Mo*Con V: Kelli Strikes Back

(long story, but here’s the edited version): Bob and Kelli and I drove down to Virginia, woke Joe up from his nap, threw our suitcases (and four boxes of the LAST RITES chapbook) into Joe’s car, and started on our 10-hour drive to Maurice’s house. On the way we drove through Flushing, Negro Mountain, a Pony Pull, and October….

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“Dracula’s Winkie” Live Performance from Mo*Con V

Yes, yes…I’m still cleaning up & captioning pictures and thinking about how to sum up my thoughts into a post-Mo*Con post. In the meantime, to tide you over, here is a recording of our now-infamous live reading of Greg “Funky Werepig” Hall’s “Dracula’s Winkie.” (Performers: Alethea Kontis, Greg Hall, R. Scott McCoy) If you still find yourself with free…

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Live from Mo*Con

We’re about to start Open Mic Night and I’m super excited. I’ve been asked to perform as Gretchen Von Stroodlehymen in a live-action rendition of Greg “The Funky Werepig” Hall’s infamous award-nominated paranormal romance “Dracula’s Winkie.” And then…well, then there will be a surprise. Kelli’s reading now from her Alphabet Book…not for small ears…shhhh….

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More Arty Goodness

Yes, folks, Mo*Con is this weekend — are you coming? Don’t forget, we’re launching Dark Faith and there’s going to be a massive signing with lots of authors. I’ll also have an artist’s table (which is starting to become something of a tradition for me at Mo*Con), with lots of lovely, affordable art that I’ve been working like gangbusters…

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Art So Far

The third one is my favorite so far. I love the colors, and how the butterfly stamps contrast without distracting. The story/poem on it says: “Darkest quickly comes the night and hardest brighty burns the light. One and two for counting crows, red and blue for rain’s arced bows. Tried and true and just pretend comes fast the love…

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Fabulous First Friday

According to the York Dispatch, this month’s “Girl’s Night Out” First Friday was a rip-roaring success. Hooray! Check back for an upcoming Genre Chick interview with local PA poetess Barbara Decesar! (Hint: If you go to her website, click on the stars below the quotes for more information. If you try to click on the bee, you’ll just sit…

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My Biggest Fan

Yes, Mom, technically you and Dad are my biggest fans. Going into Books-a-Million and B&N and causing scenes when you discover that AlphaOops is sold out and toting signed copies to your class reunions ranks you right up there. But Griffin Hall totally floored me. Greg over at Funky Werepig told me during our infamous two-hour-long Valentine’s Day interview…

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A Loyal Subject’s Interview

It was at a Mo*Con that I was first formally given the title of Princess by the Indiana Horror Writers. Our beloeved Maurice was recently interviewed by Jeff Vandermeer about Dark Faith — what started out as a Mo*Con anthology and became something much, much more. I give you leave to click here and check it out. After all,…

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Red Qweens & Free Cookies!

FRIDAY!FRIDAY! FRIDAY! That’s right, York PA’s FIRST FRIDAY event this March 5th will be featuring some spectacular events (see a complete list here), including special appearances at the York Emporium by local poet Barbara DeCesare and yours truly Princess Alethea Kontis! We will be “performing” this night…and I happen to have an almost-finished copy of AlphaOops: H is for…

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