The Fans Are Buried Tales
Edited by Peter David and Kathleen David
In the late 14th century, writer Geoffrey Chaucer provided the work that later generations would remember him for: The Canterbury Tales. Written in Middle English, it depicted the stories of a group of pilgrims on their way to visit the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket in Canterbury.
Some centuries later, a group of science fiction and fantasy fans were trapped at a convention hotel thanks to a snowfall of several feet.
Stuck in the hotel for extra days, they had to find something to do to fill the time.
And as they gathered in the hotel bar, with ninjas next to zombies and Amazons next to Trekkies, they told each other stories like the pilgrims of long ago—making sure to remain in character.
"Zoinks" is the story by Rande Goodwin which features an unfortunate hockey-masked serial killer who runs afoul of a group of meddling kids and their beloved Great Dane . . .