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Thursday, June 15 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
You Can't Get There From Here: Tales of Weird Pittsburgh

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Welcome to Pittsburgh! Join our panelists as they bathe our Convention city in unholy and horror-worthy light. What mysteries hide in the alleyways of the Southside? Is there real magic at the convergence of three rivers? Can you feel the pull of the Fourth River? How many cemeteries have you haunted? How many bridges and tunnels does one city need? What cryptids, legends, ghosts, or maniacs haunt our Rust Belt abode. Hear from Pittsburgh horror writers who have been influenced by the often uncanny history, folklore, cultural oddities, and decaying buildings surrounded by an urban wilderness.

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Douglas Gwilym

author, co-editor of Novus Monstrum
Douglas Gwilym's short story "Poppy's Poppy" (Penumbric Magazine) has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award this year. His story "Year Six" (LampLight Magazine) was on the preliminary ballot last year, and is on Ellen Datlow’s recommended reading list for Best Horror 14.He has... Read More →

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Frank Oreto

Frank Oreto is a writer of weird fiction living in the wilds of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. His stories have lurked in the pages of The Years Best Hardcore Horror, Flame Tree Press, and F&SF and been recited in hoarse whispers in the halls of Pseudopod, Tales to Terrify and the NoSleep... Read More →
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Gwendolyn Kiste

Gwendolyn Kiste is the three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens, Reluctant Immortals, Boneset & Feathers, and Pretty Marys All in a Row, among others. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in outlets including Lit Hub, Nightmare, Best American Science... Read More →
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Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous magazines and anthologies such as Weird Tales, Nightmare Magazine, Southwest Review, Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8 & 15, as well... Read More →
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Michelle Renee Lane

Michelle Renee Lane holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and is an instructor for Speculative Fiction Academy. She writes dark speculative fiction about identity politics and women of color battling their inner demons while fighting/falling in love with... Read More →

Thursday June 15, 2023 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Haselton I-II