Programming Schedule

 

World Horror  2012 Schedule (as of 27 March)


Seances:
Thursday 8 PM

Saturday 6 PM

Sunday 8 PM



World Horror Schedule (Readings and film festival schedule on other pages.)


Schedule of Readings

Film Festival Schedule



World Horror Schedule



THURSDAY 29 MARCH


3:00 PM

-Social Networking.  How blogs, facebook, twitter and other social media can help you network with others.

(Loren Rhoads (M), Lawrence C. Connolly, Lincoln Crisler, Derek Clendening, Gabrielle Faust)

-Religion in Horror.  It's more than just exorcism.  Religion has always played an important role in horror.

(John W. Morehead, Eric James Stone, Jaleta Clegg (M), Michael R. Collings)


4:00:

-Poetry of the Weird from the Romantics to Lovecraft. A discussion of the history of “weird poetry” and some of the poets who wrote it.

(G. O. Clark, Michael R. Collings, Stephen M. Wilson (M), Linda Addison)

-Horror Film Festivals.  How to get involved and where to find them.

(Thomas M. Sipos, Blake Casselman (M), Stephen Graham Jones, Jonathan Martin, Mario DeAngelis)


5:00

-Book Bombs/Blasts.  How to get your book to shoot up the charts at Amazon and other sites.

(Michaelbrent Collings (M), Paul Genesse, Robert J Defendi)

-A Vampire is NOT your boyfriend.  Why it's not a good idea to fall in love with the undead.

(Tom Carr (M), Christine Morgan, Carter Reid, Gabrielle Faust)


6:00
Opening Ceremonies  A brief welcome to SLC. 

(P.N. Elrod, hostess)


7:00

Poetry Readings

A stellar lineup of some outstanding horror poets reading their works.

-Breaking into Comics. The Managing Editor of Dark Horse Comics tells you what you need to know to break into the business.

(Scott Allie)



8:00

-Poetry readings, cont.

-Classic Horror Movies.  What you really need to watch – and own.

(Thomas M. Sipos, Norman L. Rubenstein (M), Michael McCarty, Orrin Grey, Mike Marano)

-Cutting Block Press/KillerCon party (what better way to start off a convention?)

-Zombiance Concert


9:00 PM

-Buffy and cult TV shows.  We still love 'em.  Why they resonate with fans and forever live on in syndication, books and comics.

(Scott Allie, Dana Fredsti(M), Alice Henderson)

-Why We Love Lovecraft.  His works are more popular than ever.  Come here why we love the grandfather of horror.

(Peter Cannon, Bobbie B. Wilcox, Eric Swedin (M), James Chambers, Ross E. Lockhart, Paul F. Anderson)

-Cutting Block Press/KillerCon Party, cont.


10:00 PM

-Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: What you need to know when the zombies attack. (Don't forget your Twinkies!)

(Tom Carr (M), Dana Fredsti, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, Stephen W. Booth)

-Writing a believable ghost story.  How can you make your paranormal seem, well, real?

(Ellen Datlow (M), Michaelbrent Collings, Christine Morgan, JoSelle Vanderhooft)

-Cutting Block Press/KillerCon Party, cont.




FRIDAY 30 MARCH


10:00 AM

-Laugh 'till you Die: The "Joys" of Humorous Horror

(Jeff Strand, Jaleta Clegg, Scott Allie (M), Tim Marquitz)

-Stephen King.  He's gone beyond a genre writer to one of the legends of literature.  Why we read and study him over and over.

(Rocky Wood, Scott Edelman, Jason Brock, Blake Casselman (M), Michael R. Collings)

-Pre-Pitch Preparation Panel

Pitching your project is an art form and a learned skill. The purpose of this panel will be to give "pitchers" an idea of the "Do’s and Don’ts of Pitching Your Project". So why not get the rules straight from the editors you plan to pitch this weekend? What better edge could you possibly have than hearing what those editors want from authors and the best way to deliver it? Show up early, take some notes, and prepare for the pitch sessions to follow immediately after! 

(R.J. Cavender, Nicholas Grabowsky,  Kim Richards, Steven Booth, Norman Rubenstein, Sam Cowan, Don D'Auria)


11:00 AM

-Understanding the Mind of a Serial Killer.  An expert looks at what makes a killer kill.

(Dr. Al Carlisle, PhD)

-A Short Look at Horror Fiction: why short fiction is still popular

(Gene O'Neill, John Skipp, Ellen Datlow, Stan Swanson (M), Darren O. Godfrey)

-Pre-Pitch Preparation Panel, cont. (to about 10:30)

(R.J. Cavender, Nicholas Grabowsky,  Kim Richards, Steven Booth, Norman Rubenstein, Sam Cowan, Don D'Auria)


Noon

-The Art of Mike Mignola

(John Picacio, Mike Mignola)

-Writing Your First Novel: What you really need to know.

(Steven James Searce (M), John R. Little, John Hornor Jacobs, Simon McCaffery, Thomas Roche)


1:00 PM

-Sherrilyn Kenyon: Dark Hunter.  A Q & A with the Queen of Paranormal Fiction

-How Poetry can influence your fiction writing.

(Michael R. Collings, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Charlene C. Harmon, James Dorr, Roberta Lannes, Marge Simon (M))

Mort Castle Workshop (Pre-registration required)


2;00 PM

- The Tapestry of Horror: Words Horrific, Words Hilarious." It will use examples from Lovecraft and others to talk about how horror writers use language to create horror--or misuse it to create unintentionally comic effects.

How horror as genre uses language to create a sense of the horrific

(Michael Collings)

-Women in Horror.  Some of the top women in their field talk about beign female in the horror industry.

(Ellen Datlow, P.N. Elrod, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lisa Morton, Kim Richards(M))

Mort Castle Workshop (Pre-registration required)

Kaffeeklatsch: Rick Hautala
Kaffeeklatsch: John Picacio


3:00 PM

P.N. Elrod Q&A

-The Digital Revolution: ebooks and the future of publishing.

(Guido Henkel, Joe Nassise)

Kaffeeklatsch: Joe R. Lansdale
Kaffeeklatsch: Robert McCammon


4:00 PM

-The craft of writing comics (2-hour workshop)

(Scott Allie)

-Horror Makeup: Making it look good

(Mindy Trim, Michael McCarty,


5:00 PM

-The craft of writing comics (2-hour workshop, cont.)

(Scott Allie)

-What a horror author needs to know to write YA

(Derek Clendening, Lynne Hansen, Dan Wells (M), Jacob Ruby)


6:00 PM

Break


7:00 PM

Break


8:00 PM

Mass Autograph Signing


9:00 PM
Mass Autograph Signing, cont.


10:00 PM

-Cemetery Tour (hosted by Tom Carr and the Residual Hauntings Revived Team).  Space limited.  Talk to Tom in advance.


10:30 PM

-Gross Out Contest!  It's back and better than ever!  Come root on your favorite readers and crown your champion!

(Hosted by Rain Graves)

-Dark Moon Digest Party

-Damnation Books Party

-Evil Jesters Press Party



SATURDAY, 31 MARCH


9:45 AM:

Introduction to "Celebrate HWA Day"

(6 panels/presentations to celebrate 26 years of the Horror Writer's Association.)

(Rocky Wood)


10:00 AM

-Q&A with Robert McCammon

(Robert McCammon, Hal Bodner (M))

-Writing for Comics.  How it differs from other forms of writing and how to work with the art for better storytelling.

(Scott Allie, Mike Mignola, Howard Tayler (M), Brady Canfield)

-Pre-Pitch Preparation Panel

Pitching your project is an art form and a learned skill. The purpose of this panel will be to give "pitchers" an idea of the "Do’s and Don’ts of Pitching Your Project". So why not get the rules straight from the editors you plan to pitch this weekend? What better edge could you possibly have than hearing what those editors want from authors and the best way to deliver it? Show up early, take some notes, and prepare for the pitch sessions to follow immediately after! 

(R.J. Cavender, Sandra Kasturi, Brett Savory, Stan Swanson, John Skipp, Christopher Payne, Jason V. Brock)


11:00 AM

- Stoker on Stoker,  Dacre’s Power Point presentation includes a selection of mysteries behind Bram’s writing of Dracula. With the recent release in the UK of Bram Stoker’s Lost Journal, the audience will also get a rare glimpse of the personal journal that Bram kept during his years in Dublin while he was a student and a civil servant. 

(Dacre Stoker)

-What an Editor Does

(Scott Allie, Don D'Auria, Ellen Datlow, Dave Wolverton (M))

-Pre-Pitch Preparation Panel, cont. (to about 10:30)

(R.J. Cavender, Sandra Kasturi, Brett Savory, Stan Swanson, John Skipp, Christopher Payne, Jason V. Brock)


Noon

Q&A with Joe Lansdale

(Joe Lansdale, Del Howison (M))

-Vampires Through the Ages. From Bram Stoker's Dracula to the myriad of modern bloodsuckers.  The on-going fascination with our favorite form of undead.

(Leslie S. Klinger, James Dorr, Hal Bodner (M), Thomas Roche, Ed Erdelac)


1:00 PM

-The Supernatural in Fiction.  Why it fascinates us and its place in horror and other genres of fiction.

(Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michaelbrent Collings (M), Rick Hautala, Michael L. Calvillo, Andrew Fuller,

-Real vs. Fictional Multiple Personalities.  The realities behind Disassociative Identity Disorder.

(Dr. AL Carlisle)

Mort Castle Workshop


2:00 PM

HWA: Past, Present and Future

(Lisa Morton (M), Robert McCammon, Joe Lansdale, Karen Lansdale, Rocky Wood)

-Writing for RPGs and Video Games

(P.N. Elrod, Angel McCoy, Guido Henkel, Robert J Defendi (M), Travis Heermann)

Kaffeeklatsch: Mike Mignola

Kaffeeklatsch: Jeff Strand

Mort Castle Workshop


3:00 PM

Q&A with Rick Hautala

(Rick Hautala, Peter Giglio (M))

-Music in Horror.  How it influences the "scar" and why we love it.

(Lawrence C. Connolly, Guy Anthony De Marco, John Hornor Jacobs, Rain Graves (M), Rio Youers)

Kaffeeklatsch: Scott Allie

Kaffeeklatsch:P.N. Elrod


4:00 PM

Horror Publishing

(Don D'Auria (Samhain Publishing), Derrick Hussey (Hippocampus Press), Dawn Martin (Samhain Publishing), Roy K. Robbins (Bad Moon Books), Norman Rubenstein (M))

-The Art of John Picacio: A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric and more!

(John Picacio)



5:00 PM

Resonance in Storytelling

(Dave Wolverton)

-Disney's Haunted Mansion

(Paul F. Anderson)


6:00 PM
Artists' Reception


7:00 PM

Artists' Reception


8:00 PM

HWA Bram Stoker Awards Banquet


10:30 PM



SUNDAY 1 APRIL


10:00 AM

-The Good, The Bad And The Ugly in Cover Art. 

Industry professionals  Joe R. Lansdale, P.N. Elrod, Scott Allie, John Picacio (M), and Mike Mignola discuss their favorite recent horror/dark fantasy cover artworks as well as some of their not-so-favorite.

-Screenwriting Techniques.  Or, how to write a screenplay that works.

(Blake Casselman (M), David Hayes, Hal Bodner)

-WHS Board Meeting

World Horror Society meeting.  Want to know more about running WHS?  Want to run a convention?  Come to the meeting!

HWA Meeting


11:00 AM

-H. P. Lovecraft: The short stories

(Paul F. Anderson(M), Michael R. Collings, Scott Allie, Travis Heermann, Orrin Grey)

-Residual Hauntings Revived: A Look at Hauted Sies

(Tom Carr, RHR Crew)


Noon

-Scaring 'em Young: MG horror

(Jacob Ruby, J. Scott Savage, Roh Morgon (M))

"Zombies, Vigilantes, and Antiheroes: The Ambiguities of Monstrousness in The Walking Dead"

(Kyle Bishop)


1:00 PM

-Collecting Horror.  What is collectable, why to collect and where to find the best stuff.

(Paul Anderson, Nick Montelongo (M), Allen Lewis)

Writing Groups

(Henry and Hollie Snider)


2:00 PM

-Paranormal Romance. 

(Aaron Bennett, Kim Richards, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Hal Bodner (M))

-Classic Horror

(P.N. Elrod, Scott Allie, Robert McCammon, Eric Swedin (M), Joe McKinney)


3:00 PM

Da End: Closing Ceremonies and Gothic Belly Dancing


5:00 PM

Dead Dog Party