Somer Canon joins Brian and Dave Thomas in the new studio to discuss growing up without a library, the influence of Ruby Jean Jensen, discovering Jack Ketchum for the first time, life after Samhain, and juggling a writing career while raising two kids. Plus – Richard Buckler in remembrance, changes at Dark Fuse, the TWIN PEAKS revival, small presses of yesteryear, and Jeremy Maddux: Listener of Hate.
Brian and Dave discuss comic book writer Mark Waid’s history of bullying and threatening fellow creators and fans. Plus, the Permuted Press dumpster fire flares up again, Cullen Bunn returns to prose, Rio Youers is lovely, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY is coming to television, and good news for New York City freelancers.
Craig Spector’s Guide To Convention Etiquette, the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award finalists, Christopher Golden’s ARARAT, Tom Monteleone and John Maclay’s writing workshop, Chaosium’s positive turnaround, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2, ALIEN: COVENANT, and a good week for Stephen King fans
Life’s unexpected curves can be detrimental to creatives. Kelli Owen joins Brian and Dave in studio for a frank discussion on grief, depression, and how they impact writing. They also talk audiobooks, rejection, the Nicholas Kaufmann Curse, the future of Buttercup of Doom, and role-playing games as a release. Plus — gambling on the Bram Stoker Awards, the Marvel mayhem continues, William Hjortsberg in remembrance, M. Night Shyamalan’s next film, and more!
Time management for married creatives is the topic as Armand and Shelly Rosamilia join Brian and Dave in studio. They also discuss podcasting, how to pitch a show to the Project Entertainment Network, and Armand’s brewery book-signing tour. Plus — the WGA strike looms, Marvel Comics sales plunge continues, Dave and Lombardo are now part of the ALIEN franchise, and a memorial service for a chicken.
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling Geoff Tate — the original singer for Queensryche — sits down with Brian and Mary for a discussion on songwriting, his creative process, storytelling, and his role in horror film THE BURNINGMOORE DEATHS. Plus — Dave’s Rules For Concert Etiquette, a BUBBA HO-TEP prequel, reviews of Hugh B. Cave, Ramsey Campbell, and Ken Liu, and the author line-up for the Scares That Care Charity Weekend.
Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, F. Paul Wilson, David J. Schow, John Skipp, Tom Monteleone, Wayne Allen Sallee, Chet Williamson, Cathy Gonzalez, and Del Howison share personal memories and anecdotes of Robert Bloch with Brian and Dave on the 100th anniversary of the horror master’s birth.
Director and actor Steve Boliek joins Brian and Dave to discuss independant filmmaking, financing and self-distribution, his cult classic zombie movie and its forthcoming sequel, Lloyd Kaufman, Christian Jensen, and much more. Plus — James Newman’s support for the True Colors Fund, changes for FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, discussion of two recent HWA decisions, and reviews of TRAIN TO BUSAN, LAND MINE GOES CLICK, and LOGAN.
Brian, Dave, and Lombardo present a Horrorfind Retrospective, featuring remembrances of and tributes to Horrorfind founder Mike Roden from a number of genre professionals. Plus Bernie Wrightson and Jack Harris in remembrance, speculation on the identity of Chuck Tingle, the This Is Horror Award winners, and a call to boycott JEEPERS CREEPERS 3.