World Horror Rates Spike

Vincent Price has been replaced temporarily by membership price as the scariest part of being a horror fan. Yes, WHC rates are going up at the end of the month.

See the press release after the jump.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]


Our “Early Registration” offer expires at the end of January. From February 1st, 2009 the Attending Membership fee rises to the next level of 60.00 UK pounds. Given the current weakness of British currency, this is still an incredible deal for overseas attendees (converting to approximately $84.00 US or 108 euros), who can easily pay via PayPal through the convention website. The cost of attending will continue to rise incrementally during the run-up to the convention — so the sooner you join the cheaper it is!

A regularly updated list of Attending Members is available on the website and, starting in February, we will begin announcing our exemplary line-up of Guests of Honour.

We will also be posting hotel booking information in the coming weeks, along with details of how members can register for potential Reading slots. News is frequently updated via the website and our exclusive RSS feed.

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!

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Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, The World Horror Convention will be held over March 25-28, 2010, in the historic Victorian 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 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.

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