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.
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.
You can listen to my first panel of the con below. This was a fun panel for me. Chad Sides, the Master of Horror for Connooga, Tim Green, the creator of Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern and myself have a great time discussing the works of H.P. Lovecraft with the room. Also, you’ll get to hear us try and convince Tim to give Lovecraft another read to see if he can’t get into this time. And as a disclaimer, you will hear some adult concepts and language in this panel.
Below is the Ghost Story that I told as part of the Ghost Story panel at Connooga 2015. The audience member before me, told a very emotional and dark story of one of his encounters. Because of this, I adjusted my telling of this story. Anyone, who has ever heard me tell this tale, knows that I normally emphasize the darker nature of it. Given the somber mood of the room, I wanted to lighten it up and rev the audience back up. So I decided to emphasize the humor in it. I’ll go ahead and apologize for the less than fantastic audio quality, but you should be able to hear everything just fine. Enjoy!