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Thursday, May 9 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
"Whatever Walked There, Walked Alone": Bad Places in Contemporary Horror

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Haunted houses, weird landscapes, shopping malls, outer space, and the Internet. These are the “bad places” of contemporary horror, from Hill House to the Southern Reach to the Dark Web. Join us for a discussion of how the “haunted house,” a traditional Gothic setting, has morphed into a place of annihilating terror.

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Eli Holden

Author, Editor, KthonicRaven Press, DragonAss Books
Author, editor, and teacher. Elijah and his beautiful bride have three grown sons and three teen grandchildren. They reside in Virginia with their dogs.


Melanie Anderson

Melanie R. Anderson is an associate professor of English at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. In addition to academic publications related to horror and the supernatural, she is the coauthor of Monster, She Wrote. She also cohosts The Monster, She Wrote and Know... Read More →
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Rob E. Boley

I like to make blank pages darker.
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Nicole Cushing

Nicole Cushing is a Bram Stoker Award® winning novelist and a two-time nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award. Cemetery Dance will be publishing her new novella, The Plastic Priest, this December.
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Usman Malik

Horror writing, reading. Short fiction. Dark Fantasy. Hauntings and haunted houses. Global horror.
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Crystal O’Leary-Davidson (C. O. Davidson)

C. O. Davidson’s fiction has appeared in Hard to Find: Anthology of the New Southern, Vastarien, Cemetery Gates, Georgia Gothic, Dark Moon Digest, Black Poppy Review, and Dark Ink’s collection Generation X-ed. She has also co-edited Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable, a collection... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Emerald Room