Due to some unfortunate but unavoidable scheduling conflicts, my dear friend Sarah Pinborough, who was scheduled to be a Guest of Honor at this year’s World Horror Convention, has had to drop out. That means you’re all stuck with me as your replacement Guest of Honor instead.

World Horror is not a fan convention. It’s more like a trade show for professionals and aspiring professionals. If you are a fan you’d certainly have a good time there, but just know that most of the programming is dedicated to writing, publishing, and the like. If you want to be a horror writer, illustrator, agent, publisher, etc then YOU NEED TO ATTEND THIS CONVENTION. It moves ever year. This year, it is in Utah. Come if you can. Yes, it is expensive. But yes, it is worth it (in my opinion). Come, and I’ll sit down with you and fulfill my role as elder statesman (a role I’m growing increasingly comfortable with). Click here for the details.


For most of yesterday, I was at the board meeting for this year’s Scares That Care Weekend III. Scares That Care is a fan convention, where you can meet actors, writers, directors, and other horror celebrities. It is part of the Scares That Care 501C charity, which raises money for children who have been burned, children with cancer, adults with breast cancer, etc. Each year, we pick three families and raise money for them through various fundraising efforts. A lot of this money comes from the convention.

We’re in the process of lining up guests. There are some authors (not yet announced) that will make your head spin. If you want to meet your favorite writer and get our books signed and send the weekend hanging out with them, this is your best bet in 2016. Click here for the details (with the understanding that most of the celebrity guests have not yet been announced).

Also know that the hotel is now officially sold out However, there are plenty of hotels within walking distance. Here is a list of them:

1) Quality Inn at Kingsmill-Busch Gardens 757-220-1100
2) Courtyard Williamsburg Busch Gardens 757-221-0700
3) Days Hotel Williamsburg 757-253-6444
4) Country Inn & Suites by Carlson 757-229-6900
5) Roadway Inn & Suites 757-229-0400
6) Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Ctr 757-220-2250
7) Knights Inn Williamsburg 757-220-0960
8) Quality Inn Historic East 757-220-3100
9) Clarion Hotel Historic District 757-229-4100
10) Ramada Williamsburg East 757-585-7100


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