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CORONACON 2020 IS THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday, April 18th,from 9:45a - 5:00p EST, there's one heck of a LIVE YouTube event. Dubbed CoronaCon, a slew of authors have gotten together and planned an entire day of readings, panels, Q&As and giveaways.

And one of those panels will even be hosted by yours truly! This is going to be a heck of a time, and bonus for you, I'm quite confident I'll make a fool of myself at some point. Fortunately, Horror DNA reviewer (and Ink Heist co-owner) Shane D. Keene will be there making us look good. Other panel moderators include Sadie Hartman (Mother Horror of Night Worms - yes, THAT Night Worms) and Bob Pastorella of This is Horror. What is going to be happening, you ask? Look, I'm pretty horrible at press release stuff, so I'll just let author Kelli Owen's description reel you in. See what's in store, and check out the slew of authors that are going to be there.

“Life is What Happens To You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans…”

Coronavirus, or rather COVID-19, has disrupted life as well know it. Social distancing is keeping people from their jobs, their families, and well, their plans. Among those plans being changed and/or cancelled are a number of conventions, which is what sparked this idea…

You see, Scares That Care does a convention in August in Williamsburg, VA, every year, and this year they were expanding with a spring convention in Wisconsin. Covid had other plans. And as soon as it was cancelled (for the safety of everyone), those of us who were planning on attending thought maybe we could do something for overall morale of con-goers and guests alike. Initially I thought it would be a short, cute, live Q&A… it’s turned into something else entirely.

Horror authors, reviewers, and even Joe Ripple himself from Scares that Care will be on deck Saturday, April 18th for a LIVE streaming day full of readings, panels, giveaways, and more!

Come and check out some, or stay for it all…

SATURDAY, April 18th
9:45 am – 5:00 pm
Click here for the youtube LIVE event link

GUESTS:
Jonathan Janz, Kelli Owen, Brian Keene, Mary SanGiovanni, Robert Ford, Tim Meyer, Matt Hayward, Wes Southard, Somer Canon, Wile E. Young, Stephen Kozeniewski, Aaron Dries, Bracken MacLeod …with moderators: Sadie Hartman (Mother Horror of Night Worms), Bob Pastorella (This is Horror), Steve Pattee (Horror DNA), and Shane Keene (Ink Heist).

SCHEDULE: Please note these are just guidelines, an order to the chaos. If a slot runs short, we will not wait for the next allotted time before we start, but rather we’ll just dive in early. So if you’re interested in something very specific, we suggest checking in a bit early just in case. Enjoy!!


  • 9:45 am — Kick Off: Joe Ripple of Scares That Care
  • 10:00 am — Reading: Bob Ford
  • 10:30 am — Panel: “Finding New Readers” Stephen Kozeniewski, Mary SanGiovanni, Aaron Dries, Wile E. Young, moderator: Steve Pattee (of Horror DNA)
  • 11:30 am — Reading: Brian Keene
  • 12:00 pm — Panel: “Collaborations” Bob Ford, Matt Hayward, Somer Canon, Wes Southard, moderator: Sadie Hartman (Mother Horror of Night Worms)
  • 1:00 pm — Reading: Aaron Dries
  • 1:30 pm — Panel: “Characters likable vs. compelling” Bracken MacLeod, Kelli Owen, Tim Meyer, moderator: Bob Pastorella (of This is Horror)
  • 2:30 pm — Reading: Jonathan Janz
  • 3:00 pm — Reading: Stephen Kozeniewski
  • 3:30 pm — Panel: “Versatility and cross-genre” Brian Keene, Jonathan Janz, TBA, moderator: Shane Keene (of Ink Heist)
  • 4:00 pm — Reading: Bracken MacLeod

There is a finite amount of time and far too many people to include, so yes, it’s very very likely there will be a second one later this summer if cons continued to get cancelled…

Also, note: if you cannot make the event, no worries. The LIVE event will be taped and available on youtube afterwards for everyone to enjoy.

Stay home, stay safe, and to quote George Romero, “Stay Scared!”

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Steve Pattee
Author: Steve Pattee
Administrator, US Editor
He's the puppet master. You don't see him, but he pulls the strings that gets things done. He's the silent partner. He's black ops. If you notice his presence, it's the last thing you'll notice — because now you're dead. He's the shadow you thought you saw in that dark alleyway. You can have a conversation with him, and when you turn around to offer him a cup of coffee, he's already gone.
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