I don't think that I've mentioned that I'll be attending the World Horror Convention in Atlanta this year. I'll be appearing on several panels, signing books and talking to folks. This is my first time at WHC so I'm very excited about attending. This is my schedule for the con, so if you're in the area, drop by and say hi.
THURSDAY, MAY 7
9-10 PM Panel: WEIRD SOUTH: Voices of the Mountains: Manly Wade Wellman and Karl Edward Wagner – DUNWICH
Panelists discuss the influential writings of Manly Wade Wellman and Karl Edward Wagner, two pioneers of Southern Horror. From Wellman’s stories of John the Balladeer to Wagner’s tales of deep south terror like “Where the Summer Ends” and “In the Pines.”
Moderator: Charles Rutledge. Panelists: Cliff Biggers, James A. Moore, Leigh Perry, Brett Talley, Derek Tatum, James R. Tuck, Tim Waggoner
FRIDAY, MAY 8
3-4 PM TERRIFYING TROPES: H.P. Lovecraft in the 21st Century: The Problematic Legacy of the Great Old One of Horror and the Weird – SARNATH
Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s legacy in modern horror fiction has been cemented for more than half a century in his Cthulhu Mythos and exploration of cosmic, existential horror. More recently, the tentacles of Lovecraft’s more troubling legacy – as a voice for some of the last century’s most vile expressions of racism and xenophobia – have found their way into the center of the discussion of his work. Is it possible to untangle the two sides of Lovecraft’s work? Should we?
Moderator: David Nickle. Panelists: Jesse Bullington, Leslie Klinger, Usman T. Malik, Charles Rutledge, Molly Tanzer
SATURDAY, MAY 9
NOON-1 PM Panel: From The Crypt to Providence: The Changing Face of Horror Comics – R’LEYH
Horror comics aren’t what they used to be! If you think horror comics are just zombies, gore, and mayhem, think again!
Moderator: Cliff Biggers. Panelists: Chesya Burke, Christopher Golden, Daniel Knauf, Jonathan Maberry, Charles Rutledge
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