I have a philosophical question for my fellow horror writers: if you hold a writer’s convention in a dry county, say, World Horror in 2008, are writer’s expected to go?

I can only afford to go to a few conventions a year, so 2008 looks like “Hello, NECON!!!”

By the way, yes, I have heard the calls and gotten the e-mails and the myspace messages. I haven’t forgotten about Friday Night Date Place. It comes back starting this Friday.

In the meantime, this week’s Intake column is up. “Preparing to Classic!

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