World Fantasy 2010 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-233-1234
Local Phone: 1-614-463-1234
Room rates are $138 ($161.12 after state & local taxes) per night. Reservations have been open since December 31, 2009; just call 1-800-233-1234 or use our direct reservation link. If you make your reservation by telephone, remember to mention World Fantasy to get the con room rate. Also, please be sure to request either a party floor or a quiet floor. Our room block expires on October 5, 2010.
If you have any questions or problems trying to make a reservation (or any other hotel issue) please send email to WFChotel@contextsf.org. After all, we can't fix a problem if we don't know about it.
Hospitality Suites (on the 5th floor) will cost $350 per night; and that includes the parlor and the bedroom. To get a suite:
We have a forum where people can announce or request room and ride sharing ... please visit http://worldfantasy2010.yuku.com/.
Port Columbus (CMH) is the correct commercial airport for Columbus; no one needs to use Dayton, Cincinnati or Cleveland unless they wish to for other reasons.
From Port Columbus Int'l Airport: Departing from the terminal at the Port Columbus International Airport, you are on International Gateway Drive. Follow I-670 West until you come to the Third St./Convention Center exit. Take the Third St. exit and follow to Chestnut St. Turn left on Chestnut St. Turn left on to Fourth St. Turn left onto Nationwide Blvd. The Hyatt Regency Columbus is located on the right.
Valet parking at Hyatt Regency Columbus is $23 per night with unlimited in-out privileges. Self-parking in the adjacent underground garage is $14 per 24-hour period. Additional self-parking is available one block east of the hotel on Nationwide Blvd. in the East Lot at $11 per 24-hour period.
Oversized vehicles (vans or other larger vehicles) cannot be parked by hotel valet; they don't fit in the garage. You can still pull up to the hotel and unload normally, but then you will have to take your large vehicles to one of the outside lots. We recommend the East Lot.
Write us at:
3824 Patricia Dr.
Upper Arlington, OH 43220
$165 (After Aug. 31st and at the door)
$35 (publications and voting rights only)
→ Register online
All payments must be made in US currency, and cheques must be drawn from a US bank.
Things To Do And See In Columbus
There are many attractions throughout the Greater Columbus area, providing fun for attendees and their families. For a full listing, visit ExperienceColumbus.com
In the meantime, here are just a few of the attractions unique to our fair city.
Listed on the National Register of Historic places, Thurber House was the home of author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber when Thurber was a student at The Ohio State University. Thurber House is a living museum. Visitors experience Thurber's life by becoming a guest of the Thurber family.
Built in 1895, Franklin Park Conservatory is a national botanical landmark. It offers plant collections, gardens, waterfalls and educational programs designed to foster life-long learning and appreciation of plants. The Conservatory houses over 400 species of plants from a variety of global climate zones and features a Victorian Palm House with more than 40 species of palms.
The Columbus Museum of Art will present The Bible Illuminated, an exhibition based on seminal comic artist R. Crumb's adaptation of the Book of Genesis. Crumb spent the last five years on this ambitious endeavor.
Tour the world's most authentic, museum-quality replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria. Special haunted tours that dramatize the daring and determination of these explorers will be conducted Oct 28-30.
The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium has a worldwide reputation, and in 2009 was named the #1 zoo in America by the USA Travel Guide. Home to over 7,000 animals representing over 700 species, the zoo sees over 2.5 million visitors annually.
COSI is Columbus' dynamic hands-on science center and was recently named the #1 science center in the country by Parents Magazine. COSI includes more than 300 interactive exhibits in over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 7-story Extreme Screen Theater, an outdoor science park, and the country’s only high-wire unicycle.