by Lillian Csernica on September 28, 2016
My panel schedule:
It’s Shirley Been 100 Years
Friday 17:00 – 18:30, Boardroom V (Hyatt Regency SFO)
In December of this year, Shirley Jackson turns 100. Best known for her story “The Lottery” (1948), Jackson has been read by teenagers across the world. But her novels The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle endure almost as strongly. What is Jackson’s legacy to modern horror? What women are carrying her torch in today’s horror market?
Carrie Sessarego, Lillian Csernica (M)
Kaiju, As Far as the Eye Could See!
Saturday 12:00 – 13:30, Boardroom IV (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Kaiju are a special breed of monster, and deserve a panel all their own to spotlight their talents in thrilling us!
Lillian Csernica, Colin Fisk, BuddhaBabe (M), Xander Kent
Fear of The Other
Saturday 20:00 – 21:30, SandPebble B (Hyatt Regency SFO)
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?
Lillian Csernica, Juliette Wade (M), Garrett Calcaterra, Gregg Castro t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone, Sumiko Saulson