At the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards Weekend incorporating World Horror Convention, author Yvonne Navarro interviewed Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Robert McCammon. An audio recording of the interview is now available for your listening pleasure. Click on the image or click here to listen to the interview.
On Saturday, June 15, 2013, Robert McCammon received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association at the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards banquet, held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. The weekend was a joint event with the 2013 World Horror Convention.
Click here or click on an image below to view some photos related to Robert McCammon’s reading, interview, and award presentation.
For more photos in general from the weekend, please visit Stacy Scranton’s Flickr page.
Robert McCammon was a Guest of Honor at the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards Weekend incorporating World Horror Convention held this past weekend in New Orleans. We’ll have some more photos up soon, but here’s a shot of all of the Guests of Honor (photo by Stacy Scranton). You can see many more of Stacy’s photos on Flickr.
The 2013 Bram Stoker Awards Weekend 2013 Incorporating World Horror Convention takes place this weekend, June 13—June 16 in New Orleans, LA. As previously announced, Robert McCammon (who will be attending) and Clive Barker (who will not) will be receiving Bram Stoker Awards for Lifetime Achievement.
If you’re in the New Orleans area, there is a mass signing on Friday, June 14, from 7 to 9 PM that is open to the public; no convention ticket will be required for you to attend the mass signing. For a list of all the authors who will be signing then, visit the 2013 Stokers website. Mr. McCammon is scheduled to be present from 7 to 9 PM.
If you’re attending the convention, Mr. McCammon will be interviewed by Yvonne Navarro at 3 PM on Saturday. I hope to have an audio recording of this interview available next week.
The actual Bram Stoker Awards presentations will be streamed live via Ustream on Saturday, June 15, 2013, starting at 10 PM EDT. Click here to watch the presentations.
As we announced a while back, the publishing house Tor will release a mass-market paperback edition of Robert McCammon’s The Five on November 26, 2013. They have released the cover art, which can be seen to the right. Pre-order links are available now. The book will also be re-released in ebook formats from Tor at that time.
The new issue of Nightmare Magazine (issue 9) features a new interview with Robert McCammon conducted by author Lisa Morton. You can visit their website to purchase an EPUB (NOOK) or MOBI (Kindle) version of the magazine for $2.99. Or you can check back there on June 26 to read the interview for free.
This issue also includes fiction by Joe Lansdale, Laird Barron, Lynda E. Rucker, and Carrie Vaughn, as well as non-fiction articles by Julia Sevin and W.H. Pugmire.
I recently unearthed a 1981 promotional poster for They Thirst that I didn’t even know existed until I found someone selling it. The poster was produced by Avon Books, who published They Thirst as a paperback original in 1981. The front of the poster shows the cover art used for the paperback, while the back includes marketing material, including a synopsis of the book. Photos of the poster have been added to the Book Cover Gallery. (My apologies for the quality of the photos; the folded poster made it difficult to get a good photo without too much reflected glare from either natural lighting or the camera’s flash.) Until I saw this poster, I had no idea how extensively Avon marketed They Thirst.
COMING TO TERRIFY MILLIONS OF READERS IN MAY WITH A NATIONAL RADIO CAMPAIGN FROM AVON!
AVON brings Robert R. McCammon’s bloodchilling new novel to millions of radio listeners with a campaign of 60-second commercials on the ABC National Radio Network—airing in 203 markets nationwide!
And AVON reaches millions of late-night radio listeners with 60-second commercials on The Larry King Show, airing on 210 stations across the country!
LOS ANGELES ADVERTISING: 50 outdoor billboards, measuring 10 feet by 22 feet each, will inundate the Los Angeles area for one month!
There were also a 36-copy floor display and a 12-copy counter display available to booksellers.
Can you imagine seeing 50 billboards advertising They Thirst? I would so love to see a photo of one of those and to hear the radio commercials!
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The 2013 Audie Awards, which recognize “distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment” and are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Assocication, were presented yesterday in New York. The audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, had been nominated in the Fiction category, but it lost to Clair Danes’s narration of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Also, the audiobook of Shadow Show, containing McCammon’s short story “Children of the Bedtime Machine,” was nominated but lost. Congratulations to Edoardo Ballerini for winning “Solo Narration – Male” for his reading of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins!
Author David B. Silva, who published the seminal horror magazine The Horror Show, in addition to writing novels and stories, died earlier this year. Cemetery Dance Publications has announced that they will be publishing Better Weird, an anthology that will pay tribute to Dave Silva. Publication details are still to be determined, but the anthology will include stories and tributes from Billie Sue Mosiman, Joe Lansdale, Kealan Patrick Burke, Rick McCammon, Gary Raisor, Tom Monteleone, Elizabeth Massie, Brian Hodge, Steve Rasnic Tem, Kathy Ptacek, Yvonne Navarro, Robert Swartwood, J.F. Gonzalez, Bentley Little, Brian Keene, and Paul F. Olson. The McCammon contribution will be a reprint of “Yellachile’s Cage”, along with a short remembrance of Dave. For comments from Billie Sue Mosiman about the project, see this article from Hobbes End Publishing. Stay tuned for more details.
Photos of the limited and lettered editions of I Travel by Night have been added to the Book Cover Gallery.
Finally, some recent reviews from around the ‘net:
- Author David Agronoff reviews Gone South
- Midnyte Reader reviews Mister Slaughter
- Writer at Play reviews I Travel by Night
First, thanks to everyone who’s been waiting patiently for the signed, limited edition of Robert McCammon’s I Travel by Night. The slipcases are due to ship to us this week. With luck, we’ll be shipping copies within the next several weeks.
Second, we’re pleased to let you know that the trade hardcover is now over 90% sold out, and we do NOT plan on reprinting. So if a hardcover is in your future, best to pick one up from us or your favorite bookstore.
We have heard from Rick that he plans several sequels to the initial novella. Now’s your chance to get in on the ground floor.
If reading electronically is your bag, don’t forget I Travel by Night is available as an ebook.
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $35
Also, two great new reviews of I Travel by Night were posted over the weekend:
Reviews of I Travel by Night:
Bethany’s Sin was included in HorrorNovelReviews.com: Horror’s 13 Greatest Villains in Novels.