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Friday, August 19, 2011

THE 2011 HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL - NEW PANELISTS

HOLLYWOOD, CA _ The 2011 Halloween Book Festival and the Aliens to Zombies Convention have added new panelists to the October event at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA.

Matt Mogk, author of the forthcoming "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Zombies" and founder of the Zombie Research Society; Robert Engelman, producer of the "Blade" vampire series, and Todd Masters, president of MastersFX ("Falling Skies," "True Blood") have been added. They join previously announced authors Joe McKinney ("Dead City"), Martin Olson ("Encyclopedia of Hell"), David Moody (the 'Autumn' series), and Scott Kenemore ("Zombie, Ohio").

The Halloween Book Festival (www.halloweenbookfestival.com) will consider works in science fiction, horror, general fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, young adult, fantasy, audio/spoken word, photography/art, comics, 'zines, unconventional romance, wild card (anything goes!), alternative future, time travel and fan fiction. There is no date of publication restriction. All entries must be in English.

The competition honors general excellence and the awards are intended to draw public attention to worthy selections during the busiest season for book sales. Winners in the competition will be able to sell their books at the A to Z Convention, which focuses on monsters and the post-apocalyptic world in pop culture. The event features the revival of the famed MastersFX party, the world-famous professional monster-makers Halloween bash.

Our grand prize for the 2011 Halloween Book Festival winner is $1500 cash and a flight to our awards ceremony in Hollywood in October, 2011.

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