My NecronomiCon Providence 2019 Schedule

NecronomiCon Providence is coming up this weekend, August 22nd – 25th in Providence, Rhode Island! Here is my program schedule:

Friday, August 23rd

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM AUTHOR READINGS — L’Apogee, Graduate 17th Floor
Catherine Grant, Nicholas Kaufmann, Robert Levy, Douglas E. Winter

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM THE WEIRD ON A BLACK AND WHITE SCREEN: CLASSIC WEIRD TELEVISION — Washington-Newport Room, Omni 3rd Floor
The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kolchak the Night Stalker — For decades, classic television brought the weird into living rooms across America. Our panelists explore the classic era of weird television. What did they do well and not so well? How did they influence generations of creators and fans of weird fiction, cinema, and television?
Panelists: Nicholas Kaufmann (M), Gwendolyn Kiste, Pete Rawlik, Alan Tromp, Joe Zannella

Sunday, August 25th

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM ENDLESS DARKNESS, ENDLESS CHAOS, ENDLESS WAR: THE COSMIC HORROR OF THE WARHAMMER UNIVERSE – Biltmore Ballroom, Graduate 17th Floor
The Warhammer universe is as vast as it is grim, positing cosmic horror on a scale that boggles the imagination. Whether played out in the Age of Sigmar fantasy setting or the million embattled worlds of 40K, humanity is doomed to conflict against alien races, malign supernatural powers, and malevolent gods with a distinct Mythos flavor. For over thirty years, Games Workshop has produced and licensed wargames, RPGs, video games, fiction, and film, all of which share the Warhammer world view. Our expert panel discusses the philosophical themes of the Warhammer Universe, their expression in the games, and how they relate to the work of HPL.
Panelists: John Goodrich, Niels Hobbs (M), Nicholas Kaufmann, Mike Mason, Molly Tanzer

You can see the full program schedule here. Looking forward to seeing you in Providence!

100 FATHOMS BELOW Nominated for a Dragon Award!

Friends, I’m delighted to inform you that 100 Fathoms Below is up for a 2019 Dragon Award in the Best Horror Novel category!

You can see the full ballot here.

I fully expect Grady Hendrix’s masterful We Sold Our Souls to win, but it’s an honor just to make the ballot. Voting is open to the public, even if you’re not attending Dragon Con, so if you feel like voting for 100 Fathoms Below, please do! Instructions can be found at the link above.

Also, please consider voting for my pal David Mack’s awesome novel The Iron Codex in Best Alternate History Novel!

Thank you for your consideration!

2019 Scares That Care Weekend Charity Event

In just about two weeks, from Friday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 4th, I will be at the 2019 Scares That Care Weekend Charity Event, selling and signing books as an Author Guest. I will also be on a couple of program items, so here’s where you can find me when I’m not in the Celebrity Room:

Saturday, August 3rd 

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM — Paul Tremblay and Nicholas Kaufmann: Reading and Q&A

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM — THE BUSINESS OF WRITING: So, you’ve sold your first novel or story. What happens next? How do you turn this into a career? Find out with John Boden (moderator), Jonathan Maberry, Josh Malerman, Elizabeth Massie, Nick Mamatas, Nicholas Kaufmann, and Wrath James White.

You can see the full weekend schedule for author events here. This is my first time attending the Scares That Care Weekend Charity Event, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!

The Last Astronaut

The Last AstronautThe Last Astronaut by David Wellington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An excellent, well-crafted novel that mixes science fiction and horror with masterful results, THE LAST ASTRONAUT is full of adventure, mystery, and terror. In some ways, it reminds me of Jeff VanderMeer’s ANNIHILATION, with its human characters trying to make sense of completely alien surroundings, and in other ways it reminds me of a haunted house story, where the farther our characters explore, the more its secrets are revealed — sometimes terrible, sometimes awe-inspiring, and sometimes inexplicable. David Wellington has done a fantastic job not just with his use of realistic science but also with creating something so completely alien that it seems insurmountably unknowable. I hope this novel gets the attention it deserves. It’s one of Wellington’s best yet.

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