Good news, everyone! Sean Moreland and I will be haunting the Horror Writers Association table at Ottawa PopExpo this year. Not only will we be on hand to answer questions about the HWA, writing, horror and all that dark stuff, 20 per cent of any sales are donated to the HWA Hardship Fund as well. I’ll have my camera handy as those in the know know how much I like chasing down Pyramid Head and other horror characters in cosplay.
We will also be on hand for a panel on Saturday at noon. “Scared Into Our Wits: Writing, Horror and the Horror Writers Association” will take place in Meeting Room C. For those who are shy to ask us at the table, or just love panels, come by and we will be talking about writing, the changing face of horror and what groups like the HWA offer authors.
There is always a horror presence at conventions like this. Whether we are grouped together, as at FanExpo, or have to carve out a corner ourselves, there is always huge support from one another and fellow creators and fans in the crowd. Thanks to Steve Villeneuve of Montreal HorrorFest and Montreal ComicCon for the invite. Thanks to Postscripts To Darkness (yes, you Sean) and everywhere else I’ve published; Ottawa Horror and Zombieinfo.com for letting me imbibe your sweet workahol on convention floors; and wow, special thank you to the HWA founders and members – especially the Ontario Chapter – for trudging along in the snow for decades before us ~ let’s have a haunted weekend, shall we?