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StokerCon 2018 and Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference schedule

Good evening Providence!

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:

@StokerCon 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”



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.


5:00 P.M.

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?


3:00 P.M.

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?


5:00 P.M.

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


I survived the Hell-e-vator at World Horror Con Atlanta! #WHC2015

Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend & World Horror Con 2015 was a total blast.

I met so many wonderful people, participated in and attended brilliant panels, signed a coffin load of books, and presented the World Premiere of my new movie The Stay. My first Stoker Awards Banquet was an unforgettable night, and I had the pleasure of sitting at the Samhain Horror table with several of my labelmates. I even sipped single malt whisky and chatted with the legendary Jack Ketchum with my partner in crime Aaron Dries. The after-parties went on into the wee hours of the morning and my suitcase was bursting with beautiful books as I flew the red eye back home to merry olde England.

See my WHC2015 photo gallery here.

But one thing I didn’t know about WHC2015 was that it had its own scary theme park ride, courtesy of the Marquis Marriott Atlanta.

The Hell-e-vator.

Check out my clip below – a madcap descent into the vertiginous abyss straight down from the 30th floor into a watery, pebble-based demise. Now imagine doing that with a hangover. We’re on an express elevator to hell – goin’ down! Hold on to yer lungpipes!


World Horror Con 2015 Schedule

Hey F(r)iends, i’m looking forward to seeing some of you at the 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention & Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend in Atlanta, 7-10 May.

The programmers have put together a dazzling array of panels and events – I wish I could attend every single one.

(My schedule of panels, readings, screenings etc. is below.)

Please note, the Mass Signing Event is open to the public, so even if you’re not around for the whole convention do come along on the Friday for books and authors galore.

And my publisher, Samhain Horror, will be in the dealers’ room all weekend with a coffin load of scary books.

– it will be great to see you there!




NOON-1 PM Media: WHCFILM: Beyond the Edge: Screenwriting Without Frontiers – REDHOOK

In order to scare or disturb an audience, and to tell a horrifying story that will resonate, a screenwriter must be willing to scare and disturb themselves first. This panel will explore screenwriting that willingly goes over the edge, as well as navigating the desires and demands of producers and studios within the realities of Hollywood and independent film.

Moderator: Ryan Lieske. Panelists: John Farris, Andrew S. Fuller, Daniel Knauf, Frazer Lee, Rena Mason

1-2 PM           Media: WHCFILM: World Premiere: THE STAY and Other Short Films From the Dark Imagination of Frazer Lee – REDHOOK

On Edge (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 15 min)

Impatient patient Thurlow (Charley Boorman) gets more than he bargained for in Doctor Matthews’ (Doug Bradley) dentist’s chair. Winner of Best Horror Short, Dragon*Con.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0194211/

Red Lines (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 7 min)

Unruly schoolgirl Emily (Kirsty Levett) learns the disturbing secret of the red lines in detention under the watchful eye of her Teacher (Doug Bradley). Winner of Best Short, Fearless Tales Genre Festival.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345851/

The Stay (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 9 min)

A young holidaymaker (Daniela Finley) checks into a secluded rental cottage and discovers that some vacations stay with you…forever. WORLD PREMIERE – WORLD HORROR CON ATLANTA 2015.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4599410/

Introduced & Q&A: Frazer Lee.

5-6 PM            Panel: WHCFILM: Filmmakers Lounge

Filmmakers and presenters from Thursday night’s and today’s World Horror Con Film Festival programming get together for a casual meet and greet with each other and attendees. Listen to them talk shop and ask questions about the scary and fun parts of making horror movies.

Moderator: Thomas Sipos. Panelists: Daniel Griffith, Lynne Hansen, Daniel Knauf, Frazer Lee, Ryan Lieske, John Skipp

6:30-8 PM       Mass Author Signing – THE BARRENS

Convention guests and attending authors will be available to sign their books.

The PUBLIC are also cordially invited to attend, free of charge!



12:30-1 PM     Reading: Frazer Lee – INNSMOUTH



NOON-1 PM   Panel: WORLDHORROR: International/Global Horror: Books and Films You May Have Missed This Year – SARNACH

Our panelists share their favorite novels, anthologies, collections, and stories published outside the USA in 2014, as well as the best in last year’s global horror cinema. They may even give you some hints as to what releases they are most looking forward to in 2015.

Moderator: Mandy Slater. Panelists: Aaron Dries, Frazer Lee, Usman T. Malik, Lisa Tuttle