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Silicon Valley Comic Con | San Jose, CA


  • San Jose Convention Center 150 West San Carlos Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - 21A

DATES: August 16-18, 2019

WHERE: San Jose Convention Center | 150 West San Carlos Street | San Jose, CA


LOREN RHOADS (EDITOR), L.S. JOHNSON, AND E.M. MARKOFF WILL BE AT SVCC 2019! Goodies that will be available for purchase at the convention include Tales for the Camp Fire and the authors’ own works.

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LOREN RHOADS | EDITOR & AUTHOR

PREFACE: IN THE FACE OF THE FIRE

STORY: “STILL LIFE WITH SHATTERED GLASS”

Loren Rhoads served as editor for Bram Stoker Award-nominated Morbid Curiosity magazine as well as the books The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two, Death’s Garden: Relationship with Cemeteries, and Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Tales of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual. Her short stories have appeared in Best New Horror #27, Strange California, Sins of the Sirens: Fourteen Tales of Dark Desire, Fright Mare: Women Write Horror, and most recently in Weirdbook, Occult Detective Quarterly, and Space & Time. You can see what she’ll do next at lorenrhoads.com. 

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L.S. JOHNSON | CREATIVE CONSULTANT | EBOOK DESIGN | AUTHOR

STORY: “Ada, Awake”

L.S. Johnson lives in Northern California, where she feeds her cats by writing book indexes. She is the author of the gothic novellas Harkworth Hall and Leviathan. Her first collection, Vacui Magia: Stories, won the North Street Book Prize and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Find her online and sign up for her newsletter at www.traversingz.com.

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E.M. MARKOFF | PUBLISHER | AUTHOR

STORY: “LEAVING THE #9”

Latinx author and publisher E.M. Markoff writes about damaged heroes and imperfect villains. Growing up, she spent many days exploring her hometown cemetery, where her love of all things dark began. Upon coming of age, she decided to pursue a career as a microbiologist and spent a few years channeling her inner mad scientist. Her works include The Deadbringer, To Nurture & Kill, and her recent short story “Leaving the #9.” She recently published the charity anthology Tales for the Camp Fire under her imprint, Tomes & Coffee Press, to raise money for California wildfire recovery and relief efforts. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and is mostly made up of coffee, cat hair, and whiskey. Visit her at www.ellderet.com.

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