Ends on January 31, 2017

Submissions accepted through Jan. 30th 2017. Applicants will be notified Feb. 15th 2017.

The Convention will be held at the legendary (and haunted) Queen Mary in Long Beach CA, April 27th through 30th, 2017. Please visit our website for information about guests of honor, activities, the hotel, registration and more. http://stokercon2017.horror.org/ 

Selected participants will need to register for the convention. We do not offer stipends for membership, travel, or lodging. 

We are looking for a broad range of voices and experiences to highlight. All programming should relate directly to the horror genre. 

Event Categories:

  • Panel Discussions - up to 5 panelists and 1 moderator on a focused topic related to horror or dark fiction.
  • Presentations - A professional in the field providing a presentation on some aspect of writing horror and dark fiction (writing, reading, filmmaking, editing, pitching, etc).
  • Demonstrations - An expert(s) in the field demonstrating a skill pertinent to the writing of horror or dark fiction. (Example: ghost hunting, religious practices, weapon handling, period costumes etc.)  
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