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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Library Workers Join Me at Stoker Con

This is a cross post with RA for All Horror.


In April 2017, I will be the first ever librarian Special Guest of Honor at the Horror Writer’s Association’s annual conference, StokerCon. The HWA has been actively pursuing the library world for many years now. They have been attending ALA Annual and last year entered into a partnership with United For Libraries to do even more presentations for library workers.

Without question, they understand the important role we play in matching books with readers.

This year, StokerCon is having an entire day of programming just for Library people! I am including the press release below with details. I know it is not until April, but you should look at your calendars  now and make your plans to join me.

Show this post to your supervisors. I will be there so I guarantee you will learn something about helping your horror readers.  The focus is going to be on helping Children and Teens find horror and promoting diverse titles for all ages.

I really hope some of you  will join me. We want to show the horror authors that we know our stuff. The more of us that come, the better off our entire profession looks. Plus, knowing I will be there means you will have a built in conference buddy. I promise to make you all feel welcome. I am flying solo for the conference, so if you are going and work at a library, contact me. I will be there to assist all of you.

See the details below with the link to register.

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For immediate release:
The Horror Writers Association is proud to announce Librarians’ Day at StokerCon. 

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Queen Mary in Long Beach will play host to librarians looking to increase their knowledge of the horror genre and how to incorporate it into collections and programs. The day will begin with a keynote address from HWA President, Lisa Morton, librarian, blogger, and Guest of Honor, Becky Spratford, YA author and Master of Ceremonies for StokerCon 2017, Nancy Holder, and Game of Thrones author and StokerCon 2017 Guest of Honor, George R.R. Martin. A day of panels follows with topics including Tales from the Crib: Horror for Young Readers and Young Adults, A Birthday for Frankenstein!, and Building Diverse Horror Collections. 

Lunch at the Chelsea Chowder House & Bar is included with the cost of registration. There is even some time for librarians to visit the exhibit floor. The day ends with an author signing that includes panelists from throughout the day. Books will be sold on site through Mysterious Galaxy. 

Librarian’s Day runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The cost of registration is $60.



Visit the StokerCon 2017 website for updates on panelists and to purchase your ticket to one of the most unique professional development opportunities for librarians.

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