I’m so excited to be heading out to Grand Rapids, MI for StokerCon this year, and even more excited that I get to be a Guest of Honor. It’s still hard to believe and I feel like I have to pinch myself every so often to make sure this is real, especially when I’m celebrating next to talent such as Josh Malerman, Kathe Koja, Kaaron Warren, and Robert McCammon.
As such, I wanted to put together a list of panels that I’ll be speaking on so please be sure to stop by and say hello!
Friday, May 10
1-2:00 Out There in the Dark: Horror—The Original Literature
Moderator: Kevin Wetmore Jr.
Speakers: Kathe Koja, Josh Malerman, Robert R. McCammon, Kaaron Warren, and myself.
3:30-5:00 Librarians Day—Small Publishers, Big Voices
Speakers: Gwendolyn Kiste, Jennifer Barnes, Lesley Connor, Don D’Auria, Christopher C. Payne, Jonathan Lanz, Erik T. Johnson, Josh Malerman, and myself.
Saturday, May 11
9-10:30 Inclusiveness in the Horror Genre: Are We Doing Enough?
Moderator: Linda D. Addison
Speakers: Gabino Iglesias, Norman Prentiss, John Lawson, Kaaron Warren, and myself
1-2:00 Reading Block
Readers: David Cowen and myself.
(FYI: I’ll be reading from my upcoming poetry collection The Apocalyptic Mannequin and well as an excerpt from my novelette The Dangers of Surviving a Slit Throat, which I’m hoping to get out later this fall)
3-4:00 When Your Life Becomes the Horror Story: Writing Through Personal Tragedy
Moderator: Krystal Hammond
Spekaers: Mary Turzillo, Brian Keene, Cynthia Pelayo, and myself
4-5:00 100 Years of Horror Movies: The Legacy of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Moderator: Nicholas Diak
Speakers: Andy Davidson, Amanda Trujillo, John Skipp, Jonathan Lees, and myself