Monday, September 29, 2008
Here is MONSTER FEST 2008 PANEL SCHEDULE from http://groups.myspace.com/MonsterFest .
PANEL ROOM 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Classic Horror Trailer Park 10:00AM – 11:00 AM
Partners in Crime: The Coupling of Horror Art & Fiction by Couples in the Biz – Presented by: Elizabeth Massie/Cortney Skinner & Matt/Deena Warner 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lost Skeletons & Screaming Foreheads: An hour with Cortney Skinner12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Adventures in Indie Horror Filmmaking – Presented by: Eric Miller (Taste the Blood of Frankenstein) & Sean Kotz (Virginia Creepers) 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Frankenstein in Film – Presented by: Sean Kotz & Eric Miller 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Mondo Eurocult: Introducing the Wild World of European Horror Cinema – Presented by: Tony Mercer 3:30 PM
Costume Contest winners announced
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Monster Cartoons for the kids 10:00AM – 11:00 AM
Monster Activities for the kids (BJ Babb) 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Classic Dr. Madblood episode - Introduction by Dr. Madblood 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Female Voices in Horror Literature – Presented by: Pamela K. Kinney and Elizabeth Blue--1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Writing Your First Horror Novel – Presented by: Justin Cristelli & Michael McMowan 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ghost Hunting 101 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM--I am moderator for this panel.
Friday the 13th Retrospective – Presented by: Jim Blanton, Lee Hansen & Chris Johnson
5:00 p.m. Library Closes
8:00 p.m. – Dawn: Fantasmo All-Night Horrorthon!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
“BOOKS IN THE PARK”
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2008
Time: 12 Noon to 4:00pm
Location: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA – next to the Waterside Festival Market Place on Waterside Drive.
Admission: Free & Everyone is Welcome
Specialty vendors will be on site selling breakfast, lunch and dinner items throughout the event. Sunday brunch Adult Beverages, Wine and Beer will also be offered for purchase.
Special Notes: Lawn chairs, picnic blankets and coolers (no glass or alcohol permitted) are welcome.Food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in the Park during the event.Sunrise to Sunset Acoustic Music Festival is spreading its arms in 2008, adding Books in the Park[. Produced] in partnership with Barnes and Noble at Tidewater Community College. This brand new festival addition will host 145 local and regional authors whose genres include:
Children, Teen, Mystery, Romance, Virginia History, Poetry, Self Help, Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Science Fiction. The books featured at the festival will be available for purchase and authors will be on hand to autograph purchased copies.
Book enthusiasts will be able to explore an expansive book village, enjoy booksignings, readings, discussions, demonstrations, outdoor reading rooms, a Poet’s Corner and for the younger set, a Children’s Reading Garden and Craft Corner. Books, acoustic music and coffee go hand in hand, and this year’s guests are in for a special treat as coffee lovers can take part in Perking on the Point, a FREE coffee sampling, hosted by seven local coffee houses beginning at 10 am. Coffee connoisseurs will sip on specialty brews served by Alatte Café, Beach Brew Coffee, Daily Grind, Elliot’s Fair Grounds News and Coffee, First Colony Coffee & Tea Company, and Riverview Coffee Parlor. In addition to great coffee, morning guests will be able to purchase food selections from a continental breakfast menu and gourmet picnic items for lunch or supper. To complement these tasty menus, the festival will offer Sunday brunch "adult" beverages, wine, beer and soft drinks all for purchase throughout the day.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Autumn is here officially, as of today. I am so jazzed. So far it has been 70s to 80s and very cold in the mornings. Soon another week will pass, and October will be here. Yes, in october I will be busy with book signings, but that's all right. Just the thought of cooler weather, pumpkins on the front porches, and essence of Halloween everywhere just makes me happy. I am going to post my "Fairy Autumn Fete" poem here today, the one that was on another blog I guest blogged at earlier this month. Please read it, leave comments, and just enjoy it. It is copyrighted and may not be taken off here and posted elsewhere. Just post the link to my blog for friends and relatived to read it.
Fairy Autumn Fete
Pamela K. Kinney
Midnight came in a soft whisper,
Stars shining like iridescent candles
And below on the forest green,
The faeries came out of hiding, glittering like lights.
They danced, circling in a sensational array,
Wing tip to wing tip, scattered among leaf-speckled ground
Other denizens of Faerie appeared,
Lords and Ladies dressed in fashions of magic.
From the low bough of a tree, covered in red, gold and orange,
Pan played upon reed pipes
Music; seductive and full of good tidings,
All of Faerie danced in frenzy haste.
Bird songs filled the cold, crisp air,
Wings of many colors swirled in a cloud of feathers
Songs of joy melded with Faerie music,
Rising, swirling, tornado-like, to the full moon above.
The King and Queen of Faerie strutted,
Splendid finery of gold and purple
They sat upon thrones of sparkling jewels and holly,
Beautiful, and terrible at the same time.
Then everyone stopped and the hush grew deafening,
Eyes so inhuman and deadly wonderful
Watched the fingers of dawn paint the sky,
It shimmered; they shimmered, all aglow like Faerie dust
Then like spirits, they vanished.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Unfortunately The Twisted Twins Daily Chills Calendar has been dropped from it's contracted publishers schedule for this year. My only explanation for this is the one given to me; due to overbooking and fraudulent contracting, all books associated with the previous two marketing directors have been abandoned, 15 in total. That was Blu Phi'er Publishing.
The collection has moved to Crossing Chaos Enigmatic Ink where it will be re-edited, re-named, and then released (more appropriately) in mid 2009. My sincere apologies for the delay and any inconvenience. You will be notified early in 2009 in regards to the new title.
So whenI know more of the new title and when, I will post here, my WEBSITE and at MYSPACE .
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Tonight, Terry Brooks came back to Richmond, Virginia, this time to Fountain Bookstore downtown in Shockoe Slip. Thank you, Kelly, for getting him. Always a pleasure to hear Terry and he read from the book he was working on now that would be out in 2009. In this upcomign novel he is returning to the world of Landover (Magic Kingdom for Sale). After he finished, Kelly led him and his wide down another way while we all piled down another staircase downstairs to the bookstore. We got in line with our bought books and got them signed. I couldn't afford the new book (you can see the cover wirh this blog) but got the one before this: The Elves of Cintra since it was in paperback and i hadn't read this yet.I will try and check it out of the library to read it. Maybe for Christmas I can get a copy?
No, no photos. I forgot my trusty camera. But that's okay. It was a nice evening at Fountain Books and listening to Terry was good enough.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Maybe my poem will bring on the coolness of fall sooner and get rid of all the summer humid heat. :-D