Oz Horror Con. Oz Horror Con's mission initially was to 'Bring the horror to Oz!' During our first few years, we ran three horror conventions with guests, arranged multiple screenings and began publishing books. We also set up and ran many social media groups. In 2015, we began to focus more on the publishing side of things and together with a group of over 30 artists and writers, we published The Refuge Collection series of short stories, all for charity (Sanctuary Australia Foundation and Refugee Action UK).
These Tales from Refuge comprised 36 stories spanning 6 volumes and these were published in 2 books: 'The Refuge Collection... Heaven to Some!' featuring stories by Ramsey Campbell, Paul Kane, Lee Murray, Kaaron Warren, Martin Livings and more, and
'The Refuge Collection... Hell to Others!' featuring stories by Gerry Huntman, Mark Allan Gunnells, Amdi Silvestri, Brian Craddock, Marty Young and more.
Oz Horror have several years' experience in publishing. Oz Horror's Steve Dillon began his publishing career in 1985 with the publication 'Adventurer,' a monthly role-playing games magazine that ran for 13 issues before folding in 1987.
During that time, Steve interviewed Clive Barker at the launch of his novel "Weaveworld," commissioned a horror comic strip 'Whiplash' created by Warren Ellis and Staz Johnson, and published several stories by the UK's "Necroscope" author Brian Lumley.
In 2013, we published "The Book of the Tribes," a tribute to Clive Barker's Nightbreed Cabal Cut, which was screened in Melbourne, hosted by Cabal Cut Director Russell Cherrington.
In 2015, we began publishing "The Refuge Collection," initially as single eBooks, then as volumes of 6 eBooks, then as printed books, each containing 6 volumes of 6 stories each.
In 2017, we published "Between the Tracks - Tales from the Ghost Train," which was the first of the series of themed anthologies we called 'Things in the Well.'
-Steve Dillon, 2017.