Appearances

Loren reads “The Mortician’s Gift” at the Hypnodrome for the Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues book tour.

Loren reads an excerpt from “The Shattered Rose,” one of the Alondra stories. It appeared in the 8th issue of Instant City magazine, the genre issue.

The whole list of events where I’ve read or lectured (which doesn’t include the Morbid Curiosity magazine events I was honored to host):

Literary Speakeasy
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7 pm
Martuni’s, San Francisco, California
Emceed by James Siegel, with Samuel Sattin, David Edison, and Wonder Dave
I told the ghost story that’s been published as “The Ghost of Friends.”

Writers With Drinks
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7 pm
The Make-Out Room, San Francisco, California
Emceed by Charlie Jane Anders, with Daphne Gottlieb, Adam Johnson, Faith Adiele, Fayette Fox, and Brontez Purnell
I read two scenes from The Dangerous Type.

SFinSF
Monday, October 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Borderlands Cafe, San Francisco, California
Laura Anne Gilman and Loren Rhoads in conversation with Terry Bisson
I read a scene from Kill By Numbers.

New On the Edge (a Litquake reading)
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3 pm
Gamescape North, San Rafael, California
Loren Rhoads with Sumiko Saulson and Peter Fuggazotto reading science fiction and horror.
I read a scene from Kill By Numbers.

Borderlands Books Sponsors’ Open Mic
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7 pm
Borderlands Cafe, San Francisco, California
Emceed by Greg Roensch, with Loren Rhoads, Nancy Jane Moore, Betsey Streeter, Louis Evans, Laurel Anne Hill, Jean Butterfield, Igor Teper, and Megan E. O’Keefe
I read a scene from Kill By Numbers.

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
Friday, August 21, 2015 at 7 pm
Sasquan (the World Science Fiction Convention), Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, Washington
With Loren Rhoads, Rachael Acks, Carol Berg, S.A. Bolich, A.C. Ellas, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Jude-Marie Green, Elektra Hammond, J. Tullos Hennig, Laurel Anne Hill, Belind McBride, Deirdre M. Murphy, Marta Murvosh, Trudy V. Myers, Lizzie Newell, E.M. Prazeman, Roberta Rogow, Kathryn Sullivan, Chrysoula Tzavelas, Wendy Van Camp.
I read a scene from The Dangerous Type.

The Dangerous Type & The Unnoticeables release event
July 13, 2015 at 3 pm
Borderlands Cafe, San Francisco, California
Robert Brockway read from his new novel The Unnoticeables. I read the first chapter of The Dangerous Type.

Cypress Lawn Book Club
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California
I fielded questions from the Cypress Lawn Book Club about Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel.

Broad Universe reading
Sunday, May 10, 2015
World Horror Convention, Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia
With SL Schmitz and April Grey
I read the beginning of the first chapter of The Dangerous Type.

Lit Crawl
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.
Damnation Press and Eternal Press presents “A Night of Eternal Damnation”
Casa Bonampak, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Kim Richards, with Rain Graves, Dan Weidman, and Myra Sherman.
I read from “A Curiosity of Shadows” from The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One.

Death Salon: San Francisco
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Fleet Room, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California
Speakers included Annetta Black, Andrew Chestnut, Melissa R. Cooper, Cara Rose DeFabio, Caitlin Doughty, Elizabeth Harper, Rachel James, Paul Koudounaris, Beza Merid, David Orr, Jordan Posamentier, Megan Rosenbloom, Jill Tracy, Betsy Trapasso, and Sarah Troop.
As the first speaker of the morning, I presented “Where Have All the Graveyards Gone: the Pioneer Burial Grounds in San Francisco and the Grave Migration to Colma.”

World Horror Convention
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel, Portland, Oregon
I read the first menage a trois from As Above, So Below, one of my favorite scenes with Tuan Nguyen (my favorite mortal in the book), and a couple of brief scenes from The Dangerous Type.

Obscura Society SF Salon: Vice, Crime and Vigilantes in the City by the Bay
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 7 – 10 p.m.
DNA Lounge, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Annetta Black. I was one of a slate of speakers.
I talked about the crimes scenes of San Francisco.

Haunted Mansion Project reading
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Borderlands Cafe, San Francisco, California
Readers included Rain Graves (The Four Elements), S.G. Browne (Lucky Bastard & Big Egos), and Fran Friel (Mama’s Boy).
I read an excerpt of “Here There Be Monsters” from The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two.

Haunted Mansion Project reading
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:30-7 p.m.
World Horror Convention, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana
Moderated by Kim Richardson, with Sephera Giron, Rena Mason, E.S. Magill, and Angel Leigh McCoy.
I read part of “A Curiosity of Shadows” from The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One.

Release Party for the Genre Issue of Instant City: A Literary Exploration of San Francisco
Friday, June 7, 2013 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Adobe Books, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Gravity Goldberg, with Trent Tano, Alia Volz, William Poor, Sean Taylor, and Alvin Orloff.
I read an excerpt from “The Shattered Rose.” (See the video above!)

Godless Perverts Story Hour
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, California
Hosted by David Fitzgerald and Greta Christina, with M. Christian, Simon Sheppard, Maggie Mayhem, and Anthony O’Con.
I read an excerpt from “Still Life with Shattered Glass” from Sins of the Sirens.

Scary Story Night
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Hosted by Peter Finch
Bazaar Café, San Francisco, California
I read “Touched” from The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One.

Cemetery Travel lecture
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation lecture series
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California
My first lecture on something I love so much!

Demon Lovers reading
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
World Horror Convention, Radisson Hotel, Salt Lake City
With Dana Fredsti, David Fitzgerald, and Cynthia Vespia.
I read an excerpt from “Never Bargained for You” from Demon Lovers.

Lit Crawl
Instant City presents its Genre Issue
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Dalva, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Gravity Goldberg, with Trent Tano, Alia Volz, Jan Burke Anderson, Kevin Hobson, and Ian Tuttle.
I read “The Shattered Rose.”

Literary Death Match’s Holiday Bloodbath
Friday, December 10, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Elbo Room, San Francisco, California
I joined judges Ron Turner, founder of Last Gasp!, and Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves to rate and berate Richard Kadrey, Jamie DeWolf, Sarah Fran Wisby, Guinevere Q, and Steven Gray.

Lit Crawl
Fourteen Hills Press and Eleven Eleven present “Voices That Carry”
Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.
Muddy’s Coffee House, San Francisco, California
With Aurora Brackett and Catherine Meng.
I read “Not Fade Away” from the fall issue of Eleven Eleven.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues reading
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 7 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington
With Wm. Rage.
I read “The Mortician’s Gift” from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues reading
Friday, November 6, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Books Inc. in the Castro, San Francisco, California
With Dorian Katz, Dean Estes, Claudius Reich.
I read “Killing Max” by JD from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues reading
Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Dark Carnival Imaginative Fiction Bookstore, Berkeley, California
I read “The Mortician’s Gift.”

Pique your Morbid Curiosity!
October 24, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Ink Spell Books, Half Moon Bay, California
With Allegra Lundyworf, Katrina James, and Dorian Katz.
I read “Halloween Hell” by Mary Ann Stein from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.

Lit Crawl
Zombie Fest! Tales of Urban Fantasy
Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 7:15 p.m.
Borderlands Bookstore, San Francisco, California
With Seanan McGuire and John Levitt.
I read “No Spill Blood” and “The Mortician’s Gift” from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues meets the Thrillpeddlers
Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hypnodrome Theater, San Francisco, California
A staged reading with Russell Blackwood, Gravity Goldberg, Dana Fredsti, William Selby, Jill Tracy, and Will McMichael.
I read “The Mortician’s Gift.” (See the video above!)

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues reading
Friday, October 2, 2009 at 8:30
Stories Books and Café, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California
My first solo show to promote the book. I read Christine Sulewski’s “Amsterdam,” M. Parfitt’s “Why,” and my essay called “No Spill Blood.”

San Francisco Ghost Stories
Sponsored by Instant City: A Literary Exploration of San Francisco
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Gypsy Honeymoon, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Gravity Goldberg, with Trent Tano, Hiya Swanhuyser, Ana Maria Ventura, Amanda Coggin, and Kevin Hobson.
I read “The Ghost of Friends,” about my friend Blair.

World Horror Convention
Friday, March 29, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah
I read “Still Life with Broken Glass” from Sins of the Sirens.

Sins of the Sirens reading
Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 3 p.m.
Borderlands Books, San Francisco, California
With Maria Alexander.
I read “Still Life with Broken Glass” from Sins of the Sirens.

Instant City and Watchword Press introduce EthSix
Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 7 p.m.
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, California
I read “San Francisco: Crimes Seen,” an exploration of the City’s scenic crime scenes, from Instant City #5.

Instant City & Watchword Press
Friday, June 29th, 2007 at 7 p.m.
Pegasus Books, Downtown Berkeley, California
With Benjamin Perez, Matt Rohrer, Jeremy Adam Smith, and Loren Rhoads.
I read “The Energizer Bunny Keeps Going and Going…” from Instant City #4.

The Paramental Appreciation Society
Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 3 p.m.
Borderlands Books, San Francisco, California
Claudius Reich emceed, as the Paramental Appreciation Society read from our eponymous chapbook. With Seth Lindberg and Lilah Wild.
I read “The Shattered Rose.”

Instant City celebrates “Love”
Friday, February 2, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Adobe Bookshop, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Gravity Goldberg, with Mickey Dissend, Sean Beaudoin, and Jennifer Blowdryer.
I read “The Energizer Bunny Keeps Going and Going…” from Instant City #4.

Erotic Circle Reading
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 7 p.m.
Carol Queen’s Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, California
With Sherilyn Connelly, Dorian Katz, and others, facilitated by Jen Cross.
I read a story in progress called “Playing Doctor.”

Lit Crawl
Exploring the Outer Limits: Fantasy & Sci-Fi Authors
Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 7:15 p.m.
Borderlands Bookstore, San Francisco, California
With Peter S. Beagle, Pat Murphy, and Scott Sigler
I read “The Energizer Bunny Keeps Going and Going…” from the upcoming issue of Instant City.

Benefit for the Avon Walk
Inspired by Jane: Morbid Curiosity magazine raises money for breast cancer research
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 7 p.m.
Borders Books on Union Square, San Francisco, California
With RuthAnn Spike, Seth Flagsberg, Beth Touchette-Laughlin, Mary Ann Stein, David Booth, and Rachel Trachten.
I read an unpublished piece about the impact Jane and the Writing Salon have had on my life.

World Horror Convention
Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 12:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel, San Francisco, California
My first solo reading! I read “The Acid Which Dissolves Images” from Ashes & Rust.

Lit Crawl
Another Reality: Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing
Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
Borderlands Bookstore, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Alan Beatts, with Michael Blumlein, Richard Lupoff, and Pat Murphy.
I read “The Acid Which Dissolves Images” from Ashes & Rust.

Flint Area Writers’ Poets & Writers night
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 7 p.m.
Borders Books Music Café, Flint, Michigan
Hosted by Nancy Tucker, with Martha Allard, Kelly Dwyer, Melodie Bolt, and Angela Peters.
I read “The Fatal Book,” which was written for this event.

Bedtime Stories for Little Sluts
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 7 p.m.
Live Worms Gallery in North Beach, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Zoe KatKitten and Dorian Katz, with Renee Rivera, Kitte Ka’at, FireCatcher, Sherilyn Connelly, Riddle, and Jen Collins reading their risqué nighttime dramas.
I read “Still Life with Shattered Glass,” which was published in Cemetery Dance later.

Round Robin reading
Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 6:45 p.m.
Writing Salon, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Jane Underwood, with Mary Ann Stein, Seth Flagsberg, RuthAnn Spike, and many more.
I read “The Magical Bed,” “San Michele in Isola,” and “Executor.”

One-Handed Reading: a benefit the Center for Sex and Culture
Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 8 p.m.
Jon Sims Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Carol Queen and Thomas Roche, with M. R. Daniel, m.i. blue, Sherilyn Connelly, Claudius Reich, and Simon Sheppard.
I read “Object of Desire” and “Just Fuck Me.”

Release party for Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person
Thursday, March 9, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
City Lights Books, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea, with Thea Hillman, Trebor Healey, Tara Jepsen, Ricky Lee, Ali Liebegott, Eileen Myles, Alvin Orloff, Jan Richman, Marcus Ewert, Horehound Stillpoint, and Jackie Strano.
I read “Anarchy in Calaveras County.”

Naughty, Nice, or Neither: An Event of Fine Art and Tall Tales
Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 5:30 p.m.
CityArt Gallery Cooperative, San Francisco, California
Hosted by Dorian Katz, with Martrice Candler, Jen Collins, Gravity Goldberg, Anne Rickertsen, and Renee Rivera.
I read “The Acid that Dissolves Images” from Lend the Eye a Terrible Aspect.

All-Night Halloween Reading
Saturday, October 27, 2001
Borderlands Bookstore, San Francisco, California
I read “The Ghost of Friends.”

Bloodreams/Mind Rot reading
Friday, September 24, 1999 at noon
Death Equinox
The Ramada Inn, Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado
Hosted by Jeffrey A. Stadt, with Michael Hemmingson, Gene Santagada, and Jasmine Sailing.
I read “Ritual of the Black Sun,” later published in Cyber-Psychos AOD.

Cyber-Psychos AOD Slam
Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 9 p.m.
Death Equinox
The Ramada Inn, Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado
Hosted by Jasmine Sailing, with Michael Hemmingson, Jeffrey A. Stadt, Gomez, Gene Santagada, Gregory R. Hyde, and Bruce Young.
I read “Like Fire, Blood Transforms.”

Bloodreams/Mind Rot reading
Saturday, October 3, 1998 at 1 p.m.
Death Equinox
Sheraton Denver West, Denver, Colorado
With Jeffrey A. Stadt, Doug Rice, Michael Hemmingson, Gene Santagada, and Jasmine Sailing.
I read “Mother’s Day in Jawbone Canyon” from The Collective Cauldron.

Cyber-Psychos AOD Slam
Thursday, October 1, 1998 at 10 p.m.
Death Equinox
Sheraton Denver West, Denver, Colorado
Hosted by editrix Jasmine Sailing, with Michael Hemmingson, Jeffrey A. Stadt, Gene Santagada, and Bruce Young.
I read “The Energizer Bunny at Home” from the convention book.

Sex Toy Tales reading
August 25, 1998
Barnes & Noble on Shattuck, Berkeley, California
I read “Object of Desire.”

Brown Bag Lunch Open Mic
April 22, 1998
Alexander Book Company, San Francisco, California
I read an unpublished piece about a quilt made by my mother.

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