First place winner of the Huntington Music and Arts Festival 2023 72 Hour Film Challenge. Written, directed and edited by Michael Valentine, filmed by Kyle Quinn, starring Wally Dempsey, P.J. Woodard and William Bitner with a cameo by Rachel Allinder and set design by Emily Conzett.
For the fifth consecutive year I am truly honored be appearing in Michael Valentine’s Good Time Christmas Show. This year’s production looks to be the biggest and best ever, a Good Time take on Dicken’s A Christmas Carol starring WSAZ’s Tim Irr as Scrooge along with a talented cast of singers and actors … and DFZ.
The Foundry Theater, December 22, doors open 6:30, show at 7:00, one night only.
The third and final ebook being released in conjunction with my appearance at the WV Book Festival October 22, 2022, Voices From Beyond: The Mythos Stories of William Bitner is now available on Kindle for the bargain price of $1.99. Take advantage of the opportunity in this trio of Kindle releases to sample my work for an incredibly low price, and you locals please don’t forget to come out and hear my presentation, “Wrestling With Appalachian Horror.”
The second of three ebooks being released in conjunction with my appearance at the WV Book Festival October 22, Kill It If You Can: The Witch Hunt Stories of William Bitner, is now available for download on Kindle for the bargain price of $1.99.
I will be appearing at this year’s WV Book Festival on October 22. The Book Festival is the state’s largest book related event drawing thousands of book lovers to the Charleston Civic Center each year and it’s quite an honor to be chosen to participate. I will be giving the presentation Wrestling with Appalachian Horror in Room 204-5 from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, October 22 and will have all my books there for sale.
For more information check out the Kanawha County Public Library website.
The long (long) awaited premier of the film Gone Where the Goblins Go, based on the William Bitner short story of the same name, will be held October 13 at the Foundry Theater in Huntington. It will be featured as part of the Foundry Theater’s Haunted Film Festival contest showcasing thirteen short independent horror films with cash prizes awarded for the top three winners. For more information about this as well as the other great programming they have upcoming check out the Foundry Theater website and Facebook page.
As part of the Huntington Music and Arts Festival the Good Time Horror Podcast will be presenting a live dramatic presentation of one of my short stories Tuesday, August 30th at the Foundry Theater in Huntington. The show starts at 6 pm, admission is free.
At the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium… come out and get your pants scared off. This is a hyperlink to the event on Facebook. (The image also links to it.)
The Good Time Christmas Show is now up for viewing. While the entire show is excellent and well worth watching, Death Falcon Zero makes his appearance at 1:13:30 (approximately). Enjoy.
The Good Time Christmas Show
It's hard to believe that it has already been two months since all of these amazing people came together to give nearly $70,000 to our community! We're already hard at work on the show for this year — who would you like to see perform? #thegoodtimechristmasshow #christmas #myhuntingtonPosted by The Good Time Christmas Show on Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring Mountain Magic, a celebration of the rich literary storytelling heritage of West Virginia, throughout the months of March, April and May. I’m honored to have been chosen as one of the presenters and will be speaking at the Main Library in Charleston, WV on Saturday, May 11 at 2 pm in the Ray Room.
Please come join me and “Enjoy an afternoon of readings and discussion with author and professional wrestler William Bitner who will share the many ways in which his horror fiction has been influenced by Appalachia. Bitner will also speak about wrestling as a form of storytelling.”
I’ll have all my books available for sale and autograph, we’re heading across the street for beers afterward. I’m anticipating a very enjoyable event. Hope to see you there.