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Alytha

World Fantasy Convention 2013 - Brighton UK

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Is anybody here interested in going to the World Fantasy Convention?

Held this year in Brighton, UK, from 31st October until 3rd November.

It may be your chance to get beaten up by China Miéville. I hear some people have been thinking about that...

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I haven't really planned that far ahead, but I might consider going to it since it's relatively close by.

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it's a long while away but i'd consider it too as it's only 40mins away on the train.

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If one is interested, buy your membership now (I believe you can transfer them to others if you cannot go). World Fantasy has a membership cap, meaning only a limited number of people can attend. It has sold out in the past, sometimes months in advance.

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well could always have a meet somewhere near the con for people who couldn't get into it or maybe didn't want to?

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I'm thinking about it. Not made up my mind yet. It's a rare chance to do WFC since it's on this side of the Atlantic...

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I'll have to check my timetable.

But this is tempting, I must admit.

And China Miéville is a great author. I liked his "The city and the city".

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At this point I am planning on being there. The idea is that I will come over for the Con, then my wife will join me for a bit of a UK holiday. Hopefully I will get a chance to meet some of the London BwB etc :-)

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I have been thinking about this con too. I did not attend a single convention in 2012 after all.

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I really want to go.. i'm in Australia but travelling to the uk and italy etc this year !!! Ah i'm so excited to get out of my boring modern city where everything shuts at 5pm and everything here is 5 times more expensive than the US and the UK/europe. damn this mining boom...

So excited thinking about europe though, oh man. Especially after all those comparisons lol, can't wait for europeeeee!!!! The thought of conventions make me even more excited.

No one I know in Australia even knows what cosplay is! LOL. None of that over in west aus.... I'm going to brighton anyway (again) even if I can't get to the convention

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Leave is booked for this! :-D

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Despite the best efforts of paypal to thwart me - I am now the proud owner of a WFC membership :-D

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Yay! :)

I've still not quite decided. It would be useful to know how many memberships they have left. Maybe I should ask them...

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I wanted to go to WFC but as warned they have hit their initial cut off point and suspended membership sales.

The website does say that at some point after they have finalised memberships for artists, publishers, dealers and award nominees they will be selling any remaining memberships on a first come first served basis though I suspect there won't be many of those on offer.

Ser Camaris - sorry mate looks like I won't see you there after all :( But we'll definitely have a meet up in London if you have the time for it :)

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Ah well...I kinda foresaw that happening before I finally manage to decide...

I might keep an eye on any additional memberships coming though.

Maybe I'll do TitanCon instead ;)

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CPR'ing my own thread...

The website currently says that more memberships might become available once all the important people have confirmed their attendance. I'll try to keep an eye on this, but if anybody notices that something's happening over there, could you post here, please?

Also, if you know of any memberships up for sale second hand (if that works for this Con), please let me know.

Thanks :)

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