Programming for the 2019 World Fantasy Convention will attempt to be informative, instructive, thought-provoking (in a good way), and entertaining (likewise). Our central theme is Fantasy Noir but we intend to extend out to as many areas of fantasy as possible. It’s a little early for us to discuss specific program items and panelists but we will start looking for suggestions starting early in 2019.

In addition to the programming that traditionally fills the World Fantasy Convention programming, we will be adding a series of unofficial morning (don’t worry, not too “morning”) panels designed to help professional writers expand their skill sets, explore new markets and styles, and learn techniques for marketing and branding.

Details for these programs will be announced in the new year along with information on the main program. As with the main program, we’re open to suggestions for panel topics, either that you would like to attend or are interested in taking part.

Forms for program suggestions will be available after the first of the year.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact our head of programming, Craig Miller, at