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Gary Lee Vincent to appear at MAD MONSTER convention in Charlotte, NC, March 25-26, 2016

I will be attending the MAD MONSTER PARTY in Charlotte for the Friday and Saturday portion of the event.  For this special event, I will be with John Russo and  George A. Romero, creators of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!

John and George will both have panels and photo ops at the show.  We will also have a small number of AUTOGRAPHED SCRIPTS from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, including a hardbound 50th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION.  The autographed scripts are limited numbered copies of the 1967 shooting script and contain handwritten notes.  They are official and signed by both George A. Romero and John Russo.  This special edition comes with an autographed copy of John Russo’s novel, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and a copy of the tribute anthology RISE OF THE DEAD, autographed by John Russo and myself (Gary Lee Vincent).

We will also have a very limited number of MY UNCLE JOHN IS A ZOMBIE T-Shirts and posters.  This film is our upcoming zombie movie slated to be released later this year. More details on the film are available here.

If you are in the Charlotte, NC, area be sure to check out MAD MONSTER.  It is going to be an excellent time!  For complete details and the full guest list, please visit:





New tour stop added MOTOR CITY NIGHTMARES (Detroit – April 25-27, 2014)

This just in… I will be joining John Russo and George Kosanna at the Motor City Nightmares Horror Expo and Film Festival at the Novi Sheraton (Detroit area) Friday April 25 – Sunday, April 27, 2014).

John will be signing copies of his newest novel DEALEY PLAZA and I will be there with limited copies of my DARKENED series, including this year’s new release DARKENED SOULS.

Hope to see you there!

Event Website: http://www.motorcitynightmares.com/home

Motor City Nightmares 2014

JOHN RUSSO and GARY VINCENT to attend Steel City Con

April 11-13, 2014 Monroeville, PA

April 11-13, 2014
Monroeville, PA

Legendary horror writer JOHN RUSSO (co-creator of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and GARY LEE VINCENT (creator of DARKENED – THE WV VAMPIRE SERIES) will be appearing together at the STEEL CITY CON on April 11-13, 2014 at the Monroeville Convention Center in Pittsburgh (Monroeville), PA.

Stop by and say, “Hello,” and be sure to pick up a copy of John’s newest thriller DEALEY PLAZA and get it AUTOGRAPHED!

The Steel City Con is one of PA’s largest pop culture expos, featuring over 750 booths, awesome celebrity guests, toys, comics, and so much more.

Other guests this year include Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy), Jonathan Freaks (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Travis Love (The Walking Dead), Nicholas Brendon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Dermot Crowley (Star Wars), Femi Taylor (Star Wars), Parker Stevenson (Baywatch), Mackenzie Lintz (The Hunger Games and Under the Dome), and many more!

For complete details visit the event’s website at http://www.steelcitycon.com.

Dealey Plaza Review

Dealey Plaza by John Russo☆☆☆☆☆ A definitive masterpiece… arguably Mr. Russo’s best work yet!

John Russo is a living legend in the horror genre, with his penning of the screenplay NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with George Romero and novel by the same name. He has a written over twenty books, several screenplays, and is an accomplished actor and director. Though many attribute him as being the father of the zombie genre which we all have come to know and love, DEALEY PLAZA is a departure from Mr. Russo’s standard modus operandi.

In DEALEY PLAZA, you won’t find any brain eating zombies or undead ghouls coming for you in the shadows, but what you will find is a piece of cleverly crafted historical fiction that has its roots interwoven in true historical facts/events that defined the later part of the twentieth century.

DEALEY PLAZA is centered on a group of young adults who must grow up during some of the most turbulent times in recent history. It is a story that begins in the year following the John F. Kennedy assassination, in which some college friends and army buddies – all conspiracy buffs – decide to go to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas and film a documentary about the JFK event during a college break.  After the filming concludes, there are still a few days left of the break before the crew has to head home.  With this extra time, two of the friends decide to go to Mexico to party and the other members of the group decide to go to Mississippi to attend a civil rights rally that is happening around the same time.

The group that went to Mississippi is ambushed because part of the party is black and we get a firsthand glimpse at what it was like to be black and live in the 60’s in the south, during a time that segregation still existed and animosities were high. Two blacks and two whites were killed, and a young mother named Lori McCoy barely survives with her small child. The woman and child escape by hiding in the back seat of the car while the ambush takes place and then making a getaway as the attackers are preoccupied with the others.

This event triggers a chain reaction that starts a ‘cat and mouse’-type thriller where Lori is pursued by the radicals at different points in her life when they find out where she lives. One of the friends who went to Mexico – Frank Williams – begins a career in law enforcement and becomes an FBI agent who dedicates his life to hunting down the killers and protecting his friends.

DEALEY PLAZA is a coming of age story and one of the most intensely violent books I have ever read.  That being said, I think that every person should read it just to ground themselves on what hate really is and the effects of hate crime and violence on those whose lives it touches. It also provides the reader with a unique psychological insight into guns and violence, and the consequences of radicalism.

DEALEY PLAZA is, I believe, a definitive literary masterpiece. Much as Charles Dickens defined the pulse of what it was like living in the time of the French Revolution with his book, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Mr. Russo skillfully captures the turbulence of America in the years following the Kennedy assassination.  DEALEY PLAZA teaches history in such an entertaining way, that a scholar (student) might get a better education reading this book than some of the American history textbooks that are out there… at least it wouldn’t be as boring.

Although Mr. Russo will undoubtedly always be known for fathering zombie fiction with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DEALEY PLAZA is arguably Mr. Russo’s best work yet. This one will make you think – and remember when – the world changed starting around what happened at Dealey Plaza.

Watch the trailer:


2011 Bizarro Tour Officially Over!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Author, John Russo, DARKENED HILLS Author Gary Lee Vincent, and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD MOVIE "Sheriff" George Kosanna pose at one of the Horror Cons. All have stories in THE BIG BOOK OF BIZARRO by Burning Bulb Publishing.

It has been a long and crazy year, but the BIZARRO TOUR is officially over!

Over the past eight weeks, we have sold close to 200 books and I wanted to take this moment to personally thank each of you who have came out to the various conventions (cons) and book stores along the way to show your support.

Whether you purchased one of my titles (Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, or Passageway), one of Rich Bottles Jr.’s titles (Lumberjacked or Hellhole West Virginia), or went balls-out and grabbed our mutually-infamous The Big Book of Bizarro, your patronage is most appreciated.

Work is underway on Darkened Hills III (official title Darkened Waters) and I’ll keep fans updated here an on the official blog at www.DarkenedHills.com.

Until our next tour… happy holidays and happy reading,