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June 11, 2018

“The Art of Darkness”

Most of what a StokerCon™ offers its attendees focuses on professional education and development. Panels and workshops. Guest lecturers to help both new and experienced writers advance their craft. Pitch sessions that give you the opportunity to put your work in front of key agents and publishers. By the end of the day, absorbing that…

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May 10, 2018

One Year and Counting

One year from today, the Horror Writers Association will convene in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, where members and non-members alike will revel in a weekend of horror, workshops, movies, horror, panels, presentations, autograph sessions, readings, horror, parties, an academic conference, an awards banquet, horror, a Librarians day, a new Bram…

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April 14, 2018

The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

The next post in our series will highlight the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, the venue for StokerCon™ 2019. Construction of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (then known as the Pantlind Hotel) began in 1913, and by 1925, the hotel was listed as one of the ten finest hotels in America. The Pantlind Hotel thrived until…

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March 21, 2018


Welcome to the StokerCon™ 2019 blog post series. Over the next fourteen months, we will publish several blogs highlighting the city of Grand Rapids, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and the upcoming convention. Be sure you check back for exciting announcements and interesting tidbits about what can expect come next May. But first–why Grand Rapids?…

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