The Gahan Wilson-designed trophies will be presented to the winners at the convention, to be held Thursday 1 November through Sunday 4 November 2012 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1B2, Canada.
Until 23 January 2012 an attending membership costs $175 CDN.Â Information and forms can be found on the convention web site at www.wfc2012.org. Guests include Elizabeth Hand, John Clute and Charles de Lint.
If you have any materials that you wish to be considered by the panel, please send them directly to the addresses below, and very importantly, please mark all packages as PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS â€“ NOT FOR SALE OR RESALE â€“ NO COMMERCIAL VALUE — WORLD FANTASY AWARDS MATERIALS.Â Also, please make sure to send a file copy of all materials to the World Fantasy Convention office so a comprehensive submission list may be kept.Â This is the only way the judges can consider all eligible items and you can be sure that your work has been given fair attention.
Qualifications:Â All books must have been published in 2011; magazines must have a 2011 cover date; only living authors and editors are eligible.
Fantasy Types:Â All forms of fantasy are eligible.
Categories:Â Life Achievement; Best Novel; Best Novella (10,001 to 40,000 words); Best Short Story; Best Anthology; Best Collection; Best Artist; Special Award–Professional; Special Award–Non-Professional.
Please note that the nominees in the Life Achievement category will not be released, though the winners will be announced well before the awards banquet.
All questions pertaining to the convention should be directed to the Convention Chair: Peter Halasz, 2 Farm Greenway, Toronto, ON, Canada M3A 3M2. Any questions concerning eligibility, the judges, and the awards administration may be sent to the Chair also.
The judges are:
John Berlyne, Zeno Agency Ltd, Primrose Hill Business Centre, 110 Gloucester Avenue, London NW1 8HX, UK
James P. Blaylock, 157 N. Pine Street, Orange, CAÂ 92866, USA
Stephen Gallagher, St Judes Cottage, Abbott Brow, Mellor, Blackburn BB2 7HT, UK
Mary Kay Kare, 908 15th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
Jacques Post, Tjaskerlaan 20, 3052 HP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
And the Chair:
Peter Halasz, Chair – World Fantasy Convention 2012, 2 Farm Greenway, Toronto, ON, Canada M3A 3M2