Kami Garcia interview

by on Jun.13, 2014, under Uncategorized

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

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WHC 2016 Membership Discounts

by on Jun.13, 2014, under WHC2015

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.

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Hotel layout now live

by on Jun.07, 2014, under Uncategorized

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.

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Take a video tour of our hotel!

by on Jun.02, 2014, under Uncategorized

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

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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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