KillerCon Convention

8-26-13 killer
The KillerCon Convention will be here, September 19-22, 2013. Contact Knockout VIP to ensure a productive and fun filled stay while in Vegas. Here is a sneak peek at what is to come:
Thursday:
5:00pm: Strip Crawl! Enjoy the glitz and glamour of some of the world’s largest casinos!
7:00pm: Meet us at Eli Roth’s Goretorium! Tickets are available at the door or online at http://goretorium.com/
10:00pm until?: KillerCon Welcome Party in the Hospitality Suite sponsored by Dark Regions Press!

Friday:
10:00am: Registration and dealer’s room opens.
11:00am: Official Welcome to Our Guests of Honor!
11:30am: QA with Ellen Datlow
12:00pm: Reading and Q&A with John Shirley
1:00pm: Reading and Q&A with David J. Schow
2:00pm: “No One Talks Like That!” Bad dialogue and how to fix it. Moderator: Nate Southard Panelists: Ellen Datlow, Tom Monteleone, John Skipp, Monica J. O’Rourke, Michael Arnzen, Shane McKenzie
3:00pm to 5pm: Tom Monteleone’s Writer’s Workshop (Hospitality Suite)
3:00pm: Reading by Adam Pepper
3:20pm: Reading by Mercedes Yardley
3:40pm: Reading by Elsa Carruthers
4:00pm: Reading by Brian Lumley
4:30pm: Reading by Gene O’Neil
5:00pm: “Splatter Punks! Extreme Horror Then and Now.” Moderator Shane McKenzie Panelists: David Schow, Edward Lee, John Skipp, John Shirley, Wrath James White, Monica J. O’Rourke, and Robert Devereaux
6pm: John Skipp’s Choreography of Violence Wokshop (Hospitality Suite)
6:00pm Reading by Nate Southard
6:00pm: Dealer’s Room Closes
6:30pm: Reading by John Mulhall
7:00pm: “Stop Killing White Women!” The Desperate Need For Diversity in Horror. Moderator Shane Mckenzie Panelists: Ellen Datlow, Hal Bodner, Cat Rambo, Christopher Rice, Guy Anthony De Marco, Darryl Brown, Monica O’Rourke
8:00pm- Reading by Brian Moreland
8:30pm- Reading by Michael Arnzen
9:00pm- 10:00pm: Erotic Horror Fiction Contest!Sponsored by Old Nick Magazine
10:00pm- until?: Samhain Press Party! (Hospitality Suite)

Saturday:
10:00am: Registration and dealer’s room opens.
10:00am: “The Art of the Deal” Pitching your Novel to an Editor or Agent. Moderator: R.J Cavender (Dark Regions Press) Panelists:Don D’Auria (Samhain Publishing), Roy K. Robbins (Bad Moon Books), Sarah Peed (Hydra/Random House), Jeff Burk (Deadite Press), Michael Bailey (Chiral Mad 2), Marc Ciccarone (Blood Bound Books)
11:30am: Pitch Sessions (Hospitality Suite)
11:00am: Reading by William Gagliani
11:30am: Reading by Guy Anthony De Marco
12:00 pm: “Poetic Prose vs Purple Prose. When Is A Rose Just A Rose?” Moderator: Bailey Hunter Panelists: Nate Southard, Michael Arnzen, Rain Graves, Christopher Rice, Ellen Datlow, Tom Monteleone
1:00pm: Reading by Edward Lee
1:30pm: Reading by Monica O’Rourke
2:00pm to 4pm: Tom Monteleone’s Writer’s Workshop (Hospitality Suite)
2:00pm: Reading by Shane McKenzie
2:30pm: Reading and Q&A with Christopher Rice
4:00pm: Mass Signing! (All Your Favorite Authors Signing In One Place.)
5:30pm: Reading by Tom Monteleone
6:00pm: Dealer’s Room Closes
6:00pm: Reading by Michael McCarty
6:30pm: Reading by Cat Rambo
7:00pm: “Welcome to Hell” The Life of A Writer. Moderator: Gene O’Neil Panelists: William Gagliani, John Shirley, Edward Lee, David J. Schow, Christopher Rice, Brian Pinkerton
8:00pm: “Scene of The Crime” Crime Writing for Non-Crime Writers–addressing the realities of crime and criminals, police procedure and the realities of law enforcement, CSI practices. Moderator: Jeff Mariotte Panelists: Nikki Hopeman, Marsheila Rockwell, TBA
9:00pm: Creative Fiction Contest!
10:00pm: Gross-Out Contest Sponsored by Deadite Press!
11:00pm- until?: Deadite Press Party! (Hospitality Suite)

Sunday:
11:00am: Dealer’s room opens.
11:00am: Reading by Darryl Dawson
11:20am: Reading by Christine Morgan
11:40am: Reading by Kerry Lipp
12:00pm: “How to Kill” Authors Describe The Inspiration and Research for Their Most Memorable Death Scenes. Moderator: Wrath James White Panelists: Christopher Rice, John Shirley, David Schow, Edward Lee
1:00pm: Closing Ceremonies
2:00pm: Dead Dog Party in the Hospitality Suite featuring a screening of Edward Lee’s “The Big Head” followed by a QA with the author, director, and stars.

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