WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION
29 October-1 November 1998
Last modified: Mon Aug 4 11:15:14 PDT 2003
The convention is over, hallelujah!
- Minor updates to text so past conventions are no longer
referred to in the future tense.
(July 7, 2000 and August 4, 2003)
- Links to web pages for upcoming World Fantasy Conventions and
the official World Fantasy Convention web site were updated.
(November 1, 1999)
- A final membership list,
including at-the-door registrations, has been posted.
- The World Fantasy Awards were
- Stars: some attendees had silver or gold stars on their badges.
A small contest was held to guess the meaning of the stars, with
winners and the real answer to be revealed at the banquet; however,
after the World Fantasy Awards were announced the banquet broke up.
Best guess: "25th Anniversary of The Sneetches, by
Dr. Seuss" (originator unknown, overheard in conversation.)
Honorable mention: "Silver Stars ate all their vegetables. Gold
Stars cleaned their plates" (Allen Baum).
Most intriguing: "IRS Agent" (I'll give you credit if you want.)
Real Answer: Silver stars were for good penmanship in filling out the
registration forms. Gold stars were for people who took the time
to write a readable letter.
Previous news items have been moved to Old News.
About WFC 1998
The World Fantasy Convention is an annual print-oriented conference that
focuses on the discussion of modern fantasy and related
literature. The 1998 convention was held in Monterey, California, at the Marriott and Doubletree hotels.
programming centered around our theme of
The 1998 World Fantasy Awards were announced at
the banquet on Sunday, November 1.
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Published by World Fantasy Convention 98, a Committee of San Francisco
Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., a California Non-Profit Corporation
recognized as tax-emept under IRS 501 (c)(3). Copyright 1998 by SFSFC,
Inc., with all applicable rights reverting upon publication.
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