Who will I see at Philcon this weekend? I will only be there on Saturday. Here’s my schedule:
Sat 12:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
GIANT MONSTER APPRECIATION PANEL (3124)
Panelists: Nicholas Kaufmann (mod), Steve Vertlieb, Tony Finan, D.L. Carter, Eric Parmer, Stephanie Burke
What exactly is our fascination with dinosaurs, Godzilla, and other creatures that could step on us without noticing?
Sat 2:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
HOW TO PLOT A MURDER (3093)
Panelists: Erin M. Hartshorn (mod), Roberta Rogow, Nicholas Kaufmann, Elizabeth Crowens, Brenda W. Clough, Russ Colchamiro
A guide for horror and mystery writers. (Not murderers!)
Sat 3:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
WHAT SCARES US NOW? (3080)
Panelists: Mark Singer (mod), Dina Leacock, Nicholas Kaufmann, Martin Berman-Gorvine, Karalyn Morris
A lot of imagery and scenarios that used to terrify people are viewed as laughable by more recent generations. Are there horrors that are truly timeless? How do you invoke them into the mind of the modern-day reader?
I hope you will come say hello!