Wednesday 29 May 2019

Final Frames

The Fourth Annual Final Frame Horror Short Film Competition – StokerCon, Grand Rapids MI, 2019

Knock Knock.
If I've been quiet this last month, it's because I've been fortunate enough to go to StokerCon 2019. As I expected, I did not win the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction, that was Johnson and Mynhardt's It's Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life, which I knew was going to win the moment I saw it on the preliminary ballot. This is OK. I got to meet Eugene Johnson and shake his hand, and the morning after a gentleman called Scott Edelman gave me a Bram Stoker Runner Up loyalty card, which makes me giggle like an idiot every time I see it. Getting a nomination for a self-published collection of blog posts that doesn't pretend any authority is massive anyway. I'm properly chuffed.

I could write at length about StokerCon and the basic warmth of the event, the very real family feel it had, but it would be self-congratulatory. Suffice to say that it was a good time, and I made a number of connections I hope to keep alive going forward.

In the meantime though, the one part of StokerCon I do want to talk about is the film contest. Because I would, obviously.