Friday, May 1, 2009

James Herbert to Headline the WHC 2010

I’m so damned glad I registered as I just got this press release -World Horror Convention 2010 is proud and delighted to announce that our very Special Guest of Honour is Britain's most influential and successful horror writer of all time -- JAMES HERBERT

James Herbert created the modern mass-market horror genre with thepublication of his first ground-breaking novel, THE RATS, in 1974 (for the record, Stephen King's CARRIE was published a few months later). Since then he has reigned as Britain's undisputed #1 author of chiller fiction, with more than 20 novels to his credit -- which have sold more than fifty million copies world-wide. His books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages, including Russian and Chinese. THE RATS has never been out of print, and Jim's list of best-selling titles includes THE FOG, THE SURVIVOR, FLUKE, THE SPEAR, LAIR, THE DARK, THEJONAH, SHRINE, DOMAIN, MOON, THE MAGIC COTTAGE, SEPULCHRE, HAUNTED, CREED, PORTENT, THE GHOSTS OF SLEATH, '48, OTHERS, ONCE, NOBODY TRUE and THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL.

THE RATS (aka DEADLY EYES), THE SURVIVOR, FLUKE and HAUNTED have all been made into movies, the latter starring Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale and Sir John Gielgud. In his 1992 Introduction to the bio-bibliography JAMES HERBERT: BY HORROR HAUNTED, Stephen King wondered "with real excitement" what James Herbert might be up to in the year 2010. Well, now we know -- he'll be at World Horror Convention in Brighton!
ALSO . . . registered members of the convention can now vote for the World Horror Convention's prestigious GRAND MASTER AWARD, which will presented at a sit-down Banquet on the Saturday evening. An electronic voting form is available on the convention website and will also be included in the forthcoming printed Progress Reports. A list of past recipients -- who have included Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, Anne Rice, Ray Bradbury, CliveBarker, Peter Straub, Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell . . . and for 2009 Tanith Lee!!! -- is displayed on the same page.

For more information about JAMES HERBERT, who joins Author Guests of Honour TANITH LEE and DAVID CASE, Artist Guests of Honour LES EDWARDS and DAVEC ARSON, Editor Guest of Honour HUGH LAMB and Mistress of Ceremonies JO FLETCHER as part of our exciting line-up of Guests of Honour, please go to the convention website. Other writers, artists, agents, editors and publishers already registered as attending World Horror Convention 2010 include: ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS (UK), Randy Broecker, Edward W. Bryant Jr., Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, CENTIPEDE PRESS (USA), Basil Copper, Peter Crowther, Ellen Datlow, Christopher Fowler, Gary Fry, GRAY FRIAR PRESS (UK), Simon R. Green, John Jarrold, JEMMA PRESS (Greece), Stephen Jones, Paul Kane, Allen Koszowski,T im Lebbon, Samantha Lee, Brian Lumley, Dorothy Lumley, L.H. Maynard & M.P.N. Sims, Gary McMahon, Farah Mendlesohn, MORTBURY PRESS (UK), Mark Morris, Lisa Morton, Yvonne Navarro, Adam L.G. Nevill, NEWCON PRESS (UK), Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, Weston Ochse, Sarah Pinborough, David Pirie, John L. Probert, PS PUBLISHING (UK), REBEL E PUBLISHERS (South Africa), Tony Richards, David A. Riley, Mark Samuels, SCREAMING DREAMS (UK), RobertShearman, Michael Marshall Smith, SNOWBOOKS (UK), Alexandra Sokoloff, DavidA. Sutton, TARTARUS PRESS (UK), TELOS PUBLISHING (UK), Lisa Tuttle, Stephen Volk, Conrad Williams, and F. Paul Wilson, amongst many others.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, The World Horror Convention will be held over March 25-28, 2010, in the historic Regency seaside city of Brighton, on the picturesque south coast of England.
This is the first time that theevent will have been held off the North American continent. The theme is "BRIGHTON SHOCK! -- A CELEBRATION OF THE EUROPEAN HORROR TRADITION FROM VICTORIAN TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY"



  1. I read HAUNTED a few moths back and really enjoyed it.

  2. i have all your books .magic cottage the best. they r all great really. but need anew story to READ! ALL SO MY NAME IS P HERBERT MY GRANDAD WAS FRED. I THINK YOU R GREAT BOOK WRITER