Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Arcana 41: Convention of the Dark Fantastic

The long-running Arcana convention of literary and cinematic horror will be held in October 21-23, 2011 in Minnesota:

ARCANA 41: A Convention of the Dark Fantastic October 21-23, 2011
Best Western, Bandana Square, 1010 Bandana Blvd W, St Paul, MN

Guest Author. JOHN J. KOBLAS
John J. Koblas is a founder of Minn-Con, the predecessor ofArcana. He is the author ofmany books of Westem history, including several about the James-Younger Gang's Northfield, Minnesota raid He has also written books on F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis, and the Doc & Tweed History Mystery young adult series, and is the co-editor (with A.M Decker) ofthe fantasy-pulp collection Tumithak ofthe Corridors by Charles R Tanner. Between 1973 and 1987 he co-edited (with Eric Carlson and R Alain Everts) ten issues of the fantasy magazine Etchings & Odysseys.

Guest Editor. PAM KEFSEY
Pam Keesey is the editor of the anthologies Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire Tales; Dark Angels: Lesbian Vampire Erotica; Women Who Run with the Werewolves: Tales of Blood, Lust, and Metamorphosis; and the author of Vamps: An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale. She also served as publisher/editor of the ten issues of For several years around the Millennium she served as Co-Director of Arcana Programming.

Guest Publisher. GREG KETTER
Greg Ketter is the founder/owner of DreamHaven Books (since 1977; various Twin Cities locations), generally considered one of the world's premiere science fiction/fantasy bookstores. He is also the publisher/editor of DreamHaven Publishing, whose books include Temporary Walls: An Anthology of Moral Fantasy (co-edited with Robert T. Garcia) and Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores. He is also a serious devotee of horror films and their related paraphernalia; has served as Chair of the World Fantasy Convention (1993 and 2(02) and Minicon, and has been a long-time Minn-ConIArcana supporter.

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