Just announced: Rue Morgue Managing Editor Monica S. Kuebler will be the Media Guest of Honour at this year’s Killer Con 3 (September 22 – 25, 2011) in Las Vegas, baby, Vegas. Once a year, for four days, multi-genre writers from around the globe convene in the glitziest oasis in the desert for panel discussions, readings, writing workshops, parties, signings, author Q&As, and unbelievably cool stuff like a forensics seminar that encourages audience participation for a blood spatter demo that promises to “explore what body fluids actually do when you batter, bash and slash a real victim.” (!)
Joining Monica so far will be writer/director Lucky McKee (May, Red, The Woman), author Ray Garton a.k.a. Joseph Locke (Live Girls, Ravenous), bestselling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry (Patient Zero, Rot & Ruin), and award-winning writer/director/author Mick Garris (FearNET, Masters of Horror series, and more genre movies and TV shows than I could possibly list here). More guests are still to be announced!
Essentially, if you aspire to write or are a fan of horror, thriller, paranormal literature, or combinations thereof, I advise you to get yourself some Acapulco shirts, rent a very fast car with no top, procure a suitcase rammed full of your favourite poisons and get your ass to Sin City for the fourth weekend in September.
Everything else you need to know here.* Important note: Rue Morgue and Monica S. Kuebler claim no responsibility for any bodily harm, financial losses, self-inflicted detriments to character or criminal records you accrue via Hangover-style antics or re-enactments that you may be sloppily planning as you read this. We also do not want to receive photographic evidence of such jackassery (well…maybe the really good ones). Attend at your own risk.