Hi everyone! Just wanted to make a quick entry tonight, at the end of a looong by great weekend.
This weekend was the big HorrorHound convention here in Indianapolis, the “biggest in the Midwest” as proclaimed by the HH folks. Although this was my first horror convention and don’t have anything to compare it to, I’d have to say that the claim is probably well-founded, because there were TONS of people there all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! The weekend was an absolute blast from start to finish.
It was also an amazingly-great commercial success for me. I went equipped with many copies of my books, and not only did I make my first sale 30 minutes into the convention, I am proud to say that I sold over 50 books this weekend! I completely sold out of “Reviews of the Dead” by Saturday afternoon, and all my copies of “The G.O.R.E. Score, Vol. 2” (not yet released to the public and sporting a convention-only alternate cover) was sold out very early on Sunday. I gave away tons of free TheGOREScore.com bookmarks, and the site has already seen a significant uptcik in visitors this weekend.
The convention wasn’t all about sales, of course. I made a lot of great industry contacts, successfully pitched an anthology idea to Doc Pus at the Library of the Living Dead that I will be editing – more details on this project coming soon! – and got to meet some true horror greats, including Jeffery Combs, Ken Foree, and Norman Reedus. After I chatted him up and told him about my work, Jeffery Combs called me a “horror aficionado” and said that I was doing “amazing work” – hello, Vol. 3 cover quote! 🙂 Still blowing my mind is the fact that Norman Reedus, star of “The Boondock Saints” film and “The Walking Dead” TV show, CAME BY MY TABLE and said hello – it made an amazing weekend even that more incredible.
I am absolutely exhausted, so I’ve got a few website updates to do and then it’s off to bed, but there will be more ecsiting updates coming soon, so stay tuned for more info coming your way very soon. I’ll leave you with pictures of me and my amazing connections this weekend! (Click them to see the much larger versions.) Until next time, friends…!