This weekend, I will be attending Connooga in Chattanooga.
This is a great convention with lots of fun panels and vendors. I will be selling my books in their vendor room, alongside my wife and cover artist.
However, I also will be participating in a few of their panels. First, at 4:00PM on Friday, I will be on the Scary Story Time panel where several writers will tell true or fictional tales that will keep you up. Saturday at noon, I will be hosting a Phantasm 40 Year Retrospective. These are both going to be fun events that I hope you can stop by at. If not, please swing by my booth and say hello and pick up your copies of either the Winston & Baum steampunk adventure series or Friedkin’s Curse: A Werewolf Tale of Terror.
Hope to see you at Connooga this year.
Please keep checking back to see where else I will be appearing this year.
As previously promised, below is the audio from the panel that I did at this year’s Hallowcon.
It was titled: Things that Go Bump in the Night – Using Classic Monsters for New Stories. If you’ve ever been in one of my panels, you know that I like to have audience participation. So, a big thank you to those that sat in and contributed and hope to see you at other cons in the future.
For those of you interested, the audio is below. Hope you enjoy!
Each of these writers have books that I think will work for most of you no matter your tastes. We have horror, splatter, noir, urban fantasy, fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk, so please check out and support these great authors.
I also had the opportunity to meet Josh “TKO” Turner and his tag-team wrestling partner Scott Lane. These guys have appeared in multiple films and tv shows as well as being professional wrestlers. What is also amazing is that they are part of two different charities: Pops for Patients and Fighting for Autism. Both of these are really good charities. Please check them out to see if you can help either of these causes and check out the two guys championing them as well.
Lastly and far from least, I had the opportunity to meet cosplayer, Alice Infinity. She was amazingly nice and continued to impress me with the versatility of her cosplay. Every time I saw her, she seemed to be in a different costume. Please check out her site.
Hallowcon was a great show and a lot of fun. I can honestly say that it was one of the most friendly and welcoming cons I’ve been to. Thanks for having me and hope to see you again next year.
I will be posting the audio from my panel from Hallowcon here in a few days.
Everyone have a safe and happy Halloween, and keep checking back for more updates.
Hallowcon is this coming weekend (October 26-28). It will be in Dalton, GA. I have been fortunate enough to be asked to be a guest along with some other phenomenal authors. Please come by, pick up an autographed book, and say hi.
Hope you are having a spooky October and hope to see you in Dalton.
As many of you know, I love October. I’m a big fan of fall and of course that special day that occurs on the 31st.
So, enjoy this month and read some good scary stories and tell some amazing ghost tales. If you are looking for something to do on October 26th through October 28th, you can come out to Hallowcon. I will be a guest this year and will be hosting one of their panels. So, if you are in Dalton, please come on by and see us and pick up some good books.
Hope to see you there but keep checking back for other Halloween fun.
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.