I just received this from Rocky Wood, president of the Horror Writers Association. Looks like I’ll be New Orleans bound in 2013!
Horror Writers Association President Rocky Wood has announced that the Association’s stand-alone Bram Stoker Awards™ Weekend for 2013 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 13-16. The Bram Stoker Awards Banquet, the centrepiece of the convention, is part of a stand-alone HWA event in odd numbered years. This will be third such event, following Burbank in 2009 and Long Island in 2011 and part of HWA’s policy of rotating the location around the regions of North America.
“The HWA Board is particularly pleased to choose New Orleans, which has always been a literary city, for our premiere event. The literary community has worked hard to contribute to NOLA’s recovery since Hurricane Katrina and the horror literary community is proud to add to that effort,” Wood said. “The 26th Annual Bram Stoker Awards will be announced at the iconic Bram Stoker Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, 15 June.”
Local resident, author and HWA Active Member Greg Herren has been appointed Chair of the Organising Committee and will have the full support of the HWA Board and Membership in delivering an outstanding horror convention. The HWA thanks Greg for volunteering for this role. An announcement of the Convention Hotel will be made at a later date.
And a personal thank you from me, Greg! Well done, and much appreciated. Having been on the planning committee for a major horror convention myself, I know you’re in for a challenging, but extremely rewarding, experience!