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StokerCon 2019 Wrap Up - Anthology and Live Stream

posted May 13, 2019, 10:44 PM by Nicholas Diak

StokerCon 2019 and the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference year three is over, and what a rush it all was.!

Both Michele and I were asked to present the Bram Stoker Award for best Non-Fiction this year (what an honour!). The event was live streamed and saved on YouTube, so if you like to see us present the award click the link below (note: non-fiction is at 4 hour 28 minute mark, but the link should take you right to it):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlX7HwmXKiU&feature=youtu.be&t=16081

Secondly, Linda D. Addison edited the souvenir anthology this year, and Michele and I co-write a short essay in it about our Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference. The cover art for the anthology is below,  BUT! - this anthology can also be ordered from Amazon. Check it out here!

https://www.amazon.com/StokerCon-Souvenir-Book-Linda-Addison/dp/173280

StokerCon 2019

Nick Mamatas Interview

posted May 2, 2019, 2:06 PM by Nicholas Diak

Exotica Moderne #4 Cover Reveal

posted Apr 28, 2019, 1:49 PM by Nicholas Diak

House of Tabu has a product page up at their website which shows the cover of the new issue of Exotica Moderne. Here it is:

Exotica Moderne 4

Preorders are not happening yet, but here is the product page: https://www.houseoftabu.com/product/exotica-moderne-4

Carson of Venue Review, Stranger Things Book and Other Stuff

posted Apr 25, 2019, 9:02 AM by Nicholas Diak

My review of Carson of Venue: The Flames Beyond #1 has been published at Fanbase Press:

http://www.fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/9902-carson-of-venus-the-flames-beyond-1-comic-book-review

Recently, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr., editor of Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series was interviewed at Review Fix. My Synthwave essay gets a shout out. The interview can be read here:

https://reviewfix.com/2019/03/review-fix-exclusive-inside-uncovering-stranger-things-essays-on-eighties-nostalgia-cynicism-and-innocence-in-the-series/

I was a guest on Hercules Invictus' programs earlier this month. They can be streamed here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/surn/2019/04/16/voice-of-olympus

And here

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/surn/2019/04/12/pride-of-olympus


Time Corps #12 Review at Fanbase Press

posted Apr 5, 2019, 3:50 PM by Nicholas Diak

WonderCon coverage: Edgar Rice Burroughs panel

posted Apr 2, 2019, 9:03 AM by Nicholas Diak

This past weekend at WonderCon I did coverage on the Edgar Rice Burroughs panel. It has been published at Fanbase Press and can be read here:

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/item/9824-wondercon-2019-tarzan-john-carter-and-edgar-rice-burroughs-inc-what-s-new-panel-coverage

StokerCon news + Voice of Olympus

posted Mar 16, 2019, 3:35 PM by Nicholas Diak

The StokerCon schedule has now been published! It can be viewed in its entirety here:

https://stokercon2019.sched.com/

The Ann Radcliffe Conference runs Thursday and first half of Friday. I'll be attending each panel. My actual presentation will be at 10:45 am Friday morning. Here is a direct link:

https://stokercon2019.sched.com/event/EBhk/ann-radcliffe-academic-conference-panel-6-creeping-crawling-cosmic-monsters

Also, I will be moderating a panel too! It is called "100 Years of Horror Movies: The Legacy of the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari". Panelists include Amanda Trujillo, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Andy Davidson, Josh Boone, John Skipp, and Jonathan Lees. That will be Saturday at 4:00 pm. Direct link to that:

https://stokercon2019.sched.com/event/EDUD/100-years-of-horror-movies-the-legacy-of-the-cabinet-of-dr-caligari

And finally, this past Monday I was a guest on Hercules Invictus' Voice of Olympus program, talking about Lovecraft and the Carnivalesque. It can be streamed/downloaded here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/surn/2019/03/12/voice-of-olympus

New We Are the Mutants Article: Shatter, Cyberpunk, Industrial Music

posted Mar 6, 2019, 9:01 AM by Nicholas Diak

I have a brand new article published at We Are the Mutants (my second one!). This on is on the world first digitally created comic, Shatter, and how it merges industrial music and cyberpunk. Check it out!

https://wearethemutants.com/2019/03/06/assimilate-and-manipulate-industrial-music-and-cyberpunk-in-the-comic-series-shatter/

Xerxes Review at Fanbase Press

posted Mar 4, 2019, 11:51 AM by Nicholas Diak

Last year I reviewed each of the issues of the Xerxes comics as they were coming out - now I've reviewed the collected edition! Check it out over at Fanbase Press:

http://www.fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/9735-xerxes-the-fall-of-the-house-of-darius-and-the-rise-of-alexander-advance-hardcover-review

Uncovering Stranger Things mention on The Horror Show

posted Feb 28, 2019, 9:19 PM by Nicholas Diak

On his Horror Show podcast, both Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni wager Uncovering Stranger Things will win the non-fiction Stoker. I am hoping so too! Listen to the entire episode here:

http://thehorrorshowbk.projectentertainment.libsynpro.com/-the-bram-stoker-awards-oddsmakers-the-horror-show-with-brian-keene-ep-209

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