Stop by my panels at World Horror Convention!
- Friday, May 8th at 5 pm. The Real True Detective: When Horror Meets Noir, Mystery and Spy Thrillers
- Saturday, May 9th at 9 am. Making Insane Characters Believable
- Saturday, May 9th at 3 pm. Weird Fiction Renaissance
FRI 5-6 PM The Real True Detective: When Horror Meets Noir, Mystery and Spy Thrillers – SARNATH
How dark does neo-noir horror have to be? Where do the lines fall where crime fiction becomes horror. Practitioners of the art of crime and thriller fiction shed light on the limits of human depravity.
SAT 9-10 AM Midmorning Madness: Making Insane Characters Believable – SARNATH
From classics like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” to Stephen King’s Misery, to more contemporary works like Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, both film and literature alike have a soft spot for the insane. But what makes these characters believable and why do readers love a madman or a hysteric woman? Well, say hello to Tyler Durdan and get ready for a trip to the asylum because the first rule of madness is that we don’t talk about madness. And if it’s your first time going mad, well, then you have to scream.
SAT 3-4 When the Weird Go Pro: Exploring the Parameters and Considering the Directions of a Literary Renaissance – SARNATH
Some would call it a Renaissance. Not your daddy’s Lovecraft mythos pastiche, the Weird in the hands of today’s writers owes as much or more to literary titans such as Melville, Borges, McCarthy and Carter. Others talk about the New Weird and consider it a global movement. What is Weird fiction? Does defining the Weird focus or limit its growth? Why now, why is this literary movement so exciting, and what does the future hold for the Weird?