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!
FRIDAY, MAY 8
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.
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.
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.
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!
SATURDAY, MAY 9
12:30-1 PM Reading: Frazer Lee – INNSMOUTH
SUNDAY, MAY 10
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