Amber BensonThe Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced Amber Benson as Media Guest of Honor for the Bram Stoker Awards™ Weekend 2013, to be held in New Orleans from 13-16 June 2013.

Amber Benson is multi-talented – she is a writer, director and actor. She currently writes the Calliope Reaper-Jones series for Ace/Roc and her middle grade book Among The Ghosts came out in paperback this past fall from Simon and Schuster. She co-directed the Slamdance feature Drones and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts Of Albion. Her acting work includes the Steven Soderbergh film King Of The Hill and the indie feature Race You To The Bottom, for which she won the Best Actress Award at Outfest. Famously, she spent three years as Tara Maclay on the television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

HWA President Rocky Wood said, “Of course, Amber is well known from her time on Buffy but we are pleased to have her as our Media Guest as she is also a director and a writer rapidly gaining a strong reputation. All this, plus she is a vocalist and has been involved in producing graphic comics! We are pleased she has agreed to share her diverse background and discuss her current projects with the Convention and I know attendees will be looking forward to her Guest of Honor presentation.”

Amber joins Ramsey Campbell, John Joseph Adams, Jeff Strand, Caitlin R Kiernan, Jonathan Maberry, Bruce Boston and Glenn Chadbourne in a stellar lineup of author, editor, poet, media and artist Guests.

The Bram Stoker Awards Weekend incorporating the World Horror Convention 2013 will be held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Horror Writers Association, the peak group for horror writers, is also hosting World Horror Convention as part of their regular Weekend. The HWA is a worldwide organization promoting dark literature and its creators. Started in 1985, it has over 850 members writing professionally in fiction, nonfiction, videogames, film, poetry, comics, and other media.

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