2016 World Horror Convention  April 28 - May 1, 2016 in Provo, Utah


Welcome to the ZomBee State!

OLD Announcements:

Weather for WHC2016: 60's during the day, 30's at night with scattered showers.

Due to a death in the family, Paul F. Anderson will not be attending WHC.

Art Show, Vendors' Room and Tabletop Gaming Room are all open to the public!

At the door prices are available!

Separate Film Festival Tickets available at the door!

We still have room in the art show.  For local artists there will be a local artist area for non-juried artists to showcase up and coming work.

The dealers' room is full, but we are taking names in case one of our vendors drops out.

The deadline for getting your hotel at the convention rate is April 15!

A preliminary schedule is up and a call for panelists has gone out. We'll haev a more complete schedule by the end of March.

Membership rates go up April 1!

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Grand Master Award winner: academic scholar, educator, editor, poet, and writer, Dr. Michael R. Collings. .  Read his bio and learn more about this amazing man at http://whc2016.org/gma.html

Call for Panelists goes out this week!

Do you write or want to write True Crime?  If so, this is the place!  Check out our list of presentations on the programming page!

Due to circumstances beyond her control, Sarah Pinborough is unable to attend World Horror.  We wish her all the best and hope she'll be able to attend in the future.

GoH Keith Thompson will give a slide presentation on Movie Concept Art and what he has done for a number of Guillermo del Toro films.

Voting for the Grand Master Award ends on February 29th.  You must be a member of WHC 2016 to vote.

Check out our list of horror-themed tabletop games at WHC!

We are now accepting GMA nominations.  You must be a member to vote!

Don’t miss out!  Get your memberships today!

Information on the Art Show is up

We are pleased to announce that Brian Keene has agreed to be a guest at World Horror!

We’ve worked out a deal with SuperShuttle to give attendees a great rate.  Arrange your own transportation to the hotel with SuperShuttle, and we’ll group return trips back to the SLC Airport on Sunday and (if there are enough people) Monday to save even more!

Information on the Film Festival is up!

Have you ever wanted to go on a real ghost hunt?  Now’s your chance!  Tom Carr will be running several ghost hunts during World Horror 2016!  More information to come!  (Additional fee.)

Tracy Hickman, international bestselling author and game designer, will be at WHC2016 to talk about board game design, game mastery,  and character development.

He is the creator of the original “Ravenloft” module for "Dungeons and Dragons", the "XDM: Xtreme Dungeon Mastery" gaming system, and "Sojourner Tales," the Storytelling board game.

Larry Correia, bestselling author of the “Monster Hunter” books, will be at World Horror 2016.  He’ll do a presentation on proper gun use in fiction.  He will also be on panels, including writing action scenes.

We’ve updated our programming!  Check out our list of panel ideas, presentations, and workshops under “Programming.”

Finding an agent just got easier!

World Horror 2016 has TWO agents eager to meet with aspiring and established writers. 

Bree Ogden of the Red Sofa Literary Agency and Michelle Witte of Mansion Street Literary Management will both be taking pitches and participating on panels. Find out more under PITCHES!

Visit our table at the 2015 Salt Lake Comic Con!

Details on David Farland’s Writing Workshop are now under Workshops, along with a button to pay to register for the workshop. 

Click the link above for “Workshops.”

Utah's hottest club is less than two blocks from World Horror 2016 in Provo, UT. The Madison is a 4 level club with two stages and a bistro restaurant. The Madison's main floor has hip hop DJ's with a huge dance floor, bar and stage Friday's and Saturday nights with the third floor "cowboys" country bar with live music and a mechanical bull. The Madison boasts the largest variety of beer in the state. You have to check out their wall of beer!

WHC2016 is pleased to announce that Darren Shan, bestselling author of children's and young adult horror, will join our list of guests at World Horror 2016!

WHC2016 is pleased to announce that David Farland has agreed to do a writing workshop at WHC!

Mr. Farland is a New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author.  He is editor of the Writers of the Future anthology and a former writing instructor.  He does a number of workshops both online and live.  Follow his Daily Kick in the Pants newsletter at http://www.mystorydoctor.com.

Going to World Horror in Atlanta?  Stop by the WHC2016 table and say hi!

NaPoWriMo is here!  If you write poetry, you should participate in the National Poetry Writing Month.  Everyone everywhere is invited to join in!

Membership for World Horror 2016 is $135 USD/person.

Do you love poetry?  We have THREE amazing poets: Michael R. Collings, Linda Addison, and Michael Arnzen!

WHC2016 just keeps getting better!  We’ve added another special guest!  Teacher, writer and poet Dr. Michael Arnzen!

WHC2016 is pleased to announce that author and editor Kevin J. Anderson will be our Toastmaster.  He has written and edited numerous books in multiple genres.

Film Festival Returns!
Mario DeAngelis, who runs the Salty Horror International Film Festival, will be running a film festival at World Horror 2016!

World Horror 2016 is pleased to announce two more guests:

Artist Keith Thompson

Author Dan Wells

WHC2016 is stepping things up!

Better hotel with more meeting space. More restaurants and bars close to the venue

More affordable pricing on hotel, food and amenities,

A retro-chic downtown

Only a little further South from our old location! 

Several interesting sites to visit while you’re here

We’re also setpping up programming to add more “true crime” presentations

Historic Downtown Provo is a step up for Utah WHC!