I’m always out to do the best thing for HNR. We have a lot of different projects in the works, and we’re slowly growing and branching out into other elements of horror (our limited poster lines are going to knock you dead!), but there could always be something more that we could potentially make happen in order to improve the ways of HNR.
So, it’s time to hear any recommendations you, the community, have to share.
To cover a few bases, and let you know what we’re working on (in case you might think to make such a recommendation)…
We’ll be sponsoring the Twisted Terror Con in Sacramento. I’m hoping to get at least one of the author’s who’ve contributed to some of our projects out there to hang out. We’ll have a booth with posters, apparel and books, and hopefully we can get that extra author or two our to do some book signings. Note: We’ll also be looking to work our way into a few more conventions during 2014. It’s going to be best to get our faces and the brand out there, and conventions are the best way to make it happen.
We’ll be launching the full graphic branch of the site, where you can grab unique collectible items, like posters, apparel, book covers and more.
We’ll be publishing at least four more books in 2014, as well as our very first collection, which has been on the shelf due to some financial issues.
You can look forward to no fewer than two writing contests as well (likely Valentine’s Day and Halloween, though plans are still being made) next year, with anthology releases slated to follow.
We’ll be shooting a few video interviews this year, which is new for us.
We’re in the process of attempting to relaunch a podcast. This time, with a little bit of everything horror infused. The podcast will likely only consist of 8-14 episodes yearly, but we’ll bring you some good stuff. If you listened to The Ball & Chain Show in the past, you know we like to wrangle the celebrities to chat. So expect big things.
Movie coverage will take on a slightly more powerful presence on the site. Novels, novellas, collections, shorts and graphic novels will always take big priority here, but we’re going to try to bring you some advanced reviews of new films. I’m in the process of getting back into the media loop, which should enable me to provide some of the more highly anticipated stuff. Rest assured however, it’s fiction in word formation first and foremost here!
If you’ve got any other recommendations – things we can do, events we can have, features we can change – hell, anything really, let us know. We’re trying to keep the forward momentum going, and your voice means a lot!