Stephen King scholar (and current Horror Writer Association president) Rocky Wood — who I’ve corresponded with a few times over the years and finally met face to face at the Stoker Weekend last month — is selling off items from his substantial King collection to help him pay for medical expenses associated with the onset of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Rocky’s a phenomenally nice man and well-deserving of your support. If your’e a King fan, help him out by visiting the Overlook Connection — a great horror/King collector bookstore — and picking up an item from the list. Some unexpected rare treats in there! And it all goes to a very good cause.
I’ll never forget when Rocky helped me out by sharing some research on King’s essay on the ratings system, “The Dreaded X,” from Castle Rock, which I relied on for my essay on “The Humor and Horror of Maximum Overdrive” for the book The Films of Stephen King (ed. Tony Magistrale, MacMillan). You can get some rare copies of the Castle Rock newsletter in the Wood sale. Check it out.
Kurt Newton reads his poem, “The 39 Steps,” at the book launch event for A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock (Ed. Christopher Conlon, Dark Scribe Press, June 2011). Recorded live at the 2011 Stoker Weekend in NY on June 18th. Watch Dark Scribe for news about ordering this excellent anthology.
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
I’ll probably be posting things here throughout the event.