Winter holidays are here, and we all want to give each other delightful presents. But what do you give to the person who has everything?
This delightful gift means a weekend of fun: fascinating panels on topics you help choose, readings by top authors, a game room, the Unaward Banquet, and the delight of spending time with cherished old friends and people likely to become cherished old friends. And the membership price goes up on New Year's Day, so this is the best time to buy.
But how much does it cost?
Sept 16th to Dec 31 $75
Jan 1st to Feb 21 (Online registration ends) $85
At the door: $90
Youth (11-17) $20
Children 10 and Under (supervised by an adult) FREE
The Walnut Creek Marriott offers us a special rate of $99 a night (plus tax), free valet parking, an excellent restaurant, and a comfortable, accessible space. Staying at the hotel means you can spend the weekend focusing on the con, not worrying about driving back and forth (we all know how much fun Bay Area traffic can be). Get your reservations now and enjoy yourself during the con.
Bringing your age-ten-and-under kids to FOGcon is free. But sometimes want to attend panels that might bore a child. We offer child care for the first child in each family at $45. Each additional child costs $35. That's not per day. That's for the whole con.
When do I need to register?
You must register for child care before February 7. Child care will not be available at the door. We have a limited number of slots, so sign up now. If we run out of space we will use a first-come, first-served basis.
When will child care be available?
Child care will be available during most daytime programming. You must pick up your child at lunch. Evening child care will not be available. You may pick up and drop off your child at any time when child care is open. You may come and go as often as you like during the morning or afternoon.
Friday: 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM, break for lunch, 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
What better wintergift than a book that's not available in any store? "Jurisdiction" by Susan R. Mathews was given as an exclusive free goodie to attendees of FOGcon 3 in 2013. A few are left -- and you can buy copies for your special friends. (Buy one for yourself, too. It's a great read.)
We wish all of you a wonderful holiday season, and we're looking forward to seeing you March 7-9, 2014.