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My Favorite BizarroCon Images: a retrospective

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by Gabino Iglesias When people say “my favorite time of the year,” I always think about BizarroCon. When it comes to fun, inspiration, friendship, learning, performances, booze, and love, nothing compares to that second week in November where weirdos from all over the world get together in Portland to ensure […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Mandy De Sandra

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Sometimes you do an interview and then life happens and the interview never sees the light of day. That happened to me with this interview you’re reading right now. Luckily, it’s never too late to take a look at the shelves of the queen of bizarro erotica, the great Mandy […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Scott Cole

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by Gabino Iglesias I met Scott Cole online a few years ago and then had a chance to hang out with him at BizarroCon. He likes talking books and movies, so we got along splendidly. He’s an easy guy to get along with and one someone whose passion for weird […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Jeff Burk

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by Gabino Iglesias Jeff Burk was one of the first people I met outside of Facebook that quickly joined my “if you don’t like this person, you’re an asshole” list. I’ve talked books, beer, and horror with Jeff and it’s always been great. I’ve also talked about piracy, politics, the […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Jessica McHugh

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by Gabino Iglesias I can’t remember when I “met” Jessica McHugh online, but her good attitude, constant hustle, and sense of humor made her one of those folks I like keeping in touch with despite the fact that we’ve never shared a beer. In a nutshell, Jessica’s one of those cool writers […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: William Pauley III

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by Gabino Iglesias Besides having a cool name, William Pauley III is one of those writers whose books never fail to entertain because he takes full advantage of bizarro’s lack of rules in order to create narratives that are fun, wild, and unique (you know, and gory and creepy from time to […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Brian Alan Ellis

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by Gabino Iglesias Say what you like about Facebook, but it’s a great place to meet awesome people. One day a book popped up on my feed. The title caught my eye: The Mustache He’s Always Wanted but Could Never Grow. It was written by a guy named Brian Alan […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Constance Ann Fitzgerald

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by Gabino Iglesias Constance Ann Fitzgerald is the author of Trashland a Go-Go and editor of this site you’re reading. However, the coolest thing she has going right now, besides her hair, some new glasses, and the fact that she just moved to Portland to take care of business, is […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Adam Cesare

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by Gabino Iglesias Something I’ve learned after becoming part of the horror and bizarre communities is that very often the weirdest, darkest, goriest, nastiest, most horrific fiction comes from individuals who are incredibly nice. A perfect example of that is Adam Cesare. To be honest, Adam is so damn nice […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Chris Kelso

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by Gabino Iglesias Chris Kelso is one of those dudes who’s simultaneously likable and hard to love. Sure, he’s easy to get along with and always has a smile on his face, but then you read his books and you go “Fuck this guy, I wish I’d written this.” Oh, […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Cody Goodfellow

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by Gabino Iglesias Cody Goodfellow. Man, I don’t know what else to tell you people about Cody Goodfellow. I’ve interviewed him and reviewed his work because what he does is the kind of rare thing that actually deserves attention. If you don’t get it by now, you probably never will. […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Shane Cartledge

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by Gabino Iglesias Shane Cartledge is one of the really cool emerging voices in bizarro fiction. His first book, House Hunter, was published in 2012 as part of the New Bizarro Author Series. Since BizarroCon is nonstop fun and mayhem, I didn’t get to sit down with my Bionic Brother in […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Kirk Jones

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by Gabino Iglesias I interviewed Kirk Jones when he was part of the NBAS (seventeen years ago according to my math). He was a cool guy and we quickly became friends. Since then, we’ve talked books on more than one occasion and I’ve bothered him about his next book from […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Red Bellies

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by Gabino Iglesias Tom felt the drunken man’s calloused hands tighten around his skull. His fingers were so long they almost wrapped around his head twice. The man moaned so loud it made the grimy floor under Tom’s knees shake like a coked-up Chihuahua in a freezer. “Keep it down, […]

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Bizarro Central’s Summer Reading List

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We asked more than a dozen authors of bizarro fiction to name the book they’re most excited to read this summer. The resulting list is a mix of new releases, classics, and a few that may surprise you. If you’re looking for a great summer read, here’s what sixteen bizarro fiction stars […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Tiffany Scandal and Michael Kazepis

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by Gabino Iglesias Check it out, Show Me Your Shelves is featuring a couple for the first time! You know you like it. Tiffany Scandal is part of this year’s NBAS and Michael Kazepis’ debut novel is coming soon from Broken River Books. This is one talented couple. They also […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Michael J. Seidlinger

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by Gabino Iglesias I’ve been lucky enough to meet outstanding people who are as obssesed with books as I am. Author/editor/Publisher/designer/madman Michael J Seidlinger is one of them. Seidlinger lives for books and talking literature with him is a pleasure, just like reading his work. I’ve sent him books and […]

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THE MAGAZINE OF BIZARRO FICTION #11 – Out Now!

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FictionUltra David Vs. Mecha-Goliath by Michael Allen RoseDieselpig by Garrett CookViolins for Sale by Scott ColeThe Slobbering Tongue That Ate The Frightfully Huge Woman by Robert DevereauxThe Corpsefucker Blues by Ryan Harding ComicsOgner Stump’s One Thousand Sorrows by Andrew GoldfarbWild Bushpig Grrrls by S.C.A.R. NonfictionHead Humping and Tentacle Fucking:  Author […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Michael Allen Rose

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by Gabino Iglesias Who are you and what role do books play in your life? I am Michael Allen Rose, author, musician, and performance artist. I also make a mean baked Mac N’ Cheese. Books have been some of my best friends and means of seeing new worlds and perspectives […]