World Horror Con Announces Second GoH

American writer David Case has been selected as a guest of honor for World Horror Convention 2010.

Full press release appears after the jump.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]


World Horror Convention 2010 is proud to announce that our second Author Guest of Honour is veteran American writer DAVID CASE.

During the 1970s and early ’80s, many of his acclaimed stories were  reprinted in Herbert Van Thal’s legendary PAN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES. These were mostly drawn from the author’s acclaimed short story collections, THE CELL: THREE TALES OF HORROR, which included the classic psychological werewolf tale of the title, and FENGRIFFEN: A CHILLING TALE.

A more recent collection is BROTHERLY LOVE AND OTHER TALES OF FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE, while PS Publishing will be premiering a brand-new collection in honour of David’s appearance at World Horror Convention 2010.

The author of more than three hundred books under at least seventeen pseudonyms, ranging from exploitation to Westerns, David’s other books in the horror genre include the novels WOLF TRACKS and the 1981 Arkham House volume THE THIRD GRAVE. His zombie novella “Pelican Cay” (from DARK TERRORS 5) was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2001.

“Fengriffen” was filmed by Amicus in 1973 as -AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS!  with an all-star cast that included Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Ian Ogilvy, Stephanie Beacham and a memorable crawling hand. Another story, “The Hunter”, was adapted by Richard Matheson into the 1974 TV movie SCREAM OF THE WOLF, directed by Dan Curtis and starring Peter Graves and Clint Walker.

For more information about DAVID CASE – who joins TANITH LEE as part of our exciting line-up of Guests of Honour – please go to the convention website.

Other writers, artists, editors and publishers already registered as attending World Horror Convention 2010 include: Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, Centipede Press (USA), Peter Crowther, Ellen Datlow, Christopher Fowler, Garry Fry, John Jarrold, Jemma Press (Greece), Stephen Jones, Allen Koszowski, Tim Lebbon, Brian Lumley, L.H. Maynard & M.P.N. Sims, Gary McMahon, Farah Mendlesohn, Mortbury Press (UK), Mark Morris, Lisa Morton, Yvonne Navarro, NewCon Press (UK), Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, Weston Ochse, OXY Publishing (Greece), Sarah Pinborough, David Pirie, John L. Probert, PS Publishing (UK), Tony Richards, David A. Riley, Screaming Dreams (UK), Robert Shearman, Michael Marshall Smith, Snowbooks (UK), Alexandra Sokoloff, Tartarus Press (UK), Telos Publishing (UK), Stephen Volk, Conrad Williams, and F. Paul Wilson, amongst many others.

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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 < >, 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 . . .

MARCH 25-28, 2010.