The programming for the World Horror Convention went live this weekend and I'm posting my schedule below. There will be a handful of us from Raw Dog Screaming Press attending as well, so prepare for madness and definite mayhem. Also, there will be a soft launch for my latest release, An Exorcism of Angels, but in the meantime, the pre-order is live on the RDSP site.
Thursday, May 7th
8-9:30 PM Reading: Horror Poetry Open Mike – INNSMOUTH
Moderator: Linda Addison. Various attending authors.
Friday, May 8th
3-4 PM Panel/Reading: Dark Poets Face to Face – R’LYEH
Leading poets in the field of dark literature read and discuss their favorite poems by other members on the panel. Audience participation is encouraged.
Moderator: Marge Simon. Panelists: G.O. Clark, Sydney Leigh, Alessandro Manzetti, Peter Salomon, Stephanie Wytovich
Saturday, May 9th
9-10 AM Panel: TERRIFYING TROPES: Midmorning Madness: Making Insane Characters Believable – SARNATH
From classics like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” to Stephen King’s Misery, to more contemporary works like Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, both film and literature alike have a soft spot for the insane. But what makes these characters believable and why do readers love a madman or a hysteric woman? Well, say hello to Tyler Durdan and get ready for a trip to the asylum because the first rule of madness is that we don’t talk about madness. And if it’s your first time going mad, well, then you have to scream.
Moderator: Stephanie M. Wytovich. Panelists: Dale Bailey, Nicole Cushing, T. Fox Dunham, Lois Gresh, Sydney Leigh, Brian W. Matthews
7:30-10:30 PM Bram Stoker Awards Banquet sponsored by Samhain Publishing – THE TURTLE
Mourning Jewelry is nominated for Superior Achievement in Poetry.
Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Strand
Sunday, May 10th
(Mike Arnzen originally had this slot, but due to a conflict in his schedule, we've decided to switch things up, and I will be taking this time period instead. I highly recommend buying ALL OF HIS BOOKS though since he won't be availabe for the reading)