Film, gaming, literature and art continue to facilitate a renaissance of the fantasy genre. Join us as we celebrate and explore the topic in a fun and public medium. The release of the first installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, and the final installment of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's Wheel of Timeseries, "A Memory of Light," this winter, create the perfect opportunity to explore the genre in depth, with activities for all ages.
Schedule of Events
Fantasy Author's Display and Book Browse, Fiction, YA, Graphic Novel, and Children's Tables
Film Screening: And the Wheel Turned: The Journey Behind Flight from Shadow, a documentary about the production of a Salt Lake City fantasy genre fan film, Main Library Auditorium
Fantasy Literature Lecture: Genre Speaker Series, "Fantasy Literature and the Re-imagined Myth" with author Brandon Sanderson, hosted by Alf Seegert from the University of Utah, Main Library Auditorium
All Ages Fantasy Costume Contest, Dress as your favorite character from J.R.R.Tolkien, Robert Jordan, or C.S. Lewis' books and win fantastic prizes! Urban Room
World Building Q&A with Brandon Sanderson, Conference Center
Utah Pops Orchestra, Fantasy-themed performance, Urban Room
Fantasy Arts and Crafts: Wand Making
Brandon Sanderson Book Signing, Night Flight Comics
Worlds of Fantasy Exhibit, Dec 3-Jan 31, Main Library
Complete a Worlds of Fantasy Tour Card!
Worlds of Fantasy is sponsored by The City Library, the Utah Humanities Council, University of Utah's English Department, Spy Hop Productions, the Downtown Alliance, Fort Douglas Military Museum, McGrew Studios, Wagonland Adventures, Razor's Edge, Abbie Warnock Photography, Killship, Wheel of 9 Productions, UMFA, Griffin Games--publishers of "Fantastiqa", Night Flight Comics, and Artist Marcela Torres.
Location: Main Library
Contact Information: (801) 524-8200