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Saturday, June 17 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Cryptid Panel: Legends of Strange Creatures in North America.

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Are there unknown creatures lurking deep in the forests? Does Bigfoot, The Mothman, The Little People, and the Tall Men really exist? Join our panel of experts as they discuss cryptid sightings, eerie encounters, and legends of strange beasts across North America and elsewhere.

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

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Owl Goingback

Guest of Honor
Owl Goingback has been writing professionally for over thirty years, and is the author of numerous novels, children's books, short stories, screenplays, comics, and magazine articles. He is a HWA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and has received the Bram Stoker Award for Novel... Read More →


Michelle River-McLachlin

Eerie River Publishing
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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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Shane Hawk

Teacher-Writer-Editor, Birds May Not Be Real But Bigfoot Is
SHANE HAWK (enrolled Cheyenne-Arapaho, Hidatsa and Potawatomi descent) is a history teacher by day and a horror writer by night. Hawk is the author of Anoka: A Collection of Indigenous Horror and other short fiction featured in numerous anthologies. He lives in San Diego with his... Read More →
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Yaika Sabat

Manager of Reader Services, NoveList
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James Chambers

Trustee; Co-Chair, Horror University, Horror Writers Association
James Chambers received the Bram Stoker Award® for the graphic novel, Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe and is a four-time Bram Stoker Award nominee. He is the author of the short story collections On the Night Border and On the Hierophant Road... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
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