Two living legends will share the stage at this year’s World Horror Convention: John Carpenter and author Robert Weinberg are both going to be presented with lifetime achievement awards by the Horror Writers Association.
In a statement from HWA, President Deborah LeBlanc said, “Bob Weinberg’s contribution to the genre goes much deeper than his obvious body of published work, as he has always been a reliable, invaluable resource to HWA, and ever-willing to offer advice to our young writers.” Weinberg has written dozens of genre-spanning books, such as The Devil’s Auction and Horror of the 20th Century. And then there’s Carpenter: “The influence of Halloween surpasses the boundaries of film, touching literature, comics, non-fiction, and nearly every other aspect of the horror genre.” LeBlanc went on to say, “The creation of Michael Myers and his iconic theme music alone would be enough to earn him this award. The fact he has been a consistent and innovative force in the genre is just icing on the cake.” The icing, of course, being movies like The Fog, The Thing, and In the Mouth of Madness.
Previous winners of this honor include Thomas Harris, Stephen King and Anne Rice.