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ApocaCon Panel in Redondo Beach

Event date: 
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

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David P. Forsyth

Peter Clines 

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Craig DiLuie





Daniel J. Williams


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Shawn Chesser

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G. Michael Hopf


ApocaCon is an annual event showcasing apocalyptic fiction at the Long Beach Zombie Walk. This year many of the ApocaCon authors will also be coming to a special signing event at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in Redondo Beach. This is a unique opportunity to meet authors of zombie and apocalyptic fiction from across the nation who will gather to promote the genre.

Participating authors include Peter Clines (Ex-Heroes series), David P. Forsyth (Voyage of the Dead/Sovereign Spirit Saga), Shawn Chesser (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series), Daniel J. Williams (Mace of the Apocalypse series), Saul Tanpepper (Gameland series), A. American (Surviving Home), G Michael Hopf (The End), and many more. If you enjoy books about zombies and the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI), or just want to meet authors who write about such horrible things, you won’t want to miss this extraordinary book signing event.

Ex-Communication: A Novel (Ex-Heroes #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385346825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - July 9th, 2013

""All of us try to cheat death. I was just better prepared to do it than most folks.""
In the years since the wave of living death swept the globe, St George and his fellow heroes haven't just kept Los Angeles' last humans alive--they've created a real community, a bustling town that's spreading beyond its original walls and swelling with new refugees.
But now one of the heroes, perhaps the most powerful among them, seems to be losing his mind. The implacable enemy known as Legion has found terrifying new ways of using zombies as pawns in his attacks. And outside the Mount, something ancient and monstrous is hell-bent on revenge.
As Peter Clines weaves these elements together in yet another masterful, shocking climax, St. George, Stealth, Captain Freedom, and the rest of the heroes find that even in a city overrun by millions of ex-humans...
...there's more than one way to come back from the dead.

The Infection Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934861653
Availability: Backordered
Published: Permuted Press - February 22nd, 2011

A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters. In one American city, a small group struggles to survive. Sarge, a tank commander hardened by years of fighting in Afghanistan. Wendy, a cop still fighting for law and order in a lawless land. Ethan, a teacher searching for his lost family. Todd, a high school student who sees second chances in the end of the world. Paul, a minister who wonders why God has forsaken his children. And Anne, their mysterious leader, who holds an almost fanatical hatred for the Infected. Together, they fight their way to a massive refugee camp where thousands have made a stand. There, what's left of the government will ask them to accept a mission that will determine the survival of them all-a dangerous journey back onto the open road and into the very heart of Infection.

Voyage of the Dead (Book One: Sovereign Spirit Saga) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781301505081
Availability: Available Now
Published: Smashwords Edition - March 25th, 2013

Voyage of the Dead is the first book of the Sovereign Spirit Saga detailing the adventures of several groups of survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse. Most of them are aboard a ship that is well equipped to survive the end of civilization, while others struggle to survive in a world suddenly overrun by undead cannibals. This is a science fiction adventure set within a horror genre, full of blood, guts, violence and the human emotions that fuel our survival instincts. While some scenes include graphic violence, it is intended to be more exciting than disgusting and more about using your brains than eating them. Enjoy the ride!

Surviving Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142181287
Availability: Backordered
Published: Plume - July 24th, 2013

No electricity. No running water. No food. No end in sight. If life as you knew it changed in an instant, would you be prepared?
In A. American’s first novel, Going Home, readers were introduced to Morgan Carter, the resourceful, tough-as-nails survivalist who embarks on a treacherous 250-mile journey across Florida following the collapse of the nation’s power grid. Now reunited with his loving wife and daughters in this follow-up to Going Home, Morgan knows that their happiness is fleeting, as the worst is yet to come. Though for years Morgan has been diligently preparing for emergency situations, many of his neighbors are completely unready for life in this strange new world—and they’re starting to get restless.
With the help of his closest companions, Morgan fights to keeps his home secure—only to discover shocking information about the state of the nation in the process.
Fans of James Wesley Rawles, William R. Forstchen's One Second After, and The End by G. Michael Hopf will revel in A. American's apocalyptic tale.

Mace of the Apocalypse Cover Image
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9781490928791
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 15th, 2013

On a beautiful spring afternoon in San Francisco a deadly toxin is released. Within hours it spreads like wildfire, consuming the entire Bay Area. A small group of survivors, desperate to stay alive, must travel through a gauntlet of raging corpses, battling their inner demons and each other along the way. Through a priest, they gain access to a partial antidote. Holing up in a hospital in an attempt to create a safe zone, everything they believe in will be questioned. The antidote, they soon discover, is almost as dangerous as the infection. Things unravel within their walls as a teenage gang deliberately infects themselves after receiving the partial cure. They revel in the power it gives them. Believing in their invincibility, they declare war on all who get in their way. Faith will be lost. Lives will be surrendered. Heroes will rise.

GAMELAND Omnibus (Collector's Edition): Season One (Episodes 1-8) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481042109
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - December 8th, 2012

In the center of Long Island's forbidden wasteland, overseen by a powerful corporation known as Arc Properties, is GAMELAND, a virtual reality arcade where the privileged play a high-stakes game using zombies as avatars. The action televised on state-controlled Media may be horrifying, but it’s powerfully addictive. On a whim, six computer hackers break onto the island, hoping to catch a glimpse of the uncontrolled Infecteds, victims of an outbreak that took place there a decade earlier. But while breaking in is a lot easier than any of them could have ever imagined, getting back out is one a hell of a killer. You play to win, because losers become part of The Game. COLLECTOR’S EDITION INCLUDES All eight episodes and the prequel "Golgotha."

Allegiance: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Cover Image
ISBN: 9780988257672
Availability: Backordered
Published: Morbid Press - June 21st, 2013

Allegiance, Book 5 in the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series, picks up two days after “A Pound of Flesh: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” left off.

Outbreak – Day 1. Like a fragile house of cards in a hurricane, Presidents, Premiers, entire governments and their ruling bodies disappeared instantly. Some had ensconced themselves in deep underground bunkers or remained holed up in fortified strongholds, but history would tell that most had been swallowed up by the dead - never to be heard from again.
Infection rates skyrocketed in the United States’ largest cities the first days of the outbreak, as the rapacious dead delivered the Omega virus with emotionless efficiency. During the ensuing days, the rest of the country and the world shared the same fate as Omega spread exponentially from within the mega population centers, pulsing into the countryside, a rotten, shambling diaspora.
It had taken 3.7 billion years for man to evolve from a universal common ancestor – to stop dragging his collective knuckles - finally to emerge the dominant species, complete with shiny new iPads, Smartphones, worldwide non-stop air travel, and all manner of high tech war machines. Yet it had taken one microscopic man-made virus only three days to deliver mankind, on its collective knees, to the doorstep of extinction.