If you’re heading out to Providence, RI for StokerCon 2018 & the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, I look forward to seeing you there for amazing Guests of Honour, a huge range of panels, presentations, Horror University workshops, the Final Frame Film Contest, and the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet.
Here’s my schedule for the duration:
ANN RADCLIFFE ACADEMIC CONFERENCE
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018
Panel 2: Monster Studies, Eurasia / 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
- Emily Anctil, “‘Not a Bedtime Story’: Investigating Textual Interactions Between the Horror Genre and Children’s Picturebooks”
- Naomi Borwein, “Monster Studies, Monster Anthropology, and Australian Aboriginal Horror Literature”
- Frazer Lee, “Koji Suzuki’s Ring – A World Literary Perspective”
- Amanda Trujillo, “Contagious Curses: Identifying the Characteristics and Origins of a Horror Trope”
READING – FRIDAY, MARCH 2
Block Four, 10 a.m.
Patrick Freivald, Heather Herrman, and Frazer Lee
All readings will take place in L’Apogee on the 17th Floor.
Following each reading, authors will be available for signings in the Dealers Room (Renaissance Salon) as their schedules allow. Special thanks to Broad Universe, sponsor of our Autographing Table.
PANEL – FRIDAY, MARCH 2
A (Haunted) House with Many Rooms—Horror Sub-Genres
State Suite A / Moderator: Tim Waggoner; Panelists: Don D’Auria, Frazer Lee, Jennifer Loring, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Paul Tremblay
The horror genre encompasses a multitude of types: action, bizarro, body, extreme, gothic, Lovecraftian, psychological, splatterpunk, the supernatural, vampire, weird, Western, zombie, ghost stories, and many others. The panelists will discuss how sub-genres evolve and key works that have defined or inspired sub-genres. Can authors become typecast in a sub-genre? What about mash-ups? What new types of horror might emerge in the future?
PANEL – SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Terrifying Teaching Tactics
State Suite C / Moderator: Michael Arnzen; Panelists: Heather Herrman, Frazer Lee, Thomas F. Monteleone, Sara Tantlinger
Educators who write and teach horror fiction, poetry, and film are a rare and darksome breed! Come learn their classroom strategies that engage learners with horror entertainment and help new writers enter the field we all love. The discussion will include not only books and movies that have educational value but also actual activities that use the craft and technique of horror writing to advance learning. What should those considering a career in horror education know?
PANEL – SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Book to Screen: How to Market Your Work for Film and Television
State Suite B / Moderator: Lynne Hansen; Panelists: J.D. Barker, Michael Gingold, Frazer Lee, Daniel Waters, Douglas E. Winter
Think your book would make a great movie or television show? So do a lot of other authors! What attracts the interest of producers and filmmakers? What makes a novel or story a good candidate for film or TV? What works against it? How do you go about getting your work into the hands of filmmakers and protect your intellectual property in the process?
Check out the Stokercon website at: http://stokercon2018.org
And the Horror Writers Association at: http://horror.org