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.
Is it Fan Expotime 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 Aloud. Friday, 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!
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!
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.
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.
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….
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.
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
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