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Saturday, June 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exploring the Canon of Queer Horror

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Join panelists as we celebrate Pride Month! A discussion surrounding the trailblazers for queer horror, writers who are continuing in those footsteps today and making their own innovations, and how queer horror has created such an impact on the modern landscape of horror fiction.

This session will be live-streamed to our virtual audience.

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Paula D. Ashe

Paula D. Ashe (she/her) is an author of dark fiction. Her debut collection We Are Here to Hurt Each Other (Nictitating Books) is a Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. She is also an associate editor for Vastarien: A Literary Journal. She lives... Read More →

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Maxwell I. Gold

Treasurer, Horror Writers Association
Maxwell I. Gold is a Jewish American multiple award nominated author who writes prose poetry and short stories in cosmic horror and weird fiction with half a decade of writing experience. Four time Rhysling Award nominee, two time Pushcart Award nominee, and author of forthcoming... Read More →
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Jewelle Gomez

Guest of Honor
Jewelle Gomez is the author of several books including the double Lambda Literary Award winning vampire novel, The Gilda Stories. She is the recipient of a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, two California Arts Council fellowships and an Individual Artist... Read More →
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Eric LaRocca

Eric LaRocca (he/they) is the Bram Stoker Award®-nominated and Splatterpunk Award-winning author of the viral sensation, Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke. A lover of luxury fashion and an admirer of European musical theatre, Eric can often be found roaming the streets of his home city, Boston, MA, for inspiration... Read More →
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Hailey Piper

Hailey Piper is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth, No Gods for Drowning, The Worm and His Kings, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Benny Rose the Cannibal King, and Your Mind Is a Terrible Thing. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, with... Read More →
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Ally Wilkes

Ally Wilkes is the author of ALL THE WHITE SPACES (Atria/Titan, 2022), the upcoming WHERE THE DEAD WAIT (Atria/Titan, 2023) and JAMIE HALLOW AND THE END OF THE WORLD (Cemetery Gates, 2023). Her short fiction has been published in magazines including Nightmare, and anthologies including... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Haselton I-II