Lisa Morton and John Little have announced that the first guest for the 2009 Stoker Weekend is author, John Farris. Farris is the author of The Fury and about 40 other books, many of them classics. He’s also an accomplished screenwriter and is a prior winner of the HWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

They also announced that Jeff Strand has agreed to repeat as Master of Ceremonies for the Stoker Banquet. Strand did a wonderful job this past year and set a very high standard for him to live up to.

As time goes on, other guests will continue to be announced. It’s still too early for you to register for the weekend. It’s taking place June 12-14 in Burbank. For those eager to get their plans in place, the hotel will be the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505-1019. (818) 843-6000

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