Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic
Friday, May 26 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
What Do We Mean By “Weird Fiction” Anyway? LIMITED

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Limited Capacity seats available

H. P. Lovecraft adopted the term from Sheridan LeFanu and popularized it in his essays. Although "weird fiction" has been chiefly used as a historical description for works through the 1930s, the term has also been increasingly used since the 1980s, sometimes to describe slipstream fiction that blends horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Is there any meaningful distinction between “the weird” and plain old fantasy & horror?

Moderators
avatar for Sean Demory

Sean Demory

Founder, Pine Float Press
Sean Demory is a Kansas City-based author and the HNIC (Human, Nurturing Independent Creators) of Pine Float Press, a small press focused on diverse, dynamic genre fiction. His work has been featured on recommended reading lists by Locus Magazine, the Horror Writers Association a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tenaya Jayne

Tenaya Jayne

Reading my bio, huh? | Real life sucks. I bet you feel like that sometimes, maybe even right now. That’s why I write fantasy. I need to escape depression, bitterness, bills, illness…I could go on, but you get it. In the pages of fiction, I can slay the dragons, triumph over... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry

JONATHAN MABERRY is a NY Times bestselling novelist, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He writes the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, the Nightsiders series, the Dead of Night series, as well as standalone novels in multiple genres. His novels include KILL SWITCH, the 8th in his best-selling Joe Ledger thriller series; VAULT OF SHADOWS, a middle-grade sf/fantasy mash-up; and MARS ONE, a standalone teen space travel novel. He is the editor of many anthologies including THE X-FILES, SCARY OUT THERE, OUT OF TUNE, and V-WARS. His comic book works include, among others, CAPTAIN AMERICA, the Bram Stoker Award-winning BAD BLOOD, ROT... Read More →
avatar for Rachael Mayo

Rachael Mayo

Rachael Mayo is a fantasy and SF artist from Kansas City, Missouri. She earned a bachelor's degree in illustration from University of Central Missouri in 1999.   Rachael considers art her foremost hobby, and she spends most hours outside of her day job producing art. (Her day job is technical; she is a systems administrator who enjoys tormenting unsuspecting... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Empire B 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Attendees (9)