Horror authors celebrate speculative fiction at AnthoCon this weekendBooks/Art/Culture,News Shawn Macomber
New England fans of boundary-shunning fiction will want to attend the 2015 Anthology Conference, a.k.a. AnthoCon, which runs today through Sunday, June 7 at the Holiday Inn in lovely, historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Dubbed a “celebration of speculative fiction and art,” AnthoCon seeks to showcase “the imagination and unique talent in fiction, film, games and art—with a particular focus on the convergence of images and literature” via readings, panel discussions, signings, art demonstrations, workshops, art exhibits and independent films. An outgrowth of the community nurtured into existence by the sublime speculative-fiction journal SHROUD, it’s easily one of the most friendly and diverse literary conventions around, and this year’s special guests include horror/suspense authors Christopher Golden (SNOWBLIND, A WINTER OF GHOSTS, editor of DARK DUETS and 21ST CENTURY DEAD), Thomas F. Monteleone (THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, THE RECKONING, editor of BORDERLANDS), Holly Newstein, Gene O’Neill and James A. Moore. For more information, visit the convention’s official website.