HWA Readies For StokerCon 2017

Horror Writers Association Signs A-List Guests of Honor For Convention
LOS ANGELES - Nov. 23, 2015 - PRLog -- The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today released the first names scheduled to appear at the association’s second annual horror convention, StokerCon 2017.

Guests of Honor for StokerCon 2017 include:

George R.R. Martin, author of The New York Times bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire; screenwriter for Game of Thrones, the HBO series based on his books

Elizabeth Hand, multiple World Fantasy Award, Nebula Award, and Horror Guild Award winning author of the Cass Neary crime novels

Chuck Wendig, The New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, and The Heartland Trilogy; prolific blogger at www.terribleminds.com

Peter Crowther, award-winning author, editor, and publisher; author of The Forever Twilight Series; founder of PS Publishing, the award-winning genre publisher of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy

Bill Bridges, award-winning writer and narrative designer of numerous games; co-creator and developer of the Fading Suns science-fiction universe; developer of the horror RPG World of Darkness

HWA President Lisa Morton cited overwhelming interest in StokerCon 2016 as the catalyst for preparing the following year’s convention.

“Last May, when we announced the launch of the inaugural StokerCon, the response from HWA members and the general public exceeded our expectations,” Morton said. “As a result, we immediately began compiling our ‘wish list’ for StokerCon 2017. These individuals represent some of the biggest names in the field and we’re thrilled to have them involved in the event.”

Morton also promised more big names and exciting details for StokerCon 2017, which is scheduled for April 27-30, 2017 at the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, CA.

“We’ll be announcing more in the coming months,” Morton said, adding, “but as excited as we are for 2017, our central focus is introducing the world to StokerCon 2016.”

For tickets and information on the inaugural StokerCon, set for May 12-15, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, visit www.StokerCon2016.com.

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 Associations, please visit www.horror.org.

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