World Fantasy Convention 1999 -- Voyages

Basic information about the 25th World Fantasy Convention. November 4-7, 1999, Providence, Rhode Island

Our theme is "Voyages," many and varied. Quests literal, metaphorical, and personal can all be fantasy's roads. We'll talk about journeying and travelers, about territories, maps, and cartographers. We'll talk about the paths of fantasy literature and the evolution of the genre. And we'll trace the first quarter-century of the World Fantasy Convention itself.

The convention will return to Providence, Rhode Island, site of the first World Fantasy Convention (and the fifth and twelfth, as well) -- but this isn't the Providence you remember. It's a bright and attractive city, with walkways along the waterways, good restaurants, and a new (1993) Rhode Island Convention Center for our daytime program and exhibit space. Guest rooms will be available in both the new Westin Hotel (connected to the RICC by an internal corridor) and a comfortably refurbished Biltmore Hotel. The city is easily accessible by plane, train, and car.

Hotel Rates

The main WFC hotels are now full. To keep rooms 'in the family' we'd appreciate it that if you need to cancel a room, you would cancel it through us. Send us email at:

Westin Hotel: 401-598-8000; Single/Double: $129; Triple/Quad: $149
Providence Biltmore: 401-421-0700; Superior Single/Double: $99; Junior Suite Single/Double: $109; Parlor Suite Single/Double: $159 [^]


Attending: $125 (US) 1 June 1999 through 15 October 1999
At the door: $150 (US)
Supporting: $35 (US). Includes all publications as well as the right to nominate works for the World Fantasy Awards for 1999, 2000, and 2001.

There is a membership cap based upon the physical limitations of the facility and the desired continuing ambiance of the World Fantasy Convention. We will stop selling memberships when that cap is reached. We cannot guarantee that there will be any memberships available at the door. Thank you.

Payment may be made by VISA or MasterCard, or by check payable to "MCFI" (US banks and funds only, please).

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We plan to bring you a World Fantasy Convention program of extraordinary power. Look for enlightening panel discussions, readings, and other unique opportunities to examine the enormous domain we call fantasy: items interactive and informative, reflective and refined, meritorious and engaging, tightly-focused yet covering a broad variety of diverse interests and areas....

Dealers' Room

We have allocated most of the tables we expect to have available in the Dealers' Room. A small "waiting list" is being kept.

Art Show

The 25th World Fantasy Convention Art Show will feature the work of our guests, Leo & Diane Dillon, as well as the art work of more than 80 other artists

Retrospective Exhibit

We are planning a retrospective exhibit to recall memories and give newer members an idea of the previous World Fantasy Conventions. If you have material that you think might be appropriate and would like to lend this to the convention for display, please write to us, "Attn: Retrospective", or send email to

Function Hours

Here are preliminary planned hours for various functions.
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Art Show 10am-6pm10am-6pmSales 10am-1pm
Dealers 10am-6pm10am-6pm10am-1pm
Autograph Reception 8pm-10:30pm  
Theatricals  8:30pm-10pm 
Banquet/Awards   1:30pm-3:30pm

Souvenir Book

The souvenir book will include Guest of Honor appreciations and work, retrospective essays, and a color portfolio of the work of Leo & Diane Dillon. If you are interested in advertising in the book, please write to us, "Attn: Souvenir Book", or send email to

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