Friday, February 24, 2012

Derek Clendening Horror Author: Interview with Sephera Giron

Derek Clendening Horror Author: Interview with Sephera Giron: Derek: So, the Narcissist’s BLT was originally meant to be a Ravenous Romance title. Did it change any when you made it an independent title...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bram Stoker Awards

Here's the short list for the Bram Stoker Awards!

Conlon, Christopher — A Matrix Of Angels
Lamberson, Greg — Cosmic Forces
Malfi, Ronald — Floating Staircase
McKinney, Joe — Flesh Eaters
O’Neill, Gene — Not Fade Away
Thomas, Lee — The German
Bird, Allyson — Isis Unbound
Jacobs, John, Horner — Southern Gods
Lee, Frazer — The Lamplighters
Roche, Thomas — The Panama Laugh
Talley, Brett J. — That Which Should Not Be
Faherty, J. G. — Ghosts of Coronado Bay, A Maya Blair Mystery
Holder, Nancy — The Screaming Season
Kraus, Daniel — Rotters
Maberry, Jonathan — Dust & Decay
Ness, Patrick — A Monster Calls
Oppel, Kenneth — This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
Brosgol, Vera — Anya’s Ghost
Hill, Joe — Locke & Key, Volume 4
Jensen, Jeff — Green River Killer
Maberry, Jonathan — Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine
Mignola, Mike and Golden, Christopher — The Plague Ships
Moore, Alan — Neonomicon
Calvillo, Michael Louis — 7Brains
Hodge, Brian — Roots and All
Kiernan, Caitlin — The Colliers’ Venus (1893)
Little, John R. — Ursa Major
O’Neill, Gene — Rusting Chickens
Straub, Peter — The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine
Castro, Adam Troy — “Her Husband’s Hands” (Lightspeed Magazine)
King, Stephen — “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive” (The Atlantic Magazine, May 2011)
Lillie-Paetz, Ken — “Hypergraphia” (The Uninvited, Issue 1)
O’Neill, Gene — “Graffiti Sonata” (Dark Discoveries)
Saunders, George — “Home” (The New Yorker Magazine, June 13, 2011)
Warren, Kaaron — “All You Can Do Is Breathe” (Blood and Other Cravings)
Ball, Alan — True Blood: Spellbound (Episode #44)
Gimple, Scott M. — The Walking Dead, episode 13: “Pretty Much Dead Already”
Gimple, Scott M. — The Walking Dead, episode 9: “Save the Last One”
Goodman, Cory — Priest
Nolfi, George — The Adjustment Bureau
Sharzer, Jessica — American Horror Story, episode 12: “Afterbirth”
Carbone, Tracy L. — Epitaphs
Dann, Jack and Nick Gevers — Ghosts By Gaslight
Datlow, Ellen — Blood And Other Cravings
Datlow, Ellen — Supernatural Noir
Hutton, Frank J. — Tattered Souls 2
Skipp, John — Demons: Encounters with the Devil and his Minions, Fallen Angels and the Possessed
Connolly, Lawrence C. — Voices: Tales of Horror
Fowler, Christopher — Red Gloves: The London Horrors
Kiernan, Caitlin R. — Two Worlds and In-Between
Morton, Lisa — Monsters of L.A.
Oates, Joyce Carol — The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares
Ochse, Weston — Multiplex Fandango
Bannatyne, Lesley Pratt — Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night
Crawford, Gary William/Jim Rockhill/Brian J. Showers, Eds. — Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Mamatas, Nick — Starve Better
Mogk, Matt — Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies
Tibbetts, John C. — The Gothic Imagination
Wood, Rocky — Stephen King: A Literary Companion
Addison, Linda — How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend
Alexander, Maria — At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded
Boston, Bruce — Surrealities
Clark, G.O — Shroud of Night
Simon, Marge — The Mad Hattery
Simon, Marge — Unearthly Delights

For more information on how to attend the awards ceremony in Salt Lake City this year go here:

Monday, February 20, 2012

World Horror Convention Gross Out Contest Rules

The World Horror Convention is fast approaching

I used to attend the World Horror Convention every year from the very first one. But in recent years, my life has been too turbulent to attend. This year I had hoped to go but flying to Salt Lake City is very expensive from Toronto and then there's all the other costs of going. With work being slower than it ever has been in my working life, I'm hard pressed to scrape up money for day to day living, let alone go travelling. Hopefully my finances will turn around soon but it won't be in time to hit WHC unless I get some kind of huge option for one of my books. :)

In the meantime, those of you who are on the fence about going, you should totally go. WHC is a fantastic opportunity to meet other artists in the genre. Writers, artists, editors, publishers, agents, filmmakers and actors all attend WHC. It's a more literary focused convention with loads of panels and launch parties.

One of the rituals, besides initiating newbies into the fold is the Annual Gross Out Contest.

This is a contest where contestants read out loud the most foul disgusting story they can imagine. It used to be that you had to write the story while at the convention but now people plan ahead for months. After all, you have to top some of the most vile disgusting images you never want to imagine delivered by mostly professionally published horror writers over the past decade or more. It's a daunting task by this point!

There's a time limit and you have to hit your punch line before it's up or you get dragged from the stage by bouncers. Sometimes you will get gonged and dragged away before time's up because you suck.

I myself never entered, I don't think. I've thought about it a few times but in the end, don't think I can beat out Rainy or Wes or Keene or Wrath or Ed Lee or Jack Ketchum or John Skipp etc. In fact, most of them have been judges at some point or another.

Sometimes people use props. I remember the year of "stork-cock" and everyone eating live maggots including the audience. I believe it was all Keene's fault.

But most people just use their words and take us to far away lands where we want to floss our brains out upon our return.

If you want to enter and please do, here's a link to the guidelines for this year!

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Anne of Green Gables

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Meadowvale Music Theatre Anne of Green Gables