Mo*Con is coming up on us again, May 20-22.  Brought to you by the Indiana Horror Writers, Mo*Con is a convention focused on conversations revolving around horror literature and spirituality (two great tastes that taste great together!). If you enjoy writing, horror, fantasy, poetry, and food, you’ll find plenty to enjoy at this convention. Basically, imagine a room party held in a con suite, and that’s Mo*Con.

As always, there are a lot of moving parts to what I essentially a hangout weekend.  In addition to being able to spend time with our spectacular line up of writer and artists, here’ how the weekend lays out:

*For those coming into town early, Jerry Gordon will be leading a pub crawl through Broad Ripple on Thursday night, but you all need to get with him*

Friday

(At Trinity Church) - 6151 N. Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220

6:00 p.m. Doors open

7:00 p.m. Dinner (Chicken marsala and fettucine alfredo)

9:00 p.m. Open mic – flash fiction and poetry readings

Saturday

(At Trinity)

10:00 a.m. Doors open

11:00 a.m. Conversation #1:  Alternative Markets:  examining comic book, gaming opportunities, and other places to sell our stories  (Cullen Bunn, Brian Keene, Bob Freeman, Lucien Soulban)

12:00 p.m. Lunch (seafood etouffe, lasagna)

1:00 p.m. Conversation #2:  Homosexuality, the Church, and the Arts (Lee Thomas, Gina Ranalli, Danny Evarts, Lucien Soulban, Brad Grammer)

3:00 p.m. Art Gallery

-Danny Evarts demo

-Steve Gilberts demo

*3:30 p.m. Comic book store signing (Cullen Bunn, Brian Keene) – at Comic Carnival*

5:00 p.m. Conversation #3:  Writing the weird (Andy Prunty, Gina Ranalli, D. Harlan Wilson)

6:00 p.m. Dinner (Indian/Jamaican cuisine)

7:00 p.m. Concert – there are a few bands, Grave Robber with Calabrese and Harley Poe

Sunday

Goodbye brunch

There will be a silent auction to raise money for charity.  For those threatening karaoke, there will be room parties at the main hotel (Quality Inn & Suites – 5011 North Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254).

The early bird registration rate ($50) deadline is April 1st. Slots limited to 100 folks.  Basically, you know the drill.  We can’t wait to host you all.