Horrorfind Weekend 2011

 I realize I haven’t posted in some time, but I hope to change that from this point on.  As the last post suggests, I’ve been in a bit of a funk from what was supposed to be my first big publishing venture, which from what you’ve read turned out horribly.  But I’m ready to move past that and start fresh, and Horrorfind weekend was just what I needed to exorcise those shit demons.

Other than Mo*Con, I’ve never been to what’s considered a “big” convention.  The week prior to HF was spent worrying about how I was going to react around a massive crowd, being pushed around, shoulder to shoulder, no room to breathe.  I’ll be damned if I was wrong.  Horrorfind was not what I expected.  I’ve never felt more comfortable, being around so many like-mined people–never felt overwhelmed by the crowds or unable to move.  In fact, I was quite comfortable the entire weekend.  Everyone was there for a purpose: To have fun, get drunk, and make some memories.

And that’s what we did.

Another weekend in Pennsylvania, another reason to want to move to the east coast.

Over the course of the weekend, I got to meet one of my favorite actors, Ken Foree.

And the great Sid Haig.

Finally got to meet and hang out with one of my all time favorite writers, Tim Lebbon, and was lucky to meet the great Christopher Golden.

I was also very fortunate to hang out with and recieve some really great advice about the world of writing and publishing with the amazing James A. Moore.

And to top it off, my Sunday afternoon reading of “By The Throat”.

Also got to meet some great new writers, like Kevin Lucia, Jacob Haddon, Lesley Conner, and Charles Cloyott.  Overall, one of the best weekends ever.  And as for next year…

…You can bet your ass I’ll be there again!

P.S. I should have some publishing news coming within the next week or so, so keep your eyes open on this page for more details on my “real” first short story publication in an anthology.

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