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JOE HILL ADDED AS AUTHOR GUEST OF HONOR FOR WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2011
Austin â€“ August 14: The World Horror Convention 2011 is proud to announce the addition of Award Winning and Bestselling author Joe Hill to the lineup of special author guests. The international conference of horrorâ€™s premier talents and their fans will take place in Austin, Texas from April 28th through May 1st, 2011.
â€œOur goal with this convention is to highlight the brightest new stars of dark fiction, the writers and artists who are helping the genre grow,â€ said convention chair Nate Southard.Â â€œJoe Hillâ€™s name is at the top of that list.â€
Hill burst onto the literary scene with his first book, the limited edition collection 20th Century Ghosts, which showcased fourteen of his short stories and won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, in addition to the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story for “Best New Horror.â€ William Morrow/HarperCollins published Hillâ€™s first novel, Heart-Shaped Box, in 2007. The novel went on to reach number 8 on the New York Times bestseller list and garnered high critical praise. Hill is also the author of Locke & Key, a successful graphic novel series published by IDW Publishing.Â His next novel, Horns, is due February 2010 from William Morrow.
Hill joins award-winning authors Sarah Langan, Joe R. Lansdale, and Brian Keene on the WHC 2011 guest list. Additional Guests of Honor will be announced in the months to come. A website featuring convention and hotel information, registration, and more is live at www.whc2011.org.
The World Horror Convention is an annual gathering of professionals in the horror industry: publishers, authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, dealers and, of course, horror fans. WHC serves as both an industry insider’s networking event and a chance for fans of the genre to get together, meet some of the creative talents in the field, and generally spend a weekend celebrating All Things Scary.