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28 February 2013 @ 03:05 pm
2013 Conventions  
I'm shin deep in pre-production on Dry Bones, which we start shooting later this month, and I'm writing The Frenzy Wolves and Jake Helman 6 somewhat at the same time, and I'm developing my second nonfiction book.   What's left?  Convention appearances!

First up, April 27th and 28th, is C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.  This will be my first time at this event, but I was a guest at Chicago Comic Con last year so I hope to see some of the same people. These shows have so many celebrity guests it would be easier to list who's not going to be there.  Deep dish pizza will be on my menu! This will be one of three events I'm doing courtesy of Medallion Press this year.  http://www.c2e2.com/Home/

May 4th I'll be a guest at the second ParaHorror Con, this time held in Niagara Falls on the US side. http://www.parahorror.com/ I'm posting the link to the con's Facebook page as well because my browser is giving me trouble with the main site: https://www.facebook.com/Parahorror John Wayne Bobbit wil be there!  At least most of him will be.  I remember when I started doing cons and Ron Jeremy was a regular on the circuit.  Thom Matthews from Return of the Living Dead will be on hand, and so will scream queen Monique Dupre and a number of paranormal investigators, and a number of local filmmakers.  I'll be so close to home that I'll probably brown bag it.

June 8th & 9th I'll be a guest at Falls Horror Fest in Ontario, Canada, sponsored by Fangoria magazine. So far the headliners are David Prowse, Tom Savini and Kane Hodder. This is part of Niagara Falls comic Con, and I heard last year's show was a blast. I'm thrilled to have both sides of the Fals covered!  I'm not sure if I can smuggle food over the border, so my culinary curiosity will have to be satisfied by whatever the hotel has, maybe I'll grab something to eat with Fango scribe David Goodfellow.

August 22nd - 25th is Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear/FanExpo Canada in Toronto.  This has always been my big event every year, when Medallion pulls out all the stops to promote my upcoming titles.  This year they'll be pushing Storm Demon, which comes out in October, and The Julian Year, scheduled for December.  I take the whole family to this event and we always have a ball; I have a ton of friends and readers I look forward to seeing each year.  The Medallion & Lamberson families have a tradition of closing out the weekend at a Chinese restaurant I don't recall.   http://www.rue-morgue.com/events/festival-of-fear

October 10th -13th is New York Comic Con.  I'll be returning to my old home city with Medallion Press. Last year's show was the biggest I've ever attended, and I can't wait to follow up with all the people I met last year.  Friends, family, Romans and Manhattan food!  NY Pizza, diner food, overpriced street vendors, I can't wait!  A great way to end my 2013 run.  http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

Something tells me that isn't all.  We hope to be finished with Dry Bones over the summer, and it would be nice if we make it into and to some film festivals, and I co-run a film festival in Buffalo which will have some big announcements soon.  Model Hunger will definitely be finished soon, and I'm sure that will be a hot ticket on the circuit.