Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Horrorfind 2011 - Moderating and Reading

Because of budget reasons I've had to trim down on the Con travel over the past year, but the one Con I'll ALWAYS attend is Horrorfind Weekened, which takes place in Gettysburg, PA.  It's right in my backyard, and as a Con that merges both the horror film and writing industry, it's a unique beast, and QUITE a spectacle to behold. 

This year I'll be reading with the awesome Bob Ford and Wes Southard (who I've yet to meet but have heard good things about), but I'll also be pulling my first official stint as table moderator for a panel featuring young authors and their experiences in "What We’ve Learned So Far"I'm honored, and hope to do the best job I can.

Here's the complete line-up.  I'm certainly not hoping summer will go by fast, BUT I'm sure it will just in the waiting.....

FRIDAY

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Zombies – Authors Kim Paffenroth (moderator), J.F. Gonzalez, Tim Lebbon, Jason Gehlert, Scott Kenemore, Jeremy Wagner, and Scott Baker discuss why the dead just won’t stay dead, and why the literary zombie craze is far from over. (Reading Room)

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Ronald Malfi and Rio Youers (Reading Room)

7:30pm – 8:30pm: The Life of Forrest J. Ackerman – Author Deborah Painter discusses the horror genre’s favorite Uncle. (Reading Room)

8:30pm – 9:00pm: James Newman and Norman Prentiss (Reading Room)

9:00pm – 10:00pm: Women in Horror – Authors Monica J. O’Rourke (moderator), Kelli Owen, Mary SanGiovanni, Christopher Golden, James A. Moore, and Lesley Conner discuss the history and contributions of women in literary horror, and their future roles. (Reading Room)

SATURDAY:

10:00am – 10:30am Spooky Stories for Kids with Robert Gray (Outside – Rear Carport)

10:00am – 11:00am: Thomas F. Monteleone and Chet Williamson (Reading Room)

11:00am – Noon: What We’ve Learned So Far – New authors Kevin Lucia (moderator), Sheldon S. Higdon, Lincoln Crisler, Ty Schwamberger, Jacob Haddon, and Bryon Morrigan discuss the perils, pitfalls, and lessons learned from publishing in the new millennium. (Outside – Rear Carport)

11:00am – Noon: James A. Moore and Mary SanGiovanni (Reading Room)

Noon – 1:00pm: Jason Gehlert and Jeremy Wagner (Reading Room)

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Politics and Religion in Horror – Politics and religion are two things many prefer not to discuss, yet horror fiction examines them regularly. Authors Kim Paffenroth (moderator), Chet Williamson, Andersen Prunty, Ronald Malfi, Kelli Owen, Rio Youers, Norman Prentiss, and James Newman discuss why. (Outside – Rear Carport)

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden (Reading Room)

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Monica J. O’Rourke and Nick Cato (Reading Room)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Brian Keene and Kelli Owen (Reading Room)

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Dustin Warburton and Scott Kenemore (Reading Room)

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Bizarro World – Authors Andersen Prunty (moderator), Jeff Burk, Gregory Hall, Eric Mays, William Pauley III, and Nick Cato discuss the origins and future of the Bizarro genre, and offer some select readings and performances. (Reading Room)

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Q&A – Authors Tim Lebbon, Christopher Golden, James A. Moore, Brian Keene, J. F. Gonzalez, Chet Williamson, and Thomas F. Monteleone answer your questions about anything in this no-holds-barred Q&A. (Outside – Rear Carport)

SUNDAY:

11:00am – 11:30am Spooky Stories for Kids with Robert Gray (Outside – Rear Carport)

11:00am – Noon: Charles Colyott, Brent Abell, and Ryan Clark (Reading Room)

Noon – 1:00pm: Sheldon S. Higdon, Lincoln Crisler, and Bryon Morrigan (Reading Room)

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Robert Ford, Kevin Lucia, and Wesley Southard (Reading Room)

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Scott Baker, Jacob Haddon, and Lesley Conner (Reading Room)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Ty Schwamberger and Jay Franklin (Reading Room)

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Thomas Erb and Jeff Burk (Reading Room)