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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, 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.
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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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