Promotional materials added

by on May.24, 2014, under Uncategorized

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!

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Updated WHC2014 Schedule Now Available

by on May.06, 2014, under WHC2014 News and Updates

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

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Gross Out Contest Details Announced for WHC2014!

by on Apr.24, 2014, under WHC2014 News and Updates

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

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Hotel Registration Deadline Extended to April 18th – HURRY!

by on Apr.16, 2014, under WHC2014 News and Updates

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.

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HWA 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Announced

by on Apr.16, 2014, under WHC2014 News and Updates

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)

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2014 Grand Master Award Winner: Brian Keene

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Guests of Honor, WHC2014 News and Updates

Brian KeeneThe World Horror Convention 2014 is very proud to announce that the winner of the 2014 Grand Master Award is Brian Keene!!

Brian Keene is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror and crime genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman. Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also serves as Executive Producer for the independent film studio Drunken Tentacle Productions. Keene also oversees Maelstrom, his own small press publishing imprint specializing in collectible limited editions, via Thunderstorm Books. Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He has won numerous awards and honors, including two Bram Stoker Awards, and a recognition from Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S. troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania.

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2015 Souvenir Book Editor announced

by on Mar.25, 2014, under Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce HWA member Eric J. Guignard as Editor of the 2015 BSAW/WHC Souvenir Book.

Eric J. Guignard writes and edits dark fiction from the outskirts of Los Angeles. His stories and articles may be found in magazines, journals, anthologies, and any other media that will print him. Besides the Horror Writer’s Association, he’s also a member of the International Thriller Writers and is the Horror Genre Correspondent for Men’s Confidence Magazine. Recent magazine publications include Buzzy Magazine, Beware the Dark, and Stupefying Stories TM. As editor, he created the Bram Stoker Award® nominated anthologies Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations and After Death…

Read his novella, Baggage of Eternal Night, and watch for many more forthcoming books, including Chestnut ’Bo (TBP 2015). Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com or at his blog: www.ericjguignard.blogspot.com.

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Two new guests!

by on Mar.25, 2014, under Uncategorized

We’re so proud to announce two new guests:

Tom Piccirilli

and

Chris Ryall.

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The Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend & 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention 2015 2014-03-18 12:13:21

by on Mar.18, 2014, under Uncategorized

We just added yet another incredible Guest of Honor: Tom Piccirilli!

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World Horror Convention 2015

by on Mar.12, 2014, under WHC Announcements

Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend & 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention to be held in Atlanta 7-10 May 2015.

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is proud to announce our centrepiece event for 2015 – the Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend & 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention. As in 2013 the HWA has been awarded hosting rights for the World Horror Convention (WHC). Combined with our biennial Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend this will be the premier horror and dark fantasy convention of 2015.

The Convention will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel from May 7-10, 2015, with the iconic Bram Stoker Awards ceremony on Saturdayevening, May 9. A website has been established at www.whc2015.org.

Initial guests are best-selling authors Lisa Tuttle, Chris Golden, John Farris and Kami Garcia. Best-seller Jonathan Maberry will act as Toastmaster. Further guests will be announced shortly.

Registration will be available shortly. Don’t miss the early bird discount, which expires on May 18.

Atlanta is a major airline hub, providing low cost transportation for attendees, both domestic and international – additionally, there is a MARTA station in the same complex as the hotel, offering one way transport to the airport for $2.50. Atlanta is also within comfortable driving distance of a significant portion of the US population and is serviced by Amtrak.

We have negotiated an excellent room rate for a Deluxe Single or a Deluxe Double at $129/night plus applicable taxes (currently 16%) and spanning any nights in the period of 6-10 May inclusive. Hotel registration will open in May.

There will be a special celebration of the 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention, with specialized WHC programming throughout the weekend.Friday will be declared ‘Celebrate World Horror Convention’s 25th Anniversary Day’ and will feature a retrospective panel on the first 25 years of WHC. After the Mass Signing on Friday we will hold the World Horror Convention 25th Anniversary Ball – there’ll be free entry to Convention members and partners (many people travel with partners who do not become Con members), cash bar and prizes for best costumes. The previous WHC guests in attendance will be called up to the stage and celebrated.

Other programming highlights include: Welcome Cocktails, the WHC Art Show, the Dealers Room, the traditional Mass Signing on the Friday evening, the Artists Wine & Cheese Reception, Kaffeeklatches, Readings, Panels and of course the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet on the Saturday evening.

For the first time there will be a cash prize for the best piece of Art (as voted by Convention members) in the Art Show. The Convention book will be themed to celebrate the WHC 25th Anniversary – as well as current guests we will seek stories from previous WHC guests/grandmasters.

In addition to the traditional WHC Grandmaster we will hold a poll of convention members that will award a ‘Grandmaster of Grandmasters’ award. The poll will close 31 January 2015, providing time to invite that person to attend the Convention as a further WHC Guest, if available.

A Facebook group has been established at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/375336315942423/

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