Announcing the 5th Annual StokerCon Librarians’ Day Schedule of Events

We’re thrilled to announce the programming lineup for StokerCon’s Librarians’ Day, in partnership with the Horror Writers Association!

All Librarians’ Day programming will take place on Friday, May 21, 2021, 10am–7pm EST. Please note that tickets to StokerCon are all-in-one–your $75 purchase gets you access to the entirety of StokerCon 2021, not just Librarians’ Day! Keep your eyes peeled (not literally–or, hey, maybe literally; this is horror, after all) for the rest of the StokerCon programming to be announced next month. And it’s all virtual this year: no travel required!

And we’re especially excited here at Nightfire that a number of our authors and writers will join and moderate panels this year, including Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Ally Russell, Sadie Hartmann, Gabino Iglesias, and Emily Hughes (that’s me!).

Check out the lineup below, and start getting excited–it’s gonna be a scary good time.


10am-11am: The Appeal of a Good Scare

Tim Waggoner, Grady Hendrix, V. Castro, Jessica Guess, John Fram, Emily Hughes [Nightfire]. Moderated by Becky Spratford.


11:30am-12:30pm: Thrilling Communities with Chilling Experiences

John Edward Larson [All Access Con], Alex Giannini [Westport Library, CT], Evelyn Gathu [Crystal Falls District Library, MI], Corey Farrenkopf [Sturgis Library, MA]. Moderated by Konrad Stump.


1pm-2pm: Meet the 2020 Diversity Grant Recipients

Jacqueline Dyre, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Gabino Iglesias, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Tejaswi Priyadarshi, Sumiko Saulson. Moderated by Linda Addison.


2:30pm-3:30pm: Meet the Press: Omnium Gatherum

Lee Murray, Lisa Morton, Kate Maruyama, Donna J.W. Munro, S. Alessandro Martinez. Moderated by Konrad Stump.


4pm-5pm: Totally Bloodless Horror Promotion

Ally Russell [Nightfire and Instagram], Ladies of the Fright, Adam Cesare, Cameron Chaney [librarian and YouTuber]. Moderated by Lila Denning.


5:30-6:30: The Scary Truth About Horror Reviews

Emily Vinci [Library Journal], Silvia Moreno-Garcia [Washington Post], Gabino Iglesias [NPR and Nightfire], Beth Griffith [Night Worms], Nina James [Night Worms]. Moderated by Sadie Hartmann.


And don’t miss the Summer Scares 2021 Author Panels!

The adult panel will be moderated by Konrad Stump, the YA panel will be moderated by Becky Spratford, and the middle grade panel will be moderated by Julia Smith. These panels are pre-taped and will be debuting on Librarians’ Day, but they’ll be available thereafter on the HWA Youtube channel. For more information about the Summer Scares program, click here.

Don’t know how you’re going to pass the time between now and May 21st? Well, great news: you can watch 2020’s 4th Annual Librarians’ Day right here


For more info, visit the official StokerCon 2021 website – and don’t forget to buy your tickets!



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