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Offline Paul Campbell

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World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« on: October 02, 2009, 07:03:05 pm »
At Fantasycon the WHC committee stated that in order to give the convention a casual and intimate atmosphere they were going to cap the number of people able to attend at 450. (There are NO day memberships on offer: people who sign up are signing up for the WHOLE weekend).

WHC is still six months anyway... but I would advise anyone still sitting on the fence about attending (or who knows of someone who is still undecided) to sign up soon; a count of the list of those attending

http://www.whc2010.org/membership01.html

reveals that membership is already at 375.

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 09:09:13 pm »
Glad I booked my place and hotel.

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 10:26:41 pm »
[raises hand] Aye, also there.
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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 10:52:21 pm »
Well, it hardly sounds like a 'worldcon' sized event now...
 ???
What's the typical attendence for a WHC in USA?

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 10:06:06 am »
Well, it hardly sounds like a 'worldcon' sized event now...
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What's the typical attendence for a WHC in USA?

That's what I first thought when I heard someone mention it at FantasyCon - that same source did say that the US WHC often doesn't get more than 700 attendees and that it wasn't like a World Fantasy Con event which attracts a lot more. Must admit it's disappointing though.

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 10:20:29 am »
Well, I'm going. :)
Made my payment.
Do we have to book hotel now?

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 05:03:14 pm »
Well, it hardly sounds like a 'worldcon' sized event now...
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What's the typical attendence for a WHC in USA?

That's what I first thought when I heard someone mention it at FantasyCon - that same source did say that the US WHC often doesn't get more than 700 attendees and that it wasn't like a World Fantasy Con event which attracts a lot more. Must admit it's disappointing though.

Remember, this is World Horror Con, not World Fantasy Con. A count of the membership listed on the website of the 2007 World Horror Convention held in Toronto reveals just under 400 attended.

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009, 05:16:54 pm »
Well, it hardly sounds like a 'worldcon' sized event now...
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What's the typical attendence for a WHC in USA?

That's what I first thought when I heard someone mention it at FantasyCon - that same source did say that the US WHC often doesn't get more than 700 attendees and that it wasn't like a World Fantasy Con event which attracts a lot more. Must admit it's disappointing though.

Remember, this is World Horror Con, not World Fantasy Con. A count of the membership listed on the website of the 2007 World Horror Convention held in Toronto reveals just under 400 attended.

I've been too two World Horror's and both have always felt like a slight extension of FantasyCon. WorldCon in Glasgow a couple of years ago was far too big for me - ironically, I sell more books at smaller events.

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2009, 11:53:49 pm »
..membership listed on the website of the 2007 World Horror Convention held in Toronto reveals just under 400 attended.

Thanks for info, Paul.
Interesting... as I'd've thought horror fandom would have a lot more con-goers than that.
So, less riff-raff & fewer weirdos than expected?
 ::) ;)

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009, 03:33:47 pm »
So, less riff-raff & fewer weirdos than expected?
 ::) ;)

They actually put that on the flyers, Tony: "No Riff-Raff."  ;D

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2009, 04:18:15 pm »
No riff-raff? I guess I'll have to sneak in through the back door, then as I'm all booked in for it! It'll be my first con (couldn't make it to Fantasycon this year although I'd have liked to) so I'm positively aquiver with anticipation.  ;)

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 01:58:09 pm »
No riff-raff? I guess I'll have to sneak in through the back door, then as I'm all booked in for it! It'll be my first con (couldn't make it to Fantasycon this year although I'd have liked to) so I'm positively aquiver with anticipation.  ;)

Be careful of the remote sentry units posted to the backdoor, Lou.

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2009, 04:21:22 pm »
I've signed up as well.  I've never been to Brighton before.

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2009, 06:41:03 pm »
Never been to a con - should I go? What should I expect? The idea sounds great but am a bit worried that everyone there will know each other and I will end up in the corner pretending to check my phone for texts (again).

So any brief summaries of the con experience would be gratefully received.

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Re: World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2009, 07:49:10 pm »
No riff-raff? I guess I'll have to sneak in through the back door, then as I'm all booked in for it! It'll be my first con (couldn't make it to Fantasycon this year although I'd have liked to) so I'm positively aquiver with anticipation.  ;)

Be careful of the remote sentry units posted to the backdoor, Lou.

Good point. Window it is. And if it happens to be near the bar, so much the better...