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.
Hello all. Next weekend is Connooga. I will once again be attending and have copies of my books for sale. I will also be a panelist. If you are planning on coming, please drop by and say hello. Below is the schedule of panels that I will be on.
Friday – February 23
IT: The Horror of Stephen King 4-4:50 in Convention Center Room 17
Scary Story Time 8-8:50 in Convention Center Room 17
Saturday – February 24
Plot or Character? How to Approach Your Story 12-12:50 in Convention Center Room 19
Scream Queen competition (I will be a judge) 2-2:50 in Chattanoogan Amphitheatre
Sunday – February 25
Outline or Doubtline: The Benefits of Knowing How Your Story Ends Before It Starts 12-12:50 in Convention Center Room 19
The Writer’s Journey: Take It or Fake It 1-1:50 in Convention Center Room 19
If you want more information about Connooga or any of these panels, download their app in the Google Play or iTunes store. If you are looking for something to do, then this is a great event with something for everyone. Hope to see you there.
Hello all. I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. I have several different irons in the fire that I will tell you about as the year goes on, but for now let me tell you about my first show this year.
I will be at Connooga from February 23-25 in Chattanooga, TN. If you’ve never been to this show, it is a lot of fun. Unlike a lot of shows this is multi-fandom, meaning comics, anime, pop culture, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, cosplay, horror, scifi, and fantasy are all welcome and will be represented. I will have copies of my books for sale, and am super-excited to be at the show with Bram Stoker award winner Brian Keene.
I hope that you guys can make it out to this fun show, and I’ll post my panel schedule once it’s finalized. If you can’t make it out in February, don’t worry I have other shows that I’ll be doing this year but more on that as they get closer.
We started this panel last year, and everyone had such a good time that they brought it back for another go-round. A fun panel discussing different elements of horror in scifi or scifi in horror, it’s tough to tell which is which honestly. Just listen and enjoy. I was joined on this panel by Alan Gilbreath, editor in chief of Dark Oak Press, Tim Green, operator of Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern, and Chad Sides, the Master of Horror for Connooga. Sit back and enjoy!
This is the third year that this panel has been going, and I’m proud to say that I’ve been apart of it all three years. This panel is the guests sharing stories that are somewhat spooky and in some cases a little funny. Besides myself, Alan Gilbreath, Editor in Chief of Dark Oak Press; Mark Fults, paranormal investigator and psychic; Amy Petula, paranormal investigator and owner of Chattanooga Ghost Tours; and Chad Sides, master of horror for Connooga, all joined in to share their stories. Sit back and enjoy, but you might want to leave the lights on for this one. Warning: There will be adult themes and language in the audio below.
So following the Craft of Lovecraft panel, my next panel was Classic Horror vs Modern Horror (specifically films). Rejoining me were Tim Green, Chad Sides (Master of Horror for Connooga), Tony Young, and last, but most definitely not least the wonderful Victoria Price, daughter of horror icon Vincent Price. Listen below and let me know your thoughts. And as before, there is adult commentary on this panel.
Victoria Price, daughter of legendary Vincent Price.