Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19
Boston, MA, Westin Waterfront Hotel
It's Boston's super-spooky speculative fiction con, and I'm all over it like a bad smell. In case you want to avoid me, here are the panels and events I'll be stinking up:
- Friday @ 5pm It's All About the Soul: The Films of Alex Garland (free to the public)
- Friday @ 8pm The Horror Boom and the Second Wave
- Friday @ 9pm Alt-Horror
- Saturday @ 11:30pm My Reading (only it's not a reading, it's a fabulous tour of 70's and 80's horror paperbacks)
- Saturday @ Noon Fear Factor: "What Are You Scared of? I Don't Know!"
- Saturday @ 3pm 100 Years of Shirley Jackson
- Sunday @ 11am Horror and the Happy Ending
I feel like I'm detecting a theme...
Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference
Wednesday, March 15
Farmingdale Public Library, Farmingdale, NY
I'll be speaking at the Long Island Libraries Pop Culture Conference and yapping about horror. I'll also be signing copies of My Best Friend's Exorcism and I'll have plenty of rainbow unicorn stickers in tow. I was going to be the keynote speaker but got bumped for some younger, hipper comic book people, so hopefully I won't have too much to drink before I take the mic and drop some mad rhymes about my true feelings.
Virginia Festival of the Book
Friday, March 24 @ Noon
Barnes & Noble (1035 Emmet St. North), Charlottesville, VA
I'll be doing a reading with authors Manuel Gonzales (The Regional Office is Under Attack!) and Kayla Rae Whitaker (The Animators). Expect things to get crazy, but still be appropriate. After all, this is Virginia. It's not South Carolina or something.
Thursday, May 27 - Sunday, May 30
The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
My Best Friend's Exorcism didn't even get nominated for a Stoker Award but am I bitter? Heck no. And to show the depth of my forgiveness and to share with other, lesser beings my aura of dignity and poise that encircles me always, I'll be doing a special event at StokerCon. Details to be revealed.