I'm not going to list everybody I hung out with, because I'll forget a ton of people, but as always I found Erik and Luarie Alk to be the nicest people to spend time with, and I appreciate Laurie being my personal bartender all weekend. She made sure my cup was always filled with her home-brewed concoctions.
It was also great talking to John Skipp. Back in the 80s, his novels with Craig Spector were the cutting edge of horror. I just started Skipp's solo novel, The Long Last Call, and it's amazing.
I read "Deadnecks" Friday night. I'd give my performance a C. Here's a pic from Deena Warner:
Mr. Excitement at work.
I shared the hour with novelist Deborah LeBlanc, who gave a great performance. Erik Alk captured the post-reading pose: