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The 29th Annual
World Fantasy Convention



30 October — 2 November 2003



(updated 6 March 2004)
The 2003 World Fantasy Award Winners
The post-convention publication mailing to supporting members
and members who could not attend has been postponed until
our registration manager recovers from an accidental fall


Author Guest of Honor

Brian Lumley


Author Guest of Honor

Jack Williamson

Celebrating 75 years of Writing

(Jack Williamson will not be able to attend.  We will
arrange a videotaped interview and other celebrations)


Publisher Guest of Honor

W. Paul Ganley


Artist Guest of Honor

Allen Koszowski


Master of Ceremonies

Douglas E. Winter



Hotel Reservation Information

Hyatt Regency Washington Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA
Inquiries may be sent to Elspeth Kovar at ekovar at


Convention Membership Information



Send membership registration inquiries
to Jerry Crutcher at jerry.crutcher at


Pre-Con Member List

690 attending members as of 15 October 2003


A Capitol Idea


H. P. Lovecraft on Washington, DC:

"But charm and personality it certainly does have; and these attributes grow on one powerfully during every minute of his sojourn, till he is finally won over as an ardent devotee.  One hates to leave the restful spot when one has not a New-England to return to."

(Letter to Lillian D. Clark, April 21, 1925.  Published in Lord of a Visible World: An Autobiography in Letters edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. Ohio University Press, 2000)


The Washington Science Fiction Association has a fifty year history of hosting conventions.  Our organization, with able assistance from our friends from the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, shall be hosting the 29th Annual World Fantasy Convention in Washington, DC.

Our Convention Plans
We plan a two-track program, which will explore the darker side of fantasy, plus a track of readings and other small group activities.  Our program items will be designed to highlight the talents of our Guests of Honor and other program participants.

There will be an autograph reception on Friday night, as well as other special evening events.  The program will start off moderately on Thursday evening and conclude on Sunday before the start of the banquet.

Naturally, we will call upon the aid of many talented people to help us present a first-class Art Show and Book Dealers' Room.  Our Hospitality Suite shall be a reflection of the many memorable Disclave DisCaves of the past.

Download our last two-page flyer
in Acrobat PDF Format
World Fantasy Convention 2003
7113 Wayne Drive
Annandale, VA 22003-1734

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Last Year's WFC:

World Fantasy Convention 2002
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
October 31 – November 3, 2002

Our Annual Conventions:

Capclave 2003
Washington Science Fiction Association
November 21- 23, 2003
Hilton Silver Spring
Silver Spring, Maryland
GoH: William Tenn

Balticon 38
Baltimore Science Fiction Society
May 28 – 31, 2004
Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland
Author GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold
Artist GoH: Dave Seeley

Next Year's WFC:

World Fantasy Convention 2004
Tempe, Arizona USA
October 28 31, 2004


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