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WFC 2019 Final Ballot Announced

The World Fantasy Awards Administration is pleased to announce the Final Ballot for works published in 2018. The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention to be held Thursday, October 31 through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Join us at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel; 5855 West Century…

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Chris McGrath

Unfortunately, Chris McGrath will be unable to attend as previously announced. With much regret, I am very sorry to say I must cancel my attendance and invite as Artist Guest of Honor at the 2019 World Fantasy Convention. I’m very flattered and honored to have been chosen for this at…

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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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2019 World Fantasy Convention


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.