Press Kit

StokerCon welcomes press inquires. Please contact stokerconchair@horror.org , katejonez@horror.org or kevin.wetmore.jr@gmail.com for more information or if you would like to arrange interviews with guests of honor, staff or HWA officers.

What is StokerCon2017 ? 

StokerCon is the annual convention of The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy.

Where and When is StokerCon 2017 ?

The HWA’s second annual convention, is scheduled for April 27-30, 2017 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

Who will be at StokerCon2017? 

George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin
Elizabeth Hand
Elizabeth Hand
Chuck Wendig
Chuck Wendig
Peter Crowther
Peter Crowther
Bill Bridges
Bill Bridges
Tananarive Due
Tananarive Due
Gretchen McNeil
Gretchen McNeil
Stephen Graham Jones
Stephen Graham Jones
Becky Spratford
Becky Spratford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones
  • Elizabeth Hand, Wilding Hall, The Cass Neary series
  • Chuck Wendig, Star Wars: Aftermath, the Miriam Black thrillers
  • Peter Crowther, the Forever Twilight cycle
  • Bill Bridges, White Wolf’s World of Darkness, The Silver Crown
  • Tananarive Due, Ghost Summer, the Tennyson Hardwick mystery series
  • Gretchen McNeil, Possess, Ten, I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl
  • Stephen Graham Jones, Mongrels, When the People Lights Go Out
  • Becky Spratford, The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition

Nancy Holder, five-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, will serve as the event’s Toastmaster.

Why go to StokerCon 2017 ?

In addition to attending the prestigious Bram Stoker Award® on Saturday April 29th attendees can enjoy panels, presentations, Horror University classes, The Lucky 13 Film Festival, a mini-academic conference coinciding with the convention, special programming for librarians on Librarian’s Day (Thurs April 27), high tea with your favorite horror authors, ghost tours and a harbor excursion for early arrivals.

Who are the volunteers?

Co-chair Kate Jonez
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Co-chair Kevin Wetmore
Lauren Candia
Programming Director Lauren Candia
Michael Paul Gonzalez
Programming Director Michael Paul Gonzalez
Elise Forier Edie
Guest Liaison Elise Forier Edie
Eric Guignard
Souvenir Book Editor Eric Guignard
Greg Chapman
Graphic Artist Greg Chapman
Brad Hodson
Plenipotentiary Brad Hodson
Kya Aliana
Social Media Manager Kya Shore
Film Festival Director Jonathan Lees
Film Competition Director Jonathan Lees
Lisa Morton
HWA President Lisa Morton
John Palisano
HWA Vice President John Palisano
Nick Diak & Michele Brittany Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference
Nick Diak & Michele Brittany Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the HWA

THE HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION (HWA) is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. HWA was formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale. Today——with over 1250 members in countries such as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, United Kingdom and the United States——it is the oldest and most respected professional organization for the much-loved writers who have brought you the most enjoyable sleepless nights of your life.

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