World Fantasy Con

A traveling annual convention started in 1975 devoted to the Fantasy genre. The conventions are each independent and selected by the World Fantasy Board of Directors. There is no central organization, as such. Some of the organizations which run individual World Fantasy conventions are for-profit, some are 501(c)3 and some are in-between. Individual conventions are limited to 1000 members, though there are a number of classes of attendees who do not count towards that limit.

Convention Dates Location GoHs
1st World Fantasy Convention 1975 Holiday Inn, Providence, RI Robert Bloch
2nd World Fantasy Convention 1976 The New York Statler Hilton Hotel C. L. Moore, Michael Moorcock
World Fantasy Convention III 1977 Los Angeles Biltmore, Los Angeles Richard Matheson
4th World Fantasy Convention 1978 Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas Fritz Leiber, Alicia Austin
5th World Fantasy Convention 1979 Biltmore Hotel, Providence, RI Stephen King, Frank Belknap Long, Michael Whelan
6th World Fantasy Convention 1980 Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore, MD Jack Vance, Boris Vallejo
7th World Fantasy Convention 1981 The Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA Alan Garner, Peter S. Beagle, Brian Froud
World Fantasy Convention '82 1982 Park Plaza Hotel, New Haven, CT Peter Straub, Joseph Payne Brennan, Don Maitz
World Fantasy Convention 1983 198 Marriott O'Hare Hotel, Chicago, IL Gene Wolfe, Manly Wade Wellman, Rowena Morrill
World Fantasy Convention 1984 1984 Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada Tanith Lee, Jane Yolen, Jeffrey Jones
1985 World Fantasy Convention 1985 Doubletree Hotel, Tucson, AZ Stephen R. Donaldson, Victoria Poyser, Evangeline Walton
12th World Fantasy Convention 1986 Biltmore Hotel, Providence, RI Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, J. K. Potter
13th World Fantasy Convention 1987 Hyatt Regency Nashville, Nashville, TN Piers Anthony, Frank Kelly Freas
14th World Fantasy Convention 1988 Ramada Inn, London, England James Herbert, Michael Foreman, Diana Wynne Jones
15th World Fantasy Convention 1989 Seattle Sheraton, Seattle, WA Ursula K. LeGuin, Avram Davidson, S. P. Somtow, Robert R. McCammon, Yoshitaka Amano
16th World Fantasy Convention 1990 Hyatt Regency Hotel, Schaumburg, IL F. Paul Wilson, L. Sprague de Camp, Susan Allison, David B. Mattingly
17th World Fantasy Convention 1991 The Doubletree Hotel, Tucson, Arizona Susan and Harlan Ellison, Arlin Robins
1992 World Fantasy Convention 1992 Callaway Gardens Resort, Pine Mountain, GA Michael Bishop, John Farris, Martin H. Greenberg, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Gould
1993 World Fantasy Convention 1993 Radisson South Hotel, Bloomington, MN Poul Anderson, John Crowley, Roger Zelazny, Tom Canty, Basil Copper
1994 World Fantasy Convention 1994 Clarion Hotel, New Orleans, LA Damon Knight, George Alec Effinger, George R. R. Martin, Tim Powers, Kate Wilhelm
1995 World Fantasy Convention 1995 Inner Harbor Marriott, Baltimore, MD Terry Bisson, Lucius Shepard, Howard Waldrop, Rick Berry, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach
World Fantasy Convention 1996 1996 Woodfield Hyatt Regency Hotel, Schaumburg, IL Katherine Kurtz, Joe R. Lansdale, Ellen Asher, Ron Walotsky
1997 World Fantasy Convention 1997 The International Hotel, London, England Joan Aiken, Iain Sinclair, Bob Eggleton, Hugh B. Cave, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Doug Bradley
World Fantasy Convention 1998 1998 Doubletree & Marriott Hotels, Monterey, CA Cecelia Holland, Richard Laymon, Frank M. Robinson, Gahan Wilson
25th World Fantasy Convention 1999 RICC, Westin and Biltmore Hotels, Providence, RI Charles de Lint, Leo & Diane Dillon, Patricia A. McKillip, Robert Silverberg, Samuel R. Delany
World Fantasy Convention 2000 2000 Omni Bayfront Hotel, Corpus Christi, TX K.W. Jeter, John Crowley, Charles Vess
World Fantasy Convention 2001 2001 Delta Centre-Ville Hotel, Montreal, Canada Fred Saberhagen, Joel Champetier, Donato Giancola
2002 World Fantasy Convention 2002 Minneapolis Hilton & Towers, Minneapolis, MN Dennis Etchison, Jonathan Carroll, Kathe Koja, Dave McKean, Stephen Jones
World Fantasy Convention 2003 2003 Hyatt Regency Washington, Washington, DC Brian Lumley, Jack Williamson , Allen Koszowski, W. Paul Ganley
World Fantasy Convention 2004 2004 Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, AZ Betty Ballantine, Gwyneth Jones, Janny Wurts, Ellen Datlow
World Fantasy Convention 2005 2005 The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club, Madison, WI Graham Joyce, Robert Weinberg, Terri Windling, Kinuko Y. Craft
World Fantasy Convention 2006 2006 Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX John Jude Palencar, Glen Cook, Dave Duncan and Robin Hobb, Glenn Lord, Gary Gianni
World Fantasy Convention 2007 2007 The Saratoga Hotel and Conference Center, Saratoga Springs, NY Carol Emshwiller, Kim Newman, Lisa Tuttle, Jean Giraud (Moebius)
World Fantasy Convention 2008 2008 Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta David Morrell, Barbara Hambly, Tom Doherty, Todd Lockwood
World Fantasy Convention 2009 2009 The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA Garth Nix, Michael Swanwick, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, Lisa Snellings
World Fantasy Convention 2010 2010 Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, OH Dennis McKiernan, Esther Friesner, David Hartwell, Darrell K. Sweet
World Fantasy Convention 2011 2011 Town & Country, San Diego, CA Jo Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Parke Godwin, Shawna McCarthy, Ruth Sanderson, Connie Willis
World Fantasy Convention 2012 2012 Sheraton Parkway, Toronto, Ontario Elizabeth Hand, John Clute, Richard A. Kirk
World Fantasy Convention 2013 2013 Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, UK Richard Matheson, Richard Christian Matheson, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Alan Lee, Brian Aldiss
World Fantasy Convention 2014 2014 Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA Guy Gavriel Kay, Les Edwards, Stuart David Schiff, Lail Finlay
World Fantasy Convention 2015 2015 Saratoga City Center and Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Steven Erikson, David Drake, Glen Cook
World Fantasy Convention 2016 2016 Hayatt Regency, Columbus, OH Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Randal Spangler
World Fantasy Convention 2017 2017 Wyndham Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX Karen Joy Fowler, Gordon Van Gelder, Gregory Manchess, David Mitchell
World Fantasy Convention 2018 2018 Marriott Renaissance Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
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