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Saturday, June 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
The Dead Don't Die: Romero's Enduring Legacy

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Everyone knows how George A. Romero changed zombies. But that was only the start. Join panelists in discussing Romero's influence beyond the undead, from his role in reviving interest in EC horror comics to his effect on indie filmmaking in general.  

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Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes wants to talk to you about scary books. Formerly the editor of Unbound Worlds and TorNightfire.com, she writes about horror literature and tweets bad puns @emilyhughes. You can find her writing elsewhere on Vulture, Tor.com, Electric Literature, Thrillist, and more.
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Clare Castleberry

Clare Castleberry grew up in the swamps of Louisiana and lived behind her family's neighborhood bar, which fueled her imagination for southern gothic stories, often with erotic, horrific, or crime-laden themes. She has worked as a librarian, model, phone sex operator, ghostwriter... Read More →
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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 →
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Daniel Kraus

Guest of Honor
Daniel Kraus is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels and graphic novels, including his latest,Whalefall (August 2023). He coauthored The Living Dead with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero. With Guillermo del Toro, he coauthored The Shape of Water, based... Read More →
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Brian Keene

Award-Winning Author
BRIAN KEENE writes novels, comic books, short stories, and nonfiction. He is the author of over fifty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and fantasy genres. They have been translated into over a dozen different languages and have won numerous awards (see below).His 2003 novel, The... Read More →
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Ben Rubin

Horror Studies Collection Coordinator, Co-Chair, StokerCon® 2023, University of Pittsburgh Library System
Horror Studies Collection Coordinator for Archives & Special Collections at the University of Pittsburgh Library System - responsible for building, managing, and curating archival and rare book resources related to horror studies and serving as subject area expert for reference related... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Ellwood I-II