Tag: Convention

Start your planning now! Howl Con officially returns February 2016

The Howl Con site has just made official the return of North America’s premiere werewolf convention. Howl Con II is happening in Vancouver, WA (minutes north of Portland, OR) on February 6th and 7th, 2016. Early-bird weekend passes are available now! (more…)

Howl Con 2015: a werewolf convention on the brink of supernova

Howl Con 2015 was like a neutron star made out of werewolf atoms. Bright and packed with energy, its small size belied its incredible density. A measurement taken at 12:32PM on Sunday indicated a density of 3.8 LPI (Lycanthropes per square inch). But unlike a stable neutron star, Howl Con is primed to go supernova. (more…)

Howl Con Schedule & appearances

Howl Con is this weekend, and the schedule of events has just been posted! There’s lots going on for werewolf fans in Vancouver this Saturday and Sunday. I’m excited and nervous, because my name is on that schedule a few times. (more…)


The horror/fantasy convention for werewolf lovers is back, and taking over the Red Lion at the Quay, in Vancouver, WA over the weekend of February 7th & 8th. That’s literally across the river from Portland, and just a 3-hour drive from Seattle. (more…)

Hey UK werewolf people, you have a week to register for the “She-Wolf” conference

I mentioned it in June and I’m reminding you again, so that perhaps some of you will register, and go, and tell me all about it. If you need a reminder about what the conference is, here is that reminder:

The conference is entitled She-Wolf: Female Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Other Horrors in Art, Literature and Culture (but She-Wolf for short). It’s on Thursday 9th – Friday 10th September 2010, at the University of Manchester, UK.

This is a smart conference put on by smart people who want to talk about werewolves, women, and werewolf women. They’ve got 40-ish spots left, so if you’re in the area, I encourage you to go. Check out the conference site or the official blog for more info.

“She-Wolf” Conference at the University of Manchester UK, Sept. 9-10

I was recently contacted by Dr. Hannah Priest, who would like to spread the word about a werewolf-related conference happening in the UK this September. I’ll get out of the way and let Dr. Priest explain:

The conference is entitled She-Wolf: Female Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Other Horrors in Art, Literature and Culture (but She-Wolf for short). It’s on Thursday 9th – Friday 10th September 2010, at the University of Manchester, UK.

The conference is being run by myself, Dr. Hannah Priest (University of Manchester), and a final year PhD student, Carys Crossen. I recently completed a PhD on monstrous characters in medieval romance, and Carys is working on her thesis on post-1800 werewolves. The idea for the conference came when I was working on gender and werewolves in medieval texts. I was struck by the fact that all the werewolves I was looking at were male. As a big fan of Buffy and Ginger Snaps, I knew that there were female werewolves out there… and I thought it was about time people started talking about them.

Since I started planning the conference, there’s been a bit of a female werewolf invasion. A number of new books, TV series and films have appeared. So obviously I wasn’t the only person who noted their absence. As a sister-event to the conference, we’re going to have a discussion panel with some writers who are currently working with female werewolves (and vampires) in their own work, and we’ll be discussing the challenges and attractions of such female monsters.

At the conference itself, we’ll have papers on Terry Pratchett, Angela Carter and contemporary fantasy fiction – of course. But we’ve also got speakers lined up to talk about 1940s cinema, Roman literature and Scottish witchcraft narratives. It’s going to be a fascinating few days.

For information on registration, or to find out more about the event, you can contact Hannah Priest at hannah.priest@manchester.ac.uk

You can also visit the conference’s web site, where you’ll find a registration form and a programme of talks and speakers. Registration for students is £40 and £70 for everyone else. The deadline for getting your form in is 5:00 P.M. Friday, August 6th. If you’re in the area you should go; I know I would! See a summary of the programme after the jump– there’s some pretty cool stuff up for discussion.

Monsterpalooza 2010

If you missed Monsterpalooza this year (like I did), avail yourself of Dread Central’s event report. By all accounts the Monsterpalooza Museum was awesome, so be sure to check out the photo gallery. Here are two famous werewolves from the Museum (let’s just ignore that plaque by Michael’s mysteriously perfect shoes).

Werecon – Online Werewolf Convention

I just caught wind of a werewolf convention going down this November 18 – 22. Werecon is the “first ever online convention to bring werewolves together in one place”. At the moment the site has a chat area, a promotional link banner and some regional “packs” you can join, but it’s light on details regarding the actual convention. The site just went up a day or two ago, so hopefully more details will be posted soon!

Vancouver Film School Graduate Wins Werewolf Makeup Prize

Vancouver Film School graduate Crissy Renaud’s werewolf placed 2nd in an international makeup competition run by Make-Up Artist Magazine in July. Crissy’s work was part of the Student Competition at IMATS, the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show, held in Pasedena, California. VFS has a short but excellent interview with Crissy, wherin she talks about her prep work, the werewolf movies that inspired her, and how she decided what sort of werewolf to create. Congratulations, Crissy!