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Dark Arts Books released its first title at World Horror Convention 2006, and we've launched each of our successive titles at a horror convention. We staged a midnight fiction reading to debut Waiting for October, and an all-night Pajama Party to celebrate Sins of the Sirens and Like a Chinese Tattoo. Here are some journal entries and pictures from our past launches!

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Swallowed By The Cracks debuts at WHC 2011

Posted May 14, 2011

Dark Arts Books has launched most of our titles at the annual World Horror Convention, and at the end of last month in Austin, TX, we debuted our seventh collection at the 2011 edition of WHC.  Swallowed by the Cracks, featuring four stories each from Lee Thomas, Gary McMahon, S. G. Browne and Michael Marshall Smith, came back from the printer just a couple days before the con —  it’s our largest collection ( 308 pages) and includes some of the best stories we’ve ever published!

Gary McMahon, S. G. Browne, John Everson

Gary McMahon, S. G. Browne, John Everson at the Swallowed by the Cracks debut reading.

Lee Thomas, Gary McMahon and S. G. Browne were all in attendance at WHC 2011, and Swallowed by the Cracks co-editor John Everson was also on-hand to host a special debut reading by McMahon and Browne to launch the book.

Thanks to Martel Sardina for shooting most of the reading photos, and also thanks to Roy Robbins at Bad Moon Books for hosting a special Dark Arts Books section of his dealer’s room table so that we could display and sell our catalog of titles.

If you haven’t taken a look at Swallowed by the Cracks, click here.

Immediately.

Do not look at anymore pictures from the convention (which get bigger if you click on them, by the way). Do not consider getting any Candy from a dumpster. Go get Swallowed.

Now.

If you need more than these words to provoke you, how about words from the book? S. G. Browne has posted an excerpt of one of his stories from Swallowed at his blog. Check out “Dr. Lullabye” now. And then… buy the book.

Assuming you now have the book in hand… here are a couple more photos from the convention:

Gary McMahon and S. G. Browne Gary McMahon and S. G. Browne Gary McMahon reading at the Swallowed by the Cracks debut Liz and Roy from Bad Moon Books WHC 2011 Dealer's RoomGary McMahon on the Commonwealth Horror panel (photo courtesy of Deb Kuhn)

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