|WFC from Kevin Standlee (edited)
||[Nov. 12th, 2009|05:13 pm]
General Discussion of World Fantasy Conventions
We (kevin_standlee & Cheryl Morgan) set up a Flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/wfc2009/ for photos of the convention. People may be most interested in photos of the "flood" http://www.flickr.com/photos/8638651@N07/tags/flood/ caused by a pipe from the hotel's 4th-floor pool -- above the ballrooms! -- bursting. No books were harmed in the making of this convention.
We did live coverage of the World Fantasy Awards as a CoverItLive event http://www.worldfantasy2009.org/?page_id=10 and were pleased to have more than fifty people logged in to our live-blog of the Awards, including at least one of the winners, who thus learned of her win nearly-instantaneously.
The "official" Twitter hashtag was #wfc2009 -- some people used #wfc09, and we discouraged #wfc because it was overlapping baseball posts -- and thus you can see all of the Twitterage at https://twitter.com/#search?q=%23wfc2009. The Press Office was staying on top of Twitter during the con. This included quickly jumping on rumors after the pipe broke and clarifying that while a small portion of the carpet got wet along one wall of the Dealers' Room, no dealers' merchandise was harmed.
Recent posts at http://www.conreporter.com/ have been pointing to reviews of the convention as we learn of them.
Rick Kleffel's The Agony Column http://www.bookotron.com/agony/index.html was doing interviews most of the weekend and is well-stocked with material to broadcast for a while.