Do you have your festival pass?
Chapter Eight of When Words Collide will be here before you know it. August 10-12, 2018 is only 5 months away!
Pre-Registration Rates go up on April 1st
No fooling. With pre-registration past 70% we expect to be sold out in May this year rather than June. If you plan to attend When Words Collide in August, don't wait too long to register. Online and mail-in registration forms are at
If you are unsure if you are already registered, check our online membership list at:
(Note that, if at time of registration you did not indicate to be listed, you will not be listed.)
Returning Past Guests
Past festival guests Jacqueline Guest, Adrienne Kerr and Robert Runte have confirmed that they will be attending the festival in 2018.
Book Your Hotel Room
The Delta Calgary South is now able to accept online room bookings. Hint: Book early; the past 3 years the hotel has sold out well in advance of the booking deadline.
Journey Through The Ages Banquet
Roman Centurions. Japanese Samurai. British Druids. Our Saturday evening banquet will have a Journey Through the Ages theme. Dress from any period is welcome, but not required. Banquet tickets may be purchased at time of registration or separately using the same form.
Master Class information will be online in the next day or two. Please note that there is a sign-up windows for the speculative fiction manuscript workshop with agent Sam Morgan. Deadline is April 1, 2018 at which point there will be a random draw for the 6 available seats.. Details can be found in the PDF at:
Topic ideas for our 2018 schedule have been pouring in. In April we will be scheduling topics and presenters. If you would like to see a topic addressed, let us know. Topics will be posted online later this month.
New podcasts added: Social Responsibility and Artists as well as An Hour With C. C. Humphreys. Find these and all WWC festival podcasts at:
New! Podcasts may now also be found at our YouTube Channel. (Link is on our left-hand banner near the Facebook and Twitter Links.)
News & Notes Archive
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