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Inside Tips from the Writer of Alien, Total Recall and Return of the Living Dead Signing

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Horror home Dark Delicacies is hosting a signing for authors Diane O’Bannon and author Matt Lohr. The book is Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure: Inside Tips from the Writer of Alien, Total Recall and Return of the Living Dead. In addition to the screenplays in the title, late screenwriter Dan O’Bannon’s credits also include […]

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How to Make a Hand of Glory

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Some say that the luck a gambler can get (or fail to get) from a dead man’s hand comes from a play on words, based on the hand of glory. The dead man’s hand is supposed to be the hand of cards held by Wild Bill Hickok in his final poker game. It is generally […]

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American Horror Story Emmy Awards

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As fans gear up for the new season of American Horror Story, it was great to see the prolific television show receive some much deserved awards. Jessica Lange was presented with an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for her astonishing portrayal of Constance Langdon, the nosy neighbor with a […]

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Emmy Winner Walking Dead – Prosthetics

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The 2012 Emmys have been awarded, and the hit AMC television show, The Walking Dead, pardon the pun, walked away with an Emmy for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special. The show, known for its realistic, cringe-worthy and gory effects, brings zombies into millions of American living rooms every week. […]

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Panel of Experts: Genre

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Question: If you had to label your work, what genre tag would you put on the bulk of it? Horror and dark fiction/art seem to be the two big winners here, in terms of how we would label our work, if we had to label our work. Many of us balk at having to label, […]

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Makeup Columnist Wanted for SyFy Face Off (Paying Market)

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You have probably noticed that we have been gearing up to cover the new season of Face Off here at Gothic.net, including an Exclusive Interview with SyFy Face Off Season 2 Winner Rayce Bird by Gothic.net columnist extraordinaire Ed Grabianowski. Dark fashion and beauty site Gothic.Org wants in on the Face Off fun and is […]

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Dead Man’s Hand

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Black aces and eights. Wild Bill Hickok was in the middle of a hand of poker when he was shot at Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory. Wild Bill Hickok was a larger-than-life legendary gunman, sometime outlaw, sometime lawman, sometime show shooter, and regular professional gambler. There […]

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Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine E-Submissions (Paying Market)

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The Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine is now accepting electronic submissions for their magazine through a new Dell Magazine custom online system. EQMM’s current writers guidelines are below. Nice to have the prestige of a magazine which has been published continuously since 1941, with the convenience of e-submissions. Download the Writers’ Guidelines Click here for a […]

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Panel of Experts: Readings and Signings

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Question: Do you like doing readings and signings? Interestingly, more than three quarters of us like or mostly like doing reading and/or signings. For some of us readings and signings are a crucial way of staying in touch with the people who read our work, an up-close-and-personal method for getting a sense of what the […]

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Lovecraft Zine (Paying Market)

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The folks at Lovecraft Zine have a lot going on right now. They just put out issue 14. They are doing app giveaways. And they just opened for submissions again last month. Well worth checking out. UPDATE: April 3, 2012: I am once again accepting submissions, but please read the entire page below for the […]

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