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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #105 on: June 09, 2014, 10:13:25 pm »
Hmmm. The point of going was to maybe sell some of Andy's glass work and my books, but at another *60* for a dealer table, it's just not going to be economically viable. Just as well I've not booked any accommodation yet as I'm not sure I can afford it.

We're looking at some cheaper options. There will be cheaper tables outside the main dealer room (but stock will need to be removed from the table each night), and we're going to be offering the opportunity for people to share tables inside the dealer room - ideal for anyone with a smaller selection. Full details will be sent in a pack later this week.
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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #106 on: June 10, 2014, 09:09:09 am »
Thanks for sorting it all out, Lee.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #107 on: June 10, 2014, 10:22:40 am »
Thanks for the recent emails about the dealers' room. Good that things are moving along again. I have to say that 60 for a table is steep -- perhaps it includes membership for the dealer? When Jan and Debbie and Mike and I ran the con we gave free memberships to dealers since we figured that they were part of the reason of going to the convention. But I know that many cons now charge extra -- a sign of the times...

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Re: FantasyCon 2014 - silence
« Reply #108 on: July 01, 2014, 04:41:28 pm »
Anyone else tried to contact Fantasycon recently?

They emailed out the attendee list on 6th June, asking folks to email    
fantasycon2014 [at] gmail.com if there were any issues.

I took out a joint 70 non-BFS membership on 8th December, but only my name appears on the list, not my wife Audrey's.

So I emailed them.

Waited one week.

No reply.

Emailed them again.

Waited another week.

Again, no reply.

So I emailed chair [at] fantasycon2014.org on Sunday 22nd June.

That was over a week ago.

Guess what? Yep, more tumbleweeds down Main Street.

You know, it's precisely this wall of silence that prompted me to initiate a PayPal claim 18 months ago and stop being a BFS member.

In the PayPal Special Instructions box for the joint Fantasycon membership, I put mine and Audrey's name - but then (as with the PayPal claim 18 months ago) probably no one read it.

Look, I get that it's a voluntary organisation (I volunteer myself the first handful of F'Cons I attended) but in the end you're still taking people's money. We're still paying for a service. Besides, you guys are the ones providing the email addresses urging people to get in contact!

And I ain't paying 70 for one F'Con membership.

I've met a few folks who've been to York and really loved it and, so - as with Brighton - Audrey and I are going for a week and plan to make a proper holiday out of it.

We're sure to have a good time. Irrespective of Fantasycon.

But if F'Con's going the same way as the BFS, then this will be my last Fantasycon.


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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #109 on: July 01, 2014, 04:46:56 pm »
Is it Audrey Campbell? Her name is on the attendees list: http://www.fantasycon2014.org/fantasycon-2014-attendees/#af

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #110 on: July 01, 2014, 04:51:55 pm »
Well, not the last time I checked yesterday, I've been checking for 3 weeks.

But, yep, her name's now there.

And, what, they couldn't drop a line saying, "Hey, all fixed!"

Instead, you've got to trawl the addentee list for 3 weeks...

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #111 on: August 26, 2014, 05:54:28 pm »
hello is there anyone out there?  What's the programming for the weekend?

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #112 on: August 26, 2014, 06:09:30 pm »
They're expecting to release the schedule within the next day or two.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #113 on: August 26, 2014, 06:16:26 pm »
And again is so hard for them to post here? 

If it wasn't for you Stephen I'd swear there wasn't a BFS. 

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #114 on: August 26, 2014, 07:29:38 pm »
It's true that I'm awesome, but everything I've done this year is nothing compared to what goes into organising FantasyCon. And I can hardly fault anyone else for not using the forum to make announcements when I've just had a fifty-day break from it myself.

They've been sending out regular email updates to attendees, three this month, so I haven't felt uninformed about what's going on with the convention. I understand why it can take a while to get the programme nailed down, and it doesn't matter that much to me anyway when particular things are on, though I know it does to people trying to schedule meetings and stuff like that.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #115 on: August 27, 2014, 09:51:20 am »
I've stickied a post to the top of this board to make it a bit clearer what it's for (i.e. talking *about* FantasyCon, rather that *to* FantasyCon), pointing people in the right direction if they need to talk to the FantasyCon team.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #116 on: August 28, 2014, 10:46:41 am »
Simon Marshall-Jones writes in anticipation of FantasyCon 2014 for This Is Horror: http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/?p=12550

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #117 on: August 28, 2014, 05:16:04 pm »
The FantasyCon schedule is up: http://www.fantasycon2014.org/the-schedule/

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #118 on: August 29, 2014, 09:11:58 am »
Schedule looks well-conceived and interesting...looking forward to this!

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #119 on: September 05, 2014, 08:43:00 am »
About to set off, sadly without the other three Theakers (an exam on Saturday for the oldest spoilt our plans). See you all there.