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MAY 30, 2001
OF THE WEEK
Matt's story TEETH* will appear in the Del Rey anthology CHILDREN OF CTHULHU, edited by John Pelan, in the spring/summer of 2001.
*Yes,writer Edo van Belkom has a novel called TEETH as well. Its a popular title - we are all scared to death of dentists.
MAY 29, 2001
A BRIDESMAID . . .
Edo was nominated for two Aurora Awards (one for Short Work In English and English Other), one Ellis Award (short story), and one Stoker Award (Work For Young Readers category). A total of 4 nominations and He Lost Every One!
HA! WHATTA DIS!
Edo is, of course, good humored about it. In his latest newsletter he says he "still has a long way to go to meet standards for finishing second set by soap opera star Susan Lucci,"
Things are looking up for Edo however. His latest novel TEETH is now in print and hitting bookstores this June.
MAY 28, 2001
GREAT CONVENTION BECOMES A PART OF HISTORY
Our own Judi Rohrig won a special medal for outstanding service in the field of Horror and with good reason. In addition to her work here she also contributes to Twilight Tales, Lone Wolf Publications, and just recently stepped down as Czarina for the Horror Writer's Association. Richard Laymon once called her "The voice of the HWA."
As always, we will have a full photo spread of the happenings at the WHC 2001 in Seattle in the latter part of June. In the meantime, go to STORY TIME and check out the Stoker Award winners and final nominees list.
MAY 22, 2001
"The good news," Brett added, "is that it's sitting with another interested publisher as I type this, so we'll hope for the best on that. I'll keep you informed, of course."
Steve Saville of IWP said that he would be issuing refunds on the early book orders after the 25th of May.
Those who ordered their book through Brett will be getting their refund as soon as Brett can dish it out.
Brett apologized for any incovenience.
MAY 20, 2001
Oh well, they did it with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS so why not?
Later this summer, Yard Dog Press will release his chapbook A GAME OF COLORS.
Visit John at darkfluidity.com
MAY 19, 2001
WRITER JASON BRANNON
FERRYMAN - specficworld.com
What's more, J. Brannon also has a book out, a collection of his short stories called PUZZLES OF FLESH (Silver Lake Publishing)
Visit Jason at his website Puzzles.
MAY 17, 2001
Take a few minutes to check out the the titles we will be releasing during the World Horror Convention in Seattle this next weekend!
Editor-in-chief, publisher, and Lone Wolf owner Brian A. Hopkins has just completed chemotherapy in his battle against Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Following his weekend in Seattle, bah will undergo additional tests to determine his current medical condition. Thanks to all who have been reading his journal, Waking Up with the Crab, found at his website, and to those who have brightened his days with cards, letters, and gifts.
If you will be in Seattle, please visit bah and Associate editors Mark Lancaster and Judi Rohrig at the LWP table in the Dealers Room.
Look for a review of Lone Wolf Publishings new CD, EXTREMES 2 in the June feoamante.com.
EXTREMES 2 is a very limited edition featuring the work of writers Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem, Don D'Amassa, Charlee Jacob, Michael T. Huyck Jr. and more.
MAY 16, 2001
Marvel Comics held a press conference Wednesday, May 16, announcing they would no longer be following the Comics Code Authority guidelines nor will they be using the CCA seal on their publications.
"Marvel's decided that we are going to go ahead and institute new content guidelines and a parental advisory system for our comic books," said Marvel President of Publishing Bill Jemas.
See full story at FANBOY
MAY 14, 2001
from Chris Reed
The first novel he's writing for Leisure is "Stranger", a hard-hitting post-apocalypse novel. Simon says anyone who's enjoyed "Blood Crazy" will like this one!
Visit Simon at his website, Nailed By The Heart.
KEENE ON TOUR
Then in Seattle, WA. at University Bookstore, Brian will be signing books along with a veritable SLEW of famous authors. It will be a freakin' madhouse I tells ya! Autograph times will be from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Then its off to Seattle 25-28 May 2001 for the World Horror Convention. Everybody is going to be there! You gotta go! You just GOTTA!
On May 27, Brian will be at Elliott Bay Books. Brian will be signing copies of NO REST FOR THE WICKED, PERSONAL DEMONS, and A DARKER DAWNING.
MAY 12, 2001
TALE IN STORY TIME
Rohrig of Twilight
On May 14, it's FANTASY UNDER THE STARS, a very special 3-hour event night honoring Manly Wade Wellman's birthday. Guests include Jim Wilson who will offer a brief biography of Manly Wade Wellman; Edward DeGeorge, reading "Hearken Not to the Zurry Bird's Cry," a tribute to Wellman; Jody Lynn Nye with "Purr Power" (Back When Cats Were Gods); Richard Chwedyk and "The E Major" (Does Anyone Remember Rock `n' Roll?); Carrie Channell with "The Further Adventures of TIMAR"; and Amy Trendler offering "The Dull Princess." Admission for this special night will be $6.
Then it's BLOW OUT time on May 21, as TTers begin dancing the Bram Stoker Awards Cha-cha! The Twilight Tales weekly reading adventure has been nominated in the Other Media category while two of its members have had individual works nominated. Larry Santoro, nominated in the Long Fiction category, will read his "God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him," and a celebrity guest will be reading Karen E. Taylor's Short Story nominated work, "Mexican Moon."
As always, the party's upstairs at the Red Lion Restaurant & Pub, 2446 N. Lincoln Ave. across the street from the infamous Biograph Theater in Chicago, IL, and starts at 7:30 p.m.
MAY 11, 2001
Cosmos Books have committed themselves to bringing out the magazine quarterly for at least the next two years. As a result Redsine will have access to a distribution network that covers the UK, the US and Australia.
The webzine’s final issue will be issue 6, online June 1st.
A further announcement will be made early next month, which will include submission addresses, prices, subscription information and more details concerning the magazine.
MAY 10, 2001
WILL NO LONGER CARRY SPECIALTY TITLES
According to Lindsay Bradfield of the Book Catalog Department Amazon.com, Inc. "We are no longer adding new Special Order titles to the Amazon.com Book Store. All new titles must be listed through our two main distributors, or through one of our Advantage programs."
Lindsay goes on to say, "It is not Amazon.com's intention to limit authors and publishers with our new submission guidelines. Our new listing requirements are competitive with other major retailers, and we feel they are fair and reasonable. "
Specialty Titles will now have to be listed with distributors like Ingram (DarkTales recently announced that they had just been listed in the Ingram distribution catalogs) or Baker & Taylor. Amazon will also list publishers/authors on their own Amazon Advantage program (membership is free), which consists of amazon.com stocking fewer than 5 copies of each title.
Amazon is the #1 book seller online with sales in over 160 countries and more than 29 million customers.
Time will tell if this new policy will be profitable or another "We sell your privacy." fiasco.
Thanks to Buddy Martinez and Barry Hoffman of Gauntlet Press for some of the info for this piece.
According to Martinez and Hoffman, all three amazon.com distribution plans require a 55% discount - from the publisher - off of the cover price.
For publishers or writers interested in contacting amazon.com's Catalog Hotline, that number is (206) 266-2952.
New to the scene and chewing up the scenery, Jason Brannon enters the list at The Writer's Block with a vengence. Check out his bibliobio and see what this fresh blood is churning out in no time flat!
MAY 8, 2001
IN STORY TIME
Ann Gerfin's tale is the 2nd place winner in the Jobs In Hell/Feo Amante fiction contest. See why THE POWER OF HYMN rocked our world.
Ann Gerfin is also listed at The Writer's Block. Check out her BiblioBio and see if you are already aquainted with Ann's powerful style.
MAY 7, 2001
UP ON PICCIRRILLI
His novel THE DECEASED and his poetry collection A STUDENT OF HELL have both made the final ballot for the 2000 Bram Stoker Award.
His new Leisure novel A LOWER DEEP (part of his "Self" series) will be on sale in October 2001. You can can see the cover art on the site, Epitaphs (his webmaster, our own "Fanboy" Mike Oliveri, runs his website). Just click on it to learn more about the book.
Back in 1997, Tom first started talking about writing a western novel and bounced it off of fans and friends in chatrooms and later, message boards. Now Leisure has set a date for Tom's first western novel GRAVE MEN. Release date is March 2002.
In his newsletter, Tom says "I know that there's an even bigger stigma attached to the western field than to the horror genre, but this novel is fairly macabre and bizarre as well. Hopefully fans of my horror and mystery work will enjoy it."
When Andy Fairclough killed the Masters Of Terror website in the U.K., Tom lost his message board voice along with many other writers, now that voice is back. On March 15 -the same day that feoamante.com returned to life - Andy launched the all new HorrorWorld. Talk to Tom on his new message board there.
work either recently released or coming up is Dennis Etchison's MUSEUM
OF HORRORS (the HWA anthology),
Tom is workin' it!
MAY 6, 2001
What a hell of a lot of work! But I hope you all like it! With over 200 reviews of movies to be re-set with the new design, code, and database configurations, it wasn't easy!
Old reviews will be re-posted on a daily basis. For those of you who haven't read them before, it will give you a chance to catch up. For those of you who HAVE read them before, there will also be new movie reviews mixed in with the old.
I know this is taking time gang but its being done right! I hope you'll agree wth me when I say its looking BEE-YOO-TI-FULL!
If you disagree you can eat shit for all I care!
No seriously, I value your opinion.
Eat shit you ingrates!
No seriously . . .
MAY 5, 2001
The telephone number for the Britannia is: 0121 631 3331.
Festivities will begin around 1pm in the main bar, with people more than welcome to bring along books, flyers, posters, etc. We would also like to make it clear that this is an informal meeting of horror writers, readers, etc, and has no links at all to the usual British Fantasy Society convention. We look forward to seeing you all on the 21st July!
MAY 4, 2001
JUDAS EYES reintroduces Shara Farris, the sympathetic vigilante from Stoker and International Horror Guild Award nominated Hungry Eyes.
Afterword by Jack Ketchum, and Harry O. Morris furnished the cover art.
MAY 3, 2001
A NEW MONTH!
Other writers appearing in May include GERARD HOUARNER, WESTON OCHSE, DOUG HEWITT, and more.
You can also check out past stories in our Story Archive.
Dig it! Three of us are contributors to this site and the fourth, David Nordhaus, has contributed a piece for the upcoming FeoGames section to be set this summer! How cool is that?
If you are going to be in the Seattle Washington area during the Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 through May 28) or if you want to go specifically for the convention check out the convention website at whc2001.org/
MAY 1, 2001
1st prize: Publication in Chiaroscuro:
Treatments of Light and Shade in Words at three (3) cents per word,
plus the winner’s choice of eight (8) selected Leisure horror titles.
There will also be two honourable mentions.
For more information, go to: thechiaroscuro.com/contest
APRIL 29, 2001
In addition to an interview an exclusive story (A DARKER SHADE OF WINTER ), visitors can also read an exclusive interview with Brian, conducted by partner-in-crime Geoff Cooper. Who better to reveal the author’s darkest secrets than one of his closest friends? Among the topics of discussion are: Brian’s pre-writing years as disc-jockey Brian Rage, the methodical madness behind the worm-eating contest and other public displays, the future (?) of Jobs In Hell, and the final word on some enemies from the past.
The interview, story and review can all be found at darkfluidity.com.
While there, be sure to check out the featured band, Mercy Machine, and the featured artist, Magic the Gathering illustrator Nene Thomas.
by Mark McLaughlin
As with all Delirium Books products, it's enough to shock the gonads off a bull-elephant, so if you're a wispy little autumn leaf who trembles at the mere sight of suggestive grocery store produce, you'd better not look at it.
I have a story in the webzine - a collaboration by myself and British multi-media artist Hertzan Chimera. I think the new webzine is also a new market, so check out the guidelines pages there, too, if you're a writer.
APRIL 28, 2001
NEIGHBOR'S ON THE BLOCK
New folks have been added in April including James Newman (HOLY ROLLERS) and Tina Blevins (A MONTH OF BLEEDING). Many of the writer's BiblioBios have also been updated.
Check out The Writer's Block.
from Dave Silva
chat room is located at: horrorauthors.net:8000.
APRIL 27, 2001
ONLY THAT BUT . . .
APRIL 26, 2001
- FeoNote: The following was supplied to us by Paul Lockey, a bastard Brit who is known to be a bit of a madman. Because Feo suffers fools gladly, the press release is given - as is - unedited.
The magazine for discerning adults has returned from the small press graveyard! Cloned and electronically engineered, UNHINGED Online is leaner, meaner, smarter than the original printed version and currently enjoying a new lease of virtual life!
The debut issue contains disturbing fiction by T.M. Gray, Stephen Winch, Ray Clark, Staci Layne Wilson and Joe Rattigan.
Plus artwork by Dave Fode, Des Knight, Bob Covington Russell Dickerson and Gillian Holmes.
And reviews - Penny Dreadful #13 by Peter Tennant, Songs of Innocence #6 by Peter Tennant, Cold Storage by Paul Lockey and Not A Chance by Paul Bradshaw.
UNHINGED Online Issue #1: May 2001 Now showing on a computer screen near you! Experience the darker side of humanity on unhinged1.co.uk.
APRIL 25, 2001
The story represents something of a departure for Blevins, "This story is just fun," says Blevins, who has recreated her Texas hometown as the fictional Oloroso. "It's about vampires in this small town. One of them is trying to start a mafia. One of them is a vegetarian. That's the kind of story this is. Also, this is my first time posting a story as it's written. I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes of it."
Some of the installments take the form of emails written by the characters, while others will be written as more traditional narrative. Readers can view new installments every Monday at Fangsters.com.
APRIL 24, 2001
Writer David Quinn (LADY DEATH, NIGHTVISION) made an appearance at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors on April 7th to discuss the new FAUST film, FAUST: LOVE OF THE DAMNED. Directed by Brian Yuzna (producer of the REANIMATOR series and FROM BEYOND), written by Quinn, and much anticipated by fans of Quinn and Tim Vigil's (CUDA, GUNFIGHTERS IN HELL) long-running Faust adult comic book series, the flick has been through a lot in its history, which stretches back almost ten years.
See Fanboy Of Fear for the rest of this story
APRIL 23, 2001
Festivities begin at the usual 7:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Red Lion Restaurant & Pub, 2446 N. Lincoln Ave. across the street from the Biograph Theater, in Chicago, IL. Admission is $4 per person and it's a mystery how they can present so much for so little.
And don't forget next week, April 30, Feo Amante's own Fanboy of Fear Mike Oliveri will present A VAIN EXERCISE IN ABSOLUTION: An hour of mayhem. David David Katzman will follow with his DEATH BY ZAMBONI (P.I. Satan Donut cracks the case of TV stars, mad scientists & werewolves). Don't miss this!
APRIL 19, 2001
"Effective immediately, Twilight Showcase is going to a quarterly publication schedule," Conner announced. "This will allow us to offer three cents per word for fiction and one-and-a-half cents per word for non-fiction. The new rates are effective with issue twenty-seven, and most involved parties have already been informed.
"While we are ecstatic to be able to offer pro rates for fiction, we are now closing to fiction submissions, as we are overstocked until August 1, 2001, when issue twenty-eight is posted. We will make the appropriate announcements when we again open to submissions."
The News section at TS will continue to be updated regularly, so press releases will continue to be accepted on a daily basis.
APRIL 18, 2001
Here's the need AICN advertised: "To put it succinctly we need as many of you as possible in the Southern California area to come out and be extras in several carnival scenes which will be featured in the film. We need y'all to dress as 70's trailer park trash types and to be prepared to scream your head off for the King of Rock'N'Roll." Huh? Huh? Interested? Get the phone! Just leave a message at (310) 204-9078, and they'll call you back with more pertinent info.
- NEW BOOK
Mr. Halliday of Brisbane, Australia, recently had his book THE WALK-IN published in the United States, and has now launched a website promoting not only the book, but a meeting place where people from all over the world can share their supernatural experiences with each other.
THE WALK-IN is currently being considered by US screenwriters in preparation for film production.
"It was while conducting interviews for a regular column with my local newspaper, that I came across a true story that inspired my novel," Mr. Halliday says. "I interviewed an individual who began to relate a tale regarding someone who had been taken over by the spirit of another. "He called this process walking-in. Apparently one spirit walks-out of a body when he can no longer continue to cope with life, leaving the door open for another to take his place." The person's soul leaves the body and another slips right in. This change is always accompanied by a change in the person's behavior. This change can be subtle, but is most often dramatic as the person begins to take on the personality of the entity that now resides within. This is what is commonly referred to as a "WALK-IN."
THE WALK-IN is the story of one woman's violent ex-husband, who returns from the grave and "walks-in" on her new husband in order to reek the revenge that he vowed with his dying breath.
APRIL 17, 2001
JOINS WITH LEISURE
Patricia MacComber was given the reins to run the site and she has done a great job, both in keeping the original vision and feel of the site as well as bringing, little by little, her own sense of flair to the mix.
But Brett has not been resting on his laurels as El Presidente. Instead, he had the time to pursue administrative duties. That is usually a vague term but Brett shows results. April 4, Judi Rohrig reported that Leisure and Chiaroscuro announced a partnership. This was on a temporary hold until Leisure had finished their Horror section of their site. That is complete and the word is out. Leisure is now the Sponsor of Chiaroscuro.
Leisure is a division of Dorchester Publishing, a publisher of Romance Novels, and has found a new and profitable audience in Horror Literature.
APRIL 16, 2001
Well, the ballots are indeed in the mail, the voting members have been advised of their choices on the Final Ballot, and President David Niall Wilson has moved that the body of members and the public in general be advised of the nominations for the Horror Writers Association's 2000 awards for outstanding writing in the dark fantasy/horror/occult genre, the Bram Stokers.
Continued at Story Time
APRIL 15, 2001
RAMONE IS DEAD
The RAMONES had the distinction of shaking up not only the record companies (as they were called at the time), but the public as well. Clean, to-the-point-then-stop songs like BLITZKRIEG BOP, BEAT ON THE BRAT, SHEENA WAS A PUNK ROCKER and I WANNA BE SEDATED, started sweeping away all the seventies clutter of overproduced sound, over-indulgent shows, and the aimless wandering of potty break-for-the-band guitar and drum solos. Even the No Bullshit Frank Zappa found himself coming up short compared to the hard driving sound of the RAMONES.
No, but few Metal bands of any stripe played it faster, rawer or with
more brutality - brutality in the music, not just the words. Many musicians
today who count the RAMONES among their influences say,
Joey Ramone died of cancer April 15 at the age of 49.
Go to The RAMONES official site
APRIL 12, 2001
WOLF WRITERS SWEEPING STOKERS
APRIL 10, 2001
APRIL 8, 2001
Kaufmann of DarkTales
Climer's first novel, DREAM THIEVES ("hauntingly poetic" -- Affaire de Coeur), published as an e-book by Hard Shell Word Factory, won the inaugural 1999 Eppie Award for Best Horror Novel and was a finalist for the 1997 International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel. Climer has also received Honorable Mention in 1998¹s The Year¹s Best Fantasy and Horror, won the Memphis Science Fiction Association¹s 1998 Darrell Award for Best Mid-South Short Story (BY ANY NAME A DEVIL), and been recommended for the Horror Writers Association¹s coveted Bram Stoker Award.
Climer teaches English at Davenport University, and works for Fry Multimedia, one of the top 20 Internet firms, in Ann Arbor. He¹s a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, and briefly studied for a Ph.D. at Wayne State University.
The Nebula Awards book signing event will be held on April 28, 2001, 2:00 P.M., at Nicola¹s Books, 2513 Jackson Road, Westgate, in Ann Arbor, MI (734-662-4110).
APRIL 7, 2001
APRIL 6, 2001
by John Ford and Andy Fairclough
Andy Fairclough and I will work together to bring about this event, which will include a one night stay at the hotel. If you would like to come along and enter into a delicious alcohol haze with us for a couple of days, please e-mail me at this address so we can compile a list of names for people requiring rooms. Please state if you require a double or single room. (Estimated cost is around £35 inc breakfast for a sinlge ensuite room). Anyone just wishing to attend for the day will also be very welcome.
On a further matter, which many of you may find totally shocking, we have to inform you that World Of Horror and Terror Tales websites have now entered into partnership. We will be sharing links and certain pages in the future, while also maintaining our own unique identities. This action is being taken to help bring about a strengthening of both websites, and a possible third party is liable to be brought into this amalgamation. Thanks for your time, and we hope to see you all in Birmingham on Saturday July 21st!
APRIL 5, 2001
from Trevor Denyer
LEGEND magazine (by the same company) will remain a quarterly publication.
APRIL 4, 2001
Later, Macomber also announced that ChiZine, the monthly magazine, would begin paying pro rates for fiction (3 cents a word) and poetry ($3 a poem).
APRIL 3, 2001
Due to the huge amounts of traffic the site receives, we needed to upgrade to a newer, faster server. This move was something that came on all of the sudden, so we apologize for the lack of notice. At any rate, we are back and better than ever. Thanks for all of the support.
APRIL 2, 2001
This coming Monday, April 9, HWA's own Internet Mailer Czarina and feoamante.com staff reporter, Judi Rohrig, makes her Twilight Tales debut with WHEN IN DOUBT, TWIRL. And coming along for the ride is DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON author Joe Curtin who will read MONSTERMAN.
Readings begin 7:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Red Lion Restaurant & Pub in Chicago. Admission is $4 per person. Come early; stay late. More information is available at the Twilight Tales website, and while you're there, check out the authors for April: Ralan Conley, from Denmark, is the month's International highlighted author. Read his story "KING" from MORE MONSTERS FROM MEMPHIS. Ralan also runs an excellent spec fic market list, ralan.com. The Domestic author for the month is Linda Reames Fox, former Chicagoan and one half of the Jocelin Foxe writing team who penned THE WILD HUNT, VENGEANCE MOON, and CHILD OF FIRE.
APRIL 1, 2001
AND WHERE TO FIND THEM ONLINE:
You will also find new stories by Gerard Hourarner and DF Lewis.
You'll find Brian Keene's latest fiction, A DARKER SHADE OF WINTER, at Dark Fluidity.
Also look for featured artist, Nene Thomas and featured musician/band mercymachine.
AND WHERE TO FIND THEM IN PRINT:
MARCH 31, 2001
Sponsored by Horrorfind.Com and Fright Vision, along with special contributors Rue Morgue magazine and Haunted Attraction magazine, this convention will be a one-of-a-kind event, comprising all the different aspects of the horror genre: Horror Movies, Horror Books, Horror Amusements, Halloween Haunt Industry, Haunted House Industry, and the Real-Life Supernatural will all be represented.
Horror Movie Celebrity Guests include: Bruce Campbell (star of Evil Dead I & II, Army of Darkness), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser’s Pinhead), Tom Savini (special effects wizard for Creepshow, Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk Till Dawn), Dick Warlock (Halloween’s ‘Michael Myers’), Tom Morga (Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees), Ben Chapman (Creature From the Black Lagoon), Linnea Quigley (Pumpkinhead II, Nightmare on Elm Street IV), Brinke Stevens (Haunting Fear, Nightmare Sisters), Count Gore De Vol (Host of TV’s Creature Feature) and many more to be announced.
Horror Writer Celebrity Guests include: Douglas Clegg (Mischief, Halloween Man,) Jack Passarella (Wither, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Barry Hoffman (Born Bad, Hungry Eyes, editor of Gauntlet Press), Karen Taylor (author of the Vampire Legacy series from Pinnacle Books), Mark McLaughlin (Shoggoth Cacciatore, editor of The Urbanite), Gerard Houarner (I Love You And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It, The Beast That Was Max), Brian Keene (No Rest For The Wicked, editor of Jobs In Hell), Mason Winfield (occult investigator, author of A Ghosthunter’s Journal), JF Gonzalez (Clickers, Shapeshifter), Weston Ochse (Natural Selection, Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors), Holly Newstein and Ralph W. Bieber (Out Of The Light) and many more to be announced.
Richard Laymon, who passed away on Valentine’s Day, was to have been a Celebrity Guest. A special presentation of different authors reading selections of his work in his memory is planned.
Events include a massive dealer’s room, live midnight séance, celebrity Q & A sessions, author readings, stand-up horror comedy, horror movie room, walk-through Haunted House, real ghost stories, mass celebrity and author autograph signing event, individual autograph sessions, music, nightly parties, and much more.
Celebrity panels during the weekend will cover such topics as starting your own magazine, writing horror, building horror webzines, getting started in the haunted house business, comedy in horror, vampires, censorship, haunted house industry methods and scares, real-life violence and the genre, dark poetry, getting published, and much more.
The Horrorfind Weekend takes place August 24th, 25th and 26th, 2001 at the BWI Airport Marriott in Baltimore, Maryland.
Advance ticket purchases made before April 15th, 2001 are only $20 for the entire weekend. After April 15th, tickets will be $25 for the entire weekend. There will be no admission without a ticket. To purchase advance tickets, make your check payable to and mail to:
Advance tickets can also be purchased online via Paypal, by visiting the Horrorfind Weekend website: horrorfind.com/show.
MARCH 28, 2001
F. PAUL WILSON - AN ENEMY OF THE STATE: The heart and cradle of F. Paul Wilson's LaNague series -- the story of the apocalyptic birth of the LaNague Federation and Peter LaNague's unique revolution that spawned it. A book that literally changed people's lives. Long unavailable -- except to those willing to pay a hefty price for a used book -- An Enemy of the State is another SF classic given new life by Stealth Press. The Stealth edition includes a new preface by the author and two related LaNague Federation short stories: "Ratman" - the author's first professional sale as well as the very first LaNague Federation story - and "Lipidleggin'" - a 1978 story featuring a certain ancestor Peter LaNague is trying to trace in Enemy.
CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO - THE PALACE: The sensual and mysterious legend of Saint-Germain lives on in Book Two of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's superb series. Peopled by such unforgettable real-life figures as the de Medicis and Sandro Botticelli, The Palace evokes Renaissance Italy in all its dangerous glory, as it weaves a darkly erotic spell of love, power, obsession and seduction.
MARCH 27, 2001
And on Monday, April 2, to help usher in month, Twilight Tales (twilighttales.com)will offer its OPEN MIKE night. Writers of all genres are welcome to share their works upstairs at the Red Lion Restaurant & Pub (just across the street from the Biograph Theater). Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. There is an admission charge of $4 per person.
MARCH 26, 2001
toll -free phone: 1-888-DARKDEL
MARCH 25, 2001
Look for the interview with Eric Red in the new issue of FANGORIA (page 10, issue #201). The director of BAD MOON, COHEN AND TATE and BODY PARTS discusses his new vampire movie NIGHT LIFE, which has the same grittiness as his earlier screenplays, THE HITCHER and NEAR DARK. It will be a kick-ass vampire movie.
My new book on filmmaking, THE INDEPENDENT FILM EXPERIENCE will be published by McFarland Books in the Fall of 2001.
Two new screenplays are being written co-written with Stephen C. Seward. They are DEADISH, a tale of ghouls, and BLOODPLANK, a haunted pirate movie. Both scripts will be complete by May 2001.
MARCH 24, 2001
For more information, contact Gauntlett Press
MARCH 23, 2001
Finally I would like to thank Feo Amante for helping to spread the word and for this kind offer of promotion at his website! http://www.horrorworld.cjb.net
MARCH 22, 2001
MARCH 21, 2001
HAYES IS DEAD
Ronald Henry Glynn Chetwynd-Hayes was born on May 30, 1919, in Isleworth, West London. For over 30 years, R. Chetwynd-Hayes published more than 200 Short Stories, 8 novels, and over 20 Collections - as well as editing 24 anthologies including many of the Fontana Ghost Stories series of anthos.
In 1989, R. Chetwynd-Hayes received the Life Achievement Awards of the British Fantasy Society and the Horror Writers of America (HWA). He was guest of honor at FantasyCon XVII in 1992 and at the 1997 World Fantasy Convention in London.
MARCH 20, 2001
MARCH 19, 2001
by Jack Adrian
Go HERE for full story
MARCH 18, 2001
of 1,000 Cowards
On behalf of Darke Palace, Yvonne Navarro (SPECIES, SPECIES II, DEADRUSH, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: The Willow Files) would like to invite everyone to drop by The Stars Our Destination Bookstore, 705 Main Street in Evanston, Illinois on March 24, 2001 from 6-8:00 p.m. Yvonne will be signing with evil cohort Jay Bonansinga (OBLIVION, THE KILLER'S GAME). Stars is right on the Evanston elevated train line, and also has a little parking lot close by. For more info, call them at 847-570-5925.
MARCH 17, 2001
"I'm looking forward to working with all the DarkTales authors - past, present and future - in achieving this goal. David Nordhaus, DarkTales CFO and owner, and Keith "Doc" Herber, designer and editor, are a great bunch of people, and I couldn't be happier to be joining them. I wouldn't be getting back in the PR game for just anyone!"
MARCH 16, 2001
The death of Richard Laymon left WHC2001 short an author Guest of Honor (Simon Clark is the Foreign Author Guest of Honor), but Laymon is NOT being replaced; a special memorial is planned and all literature for the convention will continue to list Laymon as the homeboy GoH. Negotiations had already been underway to attract Clarke, who is an attorney with an extensive background in police procedure and forensics, to the weekend of horror. It just makes the offerings a little stronger with his addition. Any fan of horror is welcome to attend the four-day convention to be held at the Seattle Marriott Sea-Tac Airport Hotel.
Contact the World Horror Convention 2001 at whc2001.org
MARCH 15, 2001
author of vampire and horror books, William Meikle (THE BOOK OF THE
DARK) is running a competition in his free newsletter - the winner
gets to have their namesake turned into a vampire in the new novel he's
currently working on. Anyone interested in becoming one of the undead
should head on over to his web page and sign up for the newsletter.
Then, answer one simple question and you'll be entered in the draw.
I KILLED FEO AMANTE
Caught the news about your site today and decided that I had to be involved in the wake.
What did I like - the fact that it was created and maintained by fans with no "hidden agenda", who loved the genre as much as I do and enjoyed the stuff that others didn't (the cheesy stuff). I liked the fact that it attempted to create community, I liked that I got an entry in the Writers Block and people came to me from it and I loved the range of material covered.
Why am I glad it's dead - I'm not. I like the idea that the new site will load faster and I understand your frustration at keeping it all together (my site has something like 25 files and it sometimes seems overwhelming to me) but no, I'm not at all glad it's dead.
What I wish for it in the afterlife - for the old site, peace and tranquility and the knowledge that it did its job and did it well. For the new site, I wish it everything. It's that simple.
Keep up the good work, Feo, you're doing a grand job. Take care and have a great Christmas
Best wishes Mark West
To all the rest of you who write me every day, thank you. Thank you BIG time. I'll always do what I can, for as long as I can, to make this site rock!