In other news, Alexa and I are off to Necon this weekend. If you'll be there--and why wouldn't you be?--here's where you can find me on the programming. (You can see the full list of programming here.)
9:00 a.m. Mini-golf (Necon Olympic Event)
(Yes, Alexa and I will once again lose gracefully to our golfing partners, Melinda Thielbar and Richard Dansky. But it's about spirit, not scores, just like the real Olympics. Right?)
9:00 a.m. The Let’s Wake Up Nick Kaufmann Necon Debate — Are the classics of the horror genre still relevant in the modern age? Nick Kaufmann, moderator. Team A: James Roy Daley, Lisa Manetti, Gary Frank, Lois Gresh . Team B: Hal Bodner, Hildy Silverman, Morven Westfield, Tracy Carbone. In the grand Necon Debate Tradition, Team A will argue that the classics are relevant, while Team B will point out how modern horror has left these classics behind. At the 30 minute mark, the two teams will switch positions.
(Sigh. One of these days, I'll get Chris Golden and Craig Shaw Gardner back for this unfortunate tradition they've started of putting me on early morning Saturday panels. My plan may or may not involve rabid weasels and steel boxer shorts. As for the topic and structure of the debate, I'll reserve judgment until we see how it goes, but fair warning: you'll have a hard time convincing me the classics aren't still relevant!)
8:00 p.m. Scary-oke with Douglas Winter and Craig Shaw Gardner — Be afraid. (Followed by Something Else.)
(I don't plan on singing. I'm just there for the Something Else. Ahem.)