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1914   Three Centennials   2014

The Year

1914 was a time of transition, and the 40th World Fantasy Convention will focus on this with our commemoration of the births of the artist Virgil Finlay and the author Robert Aickman, as well as the beginning of World War I .  We welcome you to join us in exploring the many facets, both light and dark, of these forces that shaped the future.

The Honorees

We will also be celebrating our Guests of Honor Les Edwards (also painting as Edward Miller), Guy Gavriel Kay, and Stuart David Schiff, along with Toastmaster Mary Robinette Kowal and very Special Guest Lail Finlay, daughter of Virgil Finlay.

The Venue

Our gathering will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, and will culminate in a banquet where the World Fantasy Awards will be announced.

Waiting List is Open

Attendance is open only to members of the convention.

We have reached our preliminary membership cap, and are now taking Waiting List applications.  See the Registration page.


• Our Waiting-List / Banquet-Ticket / Scotch-Tasting Signup form is available on the Registration, Events, and Banquet pages.

• Progress Report Four is available on the Publications page.

• The list of World Fantasy Award Nominees is now posted on our Awards page.

• Life Achievement Awards to Ellen Datlow and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

A Century Ago

Aug 27-Nov 7Battle of Tsingtao: British and Japanese forces capture the German-controlled port of Tsingtao in China.  Details
Battle of Étreux.  Details
Full WWI timeline on the Centennial page

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