World Fantasy Con!

Howdy friends! October, with record heat and scorching temps, is finally winding down and as November comes sweeping in with mild temps in the mid seventies, it can mean only one thing: summer is still not over in Southern California!* Okay, TWO things. World Fantasy Con is nearly here. This is my second WFC and I’m really glad it’s close to home this year. It’s a lot easier to pack when I don’t have to worry about fitting everything into tiny suitcases and 3oz bottles. WFC comes along at a good time, too. I’ve been very busy and need a break from the routine to shake things up a little and hang out with other writers and talk shop. To that end, I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends and making new ones, too. Here’s my WFC Schedule, for those who want to come find me. I’d love to … Continue reading

Reflections on World Horror Convention 2011

A couple of weekends ago, I attended the 2011 World Horror Convention in Austin, Texas.  Despite my intentions to write it up immediately, I found myself in the thick of a busy workweek and post-con exhaustion (as well as some other writing projects I’ll announce soon). But better late than never! I’d never been to WHC so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I primarily went to see old friends and do some more Rigor Amortis promotion (thanks, Edge). But I had a fantastic time. I had planned to write up the panels and discuss in detail all the things I did while there, but in the process I came away with two realizations about my writing that I wanted to talk about instead: 1) I’m more of a horror writer than I thought. I used to be much more into reading horror when I was younger. I cut my teeth … Continue reading