When Words Collide 2016 Saturday Banquet

Banquet tickets are sold out. Email info@whenwordscollide.org to get on the waiting list for banquet cancellations and no-shows.

Please join our festival guests and organizers for a delicious Steampunk themed buffet catered by the Delta Calgary South. This year's banquet will take place on the Saturday evening of the festival in the Bonavista Ballroom (Tower lower floor) with a Cash Bar open at 5 PM and dinner beginning at 5:30. Participants are welcome to dress steampunk/Victorian for the occasion if they so choose.

5:30 PM Steam Punk Buffet

  • Dinner Rolls and Butter
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Artisan Green, Carrot Curls, Cucumber, Grape Tomato, Radish, Assorted Dressings
  • Traditional Caesar, Herbed Multigrain Croutons, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Lemon, Garlic Dressing
  • Carved Slow-Roasted Alberta AAA Prime Rib, Mini Yorkie
  • Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
  • Mushroom Rice (Gluten Free)
  • Roasted Baby Potatoes
  • Cog-Shaped Lemon Cookies
  • Chef's Choice Gluten Free Dessert
  • Freshly Brewed Starbucks Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tazo Tea

If you are registered for the banquet and have dietary concerns with the meal, please email us at info@whenwordscollide.org so that we can make alternate arrangements with the caterers.

As dessert winds down at 6:30 PM, diners are welcome to stay for the presentation of this year's National Speculative Fiction Awards, the Auroras. Additional seating will also be available for those who wish to attend the Awards and not the banquet.

The ballroom will close at 7:30 and reopen at 8 PM for the Mass Autograph Session where our festival guests and 50+ attending authors will be available to sign books. This event should run until around 10 PM and is open to the public. Readers not attending the festival may drop by and get their books signed. The Cash Bar will remain open throughout the evening.