Guests of Honor: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Steven Erikson, Graham Joyce (Toastmaster), David Drake (Special Guest), Glen Cook (Special Guest).
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Now, would anyone like to talk about WFC in Columbus?
It's got Mike Perschon, Chris Garcia, Rich Coad, Ariane Wolfe, and Lloyd Penney. There's a review of The Anubis Gates, WindyCon and the Soulless party and ConSuite at the World Fantasy Convention. There's a look at the Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa and much much more.
Of particular interest in this issue is a fine article on distressing clothing from Ariane Wolfe. It's all on eFanzines.com!
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.
Some of you may have wondered about the group of police officers in the hotel lobby on Sunday morning. The officers were dealing with a criminal investigation. I'm fairly certain that the victim wasn't associated with WFC. However, some of you may want to hear about what happened, especially if San Jose is your home community.
I saw a lot of the investigation and felt that the police treated the victim poorly. So I wrote a letter to the police department and the mayor's office. I've copied the letter here, where you can read it if you want to.