World Fantasy Convention 2022 has named its Guests of Honor: Ginjer Buchanan, Victor LaValle, Jo Walton, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Andrei Codrescu. The Toastmaster is Ursula Vernon. An artist Guest of Honor will be named later. Chaired by Tom Hanlon, the convention will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana November 3-6, 2022.
The event’s sponsor, the Louisiana Association for Literacy and the Fantastic, launched WFC 2022’s website and opened online registration early this week.
“While it’s been a challenge to organize and prepare for an event with a shorter time span than normal due to COVID, and Hurricane Ida didn’t help any,” said Hanlon, “we’re thrilled to have a committee with ideas and participation from New Orleans, throughout the South and across borders. We have an amazing committee who are working hard to ensure this year’s World Fantasy Convention exceeds our members’ expectations.” The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, located downtown within walking distance of many historical sites.
Although registration officially opened at the 2021 World Fantasy Convention in Montreal, this week’s website launch made online registration possible. Initial pricing is $150 US for attending memberships and $50 US for supporting membership. “We are planning to host a hybrid convention, with a strong virtual component,” says Hanlon. “Our initial price for virtual membership is $50, the same as a supporting membership.” The prices for attending and virtual memberships will increase on February 1, 2022, while the supporting membership will remain $50.
This year’s WFC will be the second held in New Orleans. Hanlon also chaired the first one in 1994.
[Based on a press release.]
Oh yeah. Definitely going to this one. I mean, for any values of “definitely” used in the context of travel during a rapidly evolving pandemic situation. But it’s far enough out that I have hopes!
(First? I cannot possibly be first. I must have miscounted.)
Andrei Codrescu! Very excited about this one. And planning on going!
@Cat Rambo – It would be lovely to see you there! Hopefully our schedules will align, for a few minutes at least.
You are not just first but third! I think that makes you magic.
Or possibly it just means I’m too obsessively watching this page…
(j/k – I’m only refreshing it, like, twice a day.)
Congrats to @Red Wombat on being Toastmaster! 😀 I can only imagine each introduction, etc. she gives having new and exciting facts about weird animal/plant/fungus/etc.!!! 😀
$50 and strong virtual component; hmm, I may join as a virtual member!
ETA: No! I’m the coveted second fifth! Whee!
That’s King Andrei Codrescu.