Yup. That’s where I’m headed!
Salt Lake City is hosting both the World Horror Convention and the Bram Stoker Awards this year.
It’s super exciting for me, because this is my first WHC, and, though I enjoyed hanging out with fantasy writers at World Fantasy Con (Oct ‘11), I think I fit in much better with horror folk.
I mean, this is one convention where I won’t feel a bit embarrassed to admit that I write vampire stories, ‘cuz chances are whoever I’m talking to at this con will have written one or two themselves!
This year’s lineup of guests is pretty impressive, and includes well-known writers such as Sherrilyn Kenyon, P.N. Elrod, and Robert McCammon. Dacre Stoker will be there as well – his panel on Bram Stoker’s notes and research sounds fascinating.
I’m looking forward to seeing another guest whom I actually met last year when I attended his week-long workshop – Dave Farland. He’s on several panels, and I hope to catch at least one of them.
I’m on a panel myself! It’s called “Scaring ‘em Young: Middle Grade Horror.” My co-panelists and I are working out our topics, and it looks like it will be a fun panel. It’s on Sunday at noon.
I’m also participating in the autograph session Friday night, and doing a reading on Saturday.
So not only am I attending the con, I’m part of it as well!
If any of you happen to be in Salt Lake City this weekend, stop by and say ‘hi.’
And now I’m off to pack…