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Talking with the Horror Nerd

Todd from HorrorNerd.net stopped by my table at Scares That Care VA 2021 for a quick interview. We talked, we laughed, we bonded…

It was lovely to meet him and speak with him, and I hope you all enjoy this fun little interview.

Check it out on youtube here, and check out my In the Wild playlist for other snippets of me on youtube you may have missed!

 

Scares That Care Weekend – VA 2021

SCARES THAT CARE
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. 

Signing Off | Buttercup of Doom 2.11



The end of a (short) era. The finale of the Buttercup of Doom podcast was taped live at Scares That Care charity weekend 5 because a bunch of lovely humans donated funds during the Horror Show with Brian Keene telethon and decreed it to be. And so it was.

We performed without a net—no notes, no plan—winging it with whomever showed up. It was a free-for-all Q&A, which included the famous “f*ck, marry, kill” question, pizza toppings, group sing-alongs, many other topics, insanity, giggles, and a reminder of rule number one: Don’t Be A Dick (oh, that should be my campaign slogan: Buttercup 2020)

Many many thanks to those who donated to make it happen, to those who attended the taping, and to those who have listened over the years. Not sure what kept your attention, but I’m humbled to have had it. Thank you, and good-night…

Available FREE (until Sept 1 only!!) on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunes • I♥Radio  •  StitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast … and then POOF, gone. Unless you’re a patreon, then you can get access to these and anything new I may record. It’s only a buck. A single lonely dollar. $1.00 in the grand scheme of things. Go on then… be a patreon!

Sponsors: my new novel TEETH (not your mom’s vampires) and my ABCs coloring book for adults, The Atrocious Alphabet with illustrations by Chris Enterline

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Those in attendance who were given the opportunity to shout-out their wares… I think I have hunted them all down. Other podcasts representedNecrocasticonCosmic ShenanigansInk Stains •  Horror Show with Brian Keene. Peeps with goodsMary SanGiovanniWesley SouthardJohn UrbancikShawn ChesserPocket Change ProductionsPinups by IndiVictoria Zera Timpanaro

Merchandise (last chance! I imagine these will disappear when the episodes do!): pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Hashtag Hell: #stc #scaresthatcare #clivebarker #stephenking #deadkoontz #pizza #werewolfgame #suitcaseguy #barefoot #nerds #geeks #QandA #emotionalsupportpets #hamsters #animals #dogs #cats #corn #genre #vampires #TEETH #ABC #coloringbook #coffeetalk #garagetalk #gypsywisdom #fuckmarrykill #vacation #NSFW #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: nada. nuttin. zip. zero. ziltch. Thanks for playing… (want more? become a patreon)

 

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