Ah… Hallowe’en weekend approaches and I’m off to Columbus, Ohio to attend the 36th Annual World Fantasy Convention.
According to the website, WFC is the professional convention for those working in the field of fantasy – which doesn’t do much to set my expectations. I’m no stranger to “fan cons” around the country but this is my first trip to a “pro con” anywhere.
Fortunately, I’ve spoken to a regular attendee who tells me that WFC is actually an annual gathering of authors who like to sit around in bars, drink heavily, and tell tall tales. Given the nature of that crew, I should fit in without much difficulty.
Although I am looking very forward to a number of the WFC panels – including “What Can Be Done with Old Mythologies” and “Supernatural Horror and the Machine Age” – there is a special event that I am particularly excited about. On Saturday the 30th, there will be an Edge Book Launch for Rigor Amortis. A number of Rigor authors – myself included – will be reading our selections from the zombie erotica anthology and signing autographs.
I am to understand that authors Sarah Goslee, John Nakamura Remy, Andrew Penn Romine, and Jacob Ruby will be reading. It should be a rollicking good time, to say the least. Also in attendance will be Publisher Brian Hades and Co-Editors Jaym Gates and Erika Holt.
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