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#CalgaryExpo2018 wrap-up / #CalgaryHorrorCon2018 announcement

Well, the CHP team wrapped up it’s first real multi-day (non-literary) convention as a vendor/exhibitor at the CALGARY COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO this weekend.

While things started slowly (as they usually do on Thursday nights of big cons – not our first go-round, just our first with our own dedicated booth specific to CHP books and gear)
the crowds picked up on Friday night, and the interest in Coffin Hop Press was in full swing by Saturday and Sunday. We did a brisk business in books, sold a few shirts, a couple of hats, and had one hell of a time with new friends at the biggest, baddest Con in Western Canada, not to mention the shenanigans behind the table with the authors and artists that crept by for signings and visits. Here’s some highlights…

We had drop-ins from It’s a Weird Winter Wonderland contributor Laurie Zottmann (the adorable young lady with the punkish hair and the fifty megawatt smile), the reclusive Grady Cole (covering his face with books), the mysterious El Cuchillo (the masked gentleman with the impeccable taste in hat buttons), and the legendary Tom Bagley (the beardy cat with the pointy finger), cover artist for #WeirdWinterWonderland and the updated #TallTalesWeirdWest (our #1 Seller of the weekend), as well as our upcoming #KnuckleheadNoir anthology . Speaking of #1BestSellers… while we were at the convention, #Infractus by Sarah L. Johnson was riding high as the #1 book on the Calgary Best Seller list! Congratulations, Sarah!

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So where to next? Rob will be attending a small soiree in town called the PRAIRIE SOUL REVUE on Wednesday night 8-10PM at

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1011 – 1st Street SW
Calgary, AB

Where he’ll have copies of Infractus for sale. The show features Sarah L. Johnson reading from her new book, as well as readings by Jim Jackson, poetry from Kyle Flemer, and music by our old pal Jack Harlan! $5 Cover at the door.

After that… we will be at the CALGARY HORROR CON on June 2-3, selling books and swag. Stay tuned to find out where our table will be.

calgary-horror-con-logoCALGARY HORROR CON VIII
June 2-3
Clarion Hotel
2120 – 16 Ave NE
Calgary, AB

info at http://horror-con.ca

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Do you want the new @CoffinHop Press books for FREE?

We need reviews for our new slate of books that arrive next week.

We’re looking for reviewers to post to Amazon, Goodreads, Kobo, etc.

Join our COFFIN HOP CREW and get MURDERING MR EDWARDS and ROCKET RYDER & LITTLE PUTT-PUTT GO DOWN SWINGING for FREE! You’ll also get Axel Howerton’s crime fable CON MORTE! All you gotta do is sign up for our quarterly-is newsletter, and then go download your free ebooks! That’s THREE FREE EBOOKS for signing up and reviewing!

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SIGN UP NOW! THE FREE EBOOKS GO OUT TOMORROW

FRIDAY APRIL 6!!!

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#AuthorsAMA #CoffinHopAMA with @AxelHow

That’s right! Our own head Coffin Hopper, Axel Howerton, will be conducting the first official #AMA on the new Coffin Hop Press AMA page! Want to know about the upcoming slate of CHP titles? Want to politely inquire as to why Axel forgot to say Happy Birthday to you on Facebook last year? Want to know what evil lurks in the hearts of publishers?

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Questions are open now, and Axel will be answering your queries, quizzes, and hot-button-issue-related conundrums starting this Monday afternoon. Writing, publishing, boxing, music, 80’s television… anything and everything. That’s the name of the game.

ASK. AXEL. ANYTHING.

That means you have all weekend to get liquored up and think of the perfect bon mot to stump him with (it is St. Patty’s, after all). Go to https://authorsama.amafeed.com/im-axel-howerton-punch-drunk-canadian-author-hometown-anti-hero-and-492401/ or visit the Coffin Hop Press AMA page to get your digs in! Search #CoffinHopAMA

In the coming weeks we’ll be setting up A.M.A.’s with our writers, new and old, so stay tuned!

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New call for CHP anthology submissions: Knucklehead Noir; Baby, It’s Cold Outside

WE’RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD STORIES:

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NEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

2018 – Crime Anthology

Knucklehead Noir

Tales of dimwitted criminals and unlucky twits on the wrong side of the law. Nimrods, numbskulls and rejects. Bumbling sidekicks and idiots-gone-wrong. Elmore Leonard and Charles Willeford ain’t got nothin’ on these dipshits. Edited by Robert Bose

Projected launch date is November 2018 We will be accepting open submissions for 3-5 stories (of up to 5,000 words) to be featured alongside 6-8 stories from some well-known and extremely talented authors.

Submissions will are open NOW and close on July 1, 2018.
Please send in .doc or .docx format, in standard formatting to: submissions@coffinhop.com

See our STYLE GUIDE for more information.

***ANY SUBMISSIONS NOT IN PROPER FORMAT OR NOT FOLLOWING THE PRESCRIBED FORMATTING MAY BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***

 

2018 – Holiday Crime Anthology

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Dark, deadly and noirish tales of holiday havoc and yuletide woe. Featuring stories by Rob Brunet, S.A. Cosby, Darusha Wehm, Axel Howerton and a double-shot of Vancouver’s own Sam Wiebe. Edited by Robert Bose

Projected launch date is November 2018. We will be accepting open submissions for 2-3 stories (of up to 5,000 words) to be featured alongside the invited authors.

Submissions will are open NOW and close on July 1, 2018.
Please send in .doc or .docx format, in standard formatting to: submissions@coffinhop.com

See our STYLE GUIDE for more information.

***ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED BEFORE APRIL 1, 2018 OR NOT FOLLOWING THE PRESCRIBED FORMATTING MAY BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***