For your consideration (and advanced planning needs), here is the Festival of Fear events list for this year’s show, including event, room/location and time. So get planning, kids, cuz there’s a whole lotta horror business going down this weekend.
I’ll be attending Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear coming up August 28-31 (as part of Toronto’s FanExpo). I’ll have a table in the horror section and will be doing a Monstro Bizarro panel with Rue Morgue editor Dave Alexander on Friday Aug 29 at 2:45pm. We’ll be talking about my new book LIZARD MAN, as well as what’s new in cryptozoology and sasquatch cinema.
The opening scene of Axelle Carolyn’s SOULMATE, one of many scenes cut by The British Board of Film Classification, is now available for viewing. A wise choice by the censors to protect the viewing public from “disturbing imagery” or arbitrary censorship of yet another horror film? You decide.
As many of you now know, this year’s Festival of Fear will be located in the North Building of The Metro Convention Centre. That means all horror guests, events and vendors will be together under one roof. So to get things rolling, get a look at the horror marketplace waiting for you when the doors open on Thursday.
With Festival of Fear just a week away, it’s always good to go in armed with knowledge. And there’s nothing more important than creating a positive environment to have fun in. So who better to provide some convention etiquette than someone who’s been on both sides of the table, as congoer AND as a guest? Here’s guest columnist Tristan Risk, with some helpful do’s and don’ts for con survival.
Today, Pseudopod, the world’s largest horror podcast, will be celebrating it’s 400th episode. To commemorate this momentous occasion they’ll be gracing us with a special reading of the Nebula Award winning short story, “The Screwfly Solution.” The story, set in a world where women are being mass-murdered in the name of bringing men closer to God, was written by renowned Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee, Alice Hastings Bradley who wrote under the pseudonym James Tiptree, Jr.. A contemporary of Harlan Ellison and John W. Campbell, Bradley’s life in and of itself is a testament to modern day feminism: In her time, not only had Bradley’s narrative managed to fool most of her fellow writers and critics into believing she was a man, but she was also a Phd, an air force major, and even worked for a few years with the CIA.