Stanley Hotel: A StokerCon Pre-Party

An Evening of Spirited Giving at the Stanley Hotel: A StokerCon Pre-Party

The Stanley Hotel is proud to partner with TheNecronomi.Com and The Horror Writers Association to host the official StokerCon pre-party on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, and will feature a lineup of acclaimed horror writers in an intimate setting, featuring author readings and Q&A sessions about the genre. The NoSleep Podcast will perform a one-hour live performance of their award-winning horror fiction podcast. All ticket proceeds will go to the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department in an effort to repay our firefighters for all their hard work in saving the iconic hotel from the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires that nearly burned down the hotel and the town in 2021. We will have a welcoming cocktail party before the guest speakers.

This event is 18+

Tickets are $25 and all proceeds to benefit the fire department.

Room packages are also available

TheNecronomi.Com is a weekly podcast analyzing horror films and how the genre reflects societal concerns at the time of filming and today. James Sabata and Donald R. Guillory post new episodes every Monday with a wide variety of guests throughout the horror community and fans of the horror genre. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is a worldwide non-profit organization of professional writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting the interests of Horror and Dark Fantasy writers. The HWA sponsors the annual Bram Stoker Awards for superior achievement in Horror and Dark Fantasy. The 2022 Bram Stoker Awards will take place during StokerCon, which runs May 12-15 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado



Stephen Graham Jones is the NYT bestselling author of nearly thirty novels and collections, and there are some novellas and comic books in there as well. Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the LA Times Ray Bradbury Prize, the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, WLA’s Distinguished Achievement Award, ALA’s RUSA Award, and Alex Award, three Bram Stoker Awards, two Shirley Jackson Awards, five This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and the British Fantasy Award. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels and is the guy who wrote Mongrels, The Only Good Indians, and My Heart is a Chainsaw. Stephen lives in Boulder, Colorado.


Hailey Piper is the author of The Worm and His Kings, Queen of Teeth, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow, and Benny Rose the Cannibal King. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, with over seventy short stories appearing in Vastarien, Pseudopod, Daily Science Fiction, Cast of Wonders, Dark Matter Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, and other publications. She lives with her wife in Maryland, where their paranormal research is classified. Find Hailey at or on Twitter via @HaileyPiperSays


GABINO IGLESIAS is a writer, journalist, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. He is the author of ZERO SAINTS and COYOTE SONGS and the editor of BOTH SIDES and HALLDARK HOLIDAYS. His work has been nominated twice to the Bram Stoker Award as well as the Locus Award and won the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel in 2019. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, and LitReactor. His reviews appear regularly in places like NPR, Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Criminal Element, Mystery Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues. He's been a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards twice and has judged the PANK Big Book Contest, the Splatterpunk Awards, the Newfound Prose Prize, and the 2021 FIU Student Literary Awards, among others. He has offered keynotes at various institutions and events, including the Lighthouse Book Project, ARRTCon, the inaugural POP_UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, and the Revolve Creative Conference. In 2021, he received the Horror Writers Association's Diversity Grant. Iglesias has worked as a mentor with the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute and the Periplus Collective. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the Mystery Writers of America, and the National Book Critics Circle. He teaches creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University's online MFA program. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.


Gemma Amor is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated author, voice actor, and illustrator based in Bristol in the UK. Her debut short story collection Cruel Works of Nature came out in 2018. Other books include Dear Laura, White Pines, Girl on Fire, These Wounds We Make, and Six Rooms. She is the co-creator of horror-comedy podcast Calling Darkness, starring Kate Siegel, and her stories feature many times on popular horror anthology shows The NoSleep Podcast, Shadows at the Door, Creepy and the Grey Rooms. She also appears in a number of print anthologies and has made numerous podcast appearances to date. Her first traditionally published novel Full Immersion is due out from Angry Robot books in September 2022. Gemma also illustrates book covers and her own works and narrated her first audiobook, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow by Hailey Piper in 2020, with plans to record more.


Laurel Hightower grew up in Kentucky, attending college in California and Tennessee before returning home to horse country, where she lives with her husband, son, and a rescue pit bull. She works as a paralegal in a mid-size firm, wrangling litigators by day and writing at night. A bourbon and beer girl, she's a fan of horror movies and true-life ghost stories. She is the author of Whispers in the Dark and Crossroads, co-edited the charity anthology We Are Wolves, and her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies.

*In order to attend this event all members of your party must be either vaccinated (and provide proof of vaccination) or have printed proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event time.

If these guidelines are not followed and you are unable to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test at the event, you will not be able to attend the event and will not receive a refund for your purchase. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AND HOTEL HERE:

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