World Horror Convention

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The World Horror Convention is an annual professional gathering of the World Horror Society and other interested parties.

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Historically, all World Horror Conventions have been held in the United States or Canada, usually alternating between east and west sides of the country. In 2008, the convention was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 2009 convention will be in Winnipeg. The bids from potential committees are presented to the members of the board of directors of the World Horror Society, who then decide where future conventions will be held. Bids are usually made two years before the specific year (e.g., bids for 2001 were considered in 1999). The Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award ceremony has been held in conjunction with the convention for the last few years.

Upcoming conventions

;World Horror Convention 2009 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:Details TBA


Conventions are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent conventions listed at the top.;World Horror Convention 2008 - Salt Lake City, Utah::Author Guest of Honor: Dennis Etchison :Artist Guest of Honor: John Jude Palencar:Toastmaster: Simon Clark:Academic Guest of Honor: Michael R. Collings:Special Guest: Jeff Strand:Special Guest: Dave Dinsmore:

;World Horror Convention 2007 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada::Author Guests of Honor: Michael Marshall Smith, Nancy Kilpatrick, :Artist Guest of Honor: John Picacio:Editor Guests of Honor: Peter Crowther & Don Hutchison:Media Guest of Honor: Peter Atkins:

; World Horror 2006 - San Francisco, California:Author Guests of Honor: Kim Newman, Koji Suzuki:Toastmaster: Peter Straub:Artist Guest of Honor: Brom:Media Guest of Honor: Bill Moseley:Editor Guest of Honor: John Pelan:

;World Horror 2005 - New York, New York:Author Guests of Honor: Harlan Ellison, Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Lebbon, Tom Piccirilli, Jack Ketchum, Mort Castle, Amber Benson:Filmmaker Guest of Honor: Mick Garris:Artist Guest of Honor: Allen Koszowski:Editor Guests of Honor: Tom and Elizabeth Monteleone:Masters of Ceremonies: Stan Wiater and Poet Linda Addison

;World Horror 2004 - Phoenix, Arizona:Author Guest of Honor: Douglas Clegg:Artist Guest of Honor: Caniglia:Editor Guest of Honor: Stephen Jones:Media Guest of Honor: Dee Snider:Special Guest of Honor: Adam Niswander:Grand Master: Jack Williamson:

;World Horror 2003 - Kansas City, Missouri:Author Guest of Honor: Brian A. Hopkins:Publisher Guest of Honor: Don D'Auria:Artist Guest of Honor: Nick Smith:Special Guest of Honor: Forrest J. Ackerman:Mistress of Ceremonies: Laurell K. Hamilton:Grand Master: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

;World Horror 2002 - Chicago, Illinois:Author Guests of Honor: Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman:Editor Guests of Honor: Melissa Ann Singer:Artist Guest of Honor: Randy Broecker:Poetry Guest of Honor: Jo Fletcher:Photography Guest of Honor: Beth Gwinn:Music Guest of Honor: Liz Mandville Greeson:Comics and Young Adult Guest of Honor: Jill Thompson:Media Guests: Rich Koz, Patricia Tallman, Robert Z'Dar:Special Guests: Karen E. Taylor, Yvonne Navarro, Brian A. Hopkins:Grand Master: Charles L. Grant

;World Horror 2001 - Seattle, Washington:Guest of Honor in Memorium: Richard Laymon:Writer Guests of Honor: Simon Clark, Michael Slade, Jessica Amanda Salmonson:Publisher Guests of Honor: Barbara Roden, Christopher Roden:Artist Guest of Honor: Charles Vess:Grand Master: Ray Bradbury:

;World Horror 2000 - Denver, Colorado:Writer Guests of Honor: Peter Straub, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, J. Michael Straczynski, Graham Joyce:Artist Guest of Honor: Rick Lieder:Editor Guest of Honor: Ellen Datlow:Master of Ceremonies: Dan Simmons:Grand Master: Harlan Ellison

;World Horror 1999 - Atlanta, Georgia:Writer Guests of Honor: Michael Bishop, John Shirley:Artist Guest of Honor: Lisa Snellings:Master of Ceremonies: Neil Gaiman:Grand Master: Ramsey Campbell

;World Horror 1998 - Phoenix, Arizona:Writer Guests of Honor: Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, Joe R. Lansdale:Artist Guest of Honor: Rick Berry:Media Guest of Honor: Gunnar Hansen:Editor Guest of Honor: Darrell Schweitzer:Master of Ceremonies: Edo van Belkom:Grand Master: Peter Straub

;World Horror 1997 - Niagara Falls, New York:Writer Guests of Honor: Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, Joe R. Lansdale:Artist Guest of Honor: Rick Berry:Media Guest of Honor: Gunnar Hansen:Editor Guest of Honor: Darrel Schweitzer:Master of Ceremonies: Edo van Belkom:Grand Master: Peter Straub

;World Horror 1996 - Eugene, Oregon:Writer Guests of Honor: Clive Barker, Charles de Lint, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Don Maitz, Janny Wurts:Special Guests: Tim Powers, Edward Bryant:Grand Master: Dean Koontz

;World Horror 1995 - Atlanta, Georgia:Writer Guests of Honor: John Farris, Neil Gaiman, R. L. Stine:Artist Guest of Honor: Alan M. Clark:Special Media Guest: Alice Cooper:Master of Ceremonies: Brian Lumley:Grand Master: Clive Barker

;World Horror 1994 - Phoenix, Arizona:Writer Guests of Honor: Charles L. Grant, Dan Simmons:Artist Guest of Honor: Gahan Wilson:Master of Ceremonies: Edward Bryant:Grand Master: Anne Rice

;World Horror 1993 - Stamford, Connecticut:Writer Guests of Honor: Peter Straub, Les Daniels:Artist Guest of Honor: Stephen Gervais:Special Media Guest: Paul Clemens:Master of Ceremonies: Stanley Wiater:Grand Master: Richard Matheson

;World Horror 1992 - Nashville, Tennessee:Writer Guest of Honor: Richard Matheson:Artist Guest of Honor: Harry O. Morris:Special Media Guest: Richard Christian Matheson:Master of Ceremonies: Brian Lumley:Grand Master: Stephen King

;World Horror 1991 - Nashville, Tennessee:Artist Guest of Honor: Jill Bauman:Masters of Ceremonies: David J. Schow, John Skipp, Craig Spector, Richard Christian Matheson:Grand Master: Robert Bloch

External links

* [ World Horror Convention]
* [ World Horror Society]

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