Next weekend — August 24th through the 26th — I’ll be in Texas as a guest at KillerCon, which takes place at the Wingate by Wyndham Conference Center in Round Rock (near Austin). Click here to get your tickets!

I will have a table in the vendor room where I will sign and sell books all weekend long (that table is shared with Mary SanGiovanni and Kelli Owen, so you can get books by them signed, too). In addition, Deadite Press will also have a table in the vendor room, so most of my horror paperbacks will be available, as well. You are also welcome to bring books from home for me to sign. I never charge for signatures or pictures.

As well as being available to sign books all weekend, I’ll also be participating in programming. For those attending, here is my schedule:


12pm – Reading – Mary Sangiovanni (No, I’m not scheduled for this, but of course I’m going to go hear my girlfriend read)

4pm – Opening Ceremonies with Guests of Honor: Joe Lansdale, Edward Lee, Brian Keene, Lucy Taylor, and Matt Shaw

8:30pm – The Hot Wing Challenge! Joe Lansdale, Wrath James White, Jeff Burk Hosts: Shane Mckenzie and Brian Keene Our panelists eat progressively hotter wings then answer questions from our hosts. The first one to drink the milk, loses. Who will be the last author standing?


12pm – Independent Publisher? Mass Market Publisher? Or Self Publish? What’s your best option? Jeff Burk, Brian Keene, Rose O’Keefe, Matt Shaw, Lucy Taylor

3pm – Reading and Q&A with Brian Keene

6pm – Panel – Life Imitates Horror: How to write terrifying fiction in a terrifying world. Nate Southard, Matt Shaw, Brian Keene, Joe Lansdale Gabino Iglesias

8pm – First Annual Splatterpunk Awards (I’ll be one of the hosts)

10pm – Deadite Press Presents The Gross-out Contest! Contestants have 3 minutes to present their most sickening story. (I’ll be one of the judges)