I'm going to be at the World Horror Convention, cheerful but bleary-eyed after a red-eye flight from Toronto to London, and a bus ride to Brighton, on Thursday morning. If you're there, Yard-ape, say hello. I'm not signed up for any programming, alas - I got my membership after all that had been finalized. But I'll be there at ChiZine's Euro-Launch, introducing Monstrous Affections and a bunch of ChiZine's new titles to the British horror crowd. And I'll be around.
I will also be thanking Ellen Datlow in person, for including my story "The Radejastians" from Tesseracts 13 in her short list of recommended short horror fiction, at the back of The Best Horror of the Year Volume 2. Michael Kelly's T13 story "The Woods" is also on that list. And Ellen said some kind things about the powerful-ness of Monstrous Affections in the introduction. So she's going to get thanked for that too.
But the ChiZine Launch is the big deal. Here, from ChiZine's own dark-tinted lips, is the press release/invite:
The End Is Nigh . . . Where Will You Be?
Commanding Hordes of the Undead
Leading a Posse of Gunslingers through Hell
Seeking Oblivion in Drugs, Booze, and Rock 'n' Roll
OR . . .
Carousing at the ChiZine Publications Launch Party!
CHIZINE PUBLICATIONS co-publishers' Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi -- along with authors Philip Nutman, Tim Lebbon, Douglas Smith, Gemma Files, David Nickle, and Claude Lalumiѐre -- will treat you to a dazzling night of books and booze at the World Horror Convention 2010.
On Thursday March 25th CZP will be launching its new fall titles at Bar Rogue from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
• Chasing the Dragon, Nicholas KaufmannChiZine Publications
• Chimerascope, Douglas Smith
• A Book of Tongues: Volume I of the Hexslinger Series, Gemma Files
• Katja from the Punk Band, Simon Logan
• Cities of Night, Philip Nutman
• The Thief of Broken Toys, Tim Lebbon