Come Find Me At Crypticon Seattle 2016 This Weekend!

Come Find Me At Crypticon Seattle 2016 This Weekend!

Another Crypticon is upon us! In fact, it is this weekend, May 27th-29th at the Sea-Tac Hilton Hotel here in Seattle! (I swear to God that I’m going to get better at posting these things with a little more advance notice. Someday. Today is not that day.)

( …. However, if you were on the Bloodletters Announcements List, you would already have seen this yesterday.)

(Also, this post should not be mistaken for last year’s Crypticon schedule announcement post, which you may have seen on Monday when I accidentally spammed all my social media accounts with a bunch of posts I was trying to archive. Oy gevalt. Anyway . . . . )

I always have a great time at this convention, but this time I’m especially looking forward to it. They’ve got such a great guest list this year. Lance Henriksen! Michael Biehn! Kane Hodder! Tony Todd! And Elvira! Freakin’ Elvira, people! And so many, many more.

I’m going to be on six panels this time, including two I’ll be moderating (Self Publishing and Found Footage), which is the most panels I’ve been on at a convention in a while, so this is going to be a busy weekend! To top it all off, in one of those panels I’ll be interviewing one of the guests.  This is going to be the first interview I’ve ever done! I’m slightly nervous!

Here’s my schedule for all you stalkers out there:

Pacific Northwest Horror Enthusiasts and Friendship Society
Friday | 4:00 pm | Alpine Room
Let’s get together IRL and chat. Danny Knightmare, Don Thacker, Gory B. Movie, Heather Marie Bartels, John M. Lovett, Julie McGalliard, Kaj-Eric Eriksen, Lorelei Shannon, M. Nessk, Matt Dinniman, Michael Montoure, Tony Kay

Kenneth Calhoun Interview
Friday | 5:00 pm | Location TBD
Kenneth Calhoun is a local professional makeup artist, whose career was launched by winning the 2011 Crypticon Makeup Competition. Some of the films he’s worked on include Jurassic World, The Revenant, and X-men Apocalypse. He is currently working on next year’s blockbusters at Legacy Effects.

Best Horror of 2015
Friday | 6:00 pm | Alpine Room
Let’s talk about all the great movies that came out last year! Danny Knightmare, Gory B. Movie (M), Ian Bracken, Michael Montoure, Ronnie Angel, Tony Kay

Horror’s Gatekeepers
Friday | 8:00 pm | Columbia A
Why do some people think they have the power to determine what’s horror and what isn’t? How is it effecting the genre? If you love splatter films, do you have to hate arthouse horror, and vice-versa? Don Thacker, Heather Marie Bartels, John M. Lovett (M), Matt Faure, Michael Montoure

Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Pros and Cons
Saturday | 1:00 pm | Columbia B
Amazon has made it so easy to publish your writing for the Kindle and other devices. But are there drawbacks? What should you know before you start? And is anybody but Stephen King still making money from traditional publishing? Katie Cord, Timothy W. Long, Jason Andrew, Satyr Brucato, Mark W. Coulter, Thom Carnell, Michael Montoure (M)

Found Footage: So Over or Evolving Art Form?
Saturday | 7:00 pm | Columbia B
The found-footage craze that started with “The Blair Witch Project” was exciting and fun…at first. Then we all got tired of shaky-cam. But is it done, or just evolving? Elements like smart phones, webcams, and security cameras are giving the genre new energy. Courtney Karg, Don Thacker, Gigi Guerrera, Jason Hawkins, M. Nessk, Matt Dinniman, Michael Montoure (M)

Great Double Features
Saturday | 11:00 pm | Alpine Room
Some movies just go together well. Heathers and Jawbreaker. The Ring and The Grudge. Labyrinth and Mirrormask. Let’s toss out our favorite potential double features and why they’d be great together. And what about the opposite? Are some movies just terrible together? Don Thacker (M), Douglas Willott, Jasen A. Mortensen, John Portanova, Michael Montoure

Hope to see you at the con! If you spot me in the hallways, or have any questions after my panels, don’t be afraid to come up and say hi! (I’ll spare you the “I don’t bite” joke here. Everyone in horror uses that one.)

Hope to see you at the con! If you spot me in the hallways, or have any questions after my panels, don’t be afraid to come up and say hi! (I’ll spare you the “I don’t bite” joke here. Everyone in horror uses that one.)