Sunday, October 11, 2009

Zombies Can't Read

As promised, a few more (near) real time updates from the ConClave convention. I did a wonderful panel on Dark Fiction -which connected nicely to The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction anthology I recently edited (

The anthology will appear in bookstores in the next few weeks. Although there are some advanced copies here at the convention. I believe the first batch sold out today.

Later in the evening I had a reading with the writer Stewart Sternberg. Both of read sections from our "zombie" novels (in my case, Pallid Light), as the reading was titled "Zombies Can't Read, but We Can."

The audience was delightful. There was a bit of overflowing music from next door - Wild Cherry's "Funky Music," and Cheap Trick's "Surrender." Attempting to read over the blaring music and karaoke was quite a challenge, but I believe it went well. Naturally I was in a hurry to get here, so I left my hard copy of the novel at hone. This left me reading from a Netbook screen - from an older version of the anthology.

Again my thanks goes to the audience who were spirited, and enjoyed zombie fiction, which made the entire thing worth the effort. Below is a photo of the audience (unable to get everyone into the photo -the room was too wide), and below that is a zombie I encountered in the hallway.


Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like fun. I enjoy these types of panels.

Steve Buchheit said...

Actual audience members, wow! WIsh I could have been there, sounds like they did another great job of programming.