Hotel Bonaventure , Montréal, Québéc, November 4-7, 2021

Covid Policy

World Fantasy Convention 2021 considers the safety of its members to be of the utmost importance. We are a community, and the health of our members is a key priority. We have a duty to safeguard each other and to provide a welcome, supportive, and safe environment for all, including volunteers, staff, and hotel employees.

We have a responsibility to do our best to protect all from infectious conditions that are lessened by effective vaccination programs.

Our COVID-19 policy was developed in consultation with our community and our facility.  It is intended to comply with all applicable laws and with the safety of our members as its foremost goal. We will continue to follow developments, revise the policy as necessary, and communicate any updates or changes with members. Find our COVID-19 FAQ here.

The following is the current official World Fantasy Convention Policy related to preventing the spread of COVID-19:

1. Mandatory: Proof of Completed Vaccination

To attend any aspect of WFC 2021 in person, members and guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a course of vaccination approved for human use as a COVID vaccine in the country in which the vaccine was received, including authorization for emergency use. Each such person must present proof of vaccination, and attendees over the age of 18 must show a photo identification matching the name shown on the proof of vaccination. There are no exceptions.

2. Mandatory: Masks must be worn.

COVID-19 vaccines are a vital means of stopping the spread of the pandemic, but they don’t mean we can stop taking all precautionary measures. Properly worn masks covering nose and mouth are required for all convention members and guests in all convention spaces, except when actively eating or drinking.

Misrepresenting vaccination status or failing to comply with the mask mandate is a Code of Conduct violation and will be subject to disciplinary action. Masks will be provided to panelists, event participants, and staff and volunteers. Disposable masks will also be made available throughout the facility if, for any reason, these masks are lost or otherwise unusable.

World Fantasy 2021 wishes that this policy was not necessary, but the safety of our members and volunteers, and hotel staff, is our responsibility.  Thank you for understanding why we have felt obligated to make these difficult decisions and thank you for joining with us to do your part to keep our community and those around us safe.

For more information

We feel the situation important enough we have added a covid information officer to our staff. If you have any questions email .