World Fantasy Awards
The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering (almost a reunion) of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature. The number of Attending memberships are limited (to 850), and usually sell out in advance of the start of the convention.
Complete World Fantasy Awards novel listing from 1975-2015
The main features of the convention are the World Fantasy Awards, presented at a banquet on Sunday afternoon of each convention and the large Friday-evening autograph reception. Cost of the banquet is separate from the cost of membership.
Convention members nominate two entries per category; judges can add three or more nominees per category. Judges select the winners.