Here is the Author Programming Schedule for the 2019 Scares That Care Weekend Charity Event taking place in Williamsburg, VA August 2nd through the 4th. If you are an author listed here and you see a potential conflict, contact me within the next 24 hours. Otherwise, this is the final draft. One additional note: due to the convention’s growing size and popularity, this is the first year we were unable to accommodate every request to participate in programming. There is a waiting list should someone drop out, but our sincere apologies to those on that list.


5:15pm to 6:00pm – Matt Serafini and Adam Cesare: Reading and Q&A

6:15pm to 7:00pm – Matt Hayward and Patrick Lacey: Reading and Q&A

7:15pm to 8:00pm – Mary SanGiovanni and Kelli Owen: Reading and Q&A

8:15pm to 9:00pm – PUBLISHING 101: Do you want to start your own publishing company? Our panelists discuss the perils, pitfalls and how-tos. With Armand Rosamilia (moderator), CV Hunt (Grindhouse Press), David Niall Wilson (Crossroads Press), Jacob Haddon (Apokrupha), Lisa Vasquez (Stitched Smile Publications), and Anna Hayward (Poltergeist Press),

9:15pm to 10:00pm – John Quick and Lucas Milliron: Reading and Q&A

10:15pm to 11:00pm – The Horror Writers Association Virginia Chapter: Reading and Q&A

11:15pm to Midnight – Aaron Dries and Wile E. Young: Reading and Q&A


10:00am to 10:45am – Steven L. Shrewsbury and Jay Wilburn: Reading and Q&A

11:00am to 11:45am – Elizabeth Massie and David Niall Wilson: Reading and Q&A

Noon to 12:45pm – Josh Malerman and Damien Angelica Walters: Reading and Q&A

1:00pm to 1:45pm – Jonathan Maberry: Q&A moderated by Stephen Kozeniewski

2:00pm to 2:45pm – Maurice Broaddus and Nick Mamatas: Reading and Q&A

3:00pm to 3:45pm – Paul Tremblay and Nicholas Kaufmann: Reading and Q&A

4:00pm to 4:45pm – THE BUSINESS OF WRITING: So, you’ve sold your first novel or story. What happens next? How do you turn this into a career? Find out with John Boden (moderator) Jonathan Maberry, Josh Malerman, Elizabeth Massie, Nick Mamatas, Nicholas Kaufmann, and Wrath James White.

5:00pm to 5:45pm – Wrath James White and C.V. Hunt: Reading and Q&A

6:00pm to 6:45pm – Somer Canon and and Kenzie Jennings: Reading and Q&A

7:00pm to 7:45pm – DEEPER THAN R’LYEH: THE NEW COSMIC HORROR: Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s She Walks In Shadows. Victor LaValle’s The Ballad of Black Tom. Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country. Nick Mamatas’s Move Under Ground. How would H.P. Lovecraft react to these (and other) permutations of his mythos, and how do they strengthen cosmic horror moving forward? With Gabino Iglesias (moderator), Paul Tremblay, Damien Angelica Walters, Maurice Broaddus, Nick Mamatas, and Mary SanGiovanni.

8:00pm to 8:45pm – Stitched Smile Publications: Reading and Q&A

9:00pm to 9:45pm – Dan Padavona and Wesley Southard: Reading and Q&A

10:00pm to 10:45pm – Gabino Iglesias and Robert Ford: Reading and Q&A

11:00pm to Midnightish – BIZARRO POWER HOUR-ISH: Join us for this annual STC tradition of the weirdest, funniest, most profane stories you’ll ever hear. Adults Only! Hosted by Brian Keene and featuring David Barbee, Eric Hendrixson, Scott Cole, John Wayne Comunale, Anderson Prunty, and Christian Jensen.


11:00am to 11:45pm – Jacob Haddon and John Boden: Reading and Q&A

12:00pm to 12:45pm – SPIRITUALITY AND HORROR: How do you stay true to your religious beliefs when writing about the profane? With Somer Canon (moderator), Jay Wilburn, Maurice Broaddus, Steven L. Shrewsbury, and Wile E. Young.

1:00pm to 1:45pm – Stephen Kozeniewski and Jeff Strand: Reading and Q&A

2:00pm to 2:45pm – ASK AN ARTIST: Our panel of illustrators, sculptors and artists discuss their creative processes, how to break into the business, and more. With Armand Rosamilia (moderator), Cortney Skinner, Lynne Hansen, Robert Ford, and Chris Enterline.

3:00pm to 3:45pm – NEW BLOOD: The new generation of horror discuss the authors and books that inspired them. With Kenzie Jennings (moderator), Dan Padavona, Matt Hayward, Aaron Dries, Patrick Lacey, Wesley Southard, Dacia M. Arnold, John Boden and Somer Canon.