Archive | February, 2012

Craziness, cosplay and creativity at Queen City Kamikaze Con!

21 Feb

Talk about talent! Alyssa Trinidad of Manchester, NH, left, agreed to let me have my photo taken with her at the Kamikaze Anime and Video Game Convention. Her zombie make-up is amazing…it’s no surprise her dream is to become a professional effects artist. As well she should.

Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole and The New England Horror Writers had a blast up at the Queen City Kamikaze Anime and Video Game Convention at Manchester Memorial High School Saturday, February 18, in Manchester, NH. While none of us participated in cosplay, there was certainly plenty of it around (and lots of teenagers hopped up on sugar). We had a great time, and I think most of us agreed: man, we wish we’d had something like this in high school. 

If you’d like to see a slideshow, photos, and video clips of both the New England Horror Writers’ panels–Women in Horror and Trends in Horror: From Apocalypse to Zombies, you can check it all out on the Kristi Petersen Schoonover website here:

Get horrified, play old Atari at the Queen City Kamikaze Anime & Video Game Convention this weekend!

17 Feb

Nathan and I will be at the New England Horror Writers table at the Queen City Kamikaze Anime & Gaming Convention this Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Manchester Memorial High School in Manchester, New Hampshire.

There are lots of interesting activities slated throughout the day; according to an interview with the presenters I heard recently on the Sci-Fi Saturday Night podcast, there will be television screens playing movies (rumor is the NEHW table will have horror movies running all day nearby), gaming consoles available for play (there’s going to be an attempt at beating Jimmy Fallon’s 9 consoles in under a minute record –although someone named Ryan Sullivan logged in at 13:,2817,2399510,00.asp), music, and other interactive areas.

New England Horror Writers will also be presenting two panels: “Women in Horror,” which will start at 4 p.m. and be moderated by writer Stacey Longo. Panelists will be me and writers Tracy Carbone and Alyn Day. At 4:50 p.m., Jason Harris will moderate “From the Apocalypse to Zombies: Where’s Horror Heading?” Panelists will be writers K. Allen Wood, Rob Watts, Stacey Longo, and occult specialist Nathan Schoonover.

I’m looking forward to seeing some of my NEHW peeps again—there’s always a bit of a break once Anthocon, in November, ends, usually until late winter or early spring. This is going to be a great weekend, so please join us!

For everything you need to know about Kamikaze Con, visit here:

As a bonus, Sci-Fi Saturday Night podcast talks with the convention’s organizers on TalkCast 120. Give it a listen by clicking the link here:


7 Feb

I’ll be at the Queen City Kamikaze Convention inManchester, New Hampshire, Saturday, February 18, with the New England Horror Writers.

Queen City Kamikaze is a one-day mash-up for fans of comics, anime, video games, music, and more; they are expanding each year. The day includes table-top gaming, live music, video games and video game tournaments, and more (including, of course, vendors). Admission is $10 for the day.

The convention will be held at Manchester Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, New Hampshire from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. A list of guests, events, and other information is at the Queen City Kamikaze website,

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