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Friday, May 13 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
The Gothic in Horror and Dark Fantasy

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Gothic horror and dark fantasy relies on the threat of fear and on the past encroaching on the present. Setting plays a large part in the gothic history; a reminder of that haunting past. Our panelists discuss the beauty of gothic literature, which elements seem to work well, and how to create the haunting atmosphere so necessary in gothic stories.

This session will be livestreamed to our virtual convention.

Moderators
avatar for Crystal O’Leary-Davidson

Crystal O’Leary-Davidson

C. O. Davidson’s work has appeared in Cemetery Gates, Georgia Gothic, Dark Moon Digest, Black Poppy Review, and Dark Ink’s collection Generation X-ed. She has also co-edited Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable, a collection of scholarly essays. She is an avid RPG-gamer, a founding... Read More →

Speakers
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Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson is a Locus Best-selling author , WGA Screenwriting Award nominee, and a Texas Lone Star List recipient for his series Alex Van Helsing. He is the host of the Castle of Horror/Castle Talk Podcast, which regularly features genre stars like Elvira and Rob Zombie. Jason’s... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Ann York

Jessica Ann York

I’m a horror writer whose work has been featured at PseudoPod, Vastarien, Cemetery Gates Media, Love Letters to Poe, and more. Most recently, two of my short stories, “Phases of the Shadow” and “Women of the Mere,” were mentioned as standouts in the Summation section of... Read More →
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Kathleen Scheiner

freelance editor, Yen Press
I'm Kathleen Scheiner, proud member of the New York City HWA chapter. I like dance, roller derby, mentoring teens at Girls Write Now, astrology, tarot cards, and other witchy things. I've written for Publishers Weekly, L'Ecran Fantastique, Chime for Change, Toxic, and other publications... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Kröger

Lisa Kröger

Horror writer. Author of MONSTER, SHE WROTE. Cohost of the Know Fear Cast.


Friday May 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
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