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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Email from Stephen Jones:-

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2010 ANNOUNCES HOTEL BOOKING INFORMATION


The World Horror Convention 2010 is being hosted in the historic seaside city of Brighton, East Sussex, on the picturesque south coast of England. A popular year-round destination for holidaymakers and sightseers from all over the world, we have negotiated exclusive rates with three local hotels that we believe offer remarkable value for money and should appeal to all types of budgets:

ROYAL ALBION HOTEL
The main convention hotel is the Royal Albion Hotel, opposite Brighton's iconic Palace Pier on the seafront. A private home from the mid-1700s until the early 19th century, the elegant four-storey exterior underwent major renovation in 2009.

RAMADA BRIGHTON
For those who want modern sophistication, and don't mind a fifteen-minute walk along the seafront (or a few minutes' cab ride) to the convention, there is the Ramada Brighton, which offers a blend of 19th century elegance and modern décor.

ROYAL YORK HOTEL
Located right next door to the Royal Albion Hotel, with only a couple of minutes' walk between them, the Royal York Hotel is a Grade II* listed Georgian building that boasts lavish, yet classic décor inspired by the area's Regency heritage.

Detailed information about all these hotels is now available on our website ( www.whc2010.org ) along with electronic and printable reservation forms.
Rooms are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come basis. Hotel rates quoted are per room (up to two persons occupancy) and include Full English breakfast and all taxes.

PLEASE NOTE: These rates are ONLY available for registered members of the convention. If you are not a member of the convention yet, or attempt to book the hotels directly, you will NOT receive our special discounts.
Convention attendees are responsible for settling their own account with the hotel of their choice. You can reserve your booking by credit card or cheque, and pay by cash in full or register your credit card upon arrival.

For those who want more sophisticated accommodation or are attending on a limited budget, there are plenty of alternatives in the immediate surroundings, ranging from luxury boutique hotels to simple Bed & Breakfast services. You can find out more information by going online at www.visitbrighton.com/site/accommodation If you have any questions, or need help with your booking, please contact: hotels@whc2010.org

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WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2010 welcomes Author Guests of Honour TANITH LEE and DAVID CASE, Artist Guests of Honour LES EDWARDS and DAVE CARSON, Editor Guest of Honour HUGH LAMB, and Mistress of Ceremonies JO FLETCHER.

Other writers, artists, agents, editors and publishers already registered as attending World Horror Convention 2010 include: Edward W. Bryant Jr., Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, CENTIPEDE PRESS (USA), Basil Copper, Peter Crowther, Ellen Datlow, Christopher Fowler, Gary Fry, GRAY FRIAR PRESS (UK), Simon R. Green, John Jarrold, JEMMA PRESS (Greece), Stephen Jones, Paul Kane, Allen Koszowski, Tim Lebbon, Brian Lumley, Dorothy Lumley, L.H. Maynard & M.P.N. Sims, Gary McMahon, Farah Mendlesohn, MORTBURY PRESS (UK), Mark Morris, Lisa Morton, Yvonne Navarro, Adam L.G. Nevill, NEWCON PRESS (UK), Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, Weston Ochse, OXY PUBLISHING (Greece), Sarah Pinborough, David Pirie, John L. Probert, PS PUBLISHING (UK), REBEL E PUBLISHERS (South Africa), Tony Richards, David A. Riley, Mark Samuels,
SCREAMING DREAMS (UK), Robert Shearman, Michael Marshall Smith, SNOWBOOKS (UK), Alexandra Sokoloff, David A. Sutton, TARTARUS PRESS (UK), TELOS PUBLISHING (UK), Lisa Tuttle, Stephen Volk, Conrad Williams, and F. Paul Wilson, amongst many others.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, The World Horror Convention will be held over March 25-28, 2010, in the historic Regency seaside city of Brighton, on the picturesque south coast of England. This is the first time that the event will have been held off the North American continent.

The theme is "BRIGHTON SHOCK! - A CELEBRATION OF THE EUROPEAN HORROR TRADITION FROM VICTORIAN TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY", and the convention will host numerous panels, talks, presentations, readings, workshops and displays devoted to horror, macabre, mystery and thriller fiction and art in all its varied and fearsome forms.

The venue will be the historic Royal Albion Hotel, which dates back more than 180 years and is situated directly opposite Brighton's iconic Palace Pier and a stone's throw from the beach. There are plenty of alternative hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in the immediate surroundings, catering for all budgets, and Brighton is filled with restaurants, wine bars and clubs.
Antiquarian shopping precinct The Lanes, the Sea Life Centre and the world-famous Royal Pavilion are also within easy walking distance.

Brighton has direct transport links from Gatwick International Airport and the centre of London, and is easily accessible for overseas visitors, especially those from mainland Europe. And if you want to extend your stay, then Britain's annual National Science Fiction Convention, Odyssey 2010, is being organised near to Heathrow airport the following weekend. Come for World Horror and stay for Eastercon!

The World Horror Convention's prestigious Grand Master Award will also be presented at a sit-down Banquet during the weekend. Past recipients have included Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, Anne Rice, Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Brian Lumley and Ramsey Campbell.

All information about the convention, hotel and location is available on our website ( www.whc2010.org ), including an easy to use PayPal Registration Form (which will automatically convert your payment at the current exchange rate). Or you can print off the form and send it with a cheque (sterling only) to: World Horror Convention, PO Box 64317, London NW6 9LL, England.

With numerous writers, artists, editors, publishers and booksellers
expected to attend from all over the world, this is the one event that the dedicated horror fan, professional, collector or dealer cannot afford to miss!

Wish you were here? Well, now you can be . . .

WORLD HORROR CONVENTION.
MARCH 25-28, 2010.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND.
www.whc2010.org

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And another email, this time about the Special Guest of Honour:-

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2010 ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR


World Horror Convention 2010 is proud and delighted to announce that our very Special Guest of Honour is Britain's most influential and successful horror writer of all time -- JAMES HERBERT.

James Herbert created the modern mass-market horror genre with the publication of his first ground-breaking novel, THE RATS, in 1974 (for the record, Stephen King's CARRIE was published a few months later). Since then he has reigned as Britain's undisputed #1 author of chiller fiction, with more than 20 novels to his credit -- which have sold more than fifty million copies world-wide. His books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages, including Russian and Chinese.

THE RATS has never been out of print, and Jim's list of best-selling titles includes THE FOG, THE SURVIVOR, FLUKE, THE SPEAR, LAIR, THE DARK, THE JONAH, SHRINE, DOMAIN, MOON, THE MAGIC COTTAGE, SEPULCHRE, HAUNTED, CREED, PORTENT, THE GHOSTS OF SLEATH, '48, OTHERS, ONCE, NOBODY TRUE and THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL.

THE RATS (aka DEADLY EYES), THE SURVIVOR, FLUKE and HAUNTED have all been made into movies, the latter starring Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale and Sir John Gielgud.

In his 1992 Introduction to the bio-bibliography JAMES HERBERT: BY HORROR HAUNTED, Stephen King wondered "with real excitement" what James Herbert might be up to in the year 2010. Well, now we know -- he'll be at World Horror Convention in Brighton!

ALSO . . . registered members of the convention can now vote for the World Horror Convention's prestigious GRAND MASTER AWARD, which will presented at a sit-down Banquet on the Saturday evening. An electronic voting form is available on the convention website and will also be included in the forthcoming printed Progress Reports. A list of past recipients -- who have
included Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, Anne Rice, Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell . . . and for 2009 Tanith Lee!!! -- is displayed on the same page.

For more information about JAMES HERBERT, who joins Author Guests of Honour TANITH LEE and DAVID CASE, Artist Guests of Honour LES EDWARDS and DAVE CARSON, Editor Guest of Honour HUGH LAMB and Mistress of Ceremonies JO FLETCHER as part of our exciting line-up of Guests of Honour, please go to the convention website.

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More information in over the wire:-

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2010 ANNOUNCES SPECIAL MEDIA GUEST
World Horror Convention 2010 is delighted to announce that our very Special Media Guest is Hammer Film’s "Queen of Horror" – actress and author INGRID PITT.

The Polish-born actress’ roles in THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (1970), COUNTESS DRACULA (1970), THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1970), THE WICKER MAN (1973), Clive Barker’s UNDERWORLD (aka TRANSMUTATIONS, 1985), MINOTAUR (2006) and the ‘Vampirology’ episode on the URBAN GOTHIC TV series have established her as an icon in the horror film genre. Her latest credit is a new version of Edgar Allan Poe’s THE TELL-TALE HEART (2009).

She has also written THE INGRID PITT BEDSIDE COMPANION FOR VAMPIRE LOVERS, THE INGRID PITT BEDSIDE COMPANION FOR GHOSTHUNTERS and THE INGRID PITT BOOK OF MURDER, TORTURE AND DEPRAVITY. Additionally, she contributed an Introduction and an original story to THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES BY WOMEN, and her autobiography, LIFE’S A SCREAM, was published by Heinemann in 1999.

At World Horror Convention 2010, Ingrid Pitt will be selling signed copies of her books, photos, DVDs and other memorabilia. There will also be a fee for her to sign items brought into the event. Howe ver, she will not charge to sign copies of the convention’s hardcover souvenir book and THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES BY WOMEN. Please do not embarrass her (or yourself) by asking her to sign any other items for free.

For your copy of the Pitt of Horror catalogue or information about The Ingrid Pitt Fan Club, please send your address and a large s.a.e. (or three International Reply Coupons from overseas) to: Pitt of Horror, PO Box 403, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6FW, England, or visit the web site at www.pittofhorror.com

I'm rather pleased this didn't crop up when I had her for 20 Questions :D

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More information:-

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2010 ANNOUNCES THREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

World Horror Convention 2010 is excited to announce that we will be holding three different Creative Writing Workshops over the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, to be tutored by MORT CASTLE, NANCY KILPATRICK and JO FLETCHER.

Mort Castle has been a writer for over four decades, and a writing teacher for almost as many years. He developed and edited Writing Horror for the HWA in 1997 and the expanded and revised edition, On Writing Horror, published in 2006 by Writer’s Digest. Mort will be holding two separate four-hour courses on Creative Writing.

Nancy Kilpatrick is the author of the four-book vampire series “Power of the Blood” and several other volumes featuring the Undead. She has taught various writing and editing fiction courses for twenty-two years through George Brown College in Toronto. Nancy will be teaching a four-hour course on Writing Vampire Fiction.

Our Mistress of Ceremonies, Jo Fletcher, has worked as an editor of fantasy, SF and horror at such major UK publishers as Headline, Mandarin and Penguin Books. She is currently Associate Publisher of Gollancz, Orion’s award-winning fantasy and science fiction imprint. Jo will be running a two-hour course on Publishing and Editing.

All the Workshops will be held in two parts over the Friday and=2 0the Saturday, and places are strictly limited for individual seminars on a first-come, first-served basis. Information about fees, times and further details are available on our website (www.whc2010.org) along with advance registration through PayPal.

Whether or not you want to attend the Workshops, you can still have any of the three tutors critique your manuscript for a small fee. Again, all the details can be found on their individual pages on the website.

Please note: You must be a current member of World Horror Convention 2010 to participate in Workshop events and, due to their nature, if you cancel or fail to attend any of the seminars, you will not receive a refund.

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Well I'm a member now and we hope to have BS in the dealer's room.
Who else has joined up?


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I'll be there Roy.

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Me, too.
There are several familiar names on the membership list...
http://www.whc2010.org/membership01.html

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Couple of posts on my blog...
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Last day of WHC...
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