July 31st, 2007

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Stunned and Amazed

Gary A. Braunbeck is a fine author. I've reviewed his books at Horror Reader (his latest, Mr. Hands, is pretty wonderful) and have had the pleasure of meeting him. All of this is preface to my discovery of a transcript of a talk he gave at Mo*con.

What is Mo*Con?

Well, in a nutshell, mauricebroaddus (aka "The Sinister Minister", a horror writer, Magic: the Gathering player, and minister), hosts "Mo*Con", where he invites artistic folks to discuss the intersection of race, faith, art, etc. One part of this latest (the second Mo*Con) included authors guests of honor talking about their own struggles with faith. Well, Gary A. Braunbeck was a guest speaker this year, and his testimonial is printed (in two parts) here: Part 1 and here: Part 2 . They are spiritual sucker punches. I pity the poor sob who had to speak after this...

Not only can the man write fiction, he writes fantastic presentations.

-- DRR2