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Bram Stoker Awards & 25th Annual World Horror Convention Souvenir Book

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An anthology souvenir book featuring fiction, essays, and interviews by and about the guests of honor, and featuring content by members of the Horror Writers Association, from the Bram Stoker Awards & 25th Annual World Horror Convention held 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

Grand Master William F. Nolan
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Jack Ketchum
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Tanith Lee
Guest of Honor: John Farris
Guest of Honor: Lisa Tuttle
Guest of Honor: Kami Garcia
Guest of Honor: Christopher Golden
Guest of Honor: Charlaine Harris
Guest of Honor: Tom Piccirilli
Artist Guest of Honor: Bob Eggleton
Editor Guest of Honor: Chris Ryall
Toastmaster: Jonathan Maberry
Bram Stoker Awards Emcee: Jeff Strand
Special Presentation by Dacre Stoker

400 pages, Paperback

First published May 1, 2015

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Eric J. Guignard

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ERIC J. GUIGNARD is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles, where he also runs the small press, Dark Moon Books. He’s twice won the Bram Stoker Award (the highest literary award of horror fiction), won the Shirley Jackson Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and International Thriller Writers Award for his works of dark and speculative fiction.

He has over one hundred stories and non-fiction author credits appearing in publications around the world. As editor, Eric’s published multiple fiction anthologies, including his most recent, Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror , and A World of Horror , a showcase of international horror short fiction.

He currently publishes the acclaimed series of author primers created to champion modern masters of the dark and macabre, Exploring Dark Short Fiction ( Vol. I: Steve Rasnic Tem ; Vol. II: Kaaron Warren ; Vol. III: Nisi Shawl ; Vol. IV: Jeffrey Ford ; Vol. V: Han Song ; Vol. VI: Ramsey Campbell).

He is also publisher and acquisitions editor for the renowned +Horror Library+ anthology series. Additionally he curates the series, The Horror Writers Association Presents: Haunted Library of Horror Classics through SourceBooks with co-editor Leslie S. Klinger.

His latest books are Last Case at a Baggage Auction ; Doorways to the Deadeye ; and short story collection That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance).

Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric’s a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, dogs, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.

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May 22, 2015
Best souvenir book I've ever seen. Over 400 pages of content, given free to attendees of the convention.
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September 1, 2018
I had a couple of these hanging out on a bookshelf from the convention for a number of years, so I decided I should probably actually give it a read. I really like the idea of turning a souvenir book / program book into an anthology. I’ve been purging souvenir / program books that have no added value or content over a list of pictures and bios. I need to have a reason to dedicate space to them. This will probably have one saved, with the other copy sent to the farm.

I stopped to consider the essays and interviews that caught my interest, but spent most of my time with the short fiction. “An Evening with Al Gore” is probably one of the only things I’ve read by Charlaine Harris, and I can really see her appeal. While the story doesn’t rise above a revenge fantasy, it’s got a nice zippy style that drives home why the Sookie Stackhouse stuff really took off. “The Hiss of Escaping Air” by Christopher Golden was a delightfully grim little revenge fantasy that goes awry. Tom Piccirilli has a distinctive style with the selection of flash included here (covens and Lucifer and the like). I’m tempted to see if some of his slightly longer works develop some more depth, as he wanders in directions that are interesting.

“Clockatrice” by Tanith Lee was a fascinating exploration of medieval myth and modern relationships. I particularly liked how the introduction of the myth at the beginning had a florid, poetic style; once that was complete we comfortably settle into modern prose. As to the plot, I’m not sure the end was as developed as I’d like, or the revenge as deserved.
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