Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I get on programming?
A: First, be a member of the convention. Second, contact the Programming coordinator. Third, be sure and complete the Programming Quesionnaire (available by request or online). These steps will not guarantee that you will be on programming, but they guarantee that you will be considered for programming.
Q: I have a great idea for programming. How can I get it on the program?
A: Forward your idea by email to the Programming Coordinator. Emailing your idea will not guarantee that it will be used on programming, but it guarantees that it will be considered.
Q: If my idea is chosen, does that mean I'll be on programming?
A: Not necessarily. But we hope you'll send us your suggestions anyway.
Q: I was on programming at a prior WFC. Does that guarantee me a programming spot?
A: There are no guaranteed programming spots, except for our guests.
Q: How many panel/talk items can I be on?
A: With the exception of our honored guests, program participants will be on one item only.
Q: How many reading slots can I be in?
A: With the possible exception of our honored guests, program participants will give one reading only.
Q: Can I do a panel/talk item and a reading?
A: With the exception of our honored guests, program participants will have either a panel/talk item or a reading, but not both.
Q: Can I be on programming without having a membership?
A: No, only members of World Fantasy 2006 will be considered for programming. To be considered for programming, you need to have your membership by September 30, 2006.
Q: I plan to buy my membership at the door. Can I be on programming anyway?
A: Sadly, no. Programming logistics require us to nail things down well in advance. As mentioned above, you must have your membership by September 30, 2006 to be considered for programming.
Q: How extensive will the poetry program be at WFC?
A: That will largely be determined by how many poets are in attendance.
Q: Will there be music programming at WFC?
A: There is no formally scheduled music programming.
Q: Will there be media screenings at WFC?
A: There are no formal media screenings programmed.
Q: I just published a new book. Can I arrange for an autograph session?
A: There are no individual autograph sessions. There is a single autograph session on Friday night for any members wishing to sign autographs.
Q: What perks do I get if I appear on programming?
A: There are no real perks, other than access to the green room and adulation of your fans.
Q: I don't like fantasy. Could I be on programming anyway?
A: If you have a membership and can convince us that you can make a valuable contribution to a programming item, sure. But if you don't like fantasy, why do you want to be on programming?