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ICYMI: GrimWolf EP Drops, Hic Dragones Offers Deal, HowlCon Resurfaces

As revealed in last month’s interview, the new GrimWolf EP Order of the Lycan dropped on digital format via the band’s new BandCamp page on October 31.

For the collecting type (and I know you’re out there, because I’m one too) the orders for the physical CD, exclusive t-shirt, patch, and button are still being offered on the band’s site. GrimWolf have also begun taking orders for a short run of cassettes for Order, and are requesting a minimum pre-order 0f 20 cassettes total before they put in the order. (If the minimum order is not met, all orders will be refunded.)

With cassette-only record companies like Graveyard Calling out there, I know you horror-music-cassette-collectors are out there. GET ON THIS.


Independent Manchester publishing company Hic Dragones has decided to do away with November in favor of something werewolves everywhere are sure to delight at. From the company’s Facebook page:

We’ve done away with November here at Hic Dragones – as far as we’re concerned it’s now Lycanthrovember! Throughout the month, all copies of Canadian author Kim Bannerman’s werewolf novel ‘The Tattooed Wolf’ will include our werewolf anthology ‘Wolf-Girls’ absolutely FREE! Arrooooooo! (Source)

The Tattooed Wolf can be purchased through the Hic Dragones website here. You can also read more about the Wolf-Girls anthology (which includes a story from my friend at Werewolf News) here.


After a successful year zero followed by an unfortunate cancellation due to insufficient pre-registrations and over a year’s worth of radio silence, the Portland-area werewolf convention HOWL Con has resurfaced once more, with little more than the following tweet to go on:

This is particularly exciting news for me, as February 7th is in fact my birthday, and I can’t picture a more entertaining way to spend my birthday than at a werewolf convention. (Even at one across the entire continental United States from me.)

 

 

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ICYMI: Underworld reboot, old and new Linda Godfrey books, Werewolf: The Apocalypse sale

Hollywood Reporter brings us the news that the Underworld film franchise is getting a reboot titled Underworld: Next Generation. This seems like a bad move to me for several reasons:

  1. The last Underworld film was literally two years ago
  2. The last werewolf reboot film I watched was the worst thing I’ve ever watched
  3. Reboots typically imply a new cast, and what’s the point of an Underworld film without Kate Beckinsale
  4. Like seriously, is the production company ignoring that the one film that didn’t include Selene also brought in the least amount of money
  5. Are they trying to appeal to a younger audience with the “next generation” thing? If so does that mean there’s going to be some Twilight bullshit because I am not here for that

But anyway, I am not a hollywood expert so what do I know, maybe this will be the biggest Underworld film since, I dunno, the last one. I guess we’ll see on that.


 

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and sightings in AmericaAuthor and dogman/werewolf researcher Linda Godfrey’s new book, American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America, was released today, and is sure to be an excellent addition to any cryptozoology fan. It even includes a fairly hefty chapter of lore/legends/sightings of “upright canid monsters,” including sections on the McHenry Dogman, the Wolfman of Chestnut Mountain, the New Mexico Walker, and many others. The book can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's WerewolfShe has also rereleased her long-out-of-print nonfiction debut book, The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf, with all new cover artwork for Kindle. It is almost identical to the original version from 2003, albeit with some cleanup of typos, and still includes most of the original artwork. It is available for $6.99 (which is much lighter on your wallet than some mint copies of the first release, which can go for up to $79 on Amazon) and she is currently looking at options to put it back into print.


 

Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Fang & Claw Volume 1White Wolf Publishing has put two Werewolf: The Apocalypse graphic novels on sale via DriveThruComics. For a brief time—only till next Monday–the PDFs of volume one and volume two of Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Fang & Claw are available for $2.99 each, rather than the usual $7.99. GET ON THIS.

Reviewing “Night Music;” or, My Continuing Infatuation with Queer Werewolves

If any of you are familiar with the person behind the blog, you are probably aware of this already. For those of you who aren’t: the person behind the blog is very into stories about werewolves in which the main character is not a white straight man. No apologies will be made for this; the blogger is very much a snob about these kinds of things, and is easily bored with reading stories about the same character with different names.

But, I digress. The point is, I’m always on the lookout for werewolf stories that break the mold that werewolf stories tend to stay in. Female werewolves? Awesome. Female werewolves that also don’t swoon about male werewolves? More awesome.

This is how I came to find out about Andronica Llewellyn, the “classy lesbian werewolf from the Eighteenth Century.” And shortly after finding out about Miss Llewellyn, I came to find out about the first volume of her memoirs, Night Music.

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