Attending: Ken Hueler, Anthony De Rouen, Crystal M. Romero, Ambyr Shadowsinger, Jeff Seeman, E.M. Markoff, Carlos Romero.
L.S. Johnson, who could not make it to the meeting, requested us to drink margaritas in her honor. And, of course, we did.
Anthony De Rouen is organizing a horror film festival for October 2019. The original name he chose for the Festival turned out to be taken, so now it’s “Death’s Parade Film Fest.” He has a theatre booked (for free, so we need to pack it to repay their confidence in us), and a variety of amazing graphics (… which he also got for free. Anthony’s superpower is charm, apparently.)
He has two sites up with information, which will be updated as the project progresses: On Facebook
And from the site: “Join us! The Death’s Parade Film Festival is happening October 4 and 5, 2019, at the Towne 3 Cinemas in San Jose, California. This will stand as the Bay Area’s first horror-centric film festival in three years. The festival will feature short films and feature films from around the world, with an emphasis on paranormal, psychological and body horror, killers, monsters, zombies, gore, and dark comedy. Visit https://www.deathparadefilmfest.com/ for more. In the coming months, we will announce when film submissions open and ticket sales begin. Stay tuned!”
Jonathan Lees from HQ is working with Anthony to support this project.
The Google Group E.M. Markoff set up has been handy for editing panel suggestions and descriptions, as well as for notifications. Bay Area members are encouraged to join to help hone specific projects.
E.M. Markoff, Loren Rhoads, and Sumiko Saulson will be reading at AuthorFest 2018 in San Mateo.
THE LAST SHOWING, a film by Anthony De Rouen, won silver at the Spotlight Horror Film Awards.
Ken Hueler’s “The Colors of the Gods,” a sequel to Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space,” appears in Weirdbook #39.