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WFC 2020 Site Announced

Salt Lake chosen to host World Fantasy Convention in 2020 By Jeremy Hale Nov. 9, 2017 Courtesy: Deseret News Douglas Pulsipher Salt Lake City was chosen by organizers to host the 2020 World Fantasy Convention. The event marks the first time WFC will come to the Beehive State. SALT LAKE CITY —…

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WFC 2019 Awarded to Los Angeles

WFC 2019 Awarded To Los Angeles  November 6, 2017 courtesy: File 770 World Fantasy Con 2019 will be held in LA at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel from October 31 – November 3. WFC 2019’s guests of honor are author Margo Lanagan, editor Beth Meacham, and artist Chris McGrath, with Robert Silverberg as Toastmaster. The…

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2017 World Fantasy Awards Announced

World Fantasy Awards℠ 2017  November 5, 2017 Courtesy: World Fantasy Convention℠  Awards presented during the World Fantasy convention held November 2-5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Lifetime Achievement Award Terry Brooks Marina Warner Best Novel The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North (Redhook; Orbit UK) (winner) Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga) Roadsouls,…

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2019 World Fantasy Convention

FANTASY NOIR

Fantasy Noir is a relatively new genre and has gained significant popularity in recent years.  Sometimes described as “magical cities in decay,” noir’s combination of urban grime and sleazy glamour brings a realistic and deliciously nasty flavor to the fantasy genre.  Fantasy Noir blends the setting, characters and plot structure of a Hardboiled Detective/Occult Detective mystery story with the more colorful elements of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Noir heroes are often extremely flawed or bad people or – on occasion – an honest cop or hero figure whose morality is distinctly at odds with the way the world works. Flawed protagonists are often motivated by greed, lust, anger, and revenge as much as higher motives. When they do something genuinely noble, it can be with great reluctance. A hero’s honesty and nobility often results in horrific personal consequences for himself and others.