Welcome to Vegas!

It’s Vegas, Baby!  It’s KillerCon!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to go.  It’s going to be the first of hopefully many more to come: KillerCon. 

“Horror, thriller, and paranormal romance collides in this inaugural multi-genre writer’s convention. The First Annual Las Vegas KillerCon will take place September 17 through 20, 2009 at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino in Sin City. KillerCon will feature panel discussions, readings, writing contests, parties, book signings, and author Q&As with Guests of Honor Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Keene, L.A. Banks, Heather Graham, Edward Lee, and Allen K., as well as many other top writing and artistic talents.”

My first conference, and on my turf!  It’s ran by Wrath James White and Monica J. O’Rourke, who I’m hoping to meet there.  Shock Totem and Sideshow Press will be sharing a vendor’s table, and it will be manned by Kurt Newton and yours truly.  You can pick up a copy of Shock Totem’s debut issue, signed by Kurt and I, for a special KillerCon discounted price of five bucks.  Woo!  Or slip me an extra dollar under the table and I won’t sign it for you.  😛  And here’s an awesome piece of Trivia.  The conference is being held at the Palace Station.   Google “Palace Station OJ Simpson”.  Oh yeah.  Love it.  🙂

Anyway, I’m all kinds of excited, and quite a few of my Internet associates should be there.  I’m also all kinds of nervous because I have no idea what to expect.  But the table will be my anchor, and I’ll run screaming for it when I’m drowning in a sea of talent.

But seriously, this would be a fabulous time to throw out words of advice.  What was your first conference like?  Is there anything that you think I should know?  Or shall I just toss my hair back and meet all of these awesome writers?  So cool!

0 Comments on “KillerCon”

  1. Sounds incredible. Hope it goes well. I have to do a conference soon! What to wear? What to wear? Oh, yeah, and maybe I should bring some writing too huh? (Kidding) Best of luck-sounds like a ball! And thanks again for the online mag advice. Greatly appreciated.

  2. PS: Vegas is awesome! Was there last year with hubby for his business conference–the Venetian…need I say more…

  3. Haha, Cate! Vegas is a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live here. 😛 But it’s pretty fantastic to always have a great restaurant open.

    Jeremy, I’m afraid that’s going to be me. Pay no attention to the vomiting woman behind the curtain.

    And as for you, K, be very careful or I’ll take unflattering pictures of you at KillerCon and photoshop the heck out of them. Bwa ha ha! I say. As if I even know how to photoshop.

    Natalie, fly out! I’m trying to talk Jeremy Brooks and Jameson Caine into coming out! 😉

    And Jenn, I know, right? My wardrobe is pretty pathetic right now, not to mention that I’ve been stress eating all summer. EGADS. And the online mag thing was just my personal opinion, which isn’t backed up by anything scientific…at all. But I’m always here to bounce ideas off of!

  4. Oh Man that sounds like fun. I’m at Context right now, on my home turf – Columbus, OH. Not quite the gliz of Vegas, but there are some excellent writers hanging out here.

    I’m off to the Apex Publications party. They have large containers of orange liquid that don’t seem to be fruit punch!

  5. Um…$5? I thought it was $4! Haha. I updated the site saying we were selling it for $3.99.


    Hey, hope you two cool cats are having a blast.

    WHAM! Blast!

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