 $55 1 August 2014 – 30 September 2014 $60 at Capclave 2014 $25 Active Military, Active Military dependents, Students, and Dodos