Author Brian Keene at AnthoCon

Brian Keene

This blog entry about Brian Keene’s appearance and schedule at AnthoCon originally appeared on his website,

From November 11th – 13th, I will be in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as a guest of AnthoCon, which takes place at the Best  Western Wynwood Hotel. For those attending, here’s my schedule:

Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Keynote Speech: I’ll be focusing on some of the themes I’ve been  discussing in my Seminal Screams column for Shroud Magazine, as well as some of the nonsense that’s taken place in our genre over the last few years.  Regardless of whether you’re a reader or a writer, I think you’ll enjoy  it. There may be cursing. And whiskey. At nine o’clock in the morning.

Saturday, Nov. 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Panel: “Iʼve made it this far, now what?” The AnthoCon Special Guest Panel discusses their respective paths to literary success and answer questions from the audience. This is a rare opportunity to see many of our special guests in one room and experience a candid discussion about their lives, careers, and future plans and projects. Moderator: Tim Deal Panelists: Brian Keene, Rick Hautala, Cat Valente, Jonathan Maberry, Joseph Nassise, Jennifer Pelland, Christopher Golden, Jeremy Wagner, Jackie Gamber, Michael Boatman, Gord Rollo, and Stephen Susco

Sunday, Nov. 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Panel: “From Pen to Screen and Back Again” How stories are developed for the screen, and how movies become novelized. Hollywood and literary insiders will discuss the intimate relationship between the written word and film. Moderator: Scott C. Carr Panelists: Eric Red, Stephen Susco, Jonathan Maberry, Brian Keene, Michael Boatman

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