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Paperbacks from Hell LIVE! at PhilaMOCA
Saturday, October 7 @ 7:30pm
PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA

I'm back to cause more problems after my packed August performance of Summerland Lost at PhilaMOCA. This time it's the live version of Paperbacks from Hell, with visuals designed to make your eyes melt and songs designed to make your head hurt. Tickets are only $10 in advance and $12 at the door and books will be on sale!

Will Errickson & Grady Hendrix Talk Your Ears Off at Powell's Books
Thursday, October 12 @ 7pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Portland, OR

Paperbacks from Hell didn't magically pop out of my pants. I was assisted every step of the way by the evil genius, Will Errickson, of Too Much Horror Fiction fame. Will is a man who owns too many books, a man whose head is stuffed with too many facts, and a man whose name contains too man R's. Come hear us talk horror paperbacks until the crowd cries out for mercy. And we shall reply, "Never!"

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Paperbacks from Hell LIVE! at Mysterious Galaxy
Friday, October 13 @ 7:30pm
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, San Diego, CA

When I went to Clarion Writer's Workshop in 2009, Mysterious Galaxy was the nearest bookstore and I spent a lot of time attending events there. Now I can go back and this time I'M IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT! AND I'M TAKING US OFF A CLIFF!!! It's not a boring old signing, it's Paperbacks from Hell LIVE! And that poor bookstore will never know what hit them. 

Paperbacks from Hell LIVE! at Book Soup
Saturday, October 14 @ 4pm
Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA

My terror tour back through time continues with a performance of Paperbacks from Hell LIVE! at Book Soup, the West Hollywood bookstore that was my go-to lingering spot back in the 1990's when I worked at Tower Classical (?) and then Tower Video (!) just up the street. If you ever wanted to know who charged Carrie Fisher $90 in late fees for Beethoven and Beethoven's 2nd...it was me!

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Paperbacks from Hell LIVE at Booksmart Tulsa at the Shrine
Tuesday, October 17 @ 7pm
The Shrine (18th and Boston), Tulsa, OK

I'll be unleashing the beast (or at least some dancing skeletons) at Booksmart Tulsa's literary project at The Shrine tonight. Come get your Halloween on with the harrowing readings, unspeakable songs, and face-melting art of...Paperbacks from Hell.

Summerland Lost at the Springfield Little Theater
Friday, October 20 @ 7pm
Springfield Little Theater, Springfield, MO

What better way to celebrate the chilly Autumn nights than to travel to America's heartland and listen to me tell you a true story about that time some drunk Victorian teenagers teamed up with the ghost of Ben Franklin to unravel the secrets of life after death?

Donuts & Death Discussion with Grady Hendrix at the Springfield Public Library
Saturday, October 21 @ 3pm
Schweitzer Brentwood Branch, Springfield, MO

We're just going to be eating doughnuts and talking about books. Nothing to see here. Move along. No, you can't have my doughnuts. These doughnuts are all for me.

Paperbacks from Hell LIVE! at the Springfield Library
Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm
The Library Center, Springfield, MO

By the way, why am I going to Springfield, MO to do events? Because they asked! It really is that easy. You don't even have to say my name three times. All you have to do is even just start to barely think about inviting me to do an event and I will appear in a puff of neediness like some kind of hideous hell-thing, begging you to buy my book, and babbling on and on about something or other until you drive a stake through my heart. And even then...

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Grady Hendrix & Ian Doescher at Forbidden Planet
Friday, October 27 @ 6pm
Forbidden Planet, London, UK

I'm teaming up with Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's Star Wars) to talk and do book things at the comic shop whose bag I used to have taped to the wall of my bedroom when I was a small child. To me, this is like going to the Vatican. Also notice: I'm in England!

MCM London ComicCon
Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29, times TBD
MCM London ComicCon, London, UK

I don't have the panels, the times, or the secret codes I need to access the air ducts, but I will definitely be at London's biggest comics and pop culture convention all weekend doing panels, signings, and generally just being a nuisance.

Grady Hendrix & Ian Doescher at Waterstones Picadilly
Monday, October 30 @ 7pm
Waterstones Picadilly, London, UK

Twas' the night before Halloween and all through the city of London, everyone was going to see Grady and Ian beat each other with nail-studded baseball bats at the Waterstones bookstore in Picadilly because we live in a sick, sick world where our overlords demand bloodsports.

 

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A White Street Society Reading at the KGB Fantastic Fiction Series
Wednesday, November 15th @ 7pm
KGB Bar, New York City, NY

I've been going to Ellen Datlow's reading series for years, and now I get to appear and read at everyone for the first time. Because Christmas is coming, I'm going to be reading one of my White Street Society stories, in particular, the positively homicidal Krampus tale, "The Christmas Spirits."

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Paperbacks from Hell LIVE! & Creepshow
Friday, December 8 @ 7pm
GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, NY

Thanks to the good people at Proctors, I'll be appearing in their gorgeous theater and doing a live performance of Paperbacks from Hell followed by a screening of the classic George Romero movie, Creepshow. Because the screamplay was written by Stephen King, I'm going to be adapting my performance to the event and making it a special Stephen King edition. Tickets are $9/adults, $6/students with ID. If you miss George Romero, who passed away this year, or if you like fun, this is an event you can't afford to miss because if you miss it everyone's going to assume that you hate George Romero (what has he ever done to you?) and that you hate fun, too. Your reputation is on the line.