My most recent dual role of appearing as a guest author & trader (of signed books) occurred at Walker Stalker, in March, and I am returning to London on June 30th to July 1st, as a guest author at London Horrorcon. I really enjoy my participation at this organisation’s events so I keep signing up for more: they’re like celebrations of the horror field in all of its mediums, from film to comics to memorabilia. Very friendly, well organised and filled with interesting horror folk. Last year, I was a guest at their each of Birmingham cons and the one in Liverpool. Their new London con’ is packed with exhibitors and guests again, including Sid Haig and Bill Moseley from The Devil’s Rejects, the legendary Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Tony Moran (the original Michael Myers from Halloween). My stand also develops apace with a new banner, racking, and even bespoke Ritual Limited bags now – I try and improve presentation as I go along. I’ll be selling my entire range of books, paperback and hardback, published by Pan Macmillan, and my own Ritual Limited editions in print formats. But I don’t show up just to sell books; the main reason I manifest at these conventions is meet readers, new and old, and I’m always delighted to sign anyone’s existing collection – just bring your books along, even if you need a suitcase to get them inside (it’s happened a few times).
I’ve been squeezing in about four of these horror cons a year and have endeavoured to spread them out a bit geographically. So, for all of those folks who’ve emailed me to ask when I’m doing a London horror event, whaddya want from me? This is my second this year.