IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Change to Necon 37 Dais!

Dear Necon 37 Campers,

Due to circumstances beyond her control, Cherie Priest will not be able to attend Necon 37 this summer. She sends “ten thousand apologies” (we’re not kidding, that’s a direct quote from her!) to all Campers for having to cancel, and she looks forward to joining us in the near future. Because of this last minute change, Necon will honor any refund requests we receive from Campers who have already registered.

But we’re not expecting to receive too many. Because out of chaos comes opportunity, and we’ve made the most of this one — Necon is thrilled to announce that GEMMA FILES has agreed to join us this summer at Necon 37 as a Writer Guest of Honor!

Formerly a film critic, journalist and screenwriter, Gemma Files first made her mark on the horror scene when her short story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won the 1999 International Horror Guild Award for Best Short Fiction. Since then, she has published two story collections (Kissing Carrion and The Worm in Every Heart), three Weird Westerns (The Hexslinger Series — A Book of Tongues, A Rope of Thorns and A Tree of Bones) and a story cycle (We Will All Go Down Together: Stories of the Five-Family Coven), all available from ChiZine Publications. Her latest novel, Experimental Film (also CZP), won both the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and the 2015 Sunburst Award for Best Adult Novel. Five of her stories were adapted into episodes of The Hunger, a Showtime erotic horror series produced by Tony and Ridley Scott; she wrote two of those scripts herself. She lives in Toronto with her husband and son, and is currently hard at work on a new book.

Our sincerest thanks to Gemma for accepting our invitation on such short notice, to Cherie for her continued class and support, and to all Campers for your understanding regarding this unexpected change. We look forward to seeing you all in July!

A Few Words About the Necon Goody Bags

Dear Necon Campers (past, present, and future),
Our good friend Christopher Golden has done an amazing job the past few years of soliciting materials for the Necon Goody Bags. As such, I’ve decided to pretty much just plagiarize his letter from last year and repost it!
Once upon a time, it was enough for us to contact the publishers, tell them about Necon, and ask them if they had any books they wanted to donate. That hasn’t worked in a very long time. For the past three years, we’ve written a little note like this one and every Necon Camper has reaped the rewards.
If you’re a publisher and you’d like to donate books, magazines, or promotional merchandise, that would be fantastic. If you’re an author or editor and would like to try to persuade your publisher to do the same, that’s wonderful as well.
Authors, if you’ve got that box of spare copies sitting around, send ’em along.
Remember, even though we cap attendance at 200, that doesn’t mean you need to have 200 copies to donate. The goody bags are always mix and match.
The official deadline for us to receive Goody Bag donations is July 10th, 2017 (although let’s face it, that’s a soft deadline; if you write us in advance and ask to send your donations after the 10th, we’ll be more than happy to accommodate). Please ship any materials you’d like to donate, including (but not limited to) books, bookmarks, magazines, and merchandise to —
Necon 37
365 Columbus Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Thanks and see you in July!
Sara Booth
Chairperson, Necon 37