Autumn: Horror in the East is almost upon us
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Okay, it's a book convention. But at Autumn: Horror in the East, books devour *you*...
This weekend, 2nd and 3rd November 2012, sees the birth of Autumn: Horror in the East, a brand new, free to attend, horror fiction convention to be held in the seaside town of Lowestoft, Suffolk, the setting for Them or Us, the final book in British author David Moody’s recently concluded Hater trilogy (the film rights for which were picked up by Pan's Labyrinth director and horror auteur Guillermo del Toro). Named after Moody’s innovative quintet of zombie apocalypse novels, the convention will be held at the town’s Aspire Centre and will play host to a dozen of the genre’s best writers, including Joseph D’Lacey, Joseph Freeman, Adam Baker, Iain McKinnon, Adam Millard, Conrad Williams, Andrew Hook, Paul S. Huggins, Sean T. Page and David Moody himself.
The authors will be giving readings from their work and taking part in discussion panels on topics including Zombies, the Apocalypse, Horror in general, and also the changing face of publishing. Yours truly will be chairing several of the panels with convention organiser Emma Bunn (who along with Jo Wilde decided to create Horror in the East after the success of an event they staged last year to launch Moody’s Them or Us), so expect a review on Shadowlocked in the near future, and Joseph D’Lacey, author of MEAT, Garbage Man and The Kill Crew, will be launching his collection of short stories Splinters at the event.
For those arriving on the Friday evening, local historian Ivan Bunn will be giving a talk on the area’s haunted history at the town’s Heritage Centre which should prove to be both spooky and interesting, and the perfect prologue to Saturday’s event. East Anglian resident and convention guest Joseph Freeman, author of October’s Child, Along the Corridor and Those Left Behind, is particularly looking forward to the convention. Speaking recently to This is Horror, he said “I’ve lived in East Anglia for the past twelve years and in that time it’s featured in, not to mention inspired, much of my work. The area has a history that is extraordinarily rich in ghosts and monsters. It’s an ideal setting for a horror convention, and I’m thrilled that one is finally taking place here, pleased to be a part of it, and have no doubt that it could become an annual fixture on all our calendars.”
Best of all, Autumn: Horror in the East is a free convention, giving supporters of horror fiction and fans of the authors involved a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most exciting contemporary horror authors in the United Kingdom. Shadowlocked will be there, so come and join us in enjoying what should be an interesting, informative and entertaining weekend by the sea!
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: www.horrorintheeast.com.
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