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 on: Today at 05:53:49 PM 
Started by Erik Alk - Last post by Kyle L.
We are barely making our flights out of here.  Damn man, you guys and your storms out here are like Seattle with an inch of snow.  Almost boarding the final flight in Philly now after a delay in Newport News that almost made us miss this flight.

Other than that, fantastic convention!!

 on: Today at 05:52:15 PM 
Started by sweeper4football - Last post by daverob
Hey Sweeper, the link is going to en empty page.

 on: Today at 02:46:26 PM 
Started by Erik Alk - Last post by MarkSieber
I'll give a full report later, but it was another amazing experience. A great con, and my first successful sober one. I didn't sleep with a damn the whole time, and I am freaking exhausted.

 on: Today at 02:42:39 PM 
Started by sweeper4football - Last post by sweeper4football

100% feedback.

Combined postage for multiple wins.

 on: Today at 11:48:52 AM 
Started by MarkSieber - Last post by Darren O. Godfrey
One of my favorites of Straub's work.  Straub explained that it was basically a retelling of his Under Venus, a novel he was struggling with for a long time.  He decided to try it in first person, which may be why it is more streamlined than his other novels.

I particularly enjoyed the surprise at about the halfway mark.

Interesting.  I read Under Venusa while ago and don't recall any similarities between the two.


From the Introduction to WILD ANIMALS, by Peter Straub: "If You Could See Me Now is Under Venus from another angle; but this time the disturbingly intense feeling in the book has a focus."

 on: July 22, 2017, 10:50:14 PM 
Started by MarkSieber - Last post by pinheadspawn
David....Halfway Down the Stairs is an excellent introduction to Braunbeck.  My favorite story in there is the Ray Bradbury tribute, "Consolation"

powerful stuff


 on: July 22, 2017, 07:10:48 PM 
Started by funland33 - Last post by Authorfan
I've taken it very hard. Losing people like George or Wes Craven hurts. More so, believe it or not, than members of my own family. Except for my brother, Rick.

I get it, Mark.  Sort of the same in my court.


 on: July 22, 2017, 04:36:34 PM 
Started by Kyle L. - Last post by saginaw
Just saw this. Looks quite cool. Might have to get a copy if you have any left after the convention.

 on: July 22, 2017, 01:43:43 PM 
Started by MarkSieber - Last post by DavidMWilson
I have not read Braunbeck. What's his stuff like?

Braunbeck's work is all about emotion, about characters that run the gamut of personal and familial trauma and the way horrors from within and without play and amplify that emotive baggage.  Really good stuff, a shame he hasn't written much in the last good number of years (that I'm aware of, anyhow)...I understand he had/has some medical issues that makes sitting and writing difficult.  Not sure if that's still the case now or not.

THINGS LEFT BEHIND from CD is a great place to start.  It used to be one helluva pricey S/L collection, but like 99.9% of S/Ls, its price has fallen and bottomed out of late...here's a copy for cover price or less:


I couldn't quite swing for a CD copy, but I did get an used copy of Halfway Down The Stairs and that seems to be a short story collection that spans his career. So, I'll get a sample of his work!

I actually for the most part enjoyed ODD THOMAS.  The movie not so much.  I also feel he could have just made it a trilogy and that would have been more effective.


I just couldn't get into it, but you know, my mom loves the series and she almost never reads horror stuffs. It held her all the way till the end of the series, which is cool. Maybe I loved the movie because Anton Yelchin was in Star Trek. I pretty much find any actor cool if they were in Star Trek or Stargate SG-1. haha.

 on: July 22, 2017, 01:30:48 PM 
Started by Kyle L. - Last post by DavidMWilson
Cool man! I'll have to sneak a copy once I get some extra $$.   Grin

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