Michael Randolph Announced as Supporting Sponsor

Michael Randolph announced as Supporting Sponsor of the Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend and 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention 2015

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce Michael Randolph as Supporting Sponsor for the Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend and 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention 2015 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from 7 to 10 May 2015. Full details are at the dedicated website: www.whc2015.org

Michael Randolph (www.michael-randolph.com) said, “I am happy to support the excellent work the HWA does in the horror field to promote and bring together the many voices that make up such a fantastic genre of writing.”

HWA President Rocky Wood welcomed Randolph’s support: “This great new sponsorship from Michael Randolph is greatly appreciated by HWA and I am sure by all our members. It is support such as this that allows the HWA to deliver on the many programs planned for the convention.”

The Horror Writers Association (www.horror.org), the peak group for horror writers, is a worldwide organization promoting dark literature and its creators. Started in 1985, it has over 1150 members writing professionally in fiction, nonfiction, videogames, film, poetry, comics, and other media.

Click here to obtain this press release as a PDF.

Kami Garcia interview

We just posted a video interview with our Guest of Honor Kami Garcia -please visit the Guests page to take a look!

WHC 2016 Membership Discounts

  • Posted by Savage in WHC2015 on June 13th, 2014

Early memberships for the 2016 World Horror Convention are only $75/person. This rate is good until 30 June 2014. Go to whc2016.org for more information.

Hotel layout now live

We’ve just added a map of our room layout for the convention. Please check the Dealer’s Room or Programming pages to take a look.

Take a video tour of our hotel!

You can now tour our brilliant hotel via a video walk-through, accessible via our “Hotel” page. Enjoy!

Promotional materials added

We’ve just added a fistful of great new material to our Promotional page – check out our official logo, our web banner, our Facebook header, our two-sided flyer, and our web badge!

Updated WHC2014 Schedule Now Available

A current schedule of events is now available as a PDF at http://www.worldhorror2014.org/WHC2014Program.pdf.

Gross Out Contest Details Announced for WHC2014!

Deadite Press is proud to host the most infamous event in all of horror literature – the Gross Out Contest at the World Horror Convention in Portland, OR! This year’s event will be hosted by Deadite Press head editor, Jeff Burk, and he’ll also be providing valuable and awe-inspiring prizes!

Full details HERE!

Deadite Press

Hotel Registration Deadline Extended to April 18th – HURRY!

The deadline to reserve your hotel room at the convention rates has been extended to Friday, April 18th! If you haven’t already gotten your rooms, now’s the time! You can find the link to reserve your rooms here or you can call the hotel directly at 1-503-281-6111.

HWA 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Announced

stephenjoneslargeThe Horror Writers Association has chosen two long-time icons of the genre to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award this year. The award, given in recognition of the recipient’s overall body of work, will go to Stephen Jones and to R. L. Stine.

We are fortunate that Stephen Jones will be able to join us in Portland for the convention!

Stephen Jones lives in London, England. He is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, four Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards, as well as being a recipient of twenty-one British Fantasy Awards and a Hugo Award nominee. A former television producer/director and genre movie publicist and consultant (the first three Hellraiser movies, Night Life, Nightbreed, Split Second, Mind Ripper, Last Gasp etc.), he is the co-editor of Horror: 100 Best Books, Horror: Another 100 Best Books, The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales, Gaslight & Ghosts, Now We Are Sick, H.P. Lovecraft’s Book of Horror, The Anthology of Fantasy & the Supernatural, Secret City: Strange Tales of London, Great Ghost Stories, Tales to Freeze the Blood: More Great Ghost Stories and the Dark Terrors, Dark Voices and Fantasy Tales series. He has written Coraline: A Visual Companion, Stardust: The Visual Companion, Creepshows: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide, The Essential Monster Movie Guide, The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide, The Illustrated Dinosaur Movie Guide, The Illustrated Frankenstein Movie Guide and The Illustrated Werewolf Movie Guide, and his edited works include the Zombie Apocalypse! series, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror series (25 volumes), The Mammoth Book of Terror, The Mammoth Book of Vampires, The Mammoth Book of Zombies, The Mammoth Book of Werewolves, The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, The Mammoth Book of Dracula, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories By Women, The Mammoth Book of New Terror, The Mammoth Book of Monsters, and volumes of poetry by H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. His more than 125 published books have been translated all over the world. A Guest of Honour at the 2002 World Fantasy Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the 2004 World Horror Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, he has been a guest lecturer at UCLA in California and London’s Kingston University and St. Mary’s University College. You can visit his web site at www.stephenjoneseditor.com. (Photo by Peter Coleborn)

The World Horror Convention

The World Horror Convention (WHC) is an annual literary-based event for the horror industry, centered around authors, publishers, editors, artists and others related to the creation and production of scary books. The next WHC will be held in Atlanta, GA on May 7-10, 2015.

Visit the Official 2015 WHC Website HERE.

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