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FantasyCon 2014
« on: August 06, 2013, 04:31:30 PM »
Could someone please confirm that 2014's convention is in York ... and let us know the dates. Thanks.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 05:00:36 PM »
It was mentioned in the chairman's chat in the Winter 2012/13 journal - "FantasyCon 2014, which will be held in York for the first time" - and I think this is the website, where you can sign up for updates: http://fantasycon2014.wordpress.com/

While we're talking FantasyCon, I noticed some FantasyCon regulars among those co-signing John Scalzi's pledge to not attend conventions that don't have a formal policy on sexual harassment, so that's something for the organisers to bear in mind: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/07/02/my-new-convention-harassment-policy/. (Such a policy does seem like a good idea.)

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 06:36:00 PM »
Not an informative website -- no confirmation of venue (city) or date. Besides, info should also be posted here -- the BFS forum -- and the BFS website. Sadly, nada.

And I note that there doesn't seem to be anything about BFS's presence at this year's WFC (at least not in the Events tab). This lack of news isn't putting the society in a favourable light.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 07:53:31 PM »
Well no, it's a placeholder website that was set up last year (and a good thing it was too - I've seen another bunch trying to use the name Fantasycon 2014 for an event in Vegas). I'm not surprised at the lack of detail so far - I'm used to the details of the next FantasyCon being announced at the AGM.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 12:06:54 PM »
Hi all,

FantasyCon next year will indeed be held in York. It's not usual for details of the following year's FantasyCon to be announced over a year in advance, but anyone who signs up for more information on the placeholder site at fantasycon2014.org will get details as soon as we are able to release them (dates, actual venue, guests, etc).

I expect the first announcements to be made this month.
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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 10:46:59 AM »
Fantasycon 2014 but not our Fantasycon 2014:

http://fantasyproject.com/


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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 01:12:15 PM »
Yes, that's the one I mentioned above, and which is also discussed in this thread: http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3625.0

I commented on their YouTube promo video a while back, and their response was interesting: we knew about your FantasyCon, but our lawyers told us you couldn't stop us using the name, "so we moved ahead".

Because of course if something's not actually forbidden by law, you should just go ahead and do it! They said I was the 500th person to tell them about it, so you wonder how many people have to mention it before they actually listen.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013, 03:55:09 PM »
From their website: "Fantasy Con is the world's premier Fantasy Focused convention". One wonders what the World Fantasy Convention is all about. And why the capital F in "Focused"? And shouldn't that be "Fantasy-focused" with or without the capital F?

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 01:58:31 PM »
Maybe we should call the UK version the Real FantasyCon 2014? If nothing else, it should annoy the hell out of the pretenders.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2013, 02:21:53 PM »
Maybe we should call the UK version the Real FantasyCon 2014? If nothing else, it should annoy the hell out of the pretenders.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2013, 06:24:16 PM »
FantasyCon 2014 Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/FantasyCon2014

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 02:58:52 PM »
Surprised that this link hasn't been posted before now (at least I can't see it):

http://www.fantasycon2014.org/


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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 03:51:39 PM »
Already booked my holiday for this  ;D

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2013, 04:58:24 PM »
^think i'd better do that and pay for a ticket asap so nothing can get in the way!