DO I REALLY NEED TO WEAR MY BADGE?
YES! You MUST wear your badge. You will not be allowed into any of the sessions or meals without it.
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?
Ask a volunteer or go to the Registration Desk. They can help you with almost any question. If you still need help, ask Registration Director Richard Santos who is also in the registration area.
LOST & FOUND?
We will keep items found in meeting rooms during sessions at the registration desk. At the end of the day items go to the hotel lost and found.
WHERE IS THE ONSITE BOOKSTORE?
On the Ground Level in the Grand Foyer! BookShop West Portal’s owner, Neal Sofman, has once again created an onsite store featuring a wide array of books written by our SFWC presenters and lots of other books just for writers.
HOW CAN I GO TO TWO SESSIONS AT ONCE?
Look for the VWTAPES table by Registration. Starting on Saturday, recordings of the sessions will be available for sale. If you decide you want to buy recordings after the conference, go to www.VWTapes.com.
If you plan to change sessions in the middle, please find a place in the back and exit quietly to avoid distracting the speaker.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE EVENING?
Dine with your fellow writers…and SFWC Advisor Harvey Pawl. He organizes fun, no-host dinners Thursday and Friday nights of the conference so attendees and presenters can keep the energy (and ideas) flowing. Details are on the pink sheet in your bag.
On Thursday you can meet new people during No Host, No Pitch Nightcaps in the Eclipse Bar in the Hyatt Atrium, on Friday join Jonathan Maberry’s Writer’s Coffeehouse in the Ballroom, and on Saturday we have our big annual Gala followed by the Poetry & Jazz event in the Hyatt Atrium. On Sunday we end things with a late lunch with Harvey at 2:00 and let you choose to have fun in the city or take a Master Class at night.
CAN YOU HELP ME FIND SOMEONE I MET
AT THE CONFERENCE?
We don’t share your contact information with anyone, but you can join our Facebook Group SFWC Community to connect with other attendees.
WHAT’S THE WIFI PASSWORD?
With the majority of attendees having robust cellular data plans, wifi is no longer economically sensible for the conference. Cell signal is available throughout the hotel and conference rooms.
Hotel guests get free wifi with their room that extends into the Atruim but not to the conference room levels.
WHAT IS THE GALA?
Presenters and attendees are invited to this gathering at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy live music and let the networking begin! You will receive a drink ticket good for one drink of your choice and there will be heavy hors d’voures. Dress is business casual. This is a great place to make plans to go to dinner with new friends.