Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Memories from World Horror Convention, 2011

In the coming days, we hope to post some memories from CZP staff, authors and friends about their experience during the World Horror Convention 2011 in Austin, Texas.

First up, our Managing Editor Helen Marshall:

My favourite memory was the look on Ian Rogers' face after we announced that we would be doing his first collection—particularly after Michael Rowe and I had to drag him out of the bar to come to our launch with an astounding lack of subtlety and he still managed to pull a disappearing act. It was fantastic to spend time with the British contingent—the incredibly talented Vincent Chong, Lou Morgan, Gary McMahon and Rio Youers (who is ours, but still counts)—and to meet up with the CZP folk from afar—Nicholas Kaufmann, Paul Tremblay, and Colleen Anderson. The talent was staggering; the margaritas were cheap; the friends were many.

CZP author Nicholas Kaufmann (Chasing the Dragon) chimes in

The whole convention was a wonderful time with friends old and new, but one of my favorite memories is riding to the airport on Sunday afternoon with Artist Guest of Honor Vincent Chong, Special Guest Del Howison, and authors David Wellington and Livia Llewellyn...in a rented hearse! I felt like such a rock star. Of course, this being Austin, no one batted an eyelash at us.
We'll be posting more as we get them!

In the meantime, if you have any memories you'd like to share, leave a comment.


  1. My favorite memory was introducing J.R. Hurley to a movie producer who had showed up out of the blue at one of the parties. The look on both their faces as they shook hands. I was so elated at the idea that I might be watching a movie deal in its first inception. Great things happen when creative people come together.

  2. I Really enjoyed the room party that ChiZine hosted. It was a great time to meet new authors.
    I had a FANTASTIC weekend!

    Richard Luke - Vice-Chair - WHC212 in Salt Lake City