The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced that the 20th Annual Presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards for excellence in horror and fantasy fiction will be presented in conjunction with the World Horror Convention 2007 (WHC) in Toronto, Canada. The World Horror Convention will run from March 29 to April 1, 2007, and the Bram Stoker Awards ceremony will take place on the evening Saturday, March 31.
Nominees for the 2007 HWA Bram Stoker Awards will be announced early in the new year. The Horror Writers Association also bestows a yearly Lifetime Achievement Award in acknowledgment of superior achievement over a career.
Previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Stephen King and Anne Rice. Most recent Lifeteime Achievement Award winner Peter Straub attended the 2006 Awards presentation in New York City, and is set to be one of the many horror celebrities also attending the 2007 event.
The Bram Stoker Awards presentation is expected to be one of the highlights of the convention, and will include past Stoker Award winners as award presenters. Tickets for the Awards Banquet are limited to just 240 places and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They will be available to both HWA members and anyone with a registered membership for World Horror Convention 2007. Any HWA member who only wants to attend the Banquet can do so, although they will not be allowed into any other convention events without a full membership. Information about how tickets may be purchased will soon be appearing on both the HWA website and WHC website