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Saturday, May 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Creating Memorable Villains

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Count Dracula. Annie Wilkes. Hannibal Lecter. Norman Bates. The names alone evoke a feeling of dread. Creating a memorable villain is arguably the pinnacle of storytelling. But... what made them infamous? Our panelists explore horror literature's great villains, what characteristics made them stand out, techniques the authors used to make them so notably evil, and what you can do to try and create the next great villain.

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John Palisano


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J.D. Barker

J.D. Barker is the international best-selling author of numerous novels, including FORSAKEN and THE FOURTH MONKEY. His latest novel, DRACUL, co-authored with Dacre Stoker, released October 2018. He is currently collaborating with James Patterson. His novels have been translated into... Read More →
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Brandon McNulty

Author & YouTuber
Brandon McNulty is the author of the horror novel BAD PARTS, which won both Pitch Wars (2017) and RevPit (2018). He gives weekly writing advice on his Youtube channel Writer Brandon McNulty.
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William Malmborg

Author of the novel Jimmy. And other novels that aren't Jimmy.
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Lucy A Snyder

Lucy A. Snyder is the five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of over 100 published short stories. Her most recent books are the poetry collection Exposed Nerves and the forthcoming Tor Nightfire novel Sister, Maiden, Monster. She also wrote the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress... Read More →

Saturday May 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Grand View Room A