Hotel Bonaventure , Montréal, Québéc, November 4-7, 2021

2nd hotel reservations

We have a limited number of rooms at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain. More  under Hotels.

Programme now open for applications

For more information consult our page on programme.

Congratulations to Nisi!

The Anthology, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction for People of Color, edited by Guest of Honour Nisi Shawl, has won the 2020 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. The announcement and full list of winners can be found on the British Fantasy Society website.

Hotel bookings now open

You can find booking information under hotel, or use the direct link.

         Announcing our new Special Guest:                                                      

We are pleased to announce that Special Guest Brandon O'Brien will be joining us. You can find more info here.

 

On our theme: Fantasy, Imagination, and the Dreams of Youth

For many years the subgenre of ‘Young Adult’ has been incredibly popular. We grew up on Brian Jacque’s Redwall and Andre Norton’s Fantasy and Science Fiction, both. Many of us are familiar with Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic and Defender of the Small series. Many libraries and bookstores in the early years considered all SF&F as ‘children’s literature; a stigma still unfortunately strong today. The field of young adult fantasy has become much more acceptable to the mainstream in recent years, growing from being merely popular to becoming a dominant category of 21st-century literature, bringing millions of new readers to hundreds of new authors.

 

In blurring the boundaries between children’s and adult fiction, fantasy gives us many delightful worlds and creatures to deal with real emotional and social values. Young adult fiction leads readily into Magic Realism and Slipstream. The genre celebrates fantasy fiction in all of its forms: epic, dark, paranormal, urban, and other varieties.

 

We invite members to share what they enjoy, what they have learned, what they have written themselves, and what they hope to see coming in the field of young adult fantasy fiction.

Montréal. Canada 

November 4-7, 2021  

 

 

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