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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!

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!

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!

My Necon 39 Schedule

It’s almost time for Necon 39! From July 18th through July 21st, I will be returning to the famed “summer camp for horror writers” in Portsmouth, Rhode Island for my 18th year! Here’s my schedule while I’m there:

Friday, July 19th

9:00 a.m.     Mini-Golf (a Necon Olympic Event)
I won the gold medal in mini-golf last year, and I look forward to defending my title!

8:00 p.m.     Meet the Authors Party
I’ll be signing books all night, and will have a small selection of titles on hand to sell as well.

Saturday, July 20th

4:30 p.m.     It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! Writing Superheroes in the 21st Century
Rachel Autumn Deering, Christopher Golden, Carol Gyzander, Nicholas Kaufmann (M), Errick Nunnally, Charles Rutledge
Following with this theme, Superman’s tagline used to be, “Truth, Justice, and the American Way,” a phrase that could be interpreted very differently today. Yet superheroes aren’t just persisting in 2019, they’re thriving. Our authors tell us how.

9:00 p.m.     The Infamous Necon Roast
Once again Jeff Strand and I will be co-hosting the annual Necon Roast. Who will be sitting in the hot seat this year? You’ll have to be there to find out!

Sunday, July 21st

11:00 a.m.     Necon Town Meeting
Come tell me and the rest of the convention committee what we did right, what we did wrong, and what you’d like to see next year.

I helped put together the panels again this year, and I’m very proud of how they turned out. Click here to see the full Necon 39 program.

See you at Necon!

 

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