|New Year’s PartyCon|
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|PartyCon is half convention, half social meetup, and 100% rockin’ New Years celebration! In addition to the New Years party essentials like music, tasty food, drinks, and dancing, we’ve added tabletop gaming, video game tournaments, anime screenings, and of course, lots of cosplay. You’ll also be able to meet comic artists, sci-fi authors, and buy awesome merchandise from dozens of vendors.
More than most geek gatherings, PartyCon emphasizes the social aspect of fandom. Maybe there’s a new board game you’re interested in, but you don’t have anyone to play it with. Play a demo match in our game room! Maybe your RPG group has broken up and moved away. Make some new friends and plot a new campaign as the balloons drop! Maybe you’re new to the area or it’s been tough to find that special someone that gets you. Kindle a new romance at one of our speed dating sessions and dance the night away!
And PartyCon is family friendly, too. Mom and dad can’t find a babysitter for the holiday? Bring the kids along and let their imaginations run wild! Whether it’s our Lego Building Contest or our Giant Nerf Battle, there will be plenty for them to do!
So if you’re looking for a new and exciting way to kick off the new year…
…then join us at PartyCon!
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|7736 Adrienne Drive
Breinigsville, PA 18031
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|Brad Guigar, Ken Hunt, Brian Keene|
Horror and Suspense authors from New England – and all around the Northeast U.S. – will be selling and signing books throughout the event, and participating in panel discussions in the theater about New England Horror Tradition, what makes something scary, new fears, and childhood terrors. The event will conclude with a quintet of authors doing a live reading of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Authors signing and speaking that day include:
Toni L.P. Kelner
Jack M. Haringa
John M. McIlveen
Holly Newstein Hautala
Errick Danger Nunnally
ACT Theater Company
1632 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845
Mike Hawthorne, Dirk Shearer, Duane Swierczynski, Brian Keene and J.F. Gonzalez appear on Saturday, August 18th at Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg from Noon to 2PM! All food and drink is FREE, but they will accept cash donations for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank if you are so inclined! They will also have a donation barrel set up all week for canned goods and other staples to help Central Pennsylvanians in these grim economic times.
As a special incentive to get you off the sofa and into their parking lot, Comix Connection will also have a giant sale on all back issues in the bins… they will be a measly ONE DOLLAR EACH, so fill your belly and your wantlist at the same time!
Mechanicsburg Artworks Building, Carlisle Pike 6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Phone: 717-591-2727
Brian Keene signs on SATURDAY, JULY 10th from Noon until 4PM at Comix Connection – York in the West Manchester Mall, meet the acclaimed horror novelist and help us celebrate the release of Brian’s new comic book THE LAST ZOMBIE! Grab a copy of THE LAST ZOMBIE #1 and have Brian sign it! Check out Brian Keene’s other novels including THE RISING, TERMINAL, CITY OF THE DEAD, THE CONQUEROR WORMS, GHOUL and more! It would also be a perfect time to pick up a copy of Marvel’s DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL SLAYER, which collects the four-issue mini-series, featuring Comix Connection’s own BILL WAHL (it doesn’t end well!)
WE WILL BE GATHERING CANNED FOOD DONATIONS FOR THE YORK RESCUE MISSION! Stay tuned for information about a special contest.
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY ARTIST MIKE HAWTHORNE!
Comix Connection York
West Manchester Mall, 1800 Loucks Road, P.O. Box 8020, York, PA 17404
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The New Dead
The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay. The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive?
How will the world change when the dead begin to rise?
Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today’s hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection.
With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection…the Last Word on the New Dead.
“The 19 provocative, haunting, and genuinely unsettling original stories in this zombie anthology move the genre beyond its usual apocalyptic wastelands. David Liss’s novelette What Maisie Knew is a stunning and gruesome meditation on the banality of capitalism and evil. Mike Carey’s Second Wind is a haunting tale of an undead stockbroker who comes to question whether he ever truly lived. Lovers of more traditional zombie fare will also not be disappointed. Joe Hill’s ingenious Twittering from the Circus of the Dead tells a classic slasher film story through Twitter posts, while Jonathan Maberry’s heartbreaking Family Business describes a ruined America populated by kindly monks and zombie hunters. This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America’s longstanding obsession with the undead.”
– Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Table of Contents
“Lazarus” by John Connolly
“What Maisie Knew” by David Liss
“Copper” by Stephen R. Bissette
“In the Dust” by Tim Lebbon
“Life Sentence” by Kelley Armstrong
“Delice” by Holly Newstein
“Closure, LTD” by Max Brooks
“The Wind Cries Mary” by Brian Keene
“Family Business” by Jonathan Maberry
“The Zombie Who Fell From the Sky” by M.B. Homler
“My Dolly” by Derek Nikitas
“Second Wind” by Mike Carey
“Among Us” by Aimee Bender
“Ghost Trap” by Rick Hautala
“The Storm Door” by Tad Williams
“Kids and Their Toys” by James A. Moore
“Shooting Pool” by Joe R. Lansdale
“Weaponized” by David Wellington
“Twittering from the Circus of the Dead” by Joe Hill
Nationwide Signing Event
On February 16th, 2010, the day The New Dead is released, the majority of the authors who have written stories for the book will be signing in various locations around the country.
Los Angeles, CA: Max Brooks and Aimee Bender
Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Lexington, KY: Derek Nikitas
Morris Book Shop, 408 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Atlanta, GA: James A. Moore
Blue Elephant Book Shop, 2091 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
Baltimore, MD: Brian Keene
Barnes & Noble, 1819 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21208
New York, NY: Jonathan Maberry, David Wellington, MB Homler
Borders, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
Boston, MA (Framingham): John Connolly, Christopher Golden, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Hautala, and Holly Newstein 7 PM
Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
San Antonio, TX: David Liss
Barnes & Noble, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256
Please note that Joe Hill will be kicking off his signing tour for his new novel, Horns, on the same night. He’ll be signing at River Run Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH, and will be happy to sign copies of The New Dead as well.
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Michael Oliveri, Brian Keene, JF Gonzalez & Danny Draven sign on Saturday, Jan 17th at 2 pm:
Bram Stoker Award-Winner Michael Oliveri signing his new supernatural thriller, The Pack: Winter Kill. “When tourists are murdered in a resort town in the northern mountain range of Minnesota, FBI Special Agent Angela Wallace is called in to investigate. But what she finds tests her training and sanity, for what she discovers should not exist. Book One of the ongoing prose series.”
Brian Keene signing his graphic novel, Dead of Night: Devil Slayer, and novels Ghoul, Dark Hallow, Castaway and Urban Gothic and bookplates for his new horror novel, Darkness on the Edge of Town. “One morning the residents of Walden, Virginia, woke up to find that the rest of the world was gone. Justâ€¦gone. Surrounding their town was a wall of inky darkness, casting Walden into permanent night. Nothing can get in, no light, no people, not even electricity or radio or TV signals. And no one can get out. No one who dared to penetrate the mysterious barrier has ever been seen again. Only their screams were heard. But for some of the residents-turned-prisoners of Walden, even the fear of that unseen death can” keep them from trying to escape this living purgatory.
J.F. Gonzalez signing Beloved and his new horror novel, Primitive. “It began as just another day for David Spires and his wife Tracy: coffee, breakfast, and getting the kids ready for school. Then the bottom dropped out of civilization. The world ends not with a bang or a whimper, but with a dizzying downward spiral. Instead of the rat race of commuters scurrying to beat the clock, humans are now packs of animals reduced to snarling primitives. ”
Director Danny Draven signing his new non-fiction book, The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead: How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie along with Chuck Williams and David Decorteau (Puppet Master 3). “From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to horror filmmaking uncovers all the insider secrets for creating your own successful movie. Also includes interviews with Lloud Kaufman, Robert Kurtzman, James Wan, Robert Englund, Stuart Gordon, Tom Savini, David DeCoteau, Debbie Rochon, Chuck Williams and many more.
Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505
818-556-6660 / 888-darkdel
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As a special incentive to get you off the sofa and into our parking lot, we will also be having a giant sale on all back issues in the bins… they will be a measly ONE DOLLAR EACH, so fill your belly and your wantlist at the same time!
Artworks Building, Carlisle Pike
6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050