World Horror Convention 2010 Announces MC

From Stephen Jones: 

Following our success with a Mistress of Ceremonies in Toronto in 2007, World Horror Convention 2010 is delighted to announce that our female MC in Brighton will be influential editor, writer and award-winning poet JO FLETCHER. 


Jo has worked for such British publishing imprints as Headline, Mandarin
and Pan, and she is currently Associate Publisher of Gollancz, the
award-winning fantasy and science fiction imprint, now part of the Orion
Publishing Group. Her authors include such giants of the field as Sir Terry
Pratchett, the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe and
Charlaine Harris.

A regular columnist for SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE for many years, and a
stalwart of the fantasy and horror genre for more than three decades, her
work has appeared in such anthologies as THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF WEREWOLVES,
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF DRACULA, NOW WE ARE
SICK, THE TIGER GARDEN: A BOOK OF WRITERS’ DREAMS, DARK OF THE NIGHT, WHITE
OF THE MOON, FREAKS GEEKS AND SIDESHOW FLOOZIES, CTHULHU AND THE COEDS,
SHORT TRIPS: A CHRISTMAS TREASURY and DAUGHTER OF DANGEROUS DAMES. 

Jo has also co-edited the World Fantasy Convention anthologies GASLIGHT &
GHOSTS and SECRET CITY: STRANGE TALES OF LONDON, while her first poetry
collection, SHADOWS OF LIGHT AND DARK, was short-listed for the British
Fantasy Award. She won an International Society of Poets Award in 1996, the
British Fantasy Society’s inaugural Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1997, and
the World Fantasy Award-Professional in 2002.

For more information about JO FLETCHER, who joins Author Guests of Honour
TANITH LEE and DAVID CASE, Artist Guests of Honour LES EDWARDS and DAVE
CARSON, and Editor Guest of Honour HUGH LAMB as part of our exciting
line-up of Guests of Honour, please go to the convention website.