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Days of the Dead Atlanta is this weekend – will you be there?

No new posts since LAST YEAR?! I know, I suck. I am a busy fellow, but that’s no excuse, really. I will be out and about quite a bit this year, so I hope you’ll come and say below at one of the events below or on my list to the right.

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
Atlanta’s Time Travel and Steampunk Event February 14–16, 2014

Con Nooga
Chattanooga Convention Center and Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
Chattanooga’s Multi Fandom Convention February 21–23, 2014

JordanCon 6
Double Tree Inn, Roswell, GA
Literary Fantasy and Sci-Fi Convention April 11–13, 2014

HOLIDAY INN SELECT 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30341
Doctor Who, Stargate, and British Media Convention. May 23–25, 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Louisville, KY Airport
THE annual expo for model and toy collectors of s-f, horror & comics subjects–especially plastic kits & garage kits. May 31–June 1, 2014

Holiday Inn Perimeter Hotel – Dunwoody, GA (Atlanta)
Celebrating the Fantastic in Cinema, Literature, and ArtAugust 1–3, 2014

In addition to these events, I’ll be attending DAYS OF THE DEAD ATLANTA this weekend at the Sheraton downtown, and MAD MONSTER PARTY in Charlotte, NC, March 21-23rd at the University Place Hilton in Charlotte, NC to promote Monsterama!

I’m pretty sure my schedule isn’t yet full for the year, and I’ll be adding more events to it soon.



Happy Holidays from the Taylorcosm! I hope everyone has a bright and wonderful holiday season. I’ll try hard to post more in the coming year. Lots of great stuff on the horizon; I’ll be better about keeping in touch.


I had the greatest time speaking with Malcolm McDowell and David Warner about their film Time After Time at Dragon Con 2013 in Atlanta. See what you missed?! Video by Donna Baker.



I’ve got two Gerry Anderson tributes hitting bookstores this week! The first is in Video WatcHDog #173, above. I’m really happy to finally have an article published in editor Tim Lucas’s venerable film digest. VW is a magazine for serious film lovers, and the content is a great mix of criticism, meticulously researched articles and in-depth interviews. It’s available in Barnes & Noble and finer bookstores everywhere, or click the photo above to order it direct online.




The second tribute is a special section in Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine #267 remembering Gerry. I’m very happy to be back in the pages of the ORIGINAL monster magazine with such a large chunk of real estate devoted to Anderson and his works. Many thanks to editor Ed Blair for responding so favorably to my pitch for coverage when Gerry passed away. Ed’s a SuperM fan himself and was just about to start beating the bushes looking for someone to write this when I came knocking. I wound up writing four articles and August Ragone contributed one as well. Shown above are the Newsstand and Subscription/Direct Market covers. It should be available now in most bookstores including Books-A-Million, or you can order direct by clicking the photo above.

Hope you enjoy them – let me know if you do!



Tally ho! I recently spent an hour or so talking about one of my favorite classic television shows, The AVENGERS with the fellows on the Earth Station One podcast. Click Here To Give A Listen. Now where did I leave my bowler and my bumbershoot…?


Here’s my schedule for the Classic Horror track at this weekend’s Anachro Con. I may be on one or two more panels talking about writing but mostly I’ll be talking classic monsters and horror films all weekend long. The convention will be at the Windy Hill Marriott in Smyrna, GA just outside the perimeter here in Atlanta. Come hang out!

3:00 PM Frankenstein: Horror or Science Fiction?
An exploration of Mary Shelley’s classic and its far-reaching influence on speculative fiction.
Participants: Carol Malcolm, Clay Gilbert, Anthony Taylor, James R. Tuck, Kathryn Hinds, Anya Martin

4:00 PM Silent Screams
Join us as we discuss the silent era of horror film making.
Participants: Adrian Havens, Anthony Taylor

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Universal Monsters
Join us as we discuss Universal’s classic cycle of horror films.
Participants: Clay Gilbert, Anthony Taylor, James R. Tuck

9:00 PM Jack the Ripper on Film
A discussion about the Whitechapel murders’ cinematic legacy.
Participants: Anthony Taylor, Anya Martin, Jana Oliver, Cherie Priest, Eddie Coulter


11:00 AM Ghoulishly Funny
A retrospective of the art of Charles Addams and Edward Gorey.
Participants: Carol Malcolm, Anthony Taylor, Delilah Dawson, Cherie Priest


2:00 PM Hammer House of Horror
A look back at Britain’s legendary studio.
Participants: Clay Gilbert, Anthony Taylor, Cherie Priest, James R. Tuck



Though the REALLY BIG NEWS today is the announcement of a new television series of Thunderbirds from Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop, I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be a guest at Anachro Con here in Atlanta in just a few weeks! The convention celebrates alternate history and the Steampunk aesthetic, the convention is expanding their programming tracks to include classic science fiction and horror as well. I’ll be talking about some classic Hammer and Universal films, and possibly some retro futuristic-centric panels as well.

Anachro Con takes place February 22-24th at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest Hotel just off I-75 at the Windy Hill Road exit in Atlanta. Check out The convention WEBSITE for more info. Hope to see you there!


Jordan Con logo

I’ll be a special guest at JordanCon V (Which is ALSO Deep South Con 51 – I know, confusing) in Roswell, GA April 19-21st! More details are available here:
Hope you’ll join me – DSC is usually a very fun weekend.



I got my schedule for MidSouthCon today.

Friday, 3/23 9:00 PM  – A Bigger Slice – Discuss breaking away from
licensed characters and creating your own

Saturday, 3/24 11:00 AM – Playing in Other People’s Sandboxes – How to
write and publish media tie-in novels.

Saturday, 3/24 2:00 PM – Pro-Row – Sat-2p Autograph Sessions

Saturday, 3/24 8:00 PM – Bad Guys – The villains we love, hate, and love to hate.

Sunday, 3/25 11:00 AM – From Ink to Film – The good, the bad, and the
comics we would actually like to see on film.

Sunday, 3/25 3:00 PM – Fan Boy Christmas Tree – Hallmark has made fan
based ornaments for years. What fan based traditions do you have?
What collectible ornaments adorn your tree?

It all looks like fun, interesting stuff and I’m looking forward to getting back to Memphis and seeing so many friends. I’m planning on bringing a few ornaments to trade on Sunday – anyone got a Robby the Robot they’d like to swap?

For more information on MidSouthCon, click on the link at the right of this page.


Here’s editor Chris Alexander talking about Fangoria Issue #309, the December issue on stands now. It includes my interview with Martine Beswick, star of Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde!


Check the links on the Order Magazines Page to find a copy of Fangoria #309 for sale!