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Love Letter to Ark of the Sun God

posted Feb 15, 2018, 11:34 PM by Nicholas Diak

It's Valentine's Week over at Fanbase Press, so lots of writers are doing love letters to their favourite movies, plush animals and other pop culture things. I've contributed a love letter to one of my favourite films, Ark of the Sun God, which can be read here: http://www.fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/featured-series/item/8576-fanbase-press-geeky-love-letters-a-love-letter-to-ark-of-the-sun-god

Voice of Olympus Interview, Beyond Night, Long Beach Comic Expo

posted Feb 6, 2018, 4:25 PM by Nicholas Diak   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 4:25 PM ]

Last night I was a guest on the Voice of Olympus radio program from Hercules Invictus. I had been a guest back in November, but was invited back for their 100 episode special on the sword and sandal genre, and to talk about the different chapters in my book, The New Peplum. Here is a link to stream the broadcast (you can probably tell, I was kind of nervous again, lots of uuhhs and trying to article each chapter. Something I need to work on).

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/surn/2018/02/06/voice-of-olympus-one-hundredth-episode

Today, also in the sword and sandal realm, I had a review published at Fanbase Press on the novel Beyond Night from Crystal Lake Publishers. The novel combines sword and sandal with extreme gory horror as the Ninth Legion get into many skirmishes with man eating, huge monstrous beasts.  That review can be read here:

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/8548-beyond-night-book-review

Third, and also again in the sword and sandal arena, I've been invited to be a panelist at the upcoming Long Beach Comic Expo. The panel is called Fanbase Press Presents: Swords, Sandals, Sorcery, and Other Worlds and it will be Saturday, February 17th at 5pm. The Facebook event page can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/342584452908245/

Since I have quite a few appearances popping up this year, I've added an Appearance section to my website, which can be seen in the navigation bar. 

Horror in Space Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award

posted Feb 5, 2018, 6:54 PM by Nicholas Diak

Earlier today the Horror Writers Association announced the final ballot for the Bram Stoker Award for 2017 and Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre is now officially nominated! 

The official HWA post about the nominees can be found here: http://horror.org/2017-bram-stoker-awards-final-ballot/

StokerCon 2018 Anthology Reveal

posted Feb 1, 2018, 9:41 PM by Nicholas Diak

The cover art for the StokerCon 2018 Anthology (ie. souvenir book) has been released. Michele Brittany and I co-wrote an essay on our Ann Radcliffe Academic conference.



Registration for StokerCon 2018 is still open! Check it out here: http://stokercon2018.org/

Erica Robyn Reviews 100 Word Horrors

posted Jan 31, 2018, 1:13 PM by Nicholas Diak   [ updated Feb 4, 2018, 10:14 PM ]

Wow! I am so stunned to see 100 Word Horrors kicking butt on the various Amazon lists and seeing the good reactions proliferate out there. Very neat!

Erica Robyn just did a quick review of every single story in the book! It is the first time something I've composed has been overtly reviewed - and positively on that! 

Will-o’-the-Wisp by Nicholas Diak
Aw, so sad!! 5/5

Teehee! I'm beaming here. 

Read her entire review at her website:

http://www.ericarobynreads.com/2018/01/flash-fiction-review-100-word-horrors.html

100 Word Horrors Published

posted Jan 29, 2018, 4:26 PM by Nicholas Diak   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 7:44 AM ]

Kevin Kennedy's anthology, 100 Word Horrors: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles, has just been published on Amazon in Kindle format. I have a 100-word long story in it called " Will-o’-the-wisp" - but there are also 99 other 100-long stories in the anthology by some amazing writers. The book can be purchased in Kindle format with the below link:

https://www.amazon.com/100-Word-Horrors-Anthology-Drabbles-ebook/dp/B079DXWWGC/

Plans for a physical version will be forthcoming. 

Horror in Space on Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot

posted Jan 20, 2018, 2:53 PM by Nicholas Diak

Fantastic news! Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre appears on the Stoker Award preliminary ballot. My essay "Meteor Madness: Lovecraftian Horror and Consumerism in the Battle for Small Town USA" appears in this anthology. The entire preliminary ballot listing can be view at the StokerCon 2018 page:

http://stokercon2018.org/2018/01/the-2017-bram-stoker-awards-preliminary-ballot-announced/

And as note, both Michele and I will be appearing at StokerCon 2018 to jointly chair our Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference. 

"Meteorite Madness" essay references on Dead Ringers Podcast

posted Jan 18, 2018, 10:29 PM by Nicholas Diak

Episode 8 of the Dead Ringers Podcast compares/contrasts The Stuff and the 80s version of The Blob. Toward the end of the podcast, they reference my essay "Meteorite Madness" from the Horror in Space anthology in their analysis. Have a listen and be supportive! https://deadringerspodcast.com/2018/01/17/dead-ringers-episode-8-the-stuff-the-blob-1988/

Review of Vinegar Teeth #1 at Fanbase Press

posted Jan 17, 2018, 7:53 AM by Nicholas Diak

Happy Wednesday! I've recently reviewed the first issue of Dark Horse's new original comic series, Vinegar Teeth, (a strange mix of buddy cop and Lovecraft horror), over at Fanbase Press. It can be read here:

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/8508-vinegar-teeth-1-comic-book-review

New Episode of H. P. Lovecast - James Chambers' The Engines of Sacrifice

posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:21 PM by Nicholas Diak

A new episode of the H. P. Lovecast Podcast was recorded and uploaded earlier today. In this episode we discuss the novella "The Engines of Sacrifice" by James Chambers. It can be downloaded/streamed here: https://archive.org/details/Episode25TheEnginesOfSacrificeWAVVersion

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