This weekend Visioncon in Springfield, MO offers Artist GoH Alain Viesca, author GoH Shane Moore, Comic Guest of Honor Javier Saltares and a flock of other guests.
Chief among them are horror writers Cullen Bunn, Wrath James White, Mike Oliveri, Brian Keene. The quartet is being trumpeted as the competition in an “Author’s Gross Out Contest” Saturday at 10 p.m. Cullen Bunn has won the World Horror Convention Gross-Out Contest four times, you know, so the bar is set pretty high.
I think we had that contest at a Worldcon once, except we called it the Sunday session of the 1987 Business Meeting, held in a room that had just hosted an all-night beer tasting, and then the floor cleaned with an ammonia solution before the chairs were set. The smell of the place is forever branded in my memory.
[Thanks to David Klaus for the link.]