There are relatively few events for which a "realistic crime scene" actually serves as a selling point, but let's assume this is one of them. Killer Nashville, a self-described "conference for thriller, suspense, mystery writers and literature lovers," gathers Aug. 23-26 at the Hutton Hotel, and this year's special guests include noted and notable authors C.J. Box, Heywood Gould and Peter Straub — the latter of whom is reportedly working with longtime friend and collaborator Stephen King on a little something that might involve Jack Sawyer and the Talisman. Check out the video trailer above for some more of the grisly details on this year's convention. If you're particularly adept at identifying book covers in a split-second, there's a wealth of ancillary information that flashes by as well. More info here.