From July 9-12, nearly 600 people will convene at New Yorks Grand Hyatt Hotel for the 3rd Annual ThrillerFest, presented by the International Thriller Writerss association.
More than 50 acclaimed authors including James Patterson, Sandra Brown, and Goosebumps author R.L. Stine will teach wannabe writers the ins and outs of being a suspenseful scribe.
David Morrell, who co-founded the event and wrote First Blood the novel that introduced Rambo to the world says Thrillerfest isnt out to scare people, but to teach them how Tinseltown is tricking everyone.
Common thriller movie mistakes include scenes where a single bullet shot into a gas tank makes the whole car explode, or when villains use silencers on revolvers which is inaccurate, as only semi-automatic pistols can be silenced.
He says, Movies so often get it wrong, its embarrassing to use them as a model.
To shoot down the big-screen bloopers, there will be a special panel on firearms, which is sure to get thrill-seeking fans all fired up.
For the full story, go to thrillerfest.com.
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