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Killercon Austin

I didn’t post that I was going to Killercon Austin before the convention, because I wasn’t. And then that changed. So instead of getting a heads up, you’re getting an afterthought. Not really a write-up, just a written version of my proof-of-life pictures.

I was a teenage… no wait, wrong story! I was a last-minute decision/stowaway. Just coming from Scares That Care, I had almost no inventory left—a handful of these and maybe two or three of each of those. But I boxed them, shipped them, and hopped a plane to sit at a table. I sold out rather quickly (which was lovely and unexpected and delights me). And then, because I wasn’t a planned guest—I had no panels, I had no reading, I had no responsibility—I just enjoyed the con.

And enjoy I did. I got to see, hang out, and barely behave with old friends. I was fortunate enough to make some new friends. I enjoyed wandering and chatting and panels from the audience side. It was wonderful. And yes, I’ll be back.

I’m here to tell you, you need to go to this.

If you are a beginning writer wanting to learn, go. If you have books to sell, go. If you are a reader, go. Killercon is an amazing little convention that mixes the traditional horror crowd with the bizarro gang and tosses the splatterpunks in there to mix things up. It’s all horror. All love.

And (shhhh, come closer) the dates have been chosen for next year, but it’s not officially announced. (August 16-18, 2019 shhh…) Stalk the facebook page or twitter account for the official “go!” post.

In case you didn’t get it yet, Killercon was a great convention, full of friendly faces, and run smoothly by people who care about writing, writers, and readers—props to you, Wrath James White, you made it look easy! To everyone who helped or were otherwise a part of the background, good job. And to those who came and participated… wasn’t that fun?

Thanks for letting me make that decision at the eleventh hour and show up… I’ll see you all there next year!

 

Choosing Your Battles w/ Brian Keene | Buttercup of Doom ep 44

BODep44-keeneAvailable FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In
and now available on Google Play Music

This week I invite special guest, Brian Keene — author, Stoker award winner, HWA Grandmaster recipient, super mouth of the genre, podcaster on The Horror Show w/ Brian Keene, my friend, my pretend big brother, and my example of how not to behave in public. We’re going to dish dirt, name names, and recount all the shit that makes us shake our head, laugh, or both… (this is the edited, public consumption version**)

Sponsors: Project iRadio’s Patreon Page | Kelli Owen Patreon Page | Brian Keene’s Patreon Page |

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Brian’s message board • JF Gonzalez • Geoff Cooper • Dave Thomas (Meteornotes) • Robert Swartwood • Weston Ochse • Nick Mamatas • Joe Hill • Rachel Autumn Deering • Bob Ford • Bracken MacLeod • Charlie Grant • Wrath James White • Brian Hodge • John Skipp • Shocklines • HWSNBN • HWA • Nate Southard • Mary SanGiovanni • and others

**The uncut, unedited, full 2-plus hours of Keene, is available to my patreons for as little as a buck a month… The uncut version includes: Pheromones, Personal Dirt, Conspiracy Podcast details, plans, etc., Mamatas’ Christmas Carol, The Death of Comics, Brian’s whiteboard and end game, Why Shocklines is called “jello” …and so much more!

Hashtag Hell: #collaborating #conspiracy #mulder #parties #cons #wifeswapping #Dorchester #authors #messageboards #trolls #internet #family #friends #therising #peanutgallery #QnA #batman #superman #poisonivy #WHC #roku #patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #moviesVSbooks …and your suggestions?!

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

AMA | Buttercup of Doom ep 41

BODep41-amaAvailable FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In
and now available on Google Play Music

I said, Ask Me Anything… they did. And I answered. From questions on raising a family to my opinions on extreme horror, from why podcasting to what I really think of The Horror Show with Brian Keene, from blood on the page to vices to con stories… and even the never spoken of political views of a wayward Buttercup. They asked. I answered. You get to listen to it! And remember, this is the edited version. The uncut, unedited, full-disclosure version is available only to my patreons. Become my patreon, support my crazy, get rewards and perks.

Sponsors: Project iRadio’s Patreon Page | Kelli Owen Patreon Page | Harry Strange Radio Drama

Suggestions/Requests: Questions asked by: Russell, Chris (x15!), Alan, Amber, Armand, Chad, Chuck, Michael, Josh, Mary, and Nathan (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Buttercup of Doom on facebook | The Horror Show w/ Brian Keene | Ed Lee | Wrath James White | Jeff Burk | Carlton Mellick III | Jeremy Robert Johnson | Harlan Wilson | Arm & Toof | Brian Keene’s column in Cemetery Dance | George Takei FB | James Moore | Jack Ketchum | Bob Ford & No Lipstick in Avalon

Hashtag Hell: #DeanKoontz #GoneGirl #BreakingBenjamin #SixxAM #LinkinPark #5FingerDeathPunch #ChrisCornell #TommyLee #NikkiSixx #GunsnRoses #Aerosmith #Tool #Schism #8tracks #JoshPenrod #HWSNBN #horror-web #horrorwench #WHC #JeffStrand #writersblock #horror #bizarro #frankenstein #maryshelley #tomojoe #joebranson #abortion #deathpenalty #marijuana #prostitution #guns #gaymarriage #healthcare #globalwarming #terrorism #deficit #republicans #democrats #deadpool #spiders #dessert #pizza #starwars #startrek #captainkirk #picard #sulu #roku #patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #moviesVSbooks #graffiti #opinions

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

*note: the Left for Dead blood alluded to is not what you might think, my dad is awesome!

Words with the Word Zombie

A quick and dirty interview with the lovely Word Zombie. He asked. I answered. It’s the way we do these things…

Check out the interview here. And remember, you can always ask followup questions in the comments below. And if the interview and/or website it’s on is ever down, gone, missing, or kaput, let me know so I can fix things. Enjoy!

The Authors Speak – article

The Authors Speak was an online journal for avid readers, writers, and fans of the written word. Their author interviews were intended to offer inspiration and educate writers and readers alike and to promote literacy as a whole.

Unfortunately, the website is down. I was pleased to be included in it while it lasted and have copied and pasted the lovely moment in history for you below…

 


 

Who is Kelli Owen?

Yesterday we profiled our Pre-Order of the Week with the limited edition Maelstrom trio, featuring Brian Keene’s “A Gathering of Crows”. However, cool as you may have thought this to be, most of you were asking me: Who the heck is Kelli Owen?

Good question. And without a doubt she’ll be a name that will live in the horror genre for a time to come. Allow the Authors Speak to make the introductions so that you, fair reader, can say, “Oh, Kelli? Yeah, I’ve been reading her for years!”

Truly, if you’ve read anything by Kelli, you’ve probably done so in an anthology or collection. It’s shorter fiction, sure, but quality writing. Now you have the chance to be a part of history as Kelli releases her first novel, “Six Days”, part of the Maelstrom limited releases.

“Fresh Blood” (which can be purchased here) features Kelli’s story “Left for Dead”. It’s a hard-as-nails revenge tale, tougher than “I Spit on Your Grave”, that surmises the lengths at which a mother will go to avenge her daughter’s abuse. Having heard this story at Horrorfind, I’ll tell you it grabs ahold and does not let go. Guys, you’ve been warned, you will groan in anguish.

“Dark Faith” is a collection that explores, well, as it suggests it explores the darker side of faith. There’s not a whole lot more to say about that. It’s a collection that is topped to the spilling point with talent: everyone from Brian Keene to Wrath James White is here in top form. Kelli’s here as well, but the last name is listed as Dunlap, so don’t let that throw you for a loop. This collection is features 26 short stories and 5 poems that are sure to terrify (as only the best in the business can) but also, and more importantly, make you think.

“Dark Futures: Tales of Sci-Fi Dystopia” includes the tale “Black Hole Sun”, co-written by Owen. While this collection does not exist in the realm of horror, the writing is still in pitch-perfect form. In fact, this particular piece is unique in that the end of the world is told through two teenagers emailing and tweeting back and forth. Surely a perfect (and foreboding) method of telling a tale of dystopian collapse in this day and age.

Now do you see? Can you see? Brian Keene hand-picked this talented writer for the first run of Maelstrom Books. Obviously, I cannot endorse the novel “Six Days” as it hasn’t been released. But, I’ll toss a good word into the arena: Kelli Owen is going places, and you should jump on the bandwagon now. Fans of shorter fiction, revenge tales, dystopian futures, horror…c’mon. What are you waiting for?

 


Again, I was delighted to be included—thank you, Eric. Maybe the website will come back someday…


 

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