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Hallowcon Unplugged

Gathering at Hallowcon before it became unplugged.

It was a dark and chilly night in North Georgia. There in a little town, fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror gathered to have a wild, fun, and crazy weekend. For a while, things went well. Food and drink, friends old and new, time and space become things of a different ilk. And then…
The lights went out.
Firetrucks and police cars. Evacuation to the parking lot. It was unnerving, I will admit. But unnerving was fodder for the crowd. Music continued, food appeared, the party just moved outside.


Gathered in the parking lot.
photo courtesy of James R. Joyner

The emergency finally ended. The fans went back into a candle-lit con, and partied like nothing had happened.
I was there. I told ghost stories by candle light. I sipped wine with good friends, and new friends. I sold a few books. I had a wonderful time.
Hallowcon 2012 will go down in history as the con everybody remembers. If you weren’t there, I’m sorry. It was a time never to be forgotten.
And the firemen were unofficially chosen by the fans as having best costume.

Happy Halloween!!


Note: I don’t want to forget the man badly burned when the fire began. All our hearts go out to him and his family. Get well soon!

Looking for a scary Halloween read? Try Shadows of Evil

ROW 80 Sunday check in

I attended HallowCon this weekend, and had a blast. Sold one book, and a couple of people walked away with my info saying they wanted would buy one later. But that’s not the point, not really. More than anything, it’s about the fun 🙂


ROW 80. I haven’t finished all the polishing and a few other details to get the partial manuscripts out. I am committed to NaNo. Not only committed, but determined. Sooooooo…back to the writers cave until I’m done. Somebody shove a sandwich under the door once in a while, please. Goals here.