The team at StokerCon have recently announced that Kim Newman, author of the Anno Dracula series, is to join the convention line up as the 2020 Author Guest of Honour.
His Anno Dracula series is set in an alternate (to Stoker’s reality) history where the original protagonists were not able to prevent Dracula’s conquest of Great Britain. His work encompasses writing under the pseudonym “Jack Yeovil” in the Warhammer and Dark Future settings, as well as work as a critic and TV writer.
The StokerCon team have released the following bio for their esteemed guest:
Kim Newman is a movie critic, author and broadcaster.
He is a contributing editor to Sight & Sound and Empire magazines.
His books about film include Nightmare Movies, Millennium Movies, Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon and BFI Classics studies of Cat People, Doctor Who and Quatermass and the Pit.
His fiction includes the Anno Dracula series, Life’s Lottery, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles, An English Ghost Story, The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School andAngels of Music.
His comics include Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland and Anno Dracula Seven Days in Mayhem.
As ‘Jack Yeovil’, he wrote the Vampire Genevieve and Dark Future novels for Games Workshop.
His most recent novel is Anno Dracula 1999 Daikaiju.
He has also written for television (Dr. Terror’s Vault of Horror; Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema), radio (Afternoon Theatre: Cry-Babies) and the theatre (The Hallowe’en Sessions), and directed a tiny film (Missing Girl).