Last week, I attended my first HWA Stoker Weekend. It was in Uniondale, Long Island. There were panels, workshops, fun surprises, merch for sale, and, of course, the presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards. Here are some photos:
I really enjoyed meeting all the horror writers whom I only knew through email/Facebook, and also being introduced to new people who really give a damn about horror and horror writing.
My favorite moment of the entire weekend was probably when Stephen King won the Stoker for best short story collection (for Full Dark, No Stars), and his son, the writer Joe Hill, came up to the podium to accept. Joe looked out into the audience and said: “My dad couldn’t make it here tonight, but he said to say. . . you’re all a pack of sick fucks.”
I liked that a lot.