In Memoriam, David Geddes Hartwell, 1941-2016

World Fantasy Awards℠ 2016


Upcoming Conventions
World Fantasy Convention℠ 2016
Columbus, OH
October 27-30, 2016
Hyatt Regency Columbus
World Fantasy Convention℠ 2017
San Antonio, TX
November 2 – 5, 2017
Wyndham Riverwalk
World Fantasy Convention℠ 2018
Baltimore, MD
November 1 – 4, 2018
Marriott Renaissance Inner Harbor



World Fantasy Award Call for Submissions

The Administration has decided that it is time to change the trophy for the World Fantasy Awards. We appreciate Gahan Wilson’s design in use for more than four decades and his contributions to the World Fantasy Convention and the Awards.

Between now and April 2, 2016, the World Fantasy Award Administration will welcome submissions from artists within the arts community proficient in the three-dimensional form, for a new physical trophy for the World Fantasy Award. The ideal design will represent both fantasy and horror, without bearing any physical resemblance to any person, living or dead.

Interested artists should send inquiries to the WFA administration at: worldfantasyawarddesign@gmail.com.

The first World Fantasy Convention (WFC) was held in 1975 in Providence, Rhode Island (see retrospective of WFC) and it has continued as an annual gathering and reunion of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of light and dark fantasy art and literature. The convention is generally held on one of the two weekends bracketing Halloween, with some light early-bird programming usually beginning Thursday evening and the convention generally concluding Sunday afternoon, usually shortly after the World Fantasy Award Banquet. The awards banquet is a culminating highlight of the convention, offering awards ranging from lifetime achievement, to various aspects of art and literature. Additional highlights include an autograph reception, and often some sort of reception honoring the arts. Individual conventions often use programming and special events to highlight the themes of the convention and local flavor.