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

Recordings of sessions now available   Virtual and attending members may access recordings of sessions by logging into the virtual site as before. They are linked on the programme page.
Case of Covid at WFC 2021  

On Thursday (Nov 11) we received a report of a positive Covid result that was likely contracted during the convention. 

 

All convention attendees are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for at least 10 days, until November 17th. If you develop any symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and get a COVID test. Fully-vaccinated members who are asymptomatic do not need to self-isolate; just continue to use public health measures: maintain social distancing, wash hands before and after any social contact, and wear a mask around other people. 

 

From the information available, the person became infected between October 31 and November 10, most likely between November 5-8. Whether they were infected before or during the convention dates, they may have been infected during the convention. 

 

Of the 39 people tested at the convention before returning home, we have no information that any of them tested positive, so to the best of our knowledge this is an isolated incident. However, anyone at the convention may have come into contact with the infected individual. 

 

We urge those members with questions to consult a medical professional.

 
Virtual Party   Log in to the virtual site to find the link!
Virtual Programming now available  

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Programme Participant list posted  

A list of programme participants has been posted. All the usual caveats apply.


Announcing Special Guest

 

We are pleased to announce Canadian, biologist and award winning author/editor Julie E. Czerneda will be joining us as a Special guest


Useful information about Covid-19 and travel

 

The World Fantasy Convention 2021 committee is committed to presenting a safe and comfortable convention for the fantasy literary community. We are continuing to work out many small details to run a safe event, as covered by this article. We welcome questions and suggestions as we prepare for the convention, and we look forward to seeing friends and colleagues in November!


We are Going Hybrid!

 

World Fantasy 2021 in Montreal will be a fully hybrid convention featuring exclusively virtual panels in addition to select hybrid programming including readings and presentations. You must have either an attending membership or a virtual membership to participate in our virtual programme.

 

For more information visit our Registration and Memberships Page


Banquet Reservations Now Open

 


In preparation for the WFC 2021 Awards banquet, members of the ConCom had a tasting in August of the proposed menu - and we loved everything served. 

The desserts were incredible and were pleasantly surprised by the Poke bowl which was tasty and fresh. 

We are pleased to announce that as a result we have finalized the menu and have begun selling tickets to the banquet. 

More details can be found on our banquets page.
A link to purchase tickets is at the bottom of the page.


2nd hotel reservations

 


We have a limited number of rooms at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain. More under Hotels.


     
                                          

On our theme: Fantasy, Imagination, and the Dreams of Youth

For many years the subgenre of ‘Young Adult’ has been incredibly popular. We grew up on Brian Jacque’s Redwall and Andre Norton’s Fantasy and Science Fiction, both. Many of us are familiar with Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic and Defender of the Small series. Many libraries and bookstores in the early years considered all SF&F as ‘children’s literature; a stigma still unfortunately strong today. The field of young adult fantasy has become much more acceptable to the mainstream in recent years, growing from being merely popular to becoming a dominant category of 21st-century literature, bringing millions of new readers to hundreds of new authors.

 

In blurring the boundaries between children’s and adult fiction, fantasy gives us many delightful worlds and creatures to deal with real emotional and social values. Young adult fiction leads readily into Magic Realism and Slipstream. The genre celebrates fantasy fiction in all of its forms: epic, dark, paranormal, urban, and other varieties.

 

We invite members to share what they enjoy, what they have learned, what they have written themselves, and what they hope to see coming in the field of young adult fantasy fiction.

 

 

Montréal. Canada • November 4-7, 2021  

 

 

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