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StokerCon®️2023 Announces Keynote Speaker and Bram Stoker Awards®️ Emcee


StokerCon®2023 is pleased to announce Lisa Morton – multiple Bram Stoker Award® winner – as our Keynote Speaker.

(photo credit Seth Ryan)


Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and prose writer whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, the author of four novels and over 150 short stories, a former President of the Horror Writers Association, and a world-class Halloween and paranormal expert. Her recent releases include the Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances; forthcoming in October 2023 from Applause Books is The Art of the Zombie Movie. Lisa lives in Los Angeles and online at www.lisamorton.com .

StokerCon®2023 is pleased to announce Kevin J. Wetmore as the Emcee for the Bram Stoker Awards®.

Kevin Wetmore is a four-time Bram Stoker Award nominee and recipient of the 2022 HWA Silver Hammer Award. An actor, director, stage combat choreographer, and writer, Kevin has played in everything from Shakespearean tragedy to lo-budget zombie films only seen late at night on the SyFy channel.  He is a professor at Loyola Marymount University where he is the writer/director of the annual “Haunting of Hannon” Halloween haunt. He is the author of Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema, Eaters of the Dead, Devil’s Advocates: The Conjuring, and Back from the Dead: Reading Remakes of Romero’s Zombie Films as Markers of their Time, among others (I mean, he has edited, co-edited and written another two dozen books on a variety of subjects, but doesn’t want to be seen as bragging about it or anything). He has also written a buncha short stories, perhaps the best known of which are his mashups of Lovecraft and Judy Blume, “Tales of a Fourth Grade Shoggoth” and “Are You There, Azathoth? It’s Me, Margaret” as well as dozens of others for a variety of magazines and anthologies.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children, all of which has earned him the privilege of writing short autobiographies in the third person.


We hope you can join us June 15 – 18, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Registration is still open, and includes virtual tickets and day passes.


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