Welcome to the Home Page for the 2001 World Fantasy Convention! This year's convention will be held November 1-4, 2001 at the Delta Centre-Ville Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Montreal-All the info you'll need about Travel to Montreal,
Getting around the city, Where to go, the Hotel, and Maps!
Guests of Honour
CHARLES de LINT
CONTACTING THE CONVENTION
PO Box 7191
Chandler, AZ 85246-7191 USA
Email: Bruce Farr
Telephone: (602) 395-1945
(Please address your mail/email to the attention of the department you want to contact)
Additional Upcoming World Fantasy Conventions
For information about other upcoming World Fantasy Conventions, or past World Fantasy Conventions, please visit http://www.worldfantasy.org/
WHAT IS THE WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION?
The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering (almost a reunion) of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature. The number of Attending memberships are limited (to under 1000), and usually sell out in advance of the start of the convention.
The main feature of the convention is the World Fantasy Awards, presented at a banquet on Sunday afternoon of each convention. Cost of the banquet is separate from the cost of membership. This Site includes a list of past Award winners.
An area of the convention that helps define its character is the Dealers Room. Usually there are about 50 tables of merchandise (limited to art and literature), almost all of which are collectible and new publications. There is also a VERY high quality Art Show, which includes some works for sale as well as displays of art from the top published artists in the field. Entry into both the Dealers Room and Art Show should be requested well in advance of the convention, and books/art work need to be of appropriate subject matter. The convention reserves the right to exclude material which it deems of an inapproriate nature.
World Fantasy Convention is also defined by what it does not include. Few members wear costumes, there is no gaming or masquerade, and if any films or videos are shown they are tied directly into the literature.
The convention programme features many of the attending professionals. It's not unusual for members to include over 200 published authors, 80 artists, 35 editors, and many of the rare book dealers in the field. Members come from all over the world, and the convention site also travels around the world. For those interested in bidding on a future WFC, there is also information on bidding as well as what's expected of a successful bidder.
We hope to interest you in attending!