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Saturday, May 27 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Horror Fiction and Xenophobia LIMITED

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Horror from previous generations draws much of its power from the fear of the Other. In some cases the other is an unknowable being, a cosmic terror, but just as often it’s not, referencing instead more mundane distinctions between us and them. How problematic is the use of the Other to engender fear? Has fear of the Other led to some of the challenges genre faces today relative to inclusiveness and equality?

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avatar for Jan S. Gephardt

Jan S. Gephardt

It, Artdog Studio
Jan S. Gephardt is a writer, artist, and longtime science fiction fan. Her new science fiction novel, Going to the XK9s, is scheduled to be released this year by Durendal Productions. It is the first in a series about a pack of super-smart bio-engineered police dogs who struggle... Read More →

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avatar for Karen Bovenmyer

Karen Bovenmyer

Assistant Editor, Escape Artists
Karen Bovenmyer earned an MFA in Creative Writing: Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine. She teaches and mentors students at Iowa State University and serves as the Assistant Editor of Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine. She is the 2016 recipient of the H... Read More →
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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 →
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Donna Wagenblast Munro

Donna J. W. Munro has spent the last fifteen years teaching high school social studies immersed in the beauty and immediacy of teenage world building. Her students inspire her every day. An alumni of the Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction program, she published pieces in Every Da... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Fremont 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

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