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Saturday, June 17 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
A Decade of Black Women in Horror

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Join us as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Black Women in Horror list, a milestone in recognizing and supporting black women in the horror genre. This panel, led by moderator and new list member Tamika Thompson, with list creator Sumiko Saulson, as well as list members Kenya Moss-Dyme, Paula D. Ashe, RJ Joseph, Linda Addison, and L. Marie Wood, as well as Guest of Honor Jewelle Gomez. They will discuss the list's origins, its evolution through projects like the BlackWomenInHorror.org website, and the impact of anthologies such as Sycorax's Daughters and Black Magic Women. Panelists will share their experiences as Black women writing horror, the progress made over the years, and the ongoing challenges they face in the industry.

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

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Tamika Thompson

Tamika is author of Unshod, Cackling, and Naked (Unnerving Books), which Publishers Weekly calls “powerful,” “unsettling,” and “terrifying,” as well as author of Salamander Justice (Madness Heart Press). She is co-creator of the artist collective POC United and fiction... Read More →

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Kenya Moss-Dyme

Author/Nightmare Vendor
Kenya has been writing weird stories since childhood, and is now the proud author of two collections - Daymares and The Mixtape. You can also find her short stories in other horror anthologies such as Forever Vacancy, Black Magic Women, and Deadly Bargain, as well as frequent appearances... Read More →
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Sumiko Saulson

Social Media Manager, Horror Writers Association
Sumiko Saulson, authorWriter of Dark Speculative Fictionwwww.SumikoSaulson.comPronouns: ze/hir/hirsSumiko Saulson is a Bram Stoker and Elgin nominated poet and award-winning author of Afrosurrealist and multicultural sci-fi and horror. Author of the Bram Stoker nominated The Rat... Read More →
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Linda D. Addison

Trustee, Horror Writers Association
Linda D. Addison is an award-winning author of five collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, recipient of the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award, HWA Mentor of the Year and SFPA Grand Master of Fantastic Poetry.
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Rhonda Jackson Garcia AKA RJ Joseph

Professor of English, Lone Star College University Park
Rhonda Jackson Garcia, AKA RJ Joseph, is a Stoker Award™ nominated, Texas based academic and creative writer/professor whose writing regularly focuses on the intersections of gender and race in the horror and romance genres and popular culture. She has had works published in various... Read More →
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L. Marie Wood

L. Marie Wood is an award-winning psychological horror author and screenwriter.  She won the Golden Stake Award for her novel The Promise Keeper.  Her screenplays have won Best Horror, Best Afrofuturism/Horror/Sci-Fi, and Best Short Screenplay awards at several film festivals.  Wood’s... Read More →
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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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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 →

Saturday June 17, 2023 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Haselton I-II