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Salt Lake City, Utah

October 31 - November 3, 2020

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Salt Lake City, Utah

October 29 - November 1, 2020

"Journey" by Jonathan Dufresne

Stephen Gallagher

Author Guest of Honor

C.J. Cherryh

Author Special Guest



Though October 2020 is still a long way off, the planning committee is not idle! We’re working hard to plan an awesome convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. We're excited about our guest list, which includes some of the best in fantasy literature and art today. And more guests will be announced soon. We’ve put together a few tidbits about Salt Lake City on our FAQ page, so take a few minutes to click around this site. If you have questions, visit the Contact page and we’ll do our best to answer quickly.

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Dee Ann Larsen & Ginny Smith
Co-Chairpersons, WFC 2020

Our Theme


David Cherry

Artist Guest of Honor

Photo by Kassandra Cherry ©2019 

Photo by Tara Gray

Fairyland was Nothing Like This

Stephen Graham Jones

Author Special Guest

Cindy Pon

Author Special Guest

(quote from “Finian’s Rainbow”)


Utah is proud of its pioneering heritage. Like the pioneers who traveled vast distances to explore strange new lands, fantasy and horror have journeyed far from their origins. From folklore and fairy tales to dystopia and steampunk, who could have foreseen the genre as it exists today? This con will highlight books and authors who have pioneered new trends in fantasy and horror over the years. Discussion panels will explore sub-genres of fantasy — the elements that have changed through the decades and those that have remained the same. Who blazed the trails in the genre’s beginnings, and who are the pioneers of today’s fantasy and horror markets?

Anne Groell

Editor Guest of Honor

World Fantasy Convention 2019
Los Angeles, California