I’m back and recovered from the fun that was Scares that Care weekend. Even though the event is over, you can still learn more about or donate to Scares that Care by clicking here.
A big thank you to everyone that came by and said hey or picked up a book. I had the pleasure to meet a lot of great authors and was able to meet Adrienne King, killer of Mrs. Voorhees (original Friday the 13th) and Jason’s first victim (Friday the 13th Part 2).
Doesn’t look bad to have taken a screwdriver to the head.
As with almost every con, awesome cosplay was on display. From current, classic, and just plain fun, the costumes on display at Scares that Care was great to behold. See the sampling below.
This guy was a lot of fun.
The gremlin was a working puppet.
I’ve never seen Jamie Lloyd from the end of Halloween 4 cosplay.
Carl Kolchak, a classic icon.
We all floated at Scares that Care with Pennywise & Georgie
A big thanks to Brian Keene, a phenomenal writer who just happened to be honored this year for his contributions to the charity. He told me about the show and it was a lot of fun to get to go.
That’s a wrap for this show, but I’ve got more appearances to come. Next stop, Dragoncon where I will have copies of the Winston & Baum novels at my cover artists booth in the Art Show.
Please keep checking back for where I’ll be and what I’m working on.
Hello, faithful readers! I wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that I will be attending Scares that Care weekend on August 3rd through August 5th in Williamsburg, VA. I am really excited to be there with some iconic actors and writers of horror. The real reason that I think this show is great is they are scaring away childhood disease and illness.
This is a really worthy cause, and I hope that anyone who can make it out to Williamsburg, VA that weekend will come by, but if not, you can visit their website to learn more about the charity and make a donation.
Hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, keep checking back here for more information on where I’ll be popping up next.
This was my final panel at Connooga this year. It is once again a more technical panel about writing and utilizing the hero’s journey. I was joined once again by author and podcaster, Jim Hodgson and writer of comics, books, and video games: Dan Jolley.
I hope you enjoy and thanks for checking these out. I will be posting updates for other cons that I will be going to this year and hope to see you out at some of them.
This post is going to differ from my previous panels as it is from the literary track. The topic of this panel is Outline or Doubtline and discusses the uses and techniques for outlining a story/novel/idea. It is a panel dedicated more to the technical side of writing.
I had the pleasure of sitting on this panel with author Gil Hough, author & podcaster Jim Hodgson, and writer of comics, video games, and novels, Dan Jolley. Please click on each of their names and check out their stuff. I assure you they are all immensely talented writers and have some good stuff out there for you.
And without further ado, below is the audio from our panel.
Once again, I was asked to be part of Scary Story Time at Connooga. This is a panel that is a lot of fun to attend or participate in. Several panelists will share either real encounters they have had with things that are unexplained or frightening and as you will here, it is an opportunity for some writers to share their recent efforts.
I was joined on this panel by Hope Holloway an actress, writer, and the dark princess of Dark Princess Theatre, and Chad Sides, Connooga’s horror director. We had a good time, and I hope that you enjoy listening to these tales of terror, tragedy, and spine-tingling fun.
Our panelists from right to left: Me, Hope Holloway, and Chad Sides
This was my first panel at Connooga this year: IT: The Horror of Stephen King. I had the great fun of sitting on this one with Chad Sides, Master of Horror at Connooga, and Tim Green, builder of haunts (including Ruby Falls’ Haunted Caverns). As we always try to do on horror track panels, this one has a lot of audience participation. I apologize for some of the poor audio quality, I am working with a small microphone and a MP3 recorder.
I hope you enjoy the audio below and check back again tomorrow for another panel, Scary Story Time.
Hello everybody! I’m back from another great year at Connooga. First, let me start by apologizing to anyone that came out on Saturday to see me. I came down with a bad case of food poisoning late Friday night, and it knocked me out of commission for all of Saturday. Other than that, the show was great.
It’s always nice to get to see my con buddies and sit in on some great panels. I will be posting the audio from these panels throughout the week. I got to hang out with one of my favorite writers, Brian Keene, who is just the best guy if you ever have a chance to meet him. It was also great to see my other writer friends, Kenyon T. Henry and Philip Ligon.
My favorite part of course is getting to meet all the awesome people who come out to the show. I saw a lot of familiar faces and was able to meet a lot of new people as well. To everyone that came out this weekend and stopped by to say hello, thanks. Sorry, I wasn’t able to be there on Saturday. Check back everyday this week for the audio from the panels I was able to be a part of to hear some of the fun that we had. Thanks, and we’ll see you next year Connooga.