Charlaine Harris announced as Guest of Honor

CHARLAINE HARRIS TO BE GUEST OF HONOR AT

BRAM STOKER AWARDS® WEEKEND & 25TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2015

 

The Horror Writers Association is proud to announce Charlaine Harris Guest of Honor for the Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend and 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention 2015. In 2015 the HWA is again hosting WHC in conjunction with the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend, which be held in Atlanta from May 7-10, 2015.

Charlaine is the author ofThe Southern Vampire Mysteries series about telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, which is the basis for the highly successful True Blood on HBO. 2005 marked the debut of Harris’s new series The Harper Connelly Mysteries, with the release of Grave Sight. The series is told by a young woman named Harper Connelly, who after being struck by lightning, is able to locate dead bodies and to see their last moments through the eyes of the deceased. 2014 marked the debut of the Cemetery Girl series, a graphic novelseries co-written with fellow WHC 2015 Guest of Honor Christopher Golden.

Charlaine Harris is a true daughter of the South. She was born in Mississippi and has lived in Tennessee, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Texas. After years of writing poetry and plays and essays, her career as a novelist began when her husband told her to stay home and write. Her first book, Sweet and Deadly, appeared in 1981. When Charlaine’s career as a mystery writer began to falter, she decided to write a cross-genre book that would appeal to fans of mystery, science fiction, romance, and suspense. She could not have anticipated the huge surge of reader interest in the adventures of a barmaid in Louisiana, or the fact that Alan Ball would come knocking at her door. Charlaine is a voracious reader. She has one husband, three children, two grandchildren, and four rescue dogs. She leads a busy life.

HWA President Rocky Wood said, “We are excited that Charlaine can join us. Sookie Stackhouse and the cast of characters from Charlaine’s books and True Blood have entered popular culture. It will be fascinating to learn more from their creator about that and the other series she has created over a long and successful career. Fans will be delighted to know Charlaine will be part of a public signing on Friday evening, May 8.”

The Convention will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, with the iconic Bram Stoker Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, May 9. The website is at www.whc2015.org. Media enquiries to vp@horror.org.

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 1200 members writing professionally in fiction, nonfiction, videogames, film, poetry, comics, and other media.

Click here to download this announcement as a PDF press release.

Art Show info added

Information on how to apply to be considered by the Art Show jury has now been added to the Art Show page.

Samhain Publishing announced as Platinum Sponsor

Samhain Publishing announced as Platinum Sponsor of the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet in May 2015

 

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce Samhain Publishing as the Platinum Sponsor for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet. The Banquet is part of the Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend and 25th World Horror Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia and will be held on 10 May 2014, honoring works published during the calendar year 2014. Full details are at the dedicated website: http://www.whc2015.org

Don D’Auria, executive editor for Samhain Horror, and Tanya Cowman will be representing the publisher. “We’re excited to renew our sponsorship of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards Banquet for a fourth year. These are prestigious awards and we are proud to support the efforts of the Horror Writers Association in honoring outstanding horror writing,” D’Auria said. Launched in 2011, Samhain Horror (www.samhainhorror.com) publishes both established horror authors and the genre’s most compelling new voices.

HWA President Rocky Wood welcomed Samhain Publishing’s support: “This continuing generous commitment by Samhain Publishing is greatly appreciated by HWA and I am sure by all our members. Samhain continues to be a highly professional and innovative horror publisher, releasing a string of acclaimed books. We look forward to welcoming Don D’Auria and his team at the Banquet. I can also announce we will again be streaming the Banquet live on the internet. It is through the support of sponsors such as Samhain Publishing that we are able to provide the live streaming.”

There are limited sponsorship opportunities available – for more details contact president@horror.org .

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 1100 members writing professionally in fiction, nonfiction, videogames, film, poetry, comics, and other media.

Click here to obtain this release as a PDF.

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.

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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