Hello, Wagnerds and Wagnerians! I hope this finds you well. I have two exciting announcements to make regarding the next season as well as some special episodes that will be arriving the next few weeks.
For those waiting patiently for season three of the podcast, I wanted to let you know the gears are warming up and we expect to start releasing episodes this Winter. Once again, I’ll be joined by co-host Jonathan Gelatt to explore another series of Kane stories. In season three we’ll finish our coverage of the collection Night Winds, move on to Death Angel’s Shadow, and explore our namesake novel; Dark Crusade. We’ll be changing the format up a bit and I hope to have some great surprises in store as well.
In exciting news, I was given the opportunity by the folks at NecronomiCon to interview this year’s Guests of Honor for the convention souvenir book. If you have never heard of, or been to, NecronomiCon it is a once every two-year convention held in Providence, Rhode Island, the birthplace of H. P. Lovecraft. The convention is a celebration of weird fiction, art, academia, film, and gaming. Hands down it is my favorite convention and well worth the pilgrimage.
Over the next three weeks, I’ll be releasing the recorded interviews with the guests of honor on this podcast. We asked them all the same five questions as a way to introduce them to the convention audience. The schedule is below:
Wednesday, August 7th: Paul Tremblay
Friday, August 9th: Kenneth Hite
Monday, August 12th: Sonya Taaffe
Wednesday, August 14th: Peter Cannon
Friday, August 16th: Molly Tanzer
Monday, August 19th: Victor LaValle
I was unable to interview Dempow Torishima, but he will have an exclusive interview in the NecronomiCon souvenir book!
Karl Edward Wagner was a large presence at conventions for many people. I hope you the listeners will appreciate this glimpse into what the current convention scene has to offer. And when the stars are right I hope to see you in Providence!
I’d like to thank Niels Hobbs for creating a weird space for everyone, Justin Steele and Victoria Dalpe for giving me the chance to conduct these interviews, and all the guests of honor for being so generous with their time. Every single guest was a pleasure to speak with and I gained a different insight from each one.
Check out the convention and ticketing here!