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Saturday, May 11 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
African American Images in Horror

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African Americans are becoming more widely seen in the genre. This panel will look at and discuss how their stories are being told. We’ll look back at the genre over the years at African American involvement as it pertains to shaping memorable characters, their take on traditional horror monsters and themes and how POC are being developed to be more than just sidekicks or tropes.

Moderators
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Marc Abbott

I’m the author of the YA novel The Hooky Party and the children’s book Etienne and the Stardust Express. My short story’s “Welcome to Brooklyn, Gabe” and “A Marked Man” are featured in the 2018 horror anthology’s New York State of Fright and Hell’s Heart. I’m the... Read More →

Speakers
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Steven Van Patten

Laughing Black Vampire Productions
Writer about anything that hastens the trip to the grave, supernatural and otherwise. Raconteur, tequila enthusiast, motorcycle owner, DJ, and professional TV show stage manager. If you have stock tips, I'm all ears.
avatar for Rhonda Jackson Garcia AKA RJ Joseph

Rhonda Jackson Garcia AKA RJ Joseph

Attendee, Lone Star College University Park
Rhonda Jackson Garcia, AKA RJ Joseph, is a Stoker Award™ nominated, Texas based academic and creative writer/professor whose writing regularly focuses on the intersections of gender and race in the horror and romance genres and popular culture. She has had works published in various... Read More →
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Tish Booker

The Jackson Press
Tish Booker grew up in the Bay Area and started writing in elementary school. Graduating to crafting murder mysteries in high school, the love of writing stuck. After graduating from HBCU Dillard University, she moved back home and continued writing. Her short story ‘The Love of... Read More →
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John Edward Lawson

Co-Founder, Raw Dog Screaming Press
John Edward Lawson was born in Washington, DC and currently divides his time between Bowie, Maryland and Broadkill Beach, Delaware. Over 500 stories, poems, and articles have been published worldwide. While he has been called “The forgotten black man of horror” he also regularly... Read More →



Saturday May 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Emerald Room