For those who missed our earlier posts, Gaslight & Grimm will be launching at Balticon 50 this year, along with our other three anthologies: The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, The Weird Wild West, and Dogs of War – Reissue.

The convention has moved back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, at the Renaissance Hotel, over Memorial Day Weekend. The launch party will be the Sunday of the convention.

  • Where: MD Salon B (The New Garden Room)
  • When: Sunday, May 29th
  • Time: 7pm to 9pm

Those who have been to one of our launches will tell you that we always have a raffle as a part of the launch. It is held Chinese-Auction style (where you put a ticket in a bin in front of the prize you want to win) so no one wins a prize they aren’t interested in. They will also tell you we have some pretty amazing prizes. Given we have a whole month before the launch I wanted to highlight some of this year’s prizes for you so you know what there is to look forward to.

Just a note first on how you can win said prizes. At any event where we are holding a launch party we have a standing practice that whoever buys one of the books launching gets a free raffle ticket for each one. Once you have a free ticket, if you wish you can purchase additional tickets for $1 each, all the way up until the drawing. Once you arrive at the party you can peruse the prize table and see if any of them interest you. At that point you take your two-part raffle ticket and separate the perforated sides. You put one half of the ticket in the bin in front of the prize you want to win, the other half you put back in your pocket until it is time for the drawing. No need to put your name on either half of the ticket because you–or someone representing you–must be present at the time of the drawing to collect your prize.

Now, we have a LOT of prizes so I’m going to show you a few each week leading up to the launch. Here are this week’s batch:

Today’s Featured Prizes


These are our pirate-themed prizes. Each photo represents one prize bundle. The first bundle is donated by Danielle Ackley-McPhail. The other two bundles are donated by Misty Massey, author of Mad Kestrel and senior editor of The Weird Wild West.


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