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    The voices in my head directed me here. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    I'm sorry to say I'm a late comer to CD. I only got on board with the release of Blockade Billy. The good news is I don't plan to go anywhere else for a long long time.

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    In 1994 was reading The Stephen King Story by George Beahm. The book mentioned Cemetery Dance Magazine a couple times( think was about Chatter Teeth). End up finding CD info in the books Index. Wrote Rich about a mag subscription. He hooked me up with the old hard copy newsletter. ( still have all the old fliers) In 1995 received my first Issue #22. In 1996 bought my first limited (of any kind) Rick Hautala The Mountain King. The rest is History!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    And I loved, loved, loved Island Funeral!
    Have to completely agree with you. First chapbook I have purchased or read and was very happy with it.

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    I did not know about CD until this April when I stumbled on to The Secretary of Dreams, Vol. 2. Since then I have been playing catch up, ordering titles directly from CD and other sites. My first purchase directly from CD was the Stephen King grab bag. I already know I will be a lifelong fan and I signed up for Twitter just to follow CD!

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    I was dragged into the darkness sometime in the Fall of 2007. Read Al Sarrantonio's Hallows Eve for my Halloween read that year and was looking for more of his work. Ran across a copy on Orangefield on ebay and was instantly hooked. Have proceeded to fill several shelves with CD books in the time since!

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    I found CD in June of 2009 when I was looking up a list of published Stephen King books and saw SOD on the list. I found the CD site and they still had some copies of the Gift Edition available at the time, so I ordered SOD Vol.1 and pre-ordered Vol. 2. A few grab bags, collector's clubs, book clubs, and purchases later, I have filled a few shelves with CD material...and I'm looking forward to continuing to fill up more shelves in the years to come!

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    Like a number of responses my first purchase from CD was Stephen King's "From A Buick 8", since then all the King books from CD and most about his work.
    A few of the Grab bags and a "Book Club" subscription is a great way to get some great books and to experience other author's works.

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    Dark May 22, 2003

    Collected Stephen King and needed a reference guide to his books.
    Found CD Publications and "George Beahm, Stephen King Collectibles: An Illustrated Price Guide" online on May 22, 2003.
    Purchased the book and subscribed to their e-mail lists.
    Then came the limited edition books, LT chapbook, LT Signature Series, Grab Bags, Magazines, LT Lonely Road Books, lettered edition books, and ...



    I have been in the Dark since. ~AY

    Can't find my way out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny View Post
    In 1994 was reading The Stephen King Story by George Beahm. The book mentioned Cemetery Dance Magazine a couple times( think was about Chatter Teeth). End up finding CD info in the books Index. Wrote Rich about a mag subscription. He hooked me up with the old hard copy newsletter. ( still have all the old fliers) In 1995 received my first Issue #22. In 1996 bought my first limited (of any kind) Rick Hautala The Mountain King. The rest is History!!!
    Count me among one of the old timers like Danny here. I think I had first heard of CD from an article in TZ magazine back in the late 1980's/early 1990's and by the time I got married in 1993, was full on into collecting Stephen King. I got Stephen Spignisi's big Complete SK book (don't drop it on your foot - LOL!) as a present and was picking up even more of the magazines, etc. that King was in. (I also collected and liked a lot of other authors as well, but King, Koontz, Barker, Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison and Charles Grant were my favorites and the ones I was trying to do the completeist thing on).

    When issue #14 of CD hit the stands, I found a copy in a local bookstore and was hooked. Grabbed up whatever back and current issues I could find after that. Collected every one except #1 eventually (always eluded me for less than $50 and just can't see paying over that for a mag), but someone was nice enough to make me a photo copy a few years back. Then as I got into collecting more signed/limited HC's I would buy them from Overlook, Wrigley-Cross, etc. and eventually online when the internet took off. Subscribed finally back around 1999/2000 and have been one ever since. I've bought, sold and traded countless CD books and magazines over the years now as well (and sell a few new and used titles for publisher friends like CD, Bad Moon, Overlook, Thunderstorm, Tasmaniac, NEP, etc. on the DD website too).

    Cemetery Dance was (along with The Horror Show and Deathrealm) the main influence on my own magazine Dark Discoveries in the formative stages. We've went a bit more towards a modern Twilight Zone sort of magazine in the past couple of years since we went color and started doing themed issues, but CD will always have a fond spot in my heart.

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    I started with CD when I wanted more information on book collecting and I googled "Steephen King book Collecting" one of the sites that came up was Cemetery Dance. I think this was in 2003. I went to their site and I saw books about Stephen King. I saw "The Stephen King Universe" I also saw "From a Buick 8' I think my first CD purchase was Secretary of Dreams II. Since then I have bought almost every book about Stephen King or by Stephen King that CD has to offer.

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    I bought their very first magazine (yes, I have #1, and #2, and all the rest) and their very first HC, SLIPPIN' INTO DARKNESS...so I guess you could say I've been with 'em since the very beginning.

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    'Course, I was "in the dark" long before CD came on the scene. Late '70s horror (King, et al), Dark Harvest press, and so on...these were all sources I drew from prior to CD. Having said that, things sure got better once CD appeared...

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    I first discovered Cemetery Dance back in 2007. I had just started getting serious about writing and I was curious about what markets existed for horror. I did a basic Google search and Cemetery Dance was one of the hits.

    I didn't actually buy anything until Blockade Billy, though. I kept meaning to, but was never able to force myself to spend money on authors I wasn't familiar with at the time.

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    My first CD purchase was way back in 1997. I bought the signed/limited edition of Revelations. I still have it and I have over 25 more Cemetery Dance publications as well. I also have at least 5 on order and one (Tim Lebbon's latest) that just shipped to me today!

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    I think my first Cemetery Dance purchase was also "From a Buick 8". After I missed the boat on the Philtrum Press edition of "Six Stories" (which I still kick myself for) I determined I'd try to get any King signed or rarity that I could afford, and Cemetery Dance has been one of the best sources of books and information about other companies. I also started my subscription to the magazine at that time. I guess I could be considered a regular and loyal customer. Back in 2006 I attended the Borderlands Press writer's workshop and Kelly Laymon was there the first night. At that time she was working with Cemetery Dance. She recognized my name immediately and even knew where my P.O. box was. That kind of personal attention really astounded me, and made me think CD wasn't nearly as big as I thought they were.

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    My brother told me about CD, his fault I'm here.

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    Hi, it's nice to see all the newbies and not so newbies. I think I win the prize as I started back in Dec 88 (Hi Rich). I saw an ad in some magazine (I assume) for a LT membership to a new magazine called Cemetery Dance. I was big into King, Koontz and ,McCammon, so I said I'll take a chance...hmmmm...guess I'm glad I did!
    I've always wanted to visit CD and meet the crew, but I live on the west coast and have never been back east. Some year..I know my wife wants to go to NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryki View Post
    Hi, it's nice to see all the newbies and not so newbies. I think I win the prize as I started back in Dec 88 (Hi Rich). I saw an ad in some magazine (I assume) for a LT membership to a new magazine called Cemetery Dance. I was big into King, Koontz and ,McCammon, so I said I'll take a chance...hmmmm...guess I'm glad I did!
    I've always wanted to visit CD and meet the crew, but I live on the west coast and have never been back east. Some year..I know my wife wants to go to NY.
    Big Koontz fan!

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    I was "floating" around CD close to the time they released Secretary of Dreams Volume I. But my first purchase came quite some time later: Blockade Billy.

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