This year the World Fantasy Convention honors the 200th Anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's Birth. Don't know what World Fantasy Convention is? As stated on their website:
The World Fantasy Convention is a professional networking event that regularly attracts several hundred of the top authors in the field every year. Editors, agents, critics and PR professionals make up the bulk of the rest of the attendees.... The convention is also home to the World Fantasy Awards, one of the world's top awards for speculative fiction. These are presented at a gala banquet on the Sunday afternoon.