Each year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula. The Bram Stoker Awards were instituted immediately after the organization’s incorporation in 1987, with active members of the HWA nominating and voting on the candidates for superior achievement in a variety of categories (novel, collection, anthology, etc.). The winners are announced and celebrated annually at the Bram Stoker Awards Ceremony and Banquet, as the premiere event of StokerCon.
Click here to learn more about the Bram Stoker Award and its history.
Attendance at the Bram Stoker Award Banquet requires a separate ticket purchase.
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Introducing our Awards Emcee, Kevin Wetmore
The Bram Stoker Award celebration will take place Saturday evening, June 17th, 2023.
The banquet is ticketed separately from the conference, securing advanced seating and allowing for a fine dining experience prior to the Award Ceremony in the same event space.
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The convention also currently plans to livestream the award ceremony. Details to come.
IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE ENJOY THE RECORDED LIVE STREAM OF
LAST YEAR'S AWARDS CEREMONIES.
Kevin Wetmore is a four-time Bram Stoker Award nominee and recipient of the 2022 HWA Silver Hammer Award. An actor, director, stage combat choreographer, and writer, Kevin has played in everything from Shakespearean tragedy to lo-budget zombie films only seen late at night on the SyFy channel. He is a professor at Loyola Marymount University where he is the writer/director of the annual “Haunting of Hannon” Halloween haunt. He is the author of Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema, Eaters of the Dead, Devil’s Advocates: The Conjuring, and Back from the Dead: Reading Remakes of Romero’s Zombie Films as Markers of their Time, among others (I mean, he has edited, co-edited and written another two dozen books on a variety of subjects, but doesn’t want to be seen as bragging about it or anything). He has also written a buncha short stories, perhaps the best known of which are his mashups of Lovecraft and Judy Blume, “Tales of a Fourth Grade Shoggoth” and “Are You There, Azathoth? It’s Me, Margaret” as well as dozens of others for a variety of magazines and anthologies. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children, all of which has earned him the privilege of writing short autobiographies in the third person.