Monday, November 16, 2009

Catching Up: Necrononicon 2009

Elissa Malcohn at Necronomicon

On October 23-25, 2009, I attended Necronomicon, the Tampa/St. Petersburg area's science fiction/fantasy/horror convention. Thanks again to coordinator Ann Morris and volunteers for a fabulous event!

At my table I had:
1. IPPY Silver Medal-winner Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory (Scriblerus Press), which contains my story "Arachne."
2. Bram Stoker Award-winner Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet (Dark Scribe Press), which contains my story "Memento Mori."
3. Hugo Award-winner Electric Velocipede, which contains my story "Hermit Crabs." ("Hermit Crabs" is also on the recommended reading list in The Year's Best Science Fiction, 26th Annual Edition.)
4. October/November 2009 issue of Asimov's, which contains my novelette "Flotsam" and poem "Derivative Work."
5. The first edition of Deviations: Covenant (Aisling Press).
6. CDs containing e-books of Covenant and its sequel, Appetite (books are also available for free download here).
7. Brochures for Broad Universe.
8. Flyers for the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

I was also on four panels: "Chasing Dreams: How I Came to be a Writer" (moderating, with guests of honor Catherine Asaro, Patricia Briggs, and Richard Lee Byers); "What is Art's Place in Society?"; "E-Book formats & DRM Methods;" and "Genre Jumping, Round Two."

More photos follow (continued...).

I didn't get shots of all the tables in Author Alley, but here are a few:

K.L. Nappier at Necronomicon
K.L. Nappier had the sales table to my left, with her novels Full Wolf Moon and its sequel Bitten, along with several Twisted Tails anthologies. You can catch K.L.'s interview on Studio 10 here. Thanks to Kathy and her husband Richard for their marvelous hospitality during the conference!

Stokely Gittens at Necronomicon
Stokely Gittens' table was across from mine, with his novel Peter Paul: The Chase Begins."

Chris Berman at Necronomicon
Chris Berman (author of The Hive) stands at left.

Chris Jackson at Necronomicon
Chris Jackson was selling copies of his books Weapon of Flesh, Death Mask, and more. You can read his con report here.

William Hatfield at Necronomicon
William Hatfield's table was to my right, with copies of Captive Audience.

Lakisha Spletzer and Jeffrey Breslauer
Lakisha Spletzer, here attending her first SF convention, speaks with voice actor Jeffrey Breslauer. You can read her convention report for Saturday and Sunday.

Freebie Table at Necronomicon
The convention's freebie table includes materials about my Deviations series. I also put out brochures from Broad Universe.

Necronomicon Game Room
A peek inside the gaming room.

Musicians at Necronomicon
Roving musicians.


Costumes 2
Ann Morris stands at right. Costumes in this shot are in keeping with this year's theme of "Asylum." Says the program book, "There are many examples of mass hysteria where large groups of people profess to see wildly fantastic things. But nowhere else is there a case where dozens of people, all of whom work on the same SF convention, go insane at the same time."

Costumes 1

Costumes 3

Costumes 4

Costumes 5

Cover for Deviations: Covenant, Second Edition Cover for Deviations: Appetite

Vol. 1, Deviations: Covenant (2nd Ed.)
Vol. 2, Deviations: Appetite
Free downloads of both volumes here.

Go to to access Covenant and Appetite in even more formats!

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