2001 San Diego International Comic-Con is the largest convention this
city has and it ended yesterday and I WAS THERE! So cool! Huh! Huh! Huh!
Huh! Huh! There were babes! Huh! Huh! Hhuh! Huh! Huh! Huh! Huh! Huh!
those of you living in the San Diego, California area or those who expect
to be there from July 19-22, the local television commercials are now
announcing some of the expected celebrities who will be onhand to autograph
stuff including Sam Raimi (EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD 2, DARKMAN, and the upcoming
V. Wargelin belts out two new reviews for Fanboy this month: EL
DIABLO and WEIRD WESTERN
TALES 3 and 4.
Report by Judi
THE INTERNATIONAL HORROR GUILD
has named pioneer shock-rock performer ALICE COOPER as this year's Living
Legend Award winner. He is the first performer to be so honored. IHG Living
Legends are individuals who have made a meritorious and notable contribution
and/or have substantially influenced the field of horror/dark fantasy.
Previous recipients, all from the literary field, include Ray Bradbury,
Clive Barker, Hugh B. Cave, Edward W. Bryant, Richard Matheson, and Harlan
APPEARANCE OF CLIVE
Hey gang! Whether you like comics or whether you like novels or whether
you like movies or - ah screw it! The point I'm making is this: Clive
Barker will be at Meltdown Comics July 14, 3 pm, 7522 Sunset
Blvd., in Los Angeles, CA.
Comics at 323-851-7223.
the full details in this week's edition of New
BOOKS ANNOUNCES SPECTRAL VISIONS
St. Petersburg, Florida-
Books LLC. is pleased to announce the launch of Spectral
Visions, a new imprint specifically devoted to horror and supernatural
Stevens, Director of Marketing, “Spectral Visions is designed to showcase
many of the exciting new voices in the horror genre, as well as provide
another avenue of publication for those already established in their craft.
For too many years horror has been the poor stepchild of the US publishing
industry, ignored by all but Leisure Books and a few small press publishers.
We believe that many excellent writers have been overlooked because they
have chosen to write in this genre. Barclay is determined to help correct
this oversight. With Spectral Visions, Barclay intends to bring horror
writers back into the light of day and onto the bookstore shelves.”
with the publication of RIVERWATCH by Joseph Nassise (to
be reviewed this month -Feo), Barclay will publish 9 other Spectral
Vision titles in 2001, including
by Drew Williams,
THIRD RING by Phillip Tomasso, and
PHANTOM FEAST by Diana Barron.
books per month will be released from July until December 2001. Barclay
intends to expand the line for the 2002 publishing season. The majority
of titles will be in trade paperback format, with the possibility of hard
cover titles still being considered.
LLC is a mid-sized publishing house based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
One of the fastest growing publishing houses in America, Barclay currently
represents 16 writers and plans on releasing 26 titles in 2001.
writers should contact publisher Becki McNeel at Becki@Barclaybooks.com for more information.
SUMMER OF FEAR!
Was that ever the title to a book or something? If it was, y'all let me
know and I'll post the answer up here w/ the name of the writer(s).
But I digress!
Horror writer Gary Jonas is now published author 55 to be listed
in The Writer's
Our own Judi
Rohrig comes in at author 56 with a veritable blizzard of suddenly
published fiction work. The next great Horror fiction writer was right
here under our noses all along!
Block gives a BiblioBio of every writer there. So if you remember a story
that rocked your world and you WISH you could remember the author, chances
are, you will find them in The
We also have
the latest Writer's Block update on John Everson. All authors are
listed with their permission and nearly all of them have their own websites.
Whatta perfect freaking way to make new discoveries!
BEST OF HORRORFIND
Horrorfind.Com L.L.C., announced a new anthology this week. THE BEST OF
HORRORFIND, edited by Brian
Keene will be available as a deluxe trade paperback in
August. The book will showcase fiction from the Horrorfind.Com website.
is a limited and numbered first edition of 500 copies. Any subsequent
printings will be labled as second edition and will not be numbered.
includes an introduction by Keene, and fiction from authors like Tom Piccirilli,
John Pelan, Gerard Houarner, Michael Laimo, Gene O'Neill, Mark McLaughlin,
JF Gonzalez, Weston
Oliveri, Holly Newstein, and Geoff Cooper. Cover art is
by TM Arensburg.
information, or to view the complete contents and cover art, go to: THE
BEST OF HORRORFIND