Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stoker Weekend 2011- pt. 1

“The strongest emotion of horror is fear.”

(l-r) Rocky Wood, Vince Liaguno & Nanci Kalanta of HWA.
Stoker Weekend 2011 was fun, informative and just totally cool. I met great people, fangirled over authors and attended excellent panels and workshops regarding horror and writing horror. When I registered Vince Liaguno (editor of Butcher Knives and Body Counts) gave me a warm welcome and thanked me for mentioning Butcher Knives in one of my BEA posts.

The weekend kicked off with the Horror Writers Book Signing Extravaganza. I chatted with many authors, especially my favorites Douglas Clegg and Jonathan Maberry. Jonathan and I actually chatted about a mutual pal I didn't realize he knew, Chad Savage of  Sinister Visions, who did the art for one of his book covers.  Jonathan also asked about my own writing and was very encouraging. Peter Straub was in attendance as well, but I was too nervous to really talk to him except to ask him to sign my book and get a picture.

Here are some pics from the signing.  Stay tuned for more posts about the weekend!

C. Michael Forsyth.

Sarah Langan. 

Dacre Stoker (Special Vanguard Guest of Honor). 

Jeff Strand (Master of Ceremonies).

Angel Leigh McCoy.

Jonathan Maberry.

Me with Douglas Clegg (Guest of Honor).

Gillian Flynn (Guest of Honor).

Peter Straub (Guest of Honor).



4 comments:

Bookish Brunette said...

AHHHH! SOOOOO JEALOUS!!!
The Bookish Brunette

~Jennifer~ said...

I am completely jealous. I hadn't even heard of this event before.

Mike Arnzen said...

Nice photos! You caught some good smiles on these otherwise dark personages! :-) Had a blast.

Mike Arnzen, gorelets.com

Jennifer | Book Den said...

Oh, man. So jealous....

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