James Newman, Joe R. Lansdale, Ron Kelly, Deborah
LeBlanc, and moderator
This coming Friday morning I'll be heading to Nashville for Hypericon 5, which will be held at the Days Inn Stadium on June 5th through 7th.
My first stop: the Cracker Barrel in Goodletsville for my annual Ronald Kelly .Com Breakfast. Usually, only Hunter and I show up, but it looks like more folks from the RK message board will be showing up this year. I'm really looking to seeing old friends again, as well as meeting some for the first time, face-to-face. For more info, check the Hypericon 5 thread at the discussion forum at http://www.ronaldkelly.com/.
Then it's off to the convention itself. Alot of top horror writers and artists will be attending this year, including Brian Keene, Wrath James White, Deborah LeBlanc, Maurice Broaddus, Scott Nicholson, Matt and Denna Warner, Bryan Smith, Alex McVey, Steve Gilberts, and Steven Shrewsbury, among others. Of course, I'll be hanging around, too, doing this, that, and the other.
Here is a schedule of what I'll be involved in:
Friday 6:00 PM - Book Signing (Dealers Room) with Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsbury
9:45 PM - Panel: Diversity in Horror (Lobby Panel Room), with Brian Keene, Wrath James White, Alicia Benson, and Maurice Broaddus.
11:00 PM - Reading (Lobby Panel Room) with Brian Keene, Steven Shrewsbury, Johnathan Maberry, John Everson.
Saturday 10:30 AM - Panel: Believe It Or Not: Religious and Secular Influence in Horror (9th Floor Ballroom) with Brian Keene, Maurice Broaddus, Wrath James White, and Deborah LeBlanc.
11:45 AM - Book Signing (Dealer's Room) with Wrath James White and Deborah LeBlanc
After that, the pressure's off and I'll be able to hang out and take in some of the other panels and stuff. Our baby-sitting plans hit a snag, so Joyce and the kids will be coming up on Saturday night for a mini-vacation. I hope all the pirates and fairies and zombies and Jedi knights don't freak the young'uns out too much.
Hope to see you there. If you are, hunt me down and say howdy!