Archive for October, 2015

Night Terrors at the Musuem of Morbid Anatomy

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2015 by bloodandstardust

On October 20th I was one of the readers at the Night Terrors annual reading at the Museum of Morbid Anatomy in Brooklyn. Thanks go out to James Chambers for organizing the event. And to Tonya Hurley for reading from Hallowed and setting up a Horror Movie themed spread for all the guests ! The night was great. The readers and the audience had a lot of fun and were very enthusiastic ! I read from my short story An American Ghost in Zurich for the first time and it was great to receive such kind feedback from not only my friends in attendance but fans of horror who had come out on a Tuesday night to hear something new. Thank you ! The Museum is a friend to the Horror Writers Association and to us. As a non profit they rely on membership to keep their doors open and keep bringing events like this one and so many others to the community. I’m a proud new member. See you next year if not sooner…

I'm now a member of the Musuem.

I’m now a member of the Musuem.

With authors James Chambers and Tonya Hurley.

With authors James Chambers and Tonya Hurley.

With authors Tonya Hurley and Trevor Firetog. And Tonya's werewolf stole !

With authors Tonya Hurley and Trevor Firetog. And Tonya’s werewolf stole !

Always something curious to find at the Musuem.

Always something curious to find at the Musuem.

What a great crowd !

What a great crowd !

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Reading at Morbid Anatomy on Tuesday October 20, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2015 by bloodandstardust

I will be joining NYTimes best selling author Tonya Hurley and other local horror writers at the Musuem of Morbid Anatomy.

I’m excited to read for this event and to hear Tonya Hurley read !

The Musuem has quickly become one of the most exciting venues in the NY area. They host events and workshops on all sorts of strange and interesting topics almost every day of the week. All of the events I have been to have been eye opening and fun. This event will no doubt prove to be the same ! Come start Halloween of right with us !Hope to see you there !

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World Fantasy Convention 2015 Saratoga Springs, New York. My schedule.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2015 by bloodandstardust

UPDATE – As of 10 / 19 My reading has been changed to 4:30 pm on Thursday Nov 5th 2015 in room Broadway 1. A representative of the programming committee has informed me that this is subject to change so please watch this space. Thank you!

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I will be reading on Thursday November 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm in room Broadway 1.

( Seems like that is dinner time. Or arrival time. Come for me and stick around for Scott Nicolay at 7:30 pm ! and then dinner and drinks? Perhaps Thursday should be the night for my room party ? )

I will be participating in the Mass Autograph session on Friday night at 8 pm.

( I might have a few copies of Savage Beasts left. I will have copies of the Yeti’s Hand and Cemetery Dance Magazine #71)

Hope to see you there !

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Other places you can find me will be at the readings for Scott Nicolay, Anya Martin, Gene Wolfe, Christopher Golden, Helen Marshall, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Stephen Dedman, Angela Slatter, and Jeff Ford. Watch the program for times and places for everything. The one posted says it is subject to change.

With the HWA at New York Comic Con 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2015 by bloodandstardust

I had a chance to work at the HWA booth at NYCC 2015. The best part about it was sharing the HWA’s mission to readers of books and dark fiction among the hundreds of thousands of people at the Javitz Center ! I got to hear what kinds of books and stories readers are excited about and let them know what the HWA is doing. Things like Stoker Con, the Bram Stoker awards, the Mentor Program and more. My mentee Jason Sileo was there talking horror and recruiting for the HWA. I spoke to a lot of aspiring writers and even some luminaries. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow was there for three days signing her many books and giving away free copies of The Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven. I’ve been lucky enough to meet Ellen over the years at her Fantastic Fiction reading series but I am always excited to see her and learn from her. It was so great to see hundreds of excited readers have a great gateway into the best horror out there by being introduced to Ellen’s books. Jonathan Lees worked the podium like a soldier and recruited interested people both cosplayer and civilians alike for the HWA. Yes there were people wearing dresses made of comics. And my favorites Fury Road Furiosa cosplayers ! And everyone was excited to be there. Excited about pop culture ! Excited about this mad crazy art and creators who converged in NYC ! I’m grateful I got to be a small part of it. Trevor Firetog, Patrick Frievold and James Chambers worked their asses off promoting horror and answering questions from all who asked. They tirelessly promoted the books of HWA members and autographed quite a few of their books too ! It really was great spending time with them. Thanks HWA ! Thanks NYCC ! And thanks to NYC ! My daily writing sessions have been that much more motivated by you and your enthusiasm !

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A Night of Music and the Cosmic at KGB bar !

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2015 by bloodandstardust

Thanks to everyone for making the September 30th 2015 reading at KGB bar a success ! It was great seeing friends new and old and colleagues there but even better at how many faces I did not recognize. It was great to help launch Savage Beasts and I’m pleased at the feedback and reviews my story An American Ghost in Zurich has been receiving! Thanks to KGB bar for hosting us. And to readers Nick Kaufmann and James Chambers ! I hope to bring you more Night Time Logic events soon !

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Merrimac Book Festival

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2015 by bloodandstardust

Thanks to Christopher Golden and his team of volunteers for putting on the Merrimac Book Festival on October 3, 2015 ! I signed copies of Savage Beasts and The Yeti’s Hand for readers. Joe Hill was there signing books and participating in panels to the delight of everyone present. Highlights for me were Sarah Langan. And taking a photo with Kelly Link !

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The Yeti’s Hand Limited and Lettered Editions

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2015 by bloodandstardust

My short story The Yeti’s Hand originally appeared in the Fortean Bureau back in 2004. Here is information about the lettered and limited edition reprint. https://lotusbubblepress.wordpress.com/

“Isolated and mysterious, Daniel Braum’s “The Yeti’s Hand” is old school strange in a remote mountain setting so real you’ll feel the frostbite.” – John C. Foster Author of Dead Men.

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