As a reminder, the 2013 World Horror Convention will be in New Orleans and registration rates go up on November 1st. Editor John Joseph Adams, Poet Bruce Boston, Ramsey Campbell, Artist Glenn Chadbourne, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Amber Benson, and Jonathan Maberry are among the confirmed guests attending. Jeff Strand will once more emcee the Bram Stoker Awards® presentation!
Speculative poet Bruce Boston is the author of fifty books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener's Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His poetry and fiction have appeared in hundreds of publications, including Asimov's SF Magazine, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Nebula Awards Showcase. One of the leading genre poets for more than a quarter century, Bruce has won a record four Bram Stoker Awards for Poetry, a record six Asimov's Readers Awards for Poetry, and a record seven Rhysling Awards from the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). He received the first Grandmaster Award of the SFPA in 1999.
The festivities will take place in the beautiful haunted Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, located in the historic French Quarter.
The Horror Writers Association is an organization to bring writers and others with a professional interest in horror together and to foster a greater appreciation of dark fiction in general. You can learn more at www.horror.org.
Remember, for this Halloween, the Horror Writers Association is also hosting their Halloween Haunts series of over 31 horror writers sharing their experiences and interviews with the community. Many of them are also giving away free copies of their books and other goodies. Check it out at http://www.horror.org/blog.