The 2016 World Horror Convention is going to be truly awesome! We have 16 guests who each bring something special to this years’ convention.
A preliminary schedule is up on the website. It currently includes presentations and major events, but panels and other programming will be added shortly.
This list is subject to change as it fills out, but it should be mostly set by the first weekend in April.
What to do while you’re at World Horror:
A short walk from the hotel is the Crandall Historic Printing Museum. It has a working Gutenberg Press and a Franklyn Press, among others. There is a small fee to get in.
A half hour from the convention by car is a serial killer escape room. You have one hour to escape before you are killed by a serial killer. Cost is $30 a person for groups of six.
There are over 50 places to eat and get a drink in the downtown area. Most are within a short walking distance. We’re working on arranging for a food truck to be on the north side of the hotel for those wanting a quick, cheap meal.
The Maddison has a restaurant, bar, and club with the largest variety of beer in the state of Utah! It’s two blocks from the hotel. You have to pass another bar to get to it.
Thursday night, World Horror is throwing a “Welcome to Utah” party with “Polygamy Porter” beer and other varieties of local beer and wine. Get a true “taste of Utah” to celebrate the third and final time World Horror is coming to Utah.
Tickets for the Killer Tea and “Greenlighting Your Novel” writing workshop are available. Purchase them from the register page on our website.
Do you want to take pitches? Or do you want to pitch? Contact us.
The Call for Panelists has gone out. (It’s on the website under Programming, then PANEL IDEAS).
We’re also setting up reading slots.
What else is in the works for World Horror?
- A live recording of the Writing Excuses Podcast
- Gothic Belly dancers
- Native American dancers
- A Gallery Stroll with businesses showing horror art
- TimpTellers storytellers (scary stories)
We’re still accepting ads for the program book and souvenir anthology (until March 31). And we’re accepting books, comics, graphic novels, etc. for the goodie bag. Contact us if you’re interested.
Don’t miss out! Get your membership today. Prices go up April 1st. whc2016.org.