Friday, 15 January 2010

Be Afraid - World Horror Convention here I come!



Oh my goodness. The things I say "Yes" to...

I'm going to be at the World Horror Convention in March - not just as a fangirl but as an author. *Breaks out in a cold sweat* 

I'm going to be doing a public reading! It's not just me, though: there are four of us from Black Lace: Olivia Knight, Mathilde Madden, Kristina Lloyd and myself. We've got a 2-hour slot on the Saturday night to read filthy excerpts from the dark and paranormal end of our writing portfolios. Attendees can expect werewolves, vampires and the restless dead. In fact I'm pretty sure wicked Lord Montague from my Cruel Enchantment collection is going to have to get an outing - if only because it's the only context I could read that story out loud without getting beaten by a mob appalling people.

I am an old-fashioned horror fan: I love James* and Lovecraft and Machen and Ligotti, and it's going to be amazing to mingle with other fans and writers. But I've never done a public reading before. I'm immensely excited and just a bit terrified. If I meet Tanith Lee I'll probably faint.

All credit goes to Mathilde, who organised everything. Oh oh oh oh!!! (fades off into incoherence...)


* M R, not Henry

15 comments:

Chris said...

Oh wow! Can I touch you (no! just you know, the hem of your garment or something)?

I think I might try and make my way down there myself...

Gratz!!

Janine Ashbless said...

lol! :-D

Wintersinger said...

Oh man, this sounds like such so much fun.

I'm definitely starting to get the feeling that I'm living on the wrong side of the Atlantic here - especially when it comes to all the cool erotica events.

LoL!

Janine Ashbless said...

That's funny Wintersinger, you've got the RWA etc - it is way easier to meet writers in the states, I thought!

Jeremy Edwards said...

Huge and horrifyingly hairy congrats to all of you!

Ugh—that's a rather disgusting image, isn't it? Anyway, I meant it nicely! : )

P.S. Haven said...

Oh, wow, that sounds awesome. Congrats, Janine! You'll be great!

Craig Sorensen said...

That is so cool! I'm sure you'll "knock 'em dead."

Justine Elyot said...

I bet that will be a LOT of fun.

Janine Ashbless said...
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Janine Ashbless said...

Sorry to be late in replying guys - my internet server went down yesterday afternoon. Thank you for your votes of confidence! Yes, it's going to be fun. I'm looking forward to making a fool of myself in the name of smut!

t'Sade said...

That is absolutely fantastic news. I haven't really done any writing conferences (need something published to feel right there), but it is great to hear you going. Wrong side of the ocean for me though. *pout*

Danielle said...

ah thats so cool..wish i could be there too and hear you and kristina..:-/

oh..and please..bringe me taniths emailaddy..lol..love her stuff and read her since i was..hm..8??????

Wintersinger said...

That's funny Wintersinger, you've got the RWA etc...

That's American though - we don't have anything like that in the province I live in. I've been a devoted fan of the genre for decades and there's never been so much as an erotica/romance book signing in my hometown.

:(

Janine Ashbless said...

Oh, sorry Wintersinger - I'm very bad at identifying accents!
;-)
I wish you could all be there. We should so have a smutwriters convention one day. I'm not the first to say it and I won't be the last!

neve black said...

Good for you, Janine! Knock em' dead (pun intended). :-)