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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

StokerCon 2017 Featuring Special Guest....Me


HWA Opens Registration to StokerCon 2017

Los Angeles, CA -- The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy and home of the prestigious Bram Stoker Award®, today announced it will begin accepting registrations for StokerCon 2017 this Friday, June 10, at 12:00 AM EDT.

To register, visit For HWA members, registration is $99 (USD); registration for non-HWA members is $115 (USD). Upon successful registration, attendees will receive a discount code for Queen Mary hotel accommodations.

StokerCon 2017, the HWA’s second annual convention, is scheduled for April 27-30, 2017 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Guests of Honor for StokerCon 2017 include:

  • George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones
  • Elizabeth Hand, 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
  • 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.

About the Horror Writers Association

The Horror Writers Association 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. The HWA formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field's greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale. The HWA is home to the prestigious Bram Stoker Award® and the annual StokerCon horror convention.

For more on the Horror Writers Association, please visit