BEYOND THE BOOK
The Flint Horror Collective Present
BEYOND THE BOOK
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Flint Public Library - 1026 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503
2PM – 4PM
Join the Ghoul Crew as they welcome some of the area’s best horror authors in for a discussion of the art and craft of writing and specifically writing horror. We’ll welcome authors Paul Counelis, Roxanne Rhoads, and members of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers for a fun and informal panel about what it’s like to write the stories that send chills down your spine. This will be a moderated discussion about the craft, promotion, and world of writing and publishing with time at the end for questions and an opportunity to meet and speak to all of the authors and learn more about their work.
Join us for an afternoon of chilling tales of the world beyond the book and the inspirations behind the things that go bump in the night.
Paul Counelis -
Paul Counelis is a columnist for RUE MORGUE Magazine and the author of several fiction and non-fiction books.
Roxanne Rhoads -
Roxanne Rhoads is the author of Hex and the Single Witch, numerous e-books and the owner of Bewitching Book Tours.
The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers have put out the Erie Tales anthologies and their many members have all released many successful books on their own.
From the GLAHW we will have -
Sean M. Davis -
Sean M Davis wields a DeWalt drill by day and writes scary stories at night. His fiction, nonfiction and poetry has appeared in Bete Noire, The Best of Dark Eclipse, on Fangoria.com and other anthologies. His debut novel, Clean Freak, was published by Black Bed Sheet Books in 2013. Visit him atseanmdavis.wordpress.com
MontiLee Stormer -
MontiLee Stormer is a troublemaker, writing acts of mayhem and despair for her own selfish pleasure. Her interests wander from abnormal psychology and serial killers, to lost loves and the storied Paradise Valley of Detroit. MontiLee has found herself published in strange and wonderful places like Black Ink Horror, Murky Depths, and Necrotic Tissue, The Sirens Call, and The Daily Nightmare series, Quick Shivers. She’s an active member of GLAHW, contributing to their annual charity anthology Erie Tales, and Supporting Member of HWA. MontiLee employs a ‘well-compensated’ sniper to keep the growing but disturbingly dedicated legion of fanboys at bay. She lives in the Metro Detroit Area with her husband, two cats, and several knitting projects which keep her safely off the streets.
Peggy Christie -
Peggy is an author of horror and dark fiction. She's been writing since 1999 and finds great therapeutic value in destroying the characters she creates. She loves Korean dramas, chocolate, her dogs, belly dancing, baking, lame attempts at keeping the weeds alive in her back yard, and most importantly, her husband of 21 years.
THE GHOUL CAST
One of our new endeavors will be a podcast we will do periodically. We don't have any intention on being the same thing that others are, we're too weird for that, but we have some fun plans. We just put our first episode up, check it out.
THANK YOU FOR FOUR GREAT YEARS!
Four years ago a handful of friends joined in a dream of doing a horror convention in Flint, Michigan. We knew how much we loved horror movies and all things weird and wonderful and knew that we weren’t alone in our interests. We knew there were others. For four years several of us have worked as hard as we could to bring the best one day horror convention possible to this area and to all of you and I think we have done a pretty damned good job of that. Over four years we have met amazing people, made fantastic friends, have brought international horror films and horror celebrities into town and have helped to keep this area weird and to keep horror fun and affordable for the fans. We never chose the easiest way to do things but we chose the way that we thought and still believe was best. This has never been easy but we wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.
Over time though dreams change or they die and that changing is never a joyful thing but it is a necessary thing to keep it alive.
We are very sorry to announce that there will be no Flint Horror Convention in 2015. We have looked at things and feel it’s time to pull back and change our focus and direction and to put the convention away indefinitely. I won’t say that we’ll never do another convention because we all love doing them, but for now, and for the indefinite future the convention is on hiatus. This has not been an easy decision, and it’s one we are still dealing with but it’s the right one and we hope you’ll understand. This doesn’t mean the end of the Ghoul Crew though. Under the banner of the FLINT HORROR COLLECTIVE we still plan to create diabolical little shows in the Flint area from time to time to keep your blood chilled and the scares alive. We are working on what comes next but believe me as soon as we are ready we’ll let you all know.
We cannot thank all of you enough. Those of you that have been to all four years, who have supported us from afar, those of you that vended with us, those of you that were guests, and those of you who just liked the idea of another convention on the circuit we thank you. We truly could not have done any of it without all of you. We hope that you’ll still hang around to see what we’re up to and if it strikes a chord we hope you’ll still support our future endeavors. For all of us behind the scenes this has never been about money, or ‘fame’, or about hanging out with celebrities. It has always been about the fans and doing something fun and inexpensive for all of you. From the very bottom of our hearts we thank you and ask you to come with us as we continue to create fun and inexpensive horror events and we’ll see where the future leads.
If there is one last thing we have to offer you, it’s that you must, must MUST believe in your dreams and fuel them. This convention began as a dream and has become something none of us could have imagined. If we have done anything over our four years we hope if nothing else we reminded you that you can do anything if you are willing to work for it and have the support of people you love and respect around you.
The Flint Horror Con Ghoul Crew
Chris Ringler Amy Warner
Amanda Ringler Paul Counelis
Glen Birdsall David Stashko
Jennifer Roe Dean Vanderkolk
From the very bottom of our ghoulish hearts - thank you, thank you, thank you.
We have been blessed since the beginning of the convention with amamzing guests, fantastic vendors, and wonderful fans and we cannot thank you all enough. You make the con what it is. From the beginning we have pledged to put together fun, low cost shows that are fun for the family and we hope those of you that came had fun and made some new friends and great memories.
Thanks for an amazing 2014.
- The FHC Ghoul Crew
Please welcome our new guest CHRISTINE to the convention. More info in the Guests section!
Daniel Roebuck will be appearing at the convention at 6PM Saturday, until the close of the convention.
BIDDING HAS CLOSED!
With your help we were able to raise $125 for the YWCA of Greater Flint. THANKS SO MUCH!
We are starting a sort of online auction and we think it's pretty neat.
We are offering the very first four tickets to the 2014 Flint Horror Con - tickets 001 - 004 - and these tickets will get the holders early access to the convention and they'll be able to get in at 11:30 to have first dibs on everyone and everything there. Along with the tickets we have a slipcased hardcover of THE WALKING DEAD - RISE OF THE GOVERNOR, a novel that tells the exploits of the fan fave baddie from the comic and show. We are also throwing in two novels from author Chris Ringler. Added into the pack will be the DVD of HARDWARE and the Blu Ray of THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES. We may add a bonus item or two to add in as well as an added surprise.
ALL bidding will be done via e-mail so message us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL proceeds will go directly to the Y. We have no interest in profiting from this, these are all donated items with the explicit goal of raising money for the Y. We are starting the bidding at $20 and will end bidding on October 13th at noon.
Once we receive payment we will ship everything out and will cut a check to the Y which we will post on here as proof that all proceeds are going to them.
(The pot has been sweetened also by guests Chuck Williams and Daniel Roebuck who have thrown in signed autograph "Dr. Shocker Vault of Horror DVD & "Halloween..The Happy Haunting of America Collectible 2 Disc DVD by Daniel (Lost) Roebuck and Chuck (Bubba Ho-Tep) Williams that they (the winner) can get at their table at the show).
*We are honored to be able to work with the YWCA Of Greater Flint this year to help them raise money for some of their many programs.*
It Came From Kearsley Park
A free movie night in historic Kearsley Park, just outside of Downtown Flint.
The fun starts at 7PM and the film begins at 9:30PM.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and we'll have snacks and drinks for sale during the show as we watch the '50s classic The Beast From Haunted Cave.
ROCK 'N ROLL OVER IN YOUR GRAVE - coming May 8, 2014
A night of music and terror as FREE WILL and ROT MOUTH take the stage and melt your faces before the schlock rock classic
ROCK 'N ROLL NIGHTMARE!
Flint Local 432 - 124 W. First Street, Downtown Flint, MI
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR ANOTHER TREMENDOUS YEAR!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL GUESTS, THE GREAT VENDORS WE GET YEAR AFTER YEAR, THE AWESOME FILMS, AND TO ALL OF YOU AMAZING FANS.
DOING THIS SHOW HAS BEEN A DREAM FOR ALL OF US BEHIND THE SCENES AND WE DON'T WANT TO WAKE UP.
WE'RE ON HIATUS FOR A FEW MONTHS BUT WE'LL HAVE MORE EVENTS, AND FUN. AND ANOTHER CON NEXT YEAR SO STAY TUNED, KIDS.
- THE FHC GHOUL CREW
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For information on how to become a sponsor for the 2014 Flint Horror Convention please send us an email and we can get you more info.