Friday, March 30, 2007

World Horror Convention in Toronto

As part of my tireless efforts to seek out the best in short horror films and to expand awareness for AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits, I attended the World Horror Convention this weekend in Toronto, ON with Killer-Works prez Jill Cooper.

We sat in on panel discussions, story readings, horror film screenings, bought t-shirts, books inscribed by the authors, and bid on artwork. I scored a complete collection of the Canadian -themed short story anthology series Northern Frights. All in all, it was pretty full weekend when you add the after hours libations at the hospitality rooms upstairs.

I ran into my film festival friend Robert Pratten, director of London Voodoo. He's here taking a break from intensive post production work on his new film MindFlesh. Can't wait to see it.

In addition to meeting acclaimed horror authors such as Mort Castle, Nancy Kilpatrick, Joe R. Lansdale, Don Hutchison, Sephera GirĂ³n, Kelley Armstrong, Edo van Belkom - and way more...

My convention highlight: I met a long-time personal favourite: illustrator & cartoonist Gahan Wilson (in the photo), who graciously signed and doodled in a couple of my books. Very cool!
Gahan Wilson
World Horror Convention

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