Mike Allen lives in Roanoke, Va., with his wife and editing assistant Anita, his dog Loki and felines Persephone and Pandora. He's editor and publisher of the critically-acclaimed Clockwork Phoenix anthologies of weird fiction, and thanks to all those who backed his $10,000 Kickstarter he'll be releasing a fourth volume in 2013.
He's also editor and publisher of the poetry journal Mythic Delirium -- soon to be reborn as an online fiction magazine. He was once foolish enough to run for president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association in a contested election and win. His poetry collection Strange Wisdoms of the Dead was picked by The Philadelphia Inquirer as an editor's choice selection in 2006.
Though he's had more than two hundred poems published, his focus is fiction now. His horror tale "The Button Bin" was a Nebula Award nominee in 2009, and his first short story collection, The Button Bin and Other Stories, is forthcoming from Dagan Books. His first novel, The Black Fire Concerto, is slated to come out from Haunted Star Press, a project helmed by John O'Neill of Black Gate. Mike's short fiction has appeared dozens of places, including Interzone, Weird Tales, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and the anthologies Cthulhu's Reign and Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction.
He also records a mostly monthly column, "Tour of the Abattoir," for the Tales to Terrify podcast.
This meeting takes place in the Rotunda.
General Meetings are open to the public and are held at International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, at 8:00 p.m.; or at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA at 8:00 p.m.
Social gathering begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Business Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m.
The Program begins at 9:00 p.m.
|Date||Speaker or Program||Location|
|January 11, 2013
||Annual Election Meeting,
|February 1, 2012
|March 8, 2013
||Jay Smith||The Rotunda|
|April 12, 2013
||Gordon Van Gelder||International House|
|May 10, 2013
|June 14, 2013
|July 19, 2013
||Annual Hugo Review Panel||International House|
|August 9, 2013
|September 20, 2013||International House|
|October 20, 2013
|November 8, 2013
||PSFS Awards||At Philcon
|December 13, 2013
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