This weekend, join some of ECW’s wrestling authors and our Executive Editor, Michael Holmes, at the first-ever virtual wrestling-themed book convention!

It started out with a Facebook message. “What if we put on an author fair on Facebook for wrestling writers?” I asked Kenny Casanova. What started innocently 15 days ago has blown up into a full weekend of wrestling talk. Wrestling Bookmarks Covid-Con is the first every virtual wrestling convention. All weekend long you can hear stories and do Q&A with wrestling authors, wrestlers, and other wrestling personalities on Facebook. And it’s all 100% FREE!

The guest list includes Diamond Dallas Page, Hurricane Helms, Sunny the California Girl from GLOW, Dutch Mantell, ODB, Sid Vicious, Mad Man Pondo, Koko B. Ware, Kenny “Starmaker” Bolin, Justin Credible, Sabu, Joel Gertner, Typhoon, Gangrel, Mr. Hughes, Referee Danny Davis, Cowboy Scott Casey, and Duke The Dumpster Droese. Authors scheduled to appear include Bill Apter, Greg Oliver, Mark James, Dan Murphy, Pat LaPrade, Bertrand Hebert, RD Reynolds, Brennon Martin, and of course… Kenny Casanova and John Cosper.

Come ready with questions — every 30 minutes, a wrestling author, historian, talent or personality will be going live on Facebook for a Q&A.

SATURDAY, MAY 2 & SUNDAY, MAY 3 on Facebook Live and Fite TV

Click here for the full schedule, and keep reading to see which ECW authors will be participating in the convention and when you can tune in to hear them.

Keith Elliot Greenberg is a New York Times bestselling author and television producer who wrote for WWE’s publications for decades and co-authored the autobiographies of WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair, Freddie Blassie, and Superstar Billy Graham, as well as the third edition of the WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment. Too Sweet chronicles the growth of indie wrestling from bingo halls to a viable alternative to WWE. Greenberg speaks to those involved in the Alternative Wrestling League with remarkable candour, gaining behind-the-scenes knowledge of this growing enterprise.

Pat Laprade has been involved in pro wrestling for more than 15 years. He was a field producer for HBO’s critically acclaimed documentary André the Giant. With Bertrand Hébert he co-authored Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs and Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story. Involved in pro wrestling for more than 25 years, Hébert also co-wrote Pat Patterson’s biography, Accepted. The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant is the newest from this writing tag team and is available to order at Barnes & Noble (U.S.) and at Indigo and independent bookstores (Canada).

Greg Oliver is the author of 14 books and counting, and the producer of the long-running SLAM! Wrestling website.

Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl is a promoter and wrestler who spent a decade working for WWE. He currently wrestles for a number of independent promotions worldwide and runs the Wisconsin-based company All-Star Championship. Life Is Short and So Am I comments on the challenges of making it in the wrestling industry while living with achondroplasia. Informed by over a decade in the ring, Postl’s stories include many popular and beloved WWE superstars.

Michael Holmes is the acquiring editor for ECW’s wrestling books, including all of the books featured in this newsletter, and the ultimate wrestling fan.

From his days as a magazine writer, photographer, broadcaster, wrestling convention host, and special guest on hundreds of wrestling TV programs, Bill Apter has become a legend in his chosen field. His career spans an amazing 50 years and is still going strong. Is Wrestling Fixed? takes readers from the dressing rooms of the Bruno Sammartino era to the birth of WrestleMania, the emergence of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and the “Attitude Era,” to today’s WWE Superstars like John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns.

Al Snow is a professional wrestler, trainer and promoter who owns Ohio Valley Wrestling.  He is best known for his ring work with Smokey Mountain Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. Self Help delivers highlights from his onscreen antics and never-before-heard tales from the road in this high-flying memoir spanning 30 years in the ring.

R.D. Reynolds is a former professional wrestling manager and the co-creator of, one of the wrestling community’s favourite websites. His book Wrestlecrap features outrageous costumes, cartoonish characters, and scripted storylines in this retrospective look at the no-holds-barred stunts pro wrestling promoters have used to attract viewers. What went wrong? The expanded and updated version of the bestselling Death of WCW takes readers through a detailed dissection of WCW’s downfall, including even more commentary from the men who were there.

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By Steph Franchomme

News, Reviews, Social Media Editor, Impact Wrestling Reviewer, Interviewer Well, call me The Boss... And French...

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