World Horror Convention & Bram Stoker Award Weekend
June 13-16, 2013 | New Orleans, LA
Arnzen has TENTATIVE plans to attend.
“In Your Write Mind” Book Signing
June 29, 2013 | Greensburg, PA
PLAY DEAD reissue release date! Arnzen will sign books at the “In Your Write Mind” workshop at Seton Hill University’s MFA in Writing Popular Fiction Alumni book signing event, anticipated June 29th, 2013 at 7pm.
July 19-21, 2013 | Pittsburgh, PA
Arnzen will be attending Confluence: The 25th Annual Literary Sci-Fi Convention in Pittsburgh, PA (Airport Holiday Inn) July 19th – 21st, 2013. Readings, signings, panel appearances expected. Likely to feature events from Dog Star Books and Raw Dog Screaming Press.
Sept. 19-22, 2013 | Las Vegas, NV
Arnzen will be attending KillerCon V to be held at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Sept. 19-22nd, 2013. Readings, book signings and panel appearances expected.
Most of these don’t happen until Summer 2013, but I wanted to post these to remind folks who may be making travel plans, since many cons offer discounted rates to early birds. I’ll post updates as new signings and events are arranged.
OCT 13 11a-4p | Frostburg, MD
Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival
Arnzen will attend with several Raw Dog Screaming Press authors, including Jennifer Barnes, John Edward Lawson, Heidi Ruby Miller, Jason Jack Miller, and K. Ceres Wright. The event, sponsored by the Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing, brings together editors and publishers with writers and educators of the local community, and features panel discussions on various creative genres, DIY publishing, self-publishing, promotion and marketing, writing local, and reading and writing online. The event is free and open to the public, with sessions and book sales available throughout buildings in downtown Frostburg. Just follow the signs.
OCT 20 | Bowie, MD / Online
DogCon, Online Reading
Arnzen will make a ghostly appearance (via FaceTime streaming) at this exclusive party hosted by Raw Dog Screaming Press in launching their 10th Anniversary as a publisher. Some online access to the event will be available via Google+ hangouts. Details.
OCT 26, 4:30pm | Philadelphia, PA
Bruder Life Center, Neumann University, Guest Lecture on “The Popular Uncanny”,
Michael Arnzen visits the campus of Neumann University to host a discussion of his work on The Popular Uncanny. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Books will be available for a signing after the event. Details.
Nov 10, 7pm | Greensburg, PA
DV8 Gallery and Cafe, 208 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, PA
Horror poetry reading with Arnzen and Stephanie Wytovich. Musical interludes expected. Details forthcoming.
Just a few random shots taken during tonight’s opening orientation for the writer’s residency at Seton Hill. I was so caught up in conversations and greetings that I regret I neglected to take more photos. I’ll try to get more and post as the week progresses. Workshops, classes, and thesis presentations will last till next Wednesday.
Tomorrow I teach a course in “Critiquing and Clarity” in addition to a module on pop culture theory, following an early morning discussion of the Mystery genre, using Jo Nesbo’s book THE SNOWMAN to focus our discussion.
Had fun in Frostburg this weekend for the 2011 Western Maryland Small and Regional Press Festival. The fun folks I got to hang with are in the photos: my co-editor for Many Genres, Heidi Ruby Miller and I sat on a panel with Courtney Ruffner (editor, Florida English) on “Publishing Basics”; authors Jason Jack Miller, Jessica McHugh and Post Mortem Press editor Eric Beebe and I all sat on a panel about science fiction, fantasy and horror; and two of my publishers were on hand — Jennifer Barnes and John Edward Lawson from Raw Dog Screaming Press, and Cynthia McCloud from Headline Books. I even got to catch up with old friends like Andy Duncan, Courtney Ruffner and Jeff Grieneisen — and to meet some great publishers like Richard Peabody of Paycock Press and Bill Olver of Big Pulp magazine.
Frostburg is one of the few places I’ve ever seen in my life that has a “Center for Creative Writing” as a featured downtown location. It’s that cool. And so is the director, poet Gerry LaFemina. For more information see http://www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter.
Speculative fiction authors from our writing guide, Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, were all over the place at the Confluence sf/f/h convention this weekend. Coeditor Heidi Ruby Miller and I hosted a ‘literary beer’ talk about the book that was a highlight, among other things. Here are some photos from the book signing event.
In the photos, the MGOC writers are the ones wearing the buttons: Heidi Ruby Miller, Jason Jack Miller, Lawrence Connolly, Diane Turnshek, and myself. (Timons Esaias was there too but eluded my camera.)
Various photos I took at Pittsburgh’s annual science fiction, fantasy and horror convention, Confluence, this past weekend. I’ll post shots of the ‘many genres‘ book signing at the con in the next post.
See if you can figure out which one is the wax figure. Otherwise, you’ll see: Lawrence Connolly, Chris Ferrier, Ann Kopchik, William H. Keith, Eric Beebe, Paul Anderson, KT Pinto, Chris Pisano, John Alfred Taylor, Mary Turzillo, Brea Ludwigson, Robert J. Sawyer, the Alpha gang.
I enjoyed dropping by the fiction readings sponsored by the Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Workshop for Young Writers this evening in Greensburg, PA. Writers who instruct in the workshops this year included David Levine, Scott Johnson and David Barr Kirtley — all pictured here. The book I co-edited, Many Genres, One Craft, was also sold at the event, where contributor and Alpha guru Diane Turnshek walked among us. An entertaining night! Congrats on ten years of workshops, Alphans!
Next week (July 22-23rd, 2011) I’ll be attending Pittsburgh’s annual Literary Science Fiction convention, Confluence. Here’s my schedule of events:
Friday July 22, 5:30pm Jr Suite
Michael Arnzen Fiction Reading
Participants at Confluence this year include: Guest of Honor Robert J. Sawyer and Featured Filk guest Alexa Klettner along with: Paul Anderson, Andina & Rich, John Anealio, Michael Arnzen, Bonfire Night, Ed Chamberlain, Ken Chiacchia, Brenda Clough, Lawrence C. Connolly, Kathryn Cramer, John DeChancie, Devo Spice, Richard Errington, Tim Esaias, Charles Gannon, Max de Groot, Pete Grubbs, David Hartwell, Bruce Hoffman, Alan Irvine, Alan A. Katerinsky, Herb Kauderer, William H. Keith, Jr, David Barr Kirtley, Fruma Klass, Brian Koscienski, Josh Kronengold, Lackzoom Acidophilus, Geoffrey Landis, Timothy E. Liebe, Gary McGath, Heidi Ruby Miller, Judi Miller, Robin Nakkula, Lisa Padol, KT Pinto, Chris Pisano, Michelle Sagara, Kathy Sands, Bud Sparhawk, S. Andrew Swann, Michael Swanwick, Jon Sprunk, John Alfred Taylor, Mary Turzillo, Patricia Wake, Michelle Sagara West and Wild Mercy.
My last batch of photos from the HWA’s 2011 Stoker Award Weekend are now online #stokers #horror #writers
The final batch of photos from the 2011 Bram Stoker Award weekend and Awards Banquet have been posted in the gallery on my website. Go check them all out at: http://www.gorelets.com/gallery/events/Stokers11/
I’m getting ready to teach in the weeklong residency of our Writing Popular Fiction program, but will try to write up something resembling a con report soon. Watch the gorelets weblog for updates.
Here’s a great group shot from Vince Liaguno’s photos from the book launch for A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock (ed. Christopher Conlon, Dark Scribe Press). Drop by the event gallery at gorelets.com for the whole set.
I’ll be uploading more photos from the 2011 Stoker Weekend as they come in (and as I offload from my camera). Details at gorelets.com
L to R back: Michael Calvillo, Kurt Newton, Christopher Conlon, Norman Prentiss, Michael ArnzenL to R front: Lisa Morton, Martel Sardina, Marge Simon