Dancing With PennyWise

The ghouls are gathering...

The ghouls are gathering…

The World Horror Convention 2015 is still going strong in Atlanta, but the faces are starting to look a little more haggard.

Last night’s costume ball and spin off parties are partially to blame. The pace is also intense—from 9 a.m. to midnight there seems to be something going on with no time for bathroom breaks and meals. You definitely get your penny’s worth at this convention.

Speaking of pennies, last night I indulged in a childhood fantasy I didn’t realize I had when I danced with a murderous clown with oversized teeth, ala Pennywise. It was such a fun and surreal experience to shuffle to Uptown Funk surrounded by monsters. The best part, having a chat about it as I refilled my drink and the wonderful response from the girl next to me.

“What’s your favorite part so far?” she asked.

“Definitely dancing with Pennywise,” I said.

“Oh my God, I have to go find him!” and she was gone.

Only at a horror convention.


About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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2 Responses to Dancing With PennyWise

  1. Frank Smith says:

    We all float across the dance floor Georgie!

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