The dual themes of World Fantasy 2012 are Northern Gothic and Urban Fantasy.
Gothic fiction usually takes place in an ancient castle or abbey... The
cityscape has replaced the old castle and Urban Fantasy is the new Gothic.
A city is a place; urban fantasy is a mode. A city may be an icon or a
geography; the Urban Fantasy recounts an experience. A city may be seen from afar,
and is generally seen clear; the Urban Fantasy is told from within, and, from the perspective
of characters acting out their roles.
For details on the confirmed Panels and their participants, author Readings and Interviews,
along with details of where special events such as the Mass Autographing, follow the link below to find
out when and where they're are taking place. For example,
the World Fantasy Awards will be presented Sunday, November 4, following (and
in the same room as) the afternoon banquet, which will be held in the York
Ballroom A. Seating will begin at 12:30pm and the banquet itself will begin
For complete details...