Back from ScareFest


Kenneth Whitfield (left) and Geoffrey Girard at the HWA table at ScareFest  (Photo by Cissi Whitfield).

This past weekend, I organized the Horror Writers Association‘s presence at ScareFest 7 in Lexington, Kentucky.  Authors Kenneth Whitfield, Geoffrey Girard and L. Andrew Cooper joined me as we spread the good news about HWA and sold some books, too (with twenty percent of the book sale revenue going to the HWA hardship fund for writers in need).

It was a hectic weekend. We spoke to many newer writers about HWA and the upcoming World Horror Convention (by 1:30 p.m. on Saturday we’d exhausted our supply of HWA brochures; our WHC flyers lasted a little longer but we gave a lot of those out, too).  Great networking opportunities abounded and there were some truly remarkable costumes making the rounds of the exhibit hall.  It felt good to hang out at a media con, after having spent a long time focusing on publishing cons.  I’ll be doing a little more of this sort of thing in the future

I’m only posting a couple of still photos here today, but more are en route. We shot some video footage at the event which will be posted here soon, too.  Also, our group was interviewed (one at a time) by a podcast, and I’ll be posting links to those interviews as they become available.

Overall, an enjoyable and successful weekend.


Kenneth Whitfield (left) and I staff the HWA table at ScareFest 7 on Friday night. ( Photo by Cissi Whitfield.)


Posted on September 15, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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