Friday, November 03, 2006

World Fantasy Convention

Even as I write, the World Fantasy Convention is being held in Austin. It'll be running through this weekend. I'd very much wanted to go because it's being dedicated to the Robert E. Howard Centennial, but finances are low after buying a house, and this is a critical time of the semester at work. Had it been held in Austin last year I would have been in the city due to Katrina, but I'm kind of glad we didn't have another Katrina event this year so I could go. If you do go, there will be a bunch of my friends and co-Howard heads there. You might run into Sidney Williams and Wayne Allen Sallee, two writers who I've mentioned here. From the Howard heads (REHupans), you should see Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier, Mark Finn, and probably quite a few others. Be careful of the REHupans. Horror writers like Williams and Sallee are nice folks, but REHupans can be a handful. Especially watch out if they want to show you their knives.

2 comments:

Stewart Sternberg said...

Charles, I think the next time there is some sort of convention nearby...Detroit..Chicago, that the several of us should attend. I would enjoy the opportunity of meeting the several of you with whom I tend to have semi regular online contact: Mike Fountain, Wayne, Sidney..yourself.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like a great idea. I know I want to get to Pulp Con one of these years, which is often held in Cinnci. Not sure how close that is to you.