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Josh’s Worst Nightmare

A while back, I had a fun conversation with author Josh Schlossberg for the Josh’s Worst Nightmare podcast about death, decay, aging, and transformation. How can these topics be “fun”? You can find out for yourself now that the podcast is available! Click here to listen!

Galactic Terrors Reading Series

I was honored to do a reading and Q&A for the Galactic Terrors series last night. It’s archived at YouTube now if you missed it. Big thanks to my fellow readers Kathleen Scheiner and Trevor Firetog, both of whom gave great readings, and to hosts Carol Gyzander and James Chambers for making it happen!

My Boskone 57 Schedule

The final program schedule for Boskone 57, which will be held February 14th – 16th at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, has been announced! Here is where you can find me:

Blood-Curdling Science Fiction
Saturday, February 15th, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM, Marina 2

Where does the thin (red) line between science fiction and horror lie? Why does science fiction horror fascinate us so much? What is it about horror in SF that is so absolutely terrifying? What examples do we have of science fiction that will make your blood run cold? And is it getting harder to make SF fiction that is truly scary?

Errick Nunnally (M), Juliana Spink Mills, Julie C. Day, Nicholas Kaufmann, Darrell Schweitzer

(I’m looking forward to talking about some of my favorite SF horror movies, like Alien and Event Horizon, as well as books like David Wellington’s The Last Astronaut!)

Who’s Who: Mad Men (and One Woman) in a Blue Box
Saturday, February 15th, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM, Harbor I

Thirteen Doctors strong, and the series is still blasting its way through time and space to save the Universe(s). But let’s face it, my Doctor is better than your Doctor. *wink* Yes, we all have our favorites. So, let’s look at the list of who’s Who over the life of the series and discuss our favorites along with what made them so great at their role as madmen (and woman) in a box. We’ll spend a little extra time talking about the classic Doctors who may now be flying beneath the radar of today’s fans.

Jim Mann (M), Nicholas Kaufmann, David Marshall, Ginjer Buchanan, Jennifer Pelland

(A panel I was born to be on! I only wish Dana Cameron were on this panel with us.)

Kaffeeklatsch: Nicholas Kaufmann
Saturday, February 15th, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM, Galleria – Kaffeeklatsch 2

(Last year, my kaffeeklatsch was merged with Paul Tremblay’s, making for a well-attended and lively conversation! This year I’m on my own…and kind of sweating it. Please come by if you can!)

Reading: Nicholas Kaufmann
Sunday, February 16th, 11:30 AM – 11:55 AM, Independence

(I’m not sure what I’m reading yet, so come and be surprised!)

As you can see, it’s a very Saturday-heavy schedule. I was also supposed to be on the Allure of Horror panel at 8 PM on Friday the 14th (in fact, I’m the one who proposed that panel in the first place!), along with Jack Haringa, Hillary Monahan, F. Brett Cox, Grady Hendrix, and Paul Tremblay, but Alexa and I have Valentine’s Day dinner plans in town that night and I had to let the programmers know that, alas, I didn’t expect to be back in time. I’m hoping to catch at least some of it, though!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Boskone!

My Philcon 2019 Schedule

Philcon is coming this weekend! It’s my first time attending, and I’m very excited to be a program participant! (Longtime readers know I was supposed to go last year, but my ride’s car was smushed by a falling tree branch the night before.) Here is where you will be able to find me:

Friday, November 8
11:00 PM in Plaza II
THE CARE AND FEEDING OF PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR (3522)

Panelists: Hildy Silverman (mod), Nicholas Kaufmann, April Grey, Carol Gyzander, Jay Smith, William Kennedy

There are many ways to nurture the growth of existential dread. What will keep your reader’s eyes glued to your story even as its causing them to crawl out of their own skin?

(Honestly, I don’t know how I’m going to stay up to 11 PM and still be coherent on this panel. Come and find out?)

Saturday, November 9
3:00 PM in Executive Suite 623
READINGS: TOM PURDOM, BARNA WILLIAM DONOVAN, NICHOLAS KAUFMANN (3731)

(Come hear me read “Spawning Season” from Nightfire’s new audio anthology COME JOIN US BY THE FIRE!)

Sunday, November 10
11:00 AM in Plaza IV
GODZILLA AND THE MONSTERVERSE (3601)

Panelists: Jeffrey A. Carver (mod), Luke Stelmaszek, Nicholas Kaufmann, Eric Parmer, Shaun Mason

With Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the upcoming Godzilla vs Kong in 2020, the franchise is (once again) rising from the depths! Are the movies going somewhere new, or just re-treading old territory? And are we enjoying it?

(I was born to be on this panel!)

Other than that, you’ll find me floating around the hotel. I don’t know if the dealers room will have my books for sale, but I’m happy to sign anything you bring from home. Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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