Next weekend I attend MidSouthCon in Memphis. It has some great guests and often huge attendance. Cosplay, gaming, masquerade, drinking, revelry – the works. The convention smell starts early and then escalators break and then the real fun begins. I’ve always enjoyed my time at MidSouthCon. It’s where I met the illustrious and gentlemanly John Picacio, and it will always have a warm spot in my heart for that event alone (we drank quite a bit of Balvenie, the finest of drinks).
Here’s my schedule for the weekend. As I mentioned in my last post, my story Luminaria is up for a Darrell Award. I’ll have copies of my books for sale, full sets of The Incorruptibles and Incarcerado Sequence (that’s what I’ve decided to call my young adult series three years after the last book was published). I’m gonna be on panels and stuff, talking about how to string words together to induce a shared hallucination.
Fantasy Fiction: Past, Present, and Future – Friday, 7:00 PM Promenade 2
The best authors in the field discuss modern Fantasy Fiction! Enter the worlds each of these authors creates and hear about what works influenced their creations. Listen as they discuss where Fantasy has been, where it is today, and where they and others will take it in the future.
Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Jamie Marchant, Susan Murrie Macdonald, John Hornor Jacobs
Why Do We Create Horror Stories – Saturday, 2:00 PM Promenade 2
What drives us to embrace the things that scare us?
Panelists: Ellen Datlow, Jared Gillaspie, John Hornor Jacobs
Darrel Awards Saturday, 3:00 PM Director’s Row 5
Jump Scares, Monsters, And More: Horror Fiction – Saturday, 7:00 PM Director’s Row 4
Join authors and film makers of modern horror as they discuss their works, the appeal of Horror, and discuss what goes into building a terrifying tale.
Panelists: Tommy B. Smith, Cyndy Hendershot, Chris Copeskey, John Hornor Jacobs
Pro Row Signing, Books, and Shooting the Shit – Sunday, 11:00 AM Pro Row
Meet your favorite MidSouthCon professional, maybe get their autograph or buy their works. Pro Row is located in the hallway outside of the Tennessee Ballrooms.
John Jackson Miller, John Martin, John Hornor Jacobs