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Thursday, May 9 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Guest of Honor Welcome Event—By Invitation Only

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Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Diak

Nicholas Diak

Co-Chair, Ann Radcliffe Academic Conf.
Pop culture studies, Italian genre films, industrial and synthwave music, tiki culture, pinup art and photography, cooking, cocktails, H. P. Lovecraft, sword and sandal genre, video games, retro games, and cats. Cohost of the HP Lovecast Podcast.
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Michele Brittany

Co-chair, Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference
Michele Brittany is a writer, editor, podcaster, photographer, and independent scholar.  Her interests include spy cinema, horror studies, and mummy representation in popular culture.  Her first edited book was James Bond and Popular Culture, followed by the Bram Stoker Award nominated... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Fantastic Tales of Terror, Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8, as well as many... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Arcuri

Meghan Arcuri

Vice-President, Horror Writers Association
Meghan Arcuri is a Bram Stoker Award®-nominated author. Her work can be found in various anthologies, including Borderlands 7 (Borderlands Press), Madhouse (Dark Regions Press), Chiral Mad, and Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards). She is currently the Vice President of the Horror... Read More →
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Lee Murray

Lee Murray is an author, editor, screenwriter, and poet from Aotearoa-New Zealand. A USA Today Bestselling Author, double Bram Stoker, and Shirley Jackson Award winner, she’s a serial panellist with a passion for horror. Read more at https://www.leemurray.info/... Read More →
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Marge Simon

I love reading and writing genre/speculative sf short fiction/flash and poetry--I've spent decades writing and reading; also, an artist-illustrator as well, I admire the work of Robert Payne Cabeen, Wendy Sabre-Core and Dani Serra, to name a few. I also enjoy a good wine and would... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been editing sf/f/h, short fiction for almost forty years. She currently acquires short fiction and novellas for Tor.com. She’s edited more than ninety anthologies, and has won multiple awards for her work. Her next original anthology is Echoes: The Saga Anthology... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry

Author
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, was produced as a Netflix original series. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction... Read More →
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James Chambers

Co-Chair, StokerCon™ 2022, Horror Writers Association
James Chambers was co-chair of StokerCon 2018. He is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the original graphic novel Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe as well as the Lovecraftian novella collection, The Engines of Sacrifice, described in a Publisher’s... Read More →
avatar for Robert R. McCammon

Robert R. McCammon

ROBERT R. McCAMMON – In the 1980s, as horror exploded in popularity and books featuring glowing eyes and demonic children crammed supermarket paperback racks, critics and fans alike often talked about the genre’s three primary practitioners: Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Robert... Read More →
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Brian Matthews

HWA Trustee, Bram Stoker Awards® Show Coordinator, Horror Writers Association
Author, financial planner, former psychologist, husband, and father. That pretty much sums it up.
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JG Faherty

Trustee, Horror Writers Association
Writer of dark fiction (horror, S/F, fantasy). HWA Mentorship Program Manager. Talk to me about horror, writing, books, editing, movies, guitars, bourbon, or just about anything except politics!
avatar for Linda D. Addison

Linda D. Addison

Linda D. Addison, four-time winner of the HWA Bram Stoker Award and recipient of the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award, including collection How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend.
avatar for Brad C. Hodson

Brad C. Hodson

Administrator, Horror Writers Association
avatar for Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton

Horror Writers Association
Author, screenwriter, Halloween expert, and Past President of the Horror Writers Association.
avatar for John Palisano

John Palisano

Vice President, HWA
Writer.
avatar for Josh Malerman

Josh Malerman

JOSH MALERMAN is the author of the books Bird Box, A House at the Bottom of a Lake, Black Mad Wheel, Goblin, and Unbury Carol. He’s also the singer/songwriter of the High Strung, whose song “The Luck You Got” can be heard as the theme song to the hit Showtime show “Shameless... Read More →
avatar for Kathe Koja

Kathe Koja

KATHE KOJA is a novelist, playwright, performer, director and independent producer. Her work crosses and combines genres, from horror to historical to YA. Her novels—including The Cipher, Bad Brains, Skin, Strange Angels, Going Under, The Blue Mirror, the Under the Poppy trilogy... Read More →
avatar for Kaaron Warren

Kaaron Warren

Shirley-Jackson Award Winner Kaaron Warren published her first short story in 1993 and has had stories in print every year since. She was Guest of Honour at World Fantasy Convention in 2018 and has been shortlisted for the Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award.Her stories have... Read More →
avatar for Rena Mason

Rena Mason

Awards Co-Chair/Guest Liaison/Pitch Sessions Organizer, Horror Writers Association
Guests of Honor contact for travel/hotel information.Please direct questions regarding the Bram Stoker Awards to stokerchair@horror.org
avatar for Becky Spratford

Becky Spratford

Readers’ Advisory Specialist, RA for All
Becky Spratford is a Readers' Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and a horror review column for Library Journal... Read More →



Thursday May 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Berkey Room