Tuesday, November 28, 2023 is GIVING TUESDAY, a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.
This year, Farpoint Foundation is working hard to move our annual convention at short notice to a new venue. We’ve been successful in locating and securing our new venue and are navigating the increased infrastructure costs this change caused. We are required to pay larger deposits and create new room layout design drawings and signage, all of which costs additional funds. Farpoint Foundation appreciates the support we’ve received since the venue news was announced and ask our followers for continued support as we move through this change to our upcoming February 9-11, 2024 convention. Please DONATE and SHARE this announcement when/where you can, with many thanks from everyone at Farpoint.
11/15/2023 – Our Hotel page is now updated with the room reservation link! Directions for drivers, fliers and pubic transportation are on the Getting Therepage.
Thank you all so much for your patience as we work through the logistics of transferring Farpoint Convention 2024 to a new venue. To say the Delta closing was a shock is an understatement to us all.
We have signed the contract with the DoubleTree by Hilton Pikesville and are waiting for a copy of the executed version. Hilton seems to be very “corporate” in that they have a procedure for accepting and executing contracts for events with new customers. Turns out we have gotten very spoiled with our easy relationship and quick interactions with the Delta over so many years.
Please be assured that our contract is firm and we are waiting on Hilton to work through their procedures on their side to establish us as an event in the Hilton system. Their corporate procedure steps require that they will not release the room registration information for attendees until they have dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” on their end. This includes verifying contract signatures and processing our request for credit to avoid having to pay the entire hotel bill 30 days up front. Our hotel liaison is pushing hard to make that happen, because we want to get the room reservation information out to attendees ASAP.
HELLO to our new hotel home – the DoubleTree by Hilton in Pikesville, MD! The ink is still drying on the deal and we are putting together the information on our hotel room block for you to make your reservations. The good news? The original dates of February 9-11, 2024 and room rate of $129/night will remain in place! Look for further news here on the website and on our social media with the link to our hotel reservation page when it is established.
And a sad FAREWELL to our beloved Delta Hotel / Hunt Valley Inn. We had a wonderful farewell event on Saturday, October 28, 2023 with lots of friends, fun, laughter, and food, along with some tears. Our founder Steven H. Wilson has shared some thoughts on the weekend on his Facebook page – please enjoy his remembrance of the very long association his family has had with the Delta / HVI both personally and professionally. Thanks to the ShoreLeave Convention team for co-hosting and to our wonderful family from the Delta / HVI for their years of friendship and support. We’ve added a few photos from the event below, and you can see more online on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Please make sure to open each image to see the full detail. Photo credits – Phil Giunta
We have opened panel applications for Farpoint 2024! The applications are online via Google Forms at https://forms.gle/ibnpFzVuDFzJr4KKA. Your submitted application will be evaluated and responses on acceptance will be sent out in early December 2023.
Please submit a separate form for each idea you are proposing. Questions may be addressed to us at FarpointEnt9365@gmail.com.
Editor’s Note: We have been working on a full website update but domain transfers, etc. have slowed down our plan to have the full refurbishment up by this weekend. It’s still on its way!
And now the big news – our first 2024 celebrity Guests! Please join us in welcoming J LEE (Lt. Commander John LaMarr) from The Orville, CAL DODD (Wolverine/Logan) from X-Men The Animated Series/Disney+ series X-Men ’97 and ERIN MacDONALD (science advisor) from the Star Trek universe. We are in negotiations with another exciting guest to add to our lineup, so don’t forget to check the website and our social media pages for updates.
Farpoint Convention 2024 will take place February 9-11, 2024, once again at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD.
Tickets will go on-sale and our first guests will be announced Memorial Day Weekend 2023. In the meantime, we will be working to upgrade and improve our website to make it easier for you to interact with us during the year.