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
Farpoint Convention starts TODAY! Join our weekend Fan House Party and meet Wilson Cruz, Billy West, Carlos Alazraqui, Rylee Alazraqui and favorite authors, cosplayers, artists, podcasters and more. There will be over 200 hours of activities to choose from during the weekend, including our Game Room, Vendors/Dealers Room, Art Show and Charity Auction.
Tickets will be available at the door and include one complimentary signature from the celebrity guest of your choice on both Saturday and Sunday! (Weekend tickets = 2 complimentary signatures, day tickets = 1 complimentary signature on day of attendance). Don’t forget to use our interactive online app at myconschedule.com to keep up to date with our convention programs.
While we try very hard to not make changes after our program book and paper schedule grid go to print, it’s sometimes unavoidable. We will announce changes at the convention from the main stage and put up appropriate signage, as well announce changes on our social media accounts. Your BEST bet to stay up to date with us is to utilize our interactive online app at myconschedule.com. It contains all the information included in our program book on our guests and panels and the absolute most up to date room and time information for all convention events, along with information about hotel amenities and even local restaurants. It even allows you to build a personalized schedule for your weekend. It’s free to use from any mobile device.