The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced that it will webcast the Bram Stoker Awards™ presentation live today. The Banquet is being held in Salt Lake City and the event will begin live on the Internet at 9 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Savings Time). The ceremony will take about 1 ½ hours to complete.

The webcast will be presented at: Stoker Webcast

This year the Bram Stoker Awards celebrate 25 years as the leading writing Awards in the horror and dark fantasy genre. The Bram Stoker Awards Banquet is sponsored by Samhain Publishing.

Among the nominees are those for the Vampire Novel of the Century (a special Award to mark the centenary of the death of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula) – they include Richard Matheson for I Am Legend, Stephen King for ‘Salem’s Lot and Anne Rice for Interview with the Vampire. This Award is sponsored by Jeremy Wagner.

Lifetime Achievement Awards will also be conferred on iconic horror writers Joe R Lansdale and Rick Hautala, both of whom will be in attendance to accept the Award. And this year’s presenters include Robert McCammon (Swan Song), one of the HWA’s Special Guests.

Bram Stoker Awards for Poetry, Non-Fiction, Fiction Collection, Anthology, Screenplay, Short Fiction, Long Fiction, Young Adult Novel, Graphic Novel, First Novel and Novel will be presented. Among the nominees in these categories are Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Mike Mignola, Jonathan Maberry and Joe Hill. Episodes of The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and True Blood are nominated in the Screenplay category.

The HWA is the leading writer’s organization for horror and dark fantasy and has nearly 800 members worldwide.

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