OutWrite 2018 Schedule!

The OutWrite LGBTQ literary festival is almost upon us! You can peruse the schedule book here.

Outwrite 2018

My schedule is as follows:

Saturday, August 4

1pm – WRITING HORROR PANEL: w/ Catherine Lundoff, Marianne Kirby, Naamen Tilahun & Jackie D.

4pm – FERAL DREAMS READING: w/ A.M. Dellamonica,Brit Mandelo, Melissa Scott & Lara Elena Donnelly

Untitled

Upcoming Event: Reading at DC’s Outwrite Festival in August!

I’ll be reading with Melissa Scott (author of Shadow Man, the City of Astreiant Series); Brit Mandelo (author of We Wuz Pushed: On Joanna Russ and Radical Truth-Telling and numerous short stories); A.M. Dellamonica (author of The Hidden Sea and Indigo Springs series). It will be moderated by Lara Elena Donnelly, author of the deco punk novels Amberlough and Armistice. Hope to see you there!

Untitled

Outer Dark Symposium recording; Balticon

The recording of the Outer Dark Symposium panel I was on, The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera, is now available to listen to on the This Is Horror website.

A description of the panel:

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the first installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 including  The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera” Panel, moderated by David Bowles and featuring Rios de la LuzCraig Laurance Gidney, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Scott Nicolay, and Tiffany Scandal, plus Readings by David Bowles and John Claude Smith. These segments were recorded live on Saturday March 24 at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. The podcast also includes all-new exclusive News from The Weird with Max Booth III and Lori Michelle from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

Outer Dark

Also, I will be at Balticon this weekend. My schedule is posted below.

Balticon

SIGNAL BOOST: Indiegogo Campaign for the Outer Dark

The Outer Dark is running an Indiegogo Campaign to help fund its second annual Symposium on the Greater Weird on March 24. There are many MAGNIFICIENT rewards to those who contribute.

From their website:

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is the world’s only conference focusing on contemporary Weird fiction, film and art. The 2nd annual symposium will gather more than 25 writers, artists, filmmakers & editors on March 24, 2017 at Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA., one of the USA’s Weirdest places. Hear all the readings and panels on The Outer Dark podcast, which airs on This Is Horror, reaching thousands of listeners who are readers of Weird and speculative fiction.

OD 2018

 

The Outer Dark, and Looming Low News

Some writing based news

I will be appearing at the 2018 Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird on March 24. In addition to getting to meet and mingle with other cool authors, the event will be held at the allegedly haunted world famous Winchester House in San Jose, CA!

Winchester_Mystery_House_San_Jose_California_Picuresque_Spraying_Fountain

Looming Low, the first Dim Shores anthology, has been nominated for a This is Horror award in the anthology category.*

 

*My story “Mirror Bias” appears here.

My schedule at the Baltimore Book Festival (Sept 22 – 24)

 

logo-bbf

Saturday Sept 23


2 PM: #OwnVoices: What Does It Mean to Write What You Know? Identity and SF/F
Authors discuss what it’s like writing characters who share their own marginalized identities and mapping issues of identity into science fiction and fantasy.

Authors: Craig Laurance Gidney, Kosoko Jackson, Sam J Miller, Day al-Mohamed, K.M. Szpara

4 PM: Turning Old Monsters Into New
Still scared of the Boogie Man? Our panel resurrects the monsters you grew up with, talks about all the monsters you grew up with, from fairy tales to urban fantasy to myths and legends and the thing underneath your bed, discuss how modern fiction is reinterpreting them.

Authors: Scott Edelman, Ruthanna Emrys, Craig Laurance Gidney, Vivian Shaw, Ruth Vincent. Moderator: Scott H. Andrews

Sunday September 24


12 PM Politics, Resistance, & Speculative Fiction
Science fiction and fantasy have always been political, and have always used genre trappings to explore the here and now through the past and future. What does that look like in the current political climate?
Authors: Lara Elena Donnelly, Ruthanna Emrys, Craig Laurance Gidney, Addison Gunn, Malka Older. Moderator: Scott H. Andrews

1 PM – Signing (w/ Tom Doyle)

2 PM Fantasy: It’s Epic, it’s Historic, it’s Dark or Weird or High or Low or Urban
How are all of the categories of fantasy even the same genre? From dungeons to dragons to vampires in our midst, our panel will discuss what they love, what they write, and what you should be reading.

Authors: DH AIre, Ruthanna Emrys, Craig Laurance Gidney, Jeremy M. Gottwig, Ilana C. Myer, Ruth Vincent. Moderator: Jon Skovron

Necronomicon 2017 in pictures

I am exhausted from my recent trip to Providence, RI. In lieu of a write up, I’ll share some annotated pictures from the convention.

Necroreading
I read from THE NECTAR OF NIGHTMARES.  Photo by John Glover
Looming Low Pic
Holding the limited edition of the hardback of LOOMING LOW
Outer Dark
Outer Dark Podcast panel: Scott Nicolay, me, Sonya Taafe, Anya Martin, Peter Straub, Stephen Graham Jones, Scott Jones.
Weird
WALK ON THE WEIRD SIDE. (Featuring my story “Eidolon Realty, LLC.”)
An elder one gooses me
Goosed by an Elder One.

 

My schedule at #NecronomiConPVD

Despite the real-life horror going on in the country, I will be leaving for Providence tomorrow. My schedule is below.

Friday – 10:30-11:45am
AUTHOR READINGS – L’Apogee, Biltmore 17th Floor
Victoria Dalpe, Paul Di Filippo, Craig L. Gidney, Catherine Grant

Sunday – 9-10:15am

FABULISM IN CONTEMPORARY WEIRD FICTION – Garden Room, Biltmore 2nd Floor
Before the short story, the novel, or even the play- there was the fable and fabulism has been a constant thread throughout the history of horror and weird fiction and, in recent years, many writers have been more openly showcasing fabulism in their work. This panel seeks to explore the phenomenon, it’s history, and it’s current use with several contemporary writers who have, themselves, embraced fabulism as a driving factor in their own work.
Panelists: Craig Gidney, J.T. Glover, Kij Johnson, Nnedi Okorafor, Simon Strantzas (Moderator), Peter Straub

Sunday – 10:30-11:45am

THE DREADED SURREAL: Landscapes in Weird Fiction – Newport-Washington, Omni 3rd Floor
External landscapes have been something of a dark playground for weird fiction writers and artists throughout the history of the genre. Many bizarre and unsettling places have served as the settings for countless memorable works. Which of these fictional places have been most memorable in the minds of artists and writers working in horror, weird fiction, and science fiction today? What strange, terrifying places may yet be created? And how might they steer the genre in terms of narrative structure and content?
Panelists: Christopher Burke, Craig Gidney, Mike Griffin, Eric Schaller (Moderator)