Welp, we should have been in Racine, Wisconsin this weekend for Scares That Care. We all should have been hanging out with old friends, meeting new friends, making new readers, selling books, eating good food, but…Covid 19. Yeah, it sucks. A lot. The pandemic has more or less killed off the next several months of gatherings and conventions and meet-ups and all that good stuff. Or has it…?
We have a solution!
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Kelli Owen, we now have a virtual convention to take its place. On Saturday April 18th, 2020 you will have access to a FREE online convention we’re calling CoronaCon. Myself, Bob Ford, Brian Keene, Somer Canon, Wesley Southard, Matt Hayward, Aaron Dries, Kelli Owen, Bob Pastorella, Tim Meyer, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jonathan Janz, and Bracken MacLeod will all be taking part in some fashion. Below is the schedule:
9:45 am — Kick Off: Joe Ripple of Scares That Care
10:00 am — Reading: Bob Ford
10:30 am — Panel: “Finding New Readers” Stephen Kozeniewski, Mary SanGiovanni, Aaron Dries, Wile E. Young, moderator: Steve Pattee (of Horror DNA)
11:30 am — Reading: Brian Keene
12:00 pm — Panel: “Collaborations” Bob Ford, Matt Hayward, Somer Canon, Wes Southard, moderator: Sadie Hartman (MotherHorror of Nightworms)
1:00 pm — Reading: Aaron Dries
1:30 pm — Panel: “Characters likable vs. compelling” Bracken MacLeod, Kelli Owen, Tim Meyer, moderator: Bob Pastorella (of This is Horror)
2:30 pm — Reading: Jonathan Janz
3:00 pm — Reading: Stephen Kozeniewski
3:30 pm — Panel: “Versatility and cross-genre” Brian Keene, Jonathan Janz, TBA, moderator: Shane Keene (of Ink Heist)
4:30 pm — Reading: Bracken MacLeod
Again, join us tomorrow starting at 9:45 am EST Live on YouTube. And yes, if you can’t make it to watch live then it will be available permanently to watch whenever you want right afterwards.
See you all there!