Dealers Room

The dealers room is open from 11 am – 7 pm Thursday and 9 am – 7 pm Friday – Sunday.

The following dealers will be offering their goods in our dealers room located on the promenade:

1-10 Mysterious Galaxy 
Mysterious Galaxy—books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem (with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins). We are physically a specialty genre store in Southern California with a focus on SF, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror. Mysterious Galaxy is an independent genre bookstore that is passionate about creating and maintaining a community of readers, authors, and booksellers.

11-12 John Joseph Adams Books
John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a science fiction/fantasy imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, including Wastelands and The Living Dead. Recent and forthcoming books include Cosmic Powers, What the #@&% Is That?, Operation Arcana, Press Start to Play, Loosed Upon the World, and The Apocalypse Triptych. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist ten times) and a seven-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is a producer for WIRED’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

13 Cutting Block Books
Cutting Block Books is dedicated to publishing the best in artistic, well-crafted, and commercially viable horror fiction. We believe in the primacy of story—that a good book always starts with a good story—and that our readers deserve nothing less than consistently excellent literary entertainment.

14 Decayed Brigade
T-shirts and other goodies from Decayed Brigade, the monstrous sliders.

15 Omnium Gatherum
Publisher of the 2017 Bram Stoker Award nominated Hollow House by Greg Chapman and Lethal Birds by Gene O’Neill, Omnium Gatherum publishes dark fantasy, weird fiction and horror in print and eBook formats. We are dedicated to artistic excellence and the exploration of fresh ideas and unique perspectives. To learn more about Omnium Gatherum, please visit

16 Ellen Datlow
Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for In addition, she has edited more than a hundred science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year, Lovecraft’s Monsters, Fearful Symmetries, Nightmare Carnival, The Doll Collection, The Monstrous, Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror, and Black Feathers. Forthcoming are Haunted Nights (with Lisa Morton), and Mad Hatters and March Hares (stories inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There).

She’s won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, and the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. Datlow was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre,” was honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association, in acknowledgment of superior achievement over an entire career, and honored with the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention.

She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar. More information can be found at, on Facebook, and on twitter as @EllenDatlow.

17-18 Dark Regions Press
Dark Regions Press specializes in signed limited hardcover editions, but we also publish many of our titles in ebook and trade paperback formats. More than 100 Dark Regions Press titles have had signed limited editions that have sold out and are now only available in the secondary market. Many of these go for much more than their original retail price. Our titles are available on, Amazon, specialty sellers and in the Ingram Distribution Catalog.

19 Written Backwards
Written Backwards, an imprint of Dark Regions Press, specializes in publishing speculative fiction and poetry, and is known for anthologies such the Bram Stoker Award ® winning The Library of the Dead, the Benjamin Franklin Award winning Qualia Nous, the Chiral Mad series, debut fiction collections, and Allevon, a series of smaller illustrated trade paperback originals. Founded by author and editor Michael Bailey, Written Backwards endeavors to find diverse literary voices, and to publish the most beautiful books imaginable.

20-21 SkyBoat Media
Skyboat Media (Skyboat Road Company, Inc.) is an audiobook publisher and a creative ensemble of media artists and technicians. Best known for high-quality audiobook publishing and presentations, Skyboat has also been active in radio, stage, and film, offering full production personnel and facilities, including performing talent, writing, engineering and editing, directing and producing services.

22-23 William Wu Books
For the last 20+ years we (mostly Bill) have been book vendors for shows in the Southern CA area, including San Diego Comic Con which hit attendee numbers of over 140K people in 09! So welcome… And please, drop us an email and say hi! Your book hunters, Bill & Peggy Wu

24 Fanbase Press
Founded in 2010, Fanbase Press (formerly Fanboy Comics) is a comic book publisher and an online community supporting other creators and fans through daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum.

Fanbase Press seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, Fanbase Press hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works.

The company’s graphic novels, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online at

25 Lovecraft Wines
Lovecraft Wines brings the artistry of wine and classic writing together. All of our wines are sourced from and around the world famous award winning vineyards of Santa Barbara, California. We create wonderful wines with fantastic art for you to enjoy while you read. If you have a love for the master of Horror and Weird Fiction H.P. Lovecraft and if you love great artisan crafted wines, then we at Lovecraft Wines have just the bottle for you.

26-27 Oddball Books
Oddball Books entered the Internet book market over 10 years ago when two longtime collectors / readers / investors / pack rats merged their stock and over 50 years combined experience in the various fields of collecting to open our internet store. Since then we have sold tens of thousands of books, magazines, posters, autographs and other collectibles to customers all over the world. Being based in Burbank, California provides us with access to authors, actors, celebrities and others, both famous and infamous. This allows us to offer hundreds of in person hand signed autographed items.

28 Genius Book Publishing
Genius Book Publishing has always had one foot in the horror genre, displaying our deep appreciation of dark and disturbing fiction and nonfiction. Not all horror is dark, however, and many works of fiction and nonfiction are disturbing without being horror. We here at Genius Books want to go into the hidden places of your mind and bring your concealed emotions, both dark and light, to the surface. We feel that a mystery, thriller, memoir, or academic work can do that just as well as zombies, vampires, werewolves, and serial killers.

29-30 DimensionBucket Media
Conceived in 2016, DimensionBucket Media specializes in bringing nightmares to life. Taking influence from pulp and vintage publications, we produce detailed audio productions (including podcasts and audio books,) as well as print and digital fiction. We’re dedicated to bringing you quality entertainment with no strings attached.

31 The Manuscript Doctor / Callie Stoker
Freelance editor who provides one-on-one mentoring to writers at any point in their career.

Package Receiving: The Ship will charge a handling fee of $5.00 per box and $75.00 per pallet. Boxes should not be sent more than three (3) days prior to the event. Address your boxes as follows:

“Name of person expecting package at Ship”

1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802-6390
“HWA StokerCon”
“Hold for arrival: (your arrival date)”
Attention: “HWA StokerCon & Convention Representative”
The Ship reserves the right to refuse to accept packages that appear damaged, and in the event, assumes no liability for the condition of the contents of such packages. The Ship will not accept responsibility for meeting materials delivered prior to seven (7) days before function.

Dealers are responsible for tabletop signage. Free standing signs are allowed but must leave isles free (4 feet)

All dealers must have a CA temporary sales permit. Click this link to apply for one:

Load in is Thursday  April 27 9 am- 11 am. Load out is Sunday April 30 2 pm – 4 pm

Security is provided by the hotel.

For questions contact Kevin Wetmore 310.623.0911