Kane Gilmour

International Bestselling Author of The Crypt of Dracula

Tag: Jeremy Robinson

ROBINSONFEST 2017

September 28th – October 1st, 2017

Portsmouth, NH

So what is Robinsonfest, exactly? It’s an author event unlike any other. Started in 2015, as a way for international bestselling author Jeremy Robinson to spend some time face-to-face with his fans, three years on now, the event has turned into a Lollapalooza of Authors.

This year, in addition to Jeremy, I will be there along with international bestseller J. Kent Holloway (my co-author on the upcoming Interstate 0 book). Kent and I were also at the last two Robinsonfests, which we’ve held in Portsmouth, NH each year. But this year we’ll also be bringing some heavy hitters. New York Times bestselling authors Chris Kuzneski and Graham Brown will be joining us. I’ve met Graham once before at a convention in Albany, and he’s a swell guy. Chris, I know from countless e-mails and even phone calls, but we’ve never met face to face before, so I’m looking forward to that!

So what goes on at a Robinsonfest? It’s not as fancy as you might think. Snooty author panel discussions? Not us. Long lines for author signatures? Nope. In addition to eating at some of the best restaurants in the Seacoast and White Mountain areas of New Hampshire, we’ll be taking a cruise on the mighty Lake Winnipesaukee, hanging out at Franconia Notch State Park, blasting the crap out of each other at Lazer Tag and leaving Chris and Graham in the dust on the go-kart track at Hilltop Fun Center, we’ll be picking apples at Butternut Farm, and then we’ll have a low key, relaxed, chill afternoon, where fans can ask all the book-related questions they want and get all their swag signed.

 

And if it’s a huge author thing, why is it called Robinsonfest? Because Jeremy started it. His fans demanded it. They wanted to meet him, and he was cool enough to invite me, Kent, Edward G. Talbot, and Rick Jones along for the first year. The focus of the first year was locations appearing in Jeremy’s books. He led us on a walking tour of the neighborhood where he grew up—which features prominently in his Nemesis Saga series of novels. Last year, in addition to me and Kent, comic book artist extraordinaire Matt Frank joined us. We did a comic book store signing, planned a whale watch (that got rained out), toured a local brewery, and made a last minute dash to Massachusetts for roast beef, because that’s how we roll. Each year it’s been a bigger group, and we’ve had a blast each time. Great food, fun events, relaxed atmosphere, and by the end we all felt like family.

Participants come from all around the world—literally. The last two times Dee traveled all the way from Australia (!), and she’s coming again this year, too!

Dee!

So here’s your chance to meet me, Jeremy, Kent, Chris, and Graham, get all your books signed, and have a killer weekend in New England to boot.

All the sign-up details are at Jeremy’s Beware of Monsters Blog, here. Sign up now, before all the spots are taken! You won’t forget it, and you’ll want to come back each year for more.

 

 

ISLAND 731 Issue #1 is Out Today

First issue hits your local comic book store (LCS) today. Get the to the LCS. Buy All The Copies. Make me proud. You won’t regret it.

Issue 1 Cover

Kickass art from Jeff Zornow. Words by Jeremy Robinson and yours truly. Six-issue series. Second one is out in October. You need to order Issue #2 before the 26th of August if you want to be sure your LCS doesn’t run out of copies. You can still get copies online of Issue #1 from the publisher at their Captainco website, here.

 

Comic Books Full Circle: Island 731

This week I’ll knock something off my lifetime bucket list: Professional comic book published with my name on it as writer. Not my first dabbling with comics, of course. There’s the amazing New Pulp series Warbirds of Mars, created by Scott P. ‘Doc’ Vaughn, a webcomic for which I was the writer from 2010. Doc collected the web strips and printed them up in actual print comic book form, and we sold them online and at Comic Cons, like the big one in Phoenix (not as big as San Diego, but getting there). I’ve also been working on a script for Doc for a printed graphic novel of the Warbirds, for which he ran a successful Kickstarter campaign.

 

But this week, Island 731 will be released in comic book stores, having been solicited and shipped through the Previews catalogue from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., the sole remaining distributor of comic books to stores across the land. I’ll get paid. I should get some comp copies. And I’ll be able to walk into my local comic book store, Wonder Comics and Cards, in Barre, VT, and see my comic book with my name on the cover, sitting on a shelf.

Read More

Chateau Gilmour & Dark Discoveries

Been a long while since I made any updates here. Believe me, it wasn’t for lack of trying. In addition to the day job, the freelance work, and the writing in 2016, I’ve been going through a bitter and contested divorce and custody battle. Not the sort of divorce where I need anyone’s sympathy, but the kind where congratulations are in order. It’s been a long time coming. Needless to say, it’s been complicated and has eaten up a ton of my time. I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, though.

I’m now firmly entrenched in the brand new Central Vermont Chateau Gilmour, free of the offending former spouse. It’s an eighty-six year old Victorian duplex (I’ve got one side of the building), and the location is surprisingly quiet for being right in a city of close to sixty thousand people. But I’m at the end of a dead-end street, with a steep tree-covered hill at the dead end, and a babbling brook behind my back yard. Walking distance from the public library, but far enough from Main Street that I don’t hear any of the noise from the occasional New England summer festival or the thumping bassline from some wannabe gangbanger with the lowrider pickup truck with undercarriage neon lights and no muffler.

Read More

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén