World Goth Night at the Movies returns…with Interview With the Vampire

May 21, 2016
World Goth Night at the Movies presents
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

Join me as once again I host our the third annual World Goth Day movie night at the Royal Cinema in Toronto. In keeping with my love for vampires and gothic beauty in cinema we’ll be screening 1992’s classic Interview with the Vampire. The feature starts at 8 but come early: I’ve put together a pre-show reel of outrageous, hilarious archival videos and then we’ll be premiering my 40 Years of Goth Style short film. There will be prizes. And me. Come.

Saturday May 21, 7pm
$10 advance, $12 at the door

Buy tickets here!
Facebook event page—invite your friends! 

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Poster by Andrew Barr

 

Come see me at Fan Expo, this Friday Sept 4

Is it Fan Expo time already? Yup! This year’s convention will not have the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, unfortunately. But I will be attending as part of the horror programming, selling and signing books, plus hosting a special spooky reading event.

Boo! Scary Stories Read AloudFriday, September 4 at 11:45am in Room 705 of the North Building, I’ll be reading one of my fave scary folk tales, from my own hometown. Plus, I’ve assembled a fantastic crew of fellow readers and invite you to join us for an hour of good ole fashion scary storytelling. Shopping and autograph hunting is fun but I always appreciate when there is culture to discover at a fan con so am trying to bring some to others. Friday is much less bananas in terms of line-ups and crowds than the weekend, so it’s a great time to visit. I will also be selling and signing my books in the horror vendors section, at booth #5431. I’m only there for the Friday, So if you’re planning to get your geek on this long weekend, make sure to come that day and come find me!

 

Shhhh. There are goths in the library.

Toronto book lovers….I’m so pleased to be giving my first talk for the Toronto Public library!

From Bauhaus to the Birthday Massacre: Origins and Evolution of Goth Music

Wed Nov 27, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
All-ages, and free

I’ll be lecturing on What is Goth music and how it has changed over the years, using my own Goth Music Family Tree from Encyclopedia Gothica as a guide.  The Bloor/Gladstone branch is a particularly wonderful location and I’m really looking forward to it. Bring your babybats, bring your questions…come!

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In praise of…Dark Delicacies

I have found the horror fan’s dream bookstore. I’ve known about Dark Delicacies for years, of course, by reputation. I included it in my Encyclopedia Gothica, after all. But I wanted to visit it first-hand, and that became my excuse for a trip to Los Angeles to promote my new book, How to Kill A Vampire.

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The store regularly hosts authors, filmmakers, and other horror types for signings and they were courteous enough to have me come in, even though I’m not exactly famous. They even put a display in the window and set me up on the same day at the Full Moon event by the lovely folks at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, which allowed me to meet all kinds of people interested in dark and beautiful things.

My girlfriends and I meet True Blood's Carolyn Hennesy
My girlfriends and I meet True Blood’s Carolyn Hennesy

One surprise visitor was actor Carolyn Hennesy. She was wearing blood red contacts and I jokingly asked her if she was a vampire….only to discover that she is! Or was. She played Rosalyn Harris on True Blood, until she was violently dispatched. I apologized for the title of my book and she forgave me. Haha. Then we talked about her animal activism: she hosts a podcast called Animal Magnetism about conservation and preservation. She was full of energy and enthusiasm and I liked her alot.

It was a splendid afternoon and I highly recommend you make Delicacies bookstore a must on your next visit to the L.A. area. The shop is located on a retail strip in Burbank surrounded by great thrift stores, independent clothing shops and more but you’ll be hard-pressed not to spend all your money on their books and horror gifts. I bought myself a gorgeous skull crystal necklace (naturally) and a copy the owner’s book Vampires Don’t Sleep Alone: Your Guide to Meeting, Dating and Seducing a Vampire, because even though I don’t believe vamps are real, it might come in handy someday….

Welcome, October

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Darkening days. Cool nights. The smell of pumpkin spice. Orange leaves crunching underfoot. The frantic search for Count Chocula.  And for me, this year, extra special good times promoting my new book.
Friends in Toronto, Los Angeles, and London, Ontario…. I hope to see you at one of these events this month.

BAZAAR OF THE BIZARRE
Saturday, October 12
11am to 8pm
918 Bathurst Street (just north of Bloor subway)

Not your average craft show:  a marketplace for independent artists and their strange, and spooky one of a kind products. I’ll be selling/signing books alongside author Liz Worth.

BOOK SIGNING AT DARK DELICACIES
Saturday, October 19
4pm
Dark Delicacies bookstore, 3512 W. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA

Hey California vampire lovers, come and visit me at my first American book signing!

VAMPIRE TRIVIA NIGHT
Sunday, October 27
7pm to 11pm
Morrissey House, 359 Dundas Street
London, ON

A short talk on the vampire destruction myth followed by a night of trivia for pride and prizes.

 

First Vampire Book Signing and more at Fan Expo Weekend, August 22-25

Who wants to get my new book? Signed and everything?! Who wants to listen to me talk about vampires and the horror business?

Come and find me at the Festival of Fear, part of Fan Expo, Canada’s biggest gathering of fanboys and fangirls. Once again I’ll be participating in and moderating panels with my colleagues from Rue Morgue Magazine.  Even better, this will be the first place you can buy a copy of How To Kill a Vampire!

Here is my schedule. Hope to see you there. I don’t bite. (Much.)

HOW TO KILL A VAMPIRE BOOK SIGNING!
ECW Press Booth #842

Thursday, August 22, 6 pm
Saturday, August 24, 11 am

More panels!

FEMME FATALES: THE WOMEN OF THE GENRE
I’m moderating a discussion with THE SOSKA TWINS, JENNIFER BIEHN, ALYSSA LOBIT and PATRICIA CHICA about their work directing, producing and acting in horror. Saturday, August 24, 12:30 pm Room 713

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT VAMPIRES BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
I get an entire hour to talk about my favourite creatures of the night with moderator Monica S. Kuebler. Come. Ask me anything. Saturday, August 24, 5:45 pm Room 705

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE ABOUT HORROR?
A how-to session on breaking into the non-ficion horror writing biz with me, CRISSY CALHOUN, BRAD MIDDLETON, LIV SPENCER and SOPHIE COSSETTE. Moderated by Monica S. Kuebler. Sunday, August 26, 2:45 pm Room 713

Hot off the presses! Come get my brand new book!
Hot off the presses! Come get my brand new book!

 

 

 

Toronto book launch: September 17, 2013

Flyer by Gary Pullin
Flyer by Gary Pullin

Friends, won’t you join me to celebrate the publication of my second book?
Let’s geek out over vampire trivia at
the Dog and Bear on Tuesday September 17.

Here’s ye olde FB invite so you can tell all your friends:
Facebook Event: Vampire Trivia and Book Launch!

Details on signings in London Ontario and Los Angeles coming soon!