The third annual Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird occurred last weekend. It was a confluence of readings, panels, and academic presentations all held in a special effects studio in Atlanta, under the watchful gaze of silicon monsters. Attendees came from all parts of the country, as far away as Hawaii. The readings spanned the entire cosmos of Weird Fiction, from the absurd to creepy to literary and all points in-between. The lively panels were full of passionate participants.
I have no idea where my own fiction fits in this constellation but it definitely has a home, embedded there amongst the other dark stars. In fact, I pitched A SPECTRAL HUE at last year’s symposium (check the acknowledgements of the book). Thanks to everyone who had a hand in organizing this event.
Till next year!
A few of the other attendees (Silver Scream FX Lab)
My post Harlem Renaissance fantasy story, “Black Winged Roses” is featured in the new edition of The Revelator Magazine, along side other authors and artists–Marly Youmans, Lavelle Porter, Ron Drummond, and Brian Francis Slattery and Ezra Pound (!!!!)
Glittership has reprinted a story of mine in the Summer 2017 issue. My piece appears alongside work by Matthew Bright, Bogi Takács, Aimee Ogden, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Morris Tanafon, Charles Payseur, Hester J. Rook, and Jes Rausch.
My first Patreon post is a draft of a weird story called HAIR-NEST. It’s about race, gender and the politics of black hair. Influences/inspiration: Kara Walker, Angela Carter. And one of the characters was inspired by a certain actress/wellness guru with initials GP.
My story “Mirror Bias” will be appearing in Looming Low, an anthlogy published by Dim Shores Publications. I share the Table of Contents with a stellar cast of weird fiction luminaries. Looming Low will be available in August 2017.