The World Fantasy Convention 2018 in Baltimore is a joint effort of The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) and the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA). It will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Nov 1 – 4, 2018. The convention is chaired by Ann Marie Rudolph and Bill Lawhorn.
The Guests of Honor are Kaaron Warren, Scott Edelman, Tom Kidd, and Michael J. Walsh, with Special Guest Aliette de Bodard, and Toastmaster Linda D. Addison.
World Fantasy Convention 2018 has published the program for the convention — it is available here. A list of workshops and tours that are scheduled for Thursday before the con starts are posted under Workshops and Tours. The Convention Program starts November 1 at 4 p.m., and Opening Ceremonies will be held at 8:00 p.m.
WFC 2018 will take over the entire fifth floor of the Renaissance for the Mass Autograph Reception on Friday night, which begins at 8:00 p.m. The Watertable Bar and Restaurant will close to the public and only Convention members will be allowed on the fifth floor.
As part of this year’s Art Show Joe Siclari and Edie Stern are presenting a great Special Art Exhibit. Charles Vess will be exhibiting many of the illustrations from the new Earthsea volume. Vincent Villafranca is showing some of the steps that go into the creation of the World Fantasy Award trophy. See the list of exhibiting artists here The Art Show Reception will be on Saturday night, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Award Banquet tickets are still available, however, the event is approaching capacity. As always, there will be seating available for the Awards Ceremony for members who are not attending the Banquet.
More information about the Banquet and the convention can be found on the WFC 2018 website. The Attending membership rate is currently $250. The Renaissance is sold out of hotel rooms, but the con has arranged for an overflow hotel about a block away.
The World Fantasy Convention is governed by the Board of the World Fantasy Convention.