2019 ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 22
I’ll be down at the American Library Association conference in DC, talking about horror and books and writing horror books. If you’re coming to the conference, bring whatever you want me to sign because I’ll put my name on anything that’ll take ink. My full schedule is right here, but the short version is I’ll be talking about non-fiction at 9am, and then Clay McLeod Chapman and I will be talking horror at 1pm.
Saturday, June 29
I won’t be there (unless, say, someone buys this possessed doll I’m selling on eBay or something) but We Sold Our Soul is nominated for a Locus Award and I want all the awards so if you’ve got a black goat to sacrifice or a chicken to swing around your head in a graveyard, please do. Also, maybe go to the awards ceremony and stare hatefully at the other nominees until they cry and withdraw their books.
July 11 - 14
I don’t know what I’m doing here, but hopefully I’ll be on some panels and maybe do a puppet show. But whatever I wind up doing, We Sold Our Souls got nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award which is fricking amazing so I’m going to be here all weekend slow poisoning the other nominees. Honestly, if I don’t win this then I will be doing some ugly crying, right there at my table.
Camp NECON 2019
July 18 - 21, 2019
Baypoint Inn, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Now in its 39th year the unstoppable, untoppable Northeastern Writer’s Conference is back! And this time, they’re going out in a blaze of glory because I’m the guest of honor and by the time I’m done there will be nothing left but bitter ashes soaked in the tears of the recently dead. Stuff will be happening all weekend long, including talks and panels by myself and the other guests of honor like John Langan, Linda Addison, and Reiko Murakami. But on Saturday night, I’ll be doing a 90 minute conversation and then pulling out a special story that is guaranteed to occupy your time for about an hour. It’s something I don’t do very often because it’s emotionally exhausting, but if you want to see something rare and one-of-a-kind, this is where you need to be.
We Sold Our Souls LIVE + Phantom of the Paradise
Saturday, August 2 @ 7pm
Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY
I’ll be doing We Sold Our Souls LIVE upstate at Proctors, telling innocent audiences about the twisted history of horror and heavy metal, then we’ll be screening one of the movies I talk about on the biggest screen you’ve ever seen in your life…Brian De Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise stuffing itself down your eyeholes and infesting your brain! If you hate the live show, at least the movie has an amazing soundtrack plus diminutive Muppets regular, Paul Williams, playing an emissary from Hell.