Dread Media on WHC

It’s always jarring returning to reality after a great convention, and this time was far more jarring than usual (R.I.P. Pandora the cat). So I haven’t had the chance to write about my World Horror Convention experience yet, but fortunately, you can get two-and-a-half hours of WHC goodness in the latest episode of the Dread Media podcast featuring interviews galore, including one with me while I was still reasonably coherent, and one with me in my delirious post-Stokers banquet exhaustion. 

Check it out RIGHT HERE!


Stokers 2014 And 2015!

Hey, kids! Got any plans for May 8-11, 2014 and May 7-10, 2015? If so, cancel them. If not, head on over to Portland and Atlanta, respectively, for the 2014 and 2015 World Horror Conventions and Bram Stoker Awards banquets.

I’ll be the Master of Ceremonies for BOTH of the awards banquets, so come to Portland and/or Atlanta, but neither is not an option.

For all the details on the World Horror Convention 2014, which includes the Bram Stoker Awards banquet, head on over to http://www.worldhorror2014.org/.

For all the details on the Bram Stoker Awards banquet 2015, which includes the World Horror Convention, head on over to http://www.whc2015.org/.

Guests of honor for 2014 include Nancy Holder, Jack Ketchum, Norman Partridge, Greg Staples, Paula Guran, Alan M. Clark, John Shirley, and Victoria Price.

Guests of honor for 2015 include John Farris, Kami Garcia, Christopher Golden, Lisa Tuttle, and Jonathan Maberry.

CBS Sunday Morning


Wow. CBS Sunday Morning included the World Horror Convention as a notable event for the week! Be there, or Charles Osgood will hunt you down!

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 (http://www.stokers2013.org) 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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