On Friday, April 5, 2013, from 7-9 pm, we launch Volume 3 with a party at Ottawa’s incomparable Avant-Garde Bar. The event will feature readings from some of our disturbingly gifted authors, displays of work by our uncannily imaginative illustrators, and a horror trivia challenge with awful prizes to be won…not to mention great drinks, food, and conversation. Come get your creep on, meet the editors, and support Ottawa’s premier anthology of the weird!
On Wednesday, April 10, at 9:30 pm, join us at the Pilot House for the Kingston launch of Volume 3. Our revel will collide once again with that creative collection of multimedia oddities, the Wednesday Night Filmmakers. Editor Sean Moreland and designer Danny Lalonde will MC and provide teasers about what to expect from Volume 4, coming October 2013. Around 10pm we’ll have short readings by some of PstD’s darkly gifted contributors and the night won’t be over until the regular WNFM crew screens some twisted cinema. Most importantly, the bar will be tended, as always, by that eerily charming boy next-door, James Greatrex, one of this issue’s purveyors of nerve-gnawing art.
On Saturday, April 27, at 5 pm at the Augusta House in the Kensington Market, join us for our first Toronto event. We’ve got some fearsome literary fun in store for those of you who can make it out to drink, dine, and drench yourselves in the macabre musings of some fine fictional talents! Featured readers will include Toronto-area legends of dark fantasy and horror, Shirley Jackson nominees Gemma Files and Michael Kelly. We’ll be displaying some of the striking visual art contained in this issue, and some of our artists will be on hand to discuss – and sign – their work. Also on hand will be editor Sean Moreland and other members of the PstD crew. We’ll talk about the project, provide teasers about what to expect from Volume 4, and hand out some oddball prizes to those of you brave enough to answer some of our esoteric queries about horror lore.