Tomorrow morning, we’ll be heading to awesomely named town of Mars, PA (just north of Pittsburgh) for Monster Bash, a gathering for fans of classic horror and monster movies. Horror cons are a fun departure from the usual comic convention scene and it’s always exciting to meet a different segment of fandom. Although I don’t consider Ascension Epoch primarily horror oriented, many fans of the genre have taken to it with enthusiasm–which is not really surprising considering the strong influence of authors like Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, Robert W. Chambers and H.P. Lovecraft.
Horror fans new to the Ascension Epoch may be particularly interested in three of our books:
- Copper Knights and Granite Men: We usually describe this as “Old school Fantastic Four meets Hammer Horror movies.” It’s based on the King in Yellow and features a main character that bears a striking resemblance to Peter Cushing.
- After Dark: A book about teenage superheroes in Pittsburgh and their encounters with werecats, mad gassers, and the eerie side of the Burgh.
- Population of Loss: Of course, you won’t want to leave Mars without grabbing our book of four short stories from the Martian Invasion of 1898-1905.
Shell and I are big fans of classic monster movies, spooky stories, cryptozoology, and other Forteana, so we’d love to have a chat with you about that sort of thing, too.