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Dragon*Con's Dark Fantasy 2009!

Ha ha, I thought I would get an early start. I wanted to open this thread (and yes, I did get permission) to keep you all up to date with my convention programming next year. Not that there is anything to report at this time - but if anyone is planning on attending next year, this thread is the place to ask questions.

 

2008 was a solid year, but running two rooms wore me out. I am planning to refocus and get things down to a more manageable level next year.

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Re: Dragon*Con's Dark Fantasy 2009!

Ha ha, indeed, Derek -- my heart did a little flutter when I first saw this thread late last night. :smileyhappy:

 

Truly, you did such a wonderful job this year, worn out or not. Many, many kudos and congratsto you.

 

Carol

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Re: Dragon*Con's Dark Fantasy 2009!

I'm glad so many of our regular paranormal crew – and many of our past author guests – had such a great time at DC08. The community just keeps on growing...

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Re: Dragon*Con's Dark Fantasy 2009!

Sweet! Can't wait for Dragon*Con 2009!
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Re: Dragon*Con's Dark Fantasy 2009!

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JackieKessler wrote:
Sweet! Can't wait for Dragon*Con 2009!

 

Hopefully in a month or so, I'll know how the track has been modified. Me and my senior director have already been discussing it. He'll have to get the approval from his boss, but ideally I'll have a more updated description for what the track will cover.
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For anyone thinking about going to Dragon*Con next year...you might want to go ahead and reserve a room. They are already going fast, almost a full year in advance. Links to the host hotels can be found here: http://www.dragoncon.org/location.php#Host_Hotels . If it comes down to it, you could probably cancel later if you can't make it - ask the hotel for details.
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Re: Dragon*Con's Dark Fantasy 2009!

Derek:

Is this a full-time gig for you? It seems like you're working it around the clock 12 months out of the year...

Paul 

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No, in fact it is volunteer work. This was brought to my attention, and a friend told me that it might be a good idea to make a public mention around and about places where I talk about the event.
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Thanks for the heads up, Derek. FYI, Marriott is completely booked. As of yesterday, the Hyatt Regency also was booked, if you go by the website. BUT if you call Reservations directly in Atlanta, you may still get a room (and at the D*C rate too). I did. I'm stoked.

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I'm trying to figure out exactly when Dragon*Con ballooned. It really did use to be a simple SF/Fantasy con - larger than most, but still confined to one hotel.

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I couldn't make it this year, and won't be able to in '09, but maybe 2010. Yeah, I first went in 1999 and have seen Dragoncon grow and how big it was inn 2007. Reminded me of Star Wars Celebration which had 80,000 in attendence.

 

 

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Not sure if I mentioned this previously, but Mike Mignola has already been confirmed as a guest next year.
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LordRuthven wrote:
Not sure if I mentioned this previously, but Mike Mignola has already been confirmed as a guest next year.
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That should be fun... :smileyhappy:

 

Carol

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JackieKessler wrote:

Thanks for the heads up, Derek. FYI, Marriott is completely booked. As of yesterday, the Hyatt Regency also was booked, if you go by the website. BUT if you call Reservations directly in Atlanta, you may still get a room (and at the D*C rate too). I did. I'm stoked.


I've already made a reservation, too.

 

Derek, you did great work last year but I have a picture in my mind--the last time I saw you, you were asleep on the floor outside of one of the rooms. I KNOW how much work you put into it. It is much appreciated.

 

 Hope to see you in 2009!!!

 

Jeanne 

 

 

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Re: Dragon*Con's Dark Fantasy 2009!

I'm already drooling!  And plotting plans for vacations next year...

 

I suppose volunteer humans need to live near/in Atlanta?  Or could one be out of state and call in on a conference call...or via a webex meeting or some such geekish thing?

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Regric wrote:

 

I suppose volunteer humans need to live near/in Atlanta?


Not at all. My staff is full, but contact the Dragon*Con office and see if they need help in another area.

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Do you guys need a janitor? I don't do windows though...

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There are actually no windows in the good ol' Montreal/Vancouver room, so you would be in luck.
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Re: Dragon*Con's Dark Fantasy 2009!

Things are starting up all over again (as if they never stopped this time) with the first director's meeting less than a week away. Hopefully I will have some cool news to share sometime soon. It's no secret that a lot of urban fantasy writers are wanting to attend this year - including a lot of familiar names on this board.

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*hops up and down in excited anticipation*  ohboyohboyohboy....
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