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  • StokerCon® 2023 Update

    Pittsburgh is thrilled to host StokerCon® 2023 at the Station Square Sheraton on June 15-18, 2023! We appreciate the excitement we’ve received so far. We know attendees are anxious to present panel ideas. Please note that everyone who is registered for StokerCon® will receive a survey a few months before June 2023, in which you can indicate your interest to participate on panels and submit programming suggestions. Due to the expected number of attendees, we cannot guarantee everyone who is interested in participating on a panel will be able to, but we promise to do our best to create a diverse, engaging range of panelists and topics along with fiction readings and special presentations. ALERT: The “Early Bird” pricing for StokerCon® 2023 ends on September 30th, 2022. Register before then to save on your tickets. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stokercon-2023-tickets-342238162557 Ticket sales for the Dealers Room are now live on EventBrite with different pricing options: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stokercon-2023-dealers-room-tickets-392810234987 Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can also query us at stokercon@horror.org We are pleased to announce the next three Guests of Honor who will be joining the previously announced guests of Daniel Kraus, Cynthia Pelayo, and Wrath James White. Join us in welcoming Owl Goingback, Jewelle Gomez, and Alma Katsu to our roster of honored guests! Owl Goingback is a three-time Bram Stoker Award Winner, receiving the award for lifetime achievement, best novel, and best first novel. He is also a Nebula Award Nominee, and a Storytelling World Awards Honor Recipient. His books include Coyote Rage, Tribal Screams, Crota, Darker Than Night, Evil Whispers, Breed, Shaman Moon, Coyote Rage, Eagle Feathers, and The Gift. https://www.owlgoingback.com/ Jewelle Gomez is the author of several books including the double Lambda Literary Award winning vampire novel, The Gilda Stories. She is the recipient of a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, two California Arts Council fellowships and an Individual Artist Commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission. She has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the HWA. Her fiction, essays, criticism and poetry have appeared in numerous periodicals such as The San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times. http://jewellegomez.com/ Alma Katsu is the author of The Hunger, The Fervor, Red Widow and others. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, been featured in the NY Times and Washington Post, been nominated and won multiple prestigious awards, and appeared on numerous Best Books lists including NPR, the Observer, Barnes and Noble, Apple Books, Goodreads, and Amazon. https://www.almakatsubooks.com/ StokerCon® 2023 is slated to be held at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, from June 15th through the 18th. You can reserve your room now with the link below. The Horror Writers Association has secured a special discounted con rate of $164/night, which applies only from Wednesday through Sunday (6/14-18, 2023) and must be booked using this link before 5/24/2023. If you run into any issues booking online, please call the hotel. Book here: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1656516386833&key=GRP&app=resvlink We’re excited to continue sh