Monday, June 29, 2015

HallowRead 2015 Panel Announcement

Wham Bam, Fang You Ma'am- Kym Grosso, Suzy Rigson, Loni Lynne, H.D. Gordon, J.D. Brown, Cat Miller

Holding Court- E.J. Stevens, Rachel Rawlings, Dina M. Givens, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Shakuita Johnson

Shifting Gears- Alexa Egan, Karina Espinosa, MaryLynn Bast, Shakuita Johnson, Adrianne James, Lark Adams

Ghostly Encounters- Sharon Buchbinder, Mary Behre, Loni Lynne, Sharon Saracino

Name That Vampire- Kym Grosso, L.M. Pruitt, Cat Miller, H.D. Gordon, Suzy Rigdon, Rachel Rawlings

Author Game Show- Mary Behre, Lynne Silver, Andrew Gray, Tiffany Caramouche, Rochelle Maya Callen, Stephanie Julian

Don't Know How You Do That Voodoo That You Do, It's A Spell- Stephanie Julian, Felicia starr, Kelly A. Harmon, J.D. Brown, Karina Espinosa

Crossing Over- Jackie Mae, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Elizabeth Kirke, Terri Decker, Pavarti Tyler

Decoding The Genres- Pavarti Tyler, Elizabeth Kirke, Adrianne James, Jackie Mae, Andrew Gray

Gods, Myths, Magic And The Supernatural- Jean Murray, L.M. Pruitt, Alexa Egan, Kelly A. Harmon, Sharon Saracino, Dina M. Givens 

Paranormal Romance Guild- E.J. Stevens, Sharon Buchbinder

Tickets are on sale now! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Are You For HallowRead 2015?

 As promised ladies and gents- the full panel list for HR2015!

Wham, Bam, Fang You Ma'am - The rise of the vampire, from Nosferatu to Eric Northman
Holding Court - Seelie, Unseelie and the creatures in their kingdoms
Shifting Gears - from Skinwalkers to Werewolves, why we love therianthropy and lycanthropes.
Ghostly Encounters - Authors share their experiences with the other side
Name That Vampire - Authors read quotes from famous vampires, some they've written, some they just love. Guess the write vampire and win some swag!
Author Game Show - Mad Libs and Scattergories with your favorite authors! Need we say more?
Don't Know How You Do That Voodoo That you Do So Well, It's a spell! -Mysticism and magic in novels, where authors find their inspiration.
Crossing Over - Transcending an age barrier, creating worlds that inspire readers young and old alike. Going beyond the Little Golden Books for young readers!
Decoding the Genres - UF, YA, NA, PR, and more, what the codes really mean and why they're important. Includes other codes used by the publishing industry and authors to explain content.
Gods, Myths, Magic and the Supernatural - History is rich with opportunity, an author’s playground and a reader’s delight. This diverse panel will discuss the implications of using gods, myths, magic, and supernatural elements in their writing.
Paranormal Romance Guild - Info session and panel.

We're loving the line-up and know you will too! Look for the updated post with which authors will be speaking on which panel!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bigger and Better! HallowRead 2015

We keep adding to our line-up! We have some exciting new authors to announce for the third annual HallowRead convention- like JR Roper, Eri Nelson, Adrianne James, Pavarti Tyler and so many more! The amazing haunted house will be making a return appearance under the new name Mt. Misery! And we're expanding our Steampunk activities with an awesome live performance from the Night Watch Protocol! 

We'll be working on panels, more activities and booking more authors! Tickets are already on sale! Only 260 days to go!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Events and Activities Line Up

HallowRead 2014 is shaping up to be bigger and better than last year. How are we going to top a live interactive performance of Dracula and the amazing author line up we had you ask? Well take a look at what we've got going on so far!

SteamPunk Author Tea- with even more authors participating this year!
Ghost Tours
2 Paranormal Investigation Teams- be a part of an actual ghost hunt (limited tickets for this event)
Haunted Ruins attraction at the Patapsco Female Institute ruins
Live music at two locations in town
Author panels
Book signing
Grave rubbings at a historic cemetery
Fangover Breakfast
Plenty of opportunities to wine and dine with your favorite authors over the course of the weekend

And if that isn't enough, we've added free kids activities as well! We're growing into a full fledged festival complete with activities for the whole family to enjoy like our children's book nook- hear a children's author read and answer questions, the pumpkin painting and band bracelet making crafts, museums and more. Stores and restaurants will be offering specials throughout the weekend as well. So bring the husband or wife and the kids! Ellicott City is a fun place for them to hang out while you're having a fangirl or fanguy moment!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HR2014 Panel Line Up

SteamPunk Author Tea- Featuring PJ Schnyder, Tee Morris, Philippa Ballentine and Kady Cross

Soul Survivors- Featuring Maryland Paranormal Research Team

Grave Encounters- Featuring Maryland Society of Ghost Hunters

Almost Human- Monsters have gone mainstream, why we like to make them more like us. 

Bring Out Your Dead- From Warm Bodies to The Walking Dead, a look at the rise of the zombie horde.

Book of Shadows- Spells, potions and creepy concoctions, behind the magic in our writing.

Legends & Lore- Ancient religions, languages and texts, the cultural inspiration in our writing and worlds.

Once Bitten- From movies and books to morning cereal, a look a vampires in pop culture.

Hybrid Authors- Traditional, Digital First, Indie...Print and Electronic- authors talk about the various ways they make their stories available to readers everywhere and why they made the decisions to diversify.

Cross- genre Authors and the Multi-verse- authors talk about their various series in different universes, different genres and how readers might find themselves diving into SteamPunk and exploring the paranormal then daring romantic suspense and every genre in between.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

HallowRead 2014 Update

Can you believe HallowRead is only seven months away? I can't! There's still lots of work to be done but the line up this year is looking great so far! We've added new faces to the author panels, some of last year's amazing authors will be back and we're at a new location in the Historic District. We'll have ghost tours and ghost hunts with two paranormal investigation teams- limited tickets available for this event so buy them early if you want to take part. The SteamPunk author tea is back for a second year with P.J. Schnyder, Pip Ballentine and Tee Morris! Tickets include a full tea service while the authors read from their books. Limited tickets are available for this very cool event as well- again buy early! We're also working on a haunted woods attraction in the historic ruins of the PFI and a creature feature film fest! More details on those events to come soon.

Are you an author or industry professional? We've got workshops lined up for you as well! This year we'll be kicking off the event on Friday the 24th with some fantastic workshops on self-publishing, marketing, editing and more!

There'll be lots of activities for the whole family, out door pumpkin decorating for the kids, story time with author K.B. Miller and much, much more! So don't miss out on the fun! Tickets are on sale at

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

We had an amazing first year with! I still can't believe from my imagination to a full fledged con with featured authors like Darynda Jones, Laura Kaye, Gabrielle Bisset, Alexa Egan, Stephanie Julian (too many to list here in the little post) and a partnership with Fangoria in under ten months! Crazy! I had the best time meeting readers, bloggers and hanging with my author friends. We've been working hard already for next year and have the beginnings of an amazing line up! Keep your eye out for posts on the Facebook page for HallowRead author news and links to give aways.