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2014

 

* January 10, 2014, Mark Wegierski's interview with, and article about, Sipos appears on the Quaterly Review.

 


 

2013

 

Sipos will appear on the following five panels at Loscon 40, which runs over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, in Los Angeles, CA.


* Humanizing Our Monsters

Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons, serial killers. All have starred as the sexy and dangerous, but ultimately misunderstood heroes and protagonists, of their own stories. What is it that drives us to give humanity to the manifestations of our darkest fears? Panelists: Jenna Pitman (m), Barbara Hambly, Julie Sczesny, E.E. King, Thomas M. Sipos. Friday, 8 - 9 p.m. Scottsdale Room.

 

* Science vs the Supernatural

Ghosts or radiation? Mad science or necromancy? Medical malfunctions or immortal monsters? Does science or magic make for a better back drop to illustrate what scares us most? Is it all circumstantial? Panelists: Jenna Pitman (m), Julie Sczesny, Thomas M. Sipos, E.E. King. Friday, 9 - 10 p.m. Scottsdale Room.

 

* Horror Literature vs Horror Cinema

Short horror works equally as well as a story or film. But horror novels and feature length are different monsters all together. What makes the novel different than a movie? Is one more frightening than the other? What do each of them get right? What do they get wrong? Panelists: Jenna Pitman (m), Thomas M. Sipos, Donald F. Glut, Tom Khamis. Saturday, 8 - 9 p.m. Atlanta Room.

 

* And the Award Goes to...

All horror fans know that the genre has lost respect in recent years. Once our movies and novels were good enough to be considered classics but now they've been reduced to jokes. When was the last time our genre was been acknowledged by mainstream judges? How can the genre return to its glory days? Is it possible? Jenna Pitman (m), Julie Sczesny, Thomas M. Sipos, Tom Khamis. Saturday, 9 - 10 p.m. Atlanta Room.

 

* Future of Investigative Journalism

The newspapers have been the only institution in society to commit to in-depth investigative journalism, which is sometimes antagonistic to both governmental and corporate power. Now that the print market is imperiled, can bloggers and web-only publications fulfill their role? Richard Foss (m) Thomas M. Sipos, Mike Glyer, Dennis Mallonee. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Marquis 2 Room.

 


 

2012

 

* March 29, Sipos sat on two panels at the 2012 World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were "Horror Film Festivals: How to Get Involved and Where to Find Them" and "Classic Horror Movies: What You Really Need to Watch and Own."

 


 

2011

 

* November 25 - 26, Sipos hosted a screening of the 2011 Tabloid Witch Award winning films, and moderated several panels, at Loscon 38 in Los Angeles, CA.

* April 28 - May 2, Sipos attended the 2011 World Horror Convention in Austin, Texas. He served on a panel entitled "Why Horror Films Suck." He didn't pick the panel's title, and instead explained why most horror films released today do not suck.

 


 

2010

 

 

* November 7, 8, Theofantastique interviews Sipos about his views on horror. Read Part One and Part Two.

* October 29 - 30, Sipos hosted the 2010 Tabloid Witch Awards horror film screenings at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA.

* July 17, Sipos attended the Viscera Film Festival, which he covered for the Hollywood Investigator.

Among the people he met there was Amber Benson, perhaps best known for her role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 


 

2009

 

* November 28 - 28, Sipos hosted a screening of the 2009 Tabloid Witch Award winning films, and moderated several panels, at Loscon 36 in Los Angeles, CA.

* April 30 - May 3, Sipos attended the 2009 World Horror Convention in Winnipeg, Canada, where he screened The Best of the Tabloid Witch Awards (2004 - 2008) film festival.


 

2008


* November 15, Sipos screened the 2008 Tabloid Witch Award winning films in Santa Monica, CA. He then moderated the Q&A filmmakers panel.

* September 28, Sipos addressed youth at an "L.A. Teens Rock the Vote" rally at Safari Sam's, Hollywood CA.

* September 15, Sipos hosted underground filmmaker Damon Packard at Culver City's Karl Hess Club.

* July 29, Sipos addressed students at L.A. Trade Tech.

* June 26, Sipos addressed students at Glendale Community College.

* May, Sipos was a delegate to the Libertarary Party national convention. He supported former Democratic senator Mike Gravel, who sought the LP's presidential nomination (below).

 

 

* March 27 - 30, Sipos attended the 2008 World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. He hosted a panel on horror film festivals, and managed The Best of the Tabloid Witch Awards (2004 - 2007) film festival (below, with cast and filmmaker).

 

 

* March 21, Sipos MC'd a panel discussion on the antiwar movement at the Track 16 gallery with fellow contributors to the Cost of Freedom anthology (below).

 

 

* January 4, Steve Kubby interviewed Sipos on Blog Talk Radio, regarding the Ron Paul phenomenon and the 2008 presidential election.

 


2007

 
* December 20, Angela Keaton interviewed Sipos on Blog Talk Radio, regarding "libertarians in the arts."

* November 24, Sipos moderated a panel discussion for the Tabloid Witch Awards horror film festival at Loscon 34, in Los Angeles, CA.

* October 27, Sipos moderated a panel discussion for the Tabloid Witch Awards horror film festival in Santa Monica, CA.

 


 

2006

 

* December 9, Sipos moderated a panel discussion for the Tabloid Witch Awards horror film festival in Santa Monica, CA.

* May 11-15, Sipos attended the 2006 World Horror Convention in San Francisco.

He served on two panels, including one about Japanese horror with Ringu author Koji Suzuki, among others.

"I'm sure I was more honored to meet Koji than the other way around," says Sipos, "though you wouldn't know it from this photo."

Sipos took Fourth Place in the annual Gross-Out Contest.

* January 28, following the Fountain Theater's performance of What I Heard About Iraq, Sipos presented the libertarian antiwar view.

 


 

2005

 
* November 26, Sipos moderated a panel discussion for the Tabloid Witch Awards horror film festival at Loscon 32, in Los Angeles, CA.

* October 31, Sipos was interviewed by Rick Birdman on KDKA 1020 AM in Pittsburgh, at 10 p.m. EST.

* October 31, Sipos was interviewed on CKTV 610 AM in Niagra, Canada, at 5:10 p.m. EST.

* October 31, Sipos was interviewed by Ron Pritchard on the Michigan Talk Network at 11:30 a.m. EST.

* October 28, Sipos taught a course on Halloween haunted houses, followed by a tour of Fright Fair, for The Learning Annex.

* October 28, Sipos was interviewed by Kurt & Rebecca of KUTR 820 AM in Salt Lake City, UT.

* October 27, Sipos recorded a radio interview with Ted Dennis of CKTV 610 AM in Niagra, Canada, airing on Friday morning, October 28.

* October 24, Sipos recorded a radio interview with Craig Stone of KTLS.in Holdenville, Oklahoma, airing on Friday, October 28.

* October 20, Sipos was interviewed by Gil Bratcher on WYSP.of Philadelphia, PA.

* Following the Fountain Theater's performance of What I Heard About Iraq, Sipos presented the libertarian view on the war. September 23, October 1, 8, 20, November 17.

* April, Sipos hosted a screening of the Hollywood Investigator Halloween Horror Film Awards at the 2005 World Horror Convention in New York, NY.

* January 26.  Sipos recorded a radio interview with John Sipos (no relation) of "hOUR Tampa Bay," discussing his idea on how to reign in government regulators.

 


 

2004

 

* April 2004, Sipos attended the 2004 World Horror Convention in Phoenix, AZ.

 


 

2003

 

* August 28, 12 midnight, EST, with Brent Foster of "Beyond the Strange and Mysterious" on WSNR 620 AM of New York, NY.

* July 21, Sipos participated in a debate on the political meaning of the film Starship Troopers, sponsored by the Karl Hess Club.  Open to the public.

* July 2, 11:45 p.m. EST, with Wayne and Bee, on the NightLight, WSAR 1480 AM of Somerset, MA.

Sipos attended the 2003 World Horror Convention in Kansas City.

 


 

2002

 

Sipos did a series of radio interviews for Halloween 2002:

 

* October 31, 3:15 a.m. EST, with Jennifer Taheri, on XM Satellite Radio's Babbleon 167, broadcasting out of Washington, D.C.

* October 31, 7:00 a.m. Hawaii Time, with Hudson & Scotty B, on KUCD Star 101.9 of Honolulu, Hawaii.

* October 31, 9:30 a.m. CST, on KWRE 73 AM.of St. Louis, MO.

* October 31, 9:05 a.m. CST, with Kevin Schramm, WCSJ-AM of Morris, IL.

* October 31, 8:30 a.m. CST, with Rachel Redford & Chris Farber, KLYV Y105, Dubuque, Iowa.

* October 31, 8:10 a.m. CST, with Celinda Emison & Bob Clark, KXYL, Brownwood, TX.

* October 31, 7:15 a.m. CST, with Rod Ryan, KKND 106.7 of New Orleans, LA.

* October 30, 11:05 a.m. EST, with Jim Bresnahan, WREL 1040 AM of Lexington, Virginia.

* October 30, 9:10 a.m. EST, with Chopper and Jimmy, WBBB 96 ROCK of Raleigh, NC.

* October 29, 4:00 p.m. CST, on "Viewpoint University," KSOO 1140 AM of Sioux Falls, SD.

* Recorded October 29, 9:00 EST, for WRMF 97.9 of West Palm Beach, FL.  Will (likely) air on October 30 or 31.  Contact station to verify schedule.

* Recorded October 28, 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, for KSMA Newstalk 1240 AM, of Santa Maria, CA.  To be played on a rotation basis.

* October 28, 7:37 a.m. MDT, with Dave Chaffin and Amy Richards, KGAB AM 650 of Cheyenne, WY.

* October 28, 8:00 a.m. CST, with Rick Carl, KWOC AM 930 of Poplar Bluff, MO.

* October 28, 8:30 a.m. EST with Walker Johnson, WKVL of Knoxville, TN.

* October 26, 11:30 p.m. PST, with "Erskine Overnight," nationally syndicated from Scottsdale, AZ.  Program to be repeated the following week.

* October 25, 8:00 a.m. CST, with Rachel Redford & Chris Farber, KLYV Y105, Dubuque, Iowa.

* Recorded October 24, 8:00 p.m. PST, with Hilly Rose of the Hilly Rose Show, info at Atlantis Rising.  To be streamed via Satellite about mid-November.

* October 24, 7:30 a.m. EST, with Rob Neyhard, WARM 590 AM of Wilkes-Barre, PA.

* October 16, 12:40 p.m. EST, with "Jamie the Movie Chick", WTBQ 1110 AM of Florida, NY.

* October 16, 10 a.m. CDT, with Eric Holcomb of the "Jim Cates Show", KMAJ 1440 AM of Topeka, Kansas.

* October 14, 8 a.m. CST, with Stacy Sturm and Bob Brady, Y93 FM of Bismarck, ND.

* October 13, 11 p.m. EST, with Jordan Rich, WBZ 1030 AM of Boston, MA.

* October 9, 6:30 p.m. EST, with Victoria Ann Davis on "The Lowdown", WDVR.of Sergeantsville, NJ.

* October 9, 11:00 a.m. PST, with Dave Mitchell, KTOX 1340 AM of Needles, CA.

* October 2, 8:10 a.m. EST, with Pete Nichols, WILI-FM (I98) of Hartford, CT.

* October 1, 8:05 a.m. PST, with Chet Reynolds, KXAM of Scottsdale, Arizona.

* Recorded September 26, with "The Treecerman", KIX 105.7 of Missouri.  Call station to learn when the interview is scheduled to air.

* Recorded September 20, with Dennis Kirk on B-Rock, WQLB and WKJZ in Alpena, Michigan.  Call station to learn when the interview is scheduled to air.

* September 19, 5 p.m. CST, with Mike Bunge, KXEL 1540-AM of Waterloo, Iowa.

*  September 16, 8 a.m. CST, with Frank Whalen, KXNA 104.9 of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 


 

And some other events in 2002:

 

* July 11 - August 15., Sipos taught "Book Promotion for Authors" at the UCLA Writers Extension.  The Midnight Special Bookstore in Santa Monica hosted a book-signing for Sipos's students.

* June 17, Sipos spoke at the Karl Hess Club on former Rumanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and Vampire Nation, Marina del Rey, CA.

* April 11 - 14, Sipos served on the judges' panel screening entries for the Horror Short Film Festival, held at the World Horror Convention in Chicago.  He reviewed all film entries for HorrorFind.

 


 

2001

 

* October 13, Sipos signed copies of Halloween Candy at Dark Delicacies, Burbank, CA.

* May 2001, Sipos participated on the "flash fiction" panel at the World Horror Convention in Seattle, Memorial Day weekend, discussing Vampire Nation's evolution from a "short-short" to novel.  He also participated in three book-signings, including at Elliot Bay Books.

 


 

2000

 

* October 31, Sipos was interviewed by John Quaintance on WJCW 910 AM, 8-8:30 a.m. EST.

* May 20, Sipos attended an SFWA Nebula Party & book-signing at Dangerous Visions, Sherman Oaks, CA.

* April 22, Sipos attended a book-signing for Vampire Nation at Dark Delicacies, Burbank, CA.

 

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