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 Luz, Craig 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.
Also, I will be at Balticon this weekend. My schedule is posted below.
The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird, held last month in the Bay Area, was covered by Locus, the trade magazine for the speculative fiction genre. You can read up about the event, and even see a couple of pictures of yours truly in the latest issue (May 2018).
Here’s the TOC:
Cover by Mark Bode
African American Folklore, Magical Realism and Horror in Toni Morrison’s Novels by Sumiko Saulson
Mining Dark Latino Folklore by David Bowles
Hard As Stone – Daniel Braum
Art by Dave Felton
Black Treacle by Craig L. Gidney
Art by Liv Rainey-Smith
The Lake Children by Izzy Lee
Art by Sumiko Saulson
Worm of Poe by John Foster
Art by Liv Rainey-Smith
The Baby in the Forest by Eric Schaller
Art by Paul Mavrides
The Last Plague Doctor by Rebecca J. Allred
Art by Jeanne Maskmaker
Available exclusively to attending and supporting members: https://igg.me/at/theouterdark2018
(Tickets and supporting membership are still available!)
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.
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!
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.
The third part of The Outer Dark Symposium recording, held in March 2017, is now up on the This Is Horror website for you listening pleasure. In addition to panel discussions, you can hear readings from Grafton Tanner and Balogun Ojetade. I am also reading, an excerpt from the story “Lyes”, featured in my collection Skin Deep Magic.
Scott Nicolay and This Is Horror are posting the panels and readings from the first Outer Dark symposium that happened last March.
The panel I moderated is now available for your listening pleasure.
I’m still recovering from my weekend hanging out with weird fiction writers and fans. I will talk more about the panels I attended/moderated at a later time. In the meantime, here are some pictures.
The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird happens this Saturday (March 25, 2017) in Atlanta/Decatur. I will be moderating the following session:
PANEL: Other Weird Tales: Unraveling Paradigms as the Protagonist Shifts Away from the Cis White Male
Weird fiction, like SF/F/H, has predominantly centered on CIS white male protagonists mostly written by CIS white male authors. One of the most dynamic aspects of the contemporary Weird Renaissance is that this is no longer true. Non-CIS-white-male writers are not only altering the concept of what the Weird is as a literary form but also pushing its boundaries and defying editorial and publishing expectations. How does the narrative shift when the protagonist is a woman, a person of color, LBGT and/or disabled? What are some examples of good contemporary, or older Weird tales with Other protagonists that exemplify these different qualities? What challenges have the authors on the panel personally faced in approaching the Weird from Other perspectives–cultural, gender, orientation, etc.? Finally, how are new writers, new perspectives and new audiences opening up the Weird and spec-lit in general to new markets, and conversely how are new markets (small press, self-publishing) facilitating exposure to different voices?
Moderator: Craig Laurance Gidney
Panelists: Mike Allen, Gerald L. Coleman, Valjeanne Jeffers, Damien Angelica Walters
I will also be doing a reading at 1:50pm
And there is a Mass Signing at 5.15pm
I will be participating in The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird on March 25 in Atlanta/Decatur, along with a bunch of other authors, editors, artists and academics.
The Outer Dark is a podcast run by Scott Nicolay that focuses on Weird Fiction. Guests of the podcast have included Chesya Burke, Laird Barron, Nisi Shawl, and Gemma Files, among other weird creators.
The first Symposium is raising funds via an Indiegogo campaign. There are many perks for contributors–including one by yours truly.