Scares That Care Weekend – VA 2021

Charity Weekend VII (7)
July 30-August 1, 2021
Williamsburg, VA

It’s that time of year again! Not just a convention, but a gathering of family—the horror family. Friends, Fans, Authors, Celebrities, Vendors… everyone in this hotel, on this weekend, is a cohesive unit with one goal in mind: fighting real monsters.

Scares That Care Charity Weekend is one of my favorite events, but the weekend is just the gathering, the organization behind it is 24/7 all year long, and is truly amazing. Those real monsters I mentioned? Scares That Care (dot org) is a legit charity who doesn’t toss your donations into the slush pile to pay for postage and maintenance and administrative. It’s run 100% by volunteers, no paychecks. And the funds go to one of four families every year: a breast cancer warrior, a burn survivor, and not one but two kids with childhood diseases, affectionately labeled “Sid’s Kids,” named for the late, great Sid Haig.

This year, I’m delighted to be in the celebrity room next to other amazing authors, as well as a fantastic collection of horror actors, actresses, and personalities. I’ll be there all three days and will have books and goodies galore (including my newest release The Headless Boy and my normal trick-or-treat bags for the kids!)

Come see me. Bring books from home, get yourself something new from the table, and if you previously purchased The Headless Boy but don’t want to bring books from home—because you need that suitcase room for the weekend finds!—I even have bookplates.

After the convention-less year of dread and isolation that was Covid19’s 2020, this year’s STC promises to be a beautiful beacon of light and laughter amid the horrors so many of us have endured, and I hope to see you all there!

For more information on all of this:
STC the organization
STC the facebook page (lots of updates and info here!)
STC the weekend
and of course, there’s the nudge nudge toward next spring for those in the midwest, as I will also be at Scares That Care Weekend in Wisconsin 2022.


Note: in the vein of eBay auctions that tell you the merch is from a smoke-free home, all items on my table come from a vaccinated home. 

LIVE at STC16 | Buttercup of Doom ep 51


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Scares That Care charity weekend event is something you should all do… I did. Several listeners went as well. And while we were there, we taped this episode… be afraid. Writing questions, tips and tricks no one tells you, some forehead flicking (Buda) and then a spew that started with customer service, flirted with problem solving, and wrapped everything back around in a ribbon of insanity and gave birth to this week’s hashtag: #conboobs. It was fun. And special thanks to those in attendance: Alicia, Armand, Chuck, Frank, Tom, Nick, Annalise, Jess, Shayla, Ava, Chad, Amber, Dave, and Chris.

Sponsors: Subculture Corsets & Clothing | Scares That Care org / fb | Project iRadio’s Patreon

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Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-LinksduotropeThunderstorm BooksJohn SkippEraserhead PressDeadite Press

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Coming up: #feareverything #language …and your suggestions?!

This Week’s Rating: R (language) buttercup ratings system info here


THIS JUST IN… Jess sent the file! Sung to the tune of The Lonely Island feat. Michael Bolton – Jack Sparrow


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— · 2021 · —
Scares That Care WI
Jul 30-Aug 1
Williamsburg, VA

August 15
info TBA

— · 2022 · —
Scares That Care WI
date tba
Racine, WI