Autumn: Horror in the East preview
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This November sees a free convention celebrating horror authors, held in Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK...
In the decade or so since author David Moody first unleashed Autumn, his original and innovative take on the zombie apocalypse, which has since spawned four sequels, a radio adaptation, and a feature film starring Dexter Fletcher and Kung Fu legend David Carradine. He has become the champion of the contemporary literary horror scene thanks largely to his one man revolution in the way new fiction is promoted on the internet. That he has written a brace of brilliant books as well is the icing on the cake.
It is fitting, then, that he has been the inspiration for a new, free, horror author convention, Autumn: Horror in the East, that will be taking place in Lowestoft, Suffolk on 2nd and 3rd November this year. Joining Moody at this seaside soirée will be over a dozen other authors, both up and coming and well established, including Wayne Simmons, Jasper Bark, Joseph D'Lacey, Iain McKinnon, Simon Bestwick and Conrad Williams, who will be taking part in Q&A sessions, readings, and signings.
Fans of Moody's work will, of course, understand the significance of Lowestoft as the location for this inaugural convention, which organiser Emma Bunn hopes will become an annual event. Last year Moody launched Them Or Us, the concluding book of his Hater trilogy (the film rights for which were picked up by Pan's Labyrinth director and horror auteur Guillermo Del Toro) in the Suffolk town after setting much of the novel there and the success of this event was the catalyst for Horror in the East.
Autumn: Horror in the East will be held at the Aspire Centre in Lowestoft on 2nd and 3rd November 2012, and more details about the guests and the event itself can be found at the convention's website. This should prove to be a rare opportunity for fans of the authors involved to get up close and personal, and best of all it's free, so supporters of horror fiction are in for an inexpensive treat. Shadowlocked will be there, both to support the convention and to talk to some of the authors, so come and join us for what should be an interesting, informative and entertaining weekend by the sea!
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