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CODY GOODFELLOW has written five novels, and co-wrote three more with New York Times bestselling author John Skipp. His first two collections Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars and All-Monster Action, each received the Wonderland Book Award. His latest, Rapture Of The Deep & Other Lovecraftian Tales, is out now from Hippocampus Press. He wrote, co-produced and scored the short Lovecraftian hygiene film "Stay At Home Dad," which can be viewed on YouTube. As a bishop of the Esoteric Order of Dagon (San Pedro Chapter), he presides over several Cthulhu Prayer Breakfasts each year, from Comic-Con to the Queen Mary. He is also a cofounder of Perilous Press, an occasional micropublisher of modern cosmic horror, which recently published Mystery Meat, an underground horror graphic novel drawn by Mike Dubisch.
John Skipp's 2021 Splatterpunk Lifetime Achievement Award encapsulates his long, weird, colorful career as a Rondo award-winning filmmaker (TALES OF HALLOWEEN), Stoker Award-winning anthologist (DEMONS, MONDO ZOMBIE), and New York Times bestselling author (THE LIGHT AT THE END, THE SCREAM) whose books have sold millions of copies in a dozen languages worldwide. His first anthology, BOOK OF THE DEAD, laid the foundation in 1989 for modern zombie literature. He also co-wrote one of the gnarliest episodes of Shudder's CREEPSHOW Season One. From splatterpunk founding father to bizarro elder statesman, Skipp has influenced a generation of horror and counterculture artists around the world. His latest (and last book) is DON'T PUSH THE BUTTON. His two new albums are CRY ME A RAINBOW and THE ANTIDOTE TO FEAR. And his new film (showing here) is DOPPELBANGER.
Ray Garton has been writing novels, novellas, short stories, and essays for more than 30 years. His work spans the genres of horror (Live Girls, The New Neighbor), crime (Loveless, Murder was My Alibi), suspense (Trade Secrets, Meds), and even comedy (Sex and Violence in Hollywood). His short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and have been collected in books like Methods of Madness, Pieces of Hate, and Slivers of Bone. He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Live Girls and received the Grand Master of Horror Award at the 2006 World Horror Convention. He lives in northern California with his wife, where he is currently at work on a few different projects, including a new novel. Visit his website at RayGartonOnline.com.