DogCon Countdown: John Edward Lawson

This guy again?
This guy again?

Will you be in the western Pennsylvania area this coming weekend, July 25-27? If so come to Confluence, Pittsburgh’s literary conference of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Confluence has been kind enough to host DogCon 3 (the annual gathering of Raw Dog Screaming Press) this year. This will give you a chance to meet…me!

Here is my schedule for Confluence:

  • Friday 4 pm Opening Ceremony Address
  • Friday 8 pm RDSP Rapid Fire Reading
  • Saturday 11 am What Makes You Think That?
  • Saturday 2 pm The Writing & Publishing Game
  • Saturday 7 pm Beyond the Experiment

A Little About Me

John Edward Lawson has been referred to as “the forgotten black man of horror,” but he also regularly publishes literary and science fiction. His novels, short fiction, and poetry have garnered nominations for the Dwarf Stars Award, Elgin Award, Pushcart Prize, Rhysling Award, Stoker Award, and Wonderland Award.

About Truth in Ruins

Through a series of dark bizarro adventures Truth in Ruins chronicles the world’s dying gasps. Sneak into the space where flesh is erased and sanity unspools, where casual brutality rules and hilarity ensues. Here flesh is as malleable as one’s morals, everyone is a serial killer, and one must always keep a shotgun at the ready to fend off trolls and kobalds. You have been warned…

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