Horror readers take note! Now’s a great time to plan a mini vacation to the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas to see your favorite horror writers and perhaps, join a horror writing workshop courtesy of the Horror University.
The Horror Writers Association is proud to present its first annual StokerCon™ convention! This exciting weekend (May 12th-15th) will take place at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, and will feature Guests of Honor, at least a dozen workshops led by some of horror’s finest writers, and the presentation of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®.
The guests of honor include: Ellen Datlow,Jack Ketchum,Leslie S. Klinger,Daniel Knauf,Marge Simon,R. L.Stine,Anne Serling, Anthony Timpone and Ryan Turek. The toastmaster will be Stephen Jones and the Bram Stoker Awards will be Emcee’d by Jeff Strand.
In addition to the speakers and workshops, there is a ‘Lucky 13’ competition. This is a short film contest which includes thirteen finalists. These luck 13 include: The Barber’s Cut, Boogy-Woogie,Chance,Chateau Sauvignon:Terroir,Drawn To Fear, In The Ruins, Ma Petite Sophie, The Package, Quenottes (Pearlies),Scheherazade,They Will All Die In Space,Three Wise Monkeys, and Wolves.
The thirteen selected films will be screened at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on May 13 and judged by an elite panel of celebrity judges comprised of:
Daniel Knauf, producer, The Blacklist, Carnivale, and Dracula
Monica S. Kuebler, managing editor, Rue Morgue magazine
Mike McCarty, special effects show supervisor at KNB EFX Group
Mark Miller, vice president, Seraphim Films
Lisa Morton, president, Horror Writers Association
John Skipp, screenwriter, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Aaron Sterns, writer, Wolf Creek: 2
Ryan Turek, head of development, Blumhouse Productions.
Stoker Con Registration:
Registration for the first annual StokerCon is now live!
$125 for HWA members/$145 for non-members until 10/1
$150 for HWA members/$170 for non-members until 2/1
$175 for HWA members/$195 for non-members until 5/1
$200 at the door for HWA members/$220 for non-members
Please note: Convention membership does not include admission to the Bram Stoker Awards.
For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, they may call the Reservation Center at 888-373-9855 to secure a reservation on the group block. The name of the group is listed as Horror Writers Association – StokerCon 2016. Callers may also use the group code SFHWA6 to identify the group.
Please note that you may make reservations in the block at the group rate until Monday, April 11th, 2016. After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. Group rates are as follows: Wed 5/11/16, Thurs 5/12/16, and Sun 5/15/16 are $79 per night. Fri 5/13/16 and Sat 5/14/16 are $125/per night, averaging about $102 per night if you’re staying Thursday through Sunday.