4th Street is...

  • a convention for people who are serious about good fantasy and good stories: reading them, writing them, appreciating them in all their various forms.
  • a weekend of high-quality, high-intensity, mind-stretching fun.
  • a single track program sized so that everyone can experience the same panels with topics ranging from the sublime to the frivolous, from The Uses of Symbolism in Fantasy to How to Sound Smart on Panels, from subtext to developing taste.
  • fascinating conversations which begin in the program room and continue into the ConSuite, corridors and beyond.
  • an opportunity to promote interest and quality in fantasy literature.

  • The conversation and the fun will be better if you are there. You know they will.
    Friday's first panel, What should I be reading (that I'm not)?, produced a wonderful list of noteworthy books and authors.

    DDB's photo blog:

    Key Rooms

    ConSuiteRoom 226/227
    Dealer's RoomCourtyard Ballrooms 5-6
    PanelsCourtyard Ballrooms 1-4
    Smoker's LoungeRoom 222
    Sunday BrunchTerrace Ballroom