World Horror Convention Schedule

The World Horror Convention (in Provo, Utah) has posted the subject-to-change 2016 programming schedule. You can see the entire thing HERE, but for your convenience or my own egomania, here’s what I’ll be doing.

Thursday, April 28

7:00 – 8:00 PM. Humor In Horror. Panel discussion with me, Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Arnzen, Carter Reid, and Jaleta Clegg.

Friday, Apri 29

9:00 – 10:00 AM. Using Social Media Effectively. Panel discussion with me, Stephen Kozeniewski, and Willow Becker.

4:30 – 5:30 PM. Horror in the Small Press. Panel discussion with me, Michael Arnzen, Stephen Kozeniewski, and Steven Booth.

7:15 – 9:45 PM. Mass Booksigning. Buy books. Bring books from home to get signed. Ask me to sign your official WHC program. If you’ve got it, I’ll scrawl my name on it.

10:00 – midnight. Gross-Out Contest. What foul, disgusting, distasteful tale will I read…?

Saturday, April 30

9:00 – 10:00 AM (Wait, another morning panel? Gaahh!!!) Self-Published vs. Traditional vs. Hybrid. Panel discussion with me, Kevin J. Anderson, Michaelbrent Collings, John L. Campbell, Martin Bervin-Gorvine, and Stephen Kozeniewski, who will certainly be getting sick of me by this point.

10:15 – 11:15 AM. My Favorite Horror Film. Panel discussion with Darren Shan, Linda Addison, Sunni K. Brock, Sanford Allen, and Thomas M. Sipos.

12:45 – 1:45 PM. Kaffeeklatsch. Yes, this is your chance to sit down with me, your favorite author having a kaffeeklatsch at that particular moment (unless you like Michael Arnzen better) for an informal chat.

[UPDATE: Instead of forcing you into an emotionally wrenching decision, Mike and I have decided to combine our kaffeeklatsches into a single event. Have coffee with both of us at the same time!]

4:30 – 5:30 PM. Reading. A 30-minute reading in a one-hour slot that I’ll share with John L. Campbell.

Sunday, May 1

10:15 – 11:15 AM. Collaboration and Co-Authors. Panel discussion with Kevin J. Anderson, Jack Ketchum, and David Boop.

Clearly, you’re out of your fool mind if you miss it. Check out the official website HERE.


Stokers/WHC 2013!

Hey, kids, it’s almost time for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards Weekend + World Horror Convention! It’s in New Orleans on June 13-16. They’ve posted a draft of the programming schedule at the official website ( and here’s where I’ll be:

Thursday, June 13. 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Opening Ceremony & Cocktail Reception. I’m the toastmaster, so I’ll be saying a few quick words to welcome everybody. Then I’ll shut up so you can get to the socializing and cocktails.

Thursday, June 13. 8:00 – 9:00 PM. Panel: Co-Authoring – The Do’s And The Don’ts. A panel on the insane art of collaborations. Mark Scioneaux is moderating, and the crowded panel will also include Lynne Hansen, Sally Bosco, Rocky Wood, Dana Fredsti, and Stan Swanson.

Friday, June 14. 12:30 – 1:00 PM. Reading. Yes, I will be standing in front of a huge crowd room hopefully containing people and reading stuff. Please show up. Please?

Friday, June 14. 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Mass Signing. All of the authors in one room, signing their books! It’ll be chaos! Chaos! Bring your books from home and I’ll scrawl my name on them, even if I didn’t write them. This event is free and open to the public, so if you live on the same continent as New Orleans, make sure you attend.

Saturday, June 15. 7:30 – 10:45 PM. Bram Stoker Awards Banquet. Will A Bad Day For Voodoo win the Stoker for Best Young Adult Novel? Probably not, but that doesn’t matter, because as the Master of Ceremonies I’ll be right up there on stage, ready to grab the trophy and run. This is my fifth time as emcee, and I promise all new jokes, except for a couple I swiped from my own Facebook posts.

Sunday, June 16. 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Closing Ceremonies. I guess I’ll be expected to say something here, but let’s be honest, this far into the weekend, it’s not going to be great.

Are YOU going to be there? (Correct answer: Yes.)

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