World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering and reunion of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of light and dark fantasy art and literature. The first World Fantasy Convention (WFC) was held in 1975 in Providence, Rhode Island. It is home to the World Fantasy Awards. The convention is generally held on one of the two weekends bracketing Halloween, with some light early-bird programming usually beginning Thursday evening and the convention generally concluding Sunday afternoon, usually shortly after the World Fantasy Awards Banquet. The awards banquet is a culminating highlight of the convention, offering awards ranging from lifetime achievement to various aspects of art and literature. Individual conventions often use programming and special events to highlight the themes of the convention and local flavor.
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- Founders: World Fantasy Convention was established by Donald Klein and Kirby McCauley.
- Foundation Date: The company was founded in the year 1975.