Horrorfind Weekend

The Spookiest Show on Earth
Gettysburg, PA
September 2 – 4

It’s a little bizarre to think about, as I’ve been going to this con since the 2nd year as everything from a fan to the Wench back to a fan to a reader and finally for my first real reading. But this year, I’m honored to be invited as a Guest Author.

I will have a table in the Celebrity Room (with Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni), have a Reading slot (with Brian Keene), and will be participating in a couple panels (below). I will have goodies for sale (including an unannounced super secret special surprise) and will gladly sign anything you chose to bring (except diapers. I don’t sign diapers.)

Guest list and (tentative) Schedule… (stolen from Brian Keene)


Brian Keene • Tim Lebbon •Christopher Golden • James A. Moore • Mary SanGiovanni • Kelli Owen • J. F. Gonzalez • Chet Williamson • Ronald Malfi • Kim Paffenroth • Deborah Painter

But wait… they aren’t the only authors attending!!! What follows is the tentative full author programming schedule. Please note the usage of the word “tentative”. A finalized version will be posted closer to the convention.


5:30pm – 6:30pm: Zombies – Authors Kim Paffenroth (moderator), J.F. Gonzalez, Tim Lebbon, Jason Gehlert, Scott Kenemore, Jeremy Wagner, and Scott Baker discuss why the dead just won’t stay dead, and why the literary zombie craze is far from over. (Reading Room)

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Ronald Malfi and Rio Youers (Reading Room)

7:30pm – 8:30pm: The Life of Forrest J. Ackerman – Author Deborah Painter discusses the horror genre’s favorite Uncle. (Reading Room)

8:30pm – 9:00pm: James Newman and Norman Prentiss (Reading Room)

9:00pm – 10:00pm: Women in Horror – Authors Monica J. O’Rourke (moderator), Kelli Owen, Mary SanGiovanni, Christopher Golden, James A. Moore, and Lesley Conner discuss the history and contributions of women in literary horror, and their future roles. (Reading Room)


10:00am – 10:30am Spooky Stories for Kids with Robert Gray (Outside – Rear Carport)

10:00am – 11:00am: Thomas F. Monteleone and Chet Williamson (Reading Room)

11:00am – Noon: What We’ve Learned So Far – New authors Kevin Lucia (moderator), Sheldon S. Higdon, Lincoln Crisler, Ty Schwamberger, Jacob Haddon, and Bryon Morrigan discuss the perils, pitfalls, and lessons learned from publishing in the new millennium. (Outside – Rear Carport)

11:00am – Noon: James A. Moore and Mary SanGiovanni (Reading Room)

Noon – 1:00pm: Jason Gehlert and Jeremy Wagner (Reading Room)

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Politics and Religion in Horror – Politics and religion are two things many prefer not to discuss, yet horror fiction examines them regularly. Authors Kim Paffenroth (moderator), Chet Williamson, Andersen Prunty, Ronald Malfi, Kelli Owen, Rio Youers, Norman Prentiss, and James Newman discuss why. (Outside – Rear Carport)

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden (Reading Room)

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Monica J. O’Rourke and Nick Cato (Reading Room)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Brian Keene and Kelli Owen (Reading Room)

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Dustin Warburton and Scott Kenemore (Reading Room)

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Bizarro World – Authors Andersen Prunty (moderator), Jeff Burk, Gregory Hall, Eric Mays, William Pauley III, and Nick Cato discuss the origins and future of the Bizarro genre, and offer some select readings and performances. (Reading Room)

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Q&A – Authors Tim Lebbon, Christopher Golden, James A. Moore, Brian Keene, J. F. Gonzalez, Chet Williamson, and Thomas F. Monteleone answer your questions about anything in this no-holds-barred Q&A. (Outside – Rear Carport)


11:00am – 11:30am Spooky Stories for Kids with Robert Gray (Outside – Rear Carport)

11:00am – Noon: Charles Colyott, Brent Abell, and Ryan Clark (Reading Room)

Noon – 1:00pm: Sheldon S. Higdon, Lincoln Crisler, and Bryon Morrigan (Reading Room)

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Robert Ford, Kevin Lucia, and Wesley Southard (Reading Room) — you shouldn’t miss this one either.  just sayin’

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Scott Baker, Jacob Haddon, and Lesley Conner (Reading Room)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Ty Schwamberger and Jay Franklin (Reading Room)

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Thomas Erb and Jeff Burk (Reading Room)

I hope to see everyone there, whether you’re local or coming from the edges of the universe… it’s going to be a fun weekend!

One Response to Horrorfind Weekend

  • Wesley Southard says:

    Yeah, you shouldn’t miss Sunday’s 1:00 reading for more than one reason. Just sayin’… :)

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