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Time travel for the World Fantasy Convention

24/10/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The World Fantasy con for 2009 is having to shift its dates around by a week, due to the hotel mucking things up.

Due to a scheduling conflict with the hotel, the 2009 World Fantasy Convention in the US's San Jose, California, will be held one week earlier than previously reported. The new dates are Thursday, October 29th through Sunday, November 1st 2009. The venue remains unchanged: the Fairmont San Jose.

Any person who purchased a membership for the originally announced dates of November 5th-8th 2009 will, we've been told, have the opportunity for a full refund of his/her membership if they are unable to attend on the new dates.

Convention Chairman David Gallaher told, "The Fairmont came to us and explained that, due to internal miscommunication on their part, they had accidentally booked two events, one of which was ours, in the same space and time. After discussing it with the Fairmont, we agreed to move to the previous weekend. Agreeing to move allows us to hold the event on the traditional Halloween weekend, and has provided us with significant goodwill with the hotel."

Gallaher added, "We understand that the change may be inconvenient for some members, though we hope that a year's notice is sufficient for most people to change their plans. Anyone who is unable to make the new dates will receive a full refund. Our staff will be on hand at this year's World Fantasy Convention in Calgary to handle any questions. We very much hope that you will come and talk to us as we are keen to hear your ideas for the convention."

Lets the hope the goodwill translates to FREE BEER for the fans!

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