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Saturday, June 17 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Funny Horror

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While death is one of the most somber of topics, horror authors often are fearlessly funny when it comes to writing about it.  Panelists will discuss ways in which humor overlaps with horror, from familiar tropes to absurd situations to morbid puns to silly splatstick. How can humor enhance a horror story? What pitfalls should comedic writers of terror avoid? What are the classics and emerging trends in this hilariously sick subgenre?

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Jeff Strand

Five-time Bram Stoker Award nominee. One-time Bram Stoker Award winner. Ten-time (!) Bram Stoker Award Master of Ceremonies.Author of plentiful books for your reading pleasure, including Pressure, Dweller, My Pretties, Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary), Clowns Vs. Spiders... Read More →

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DM Guay

Hello! I write horror comedy, and am best known for the 24/7 Demon Mart series. I'm a member of the Ohio chapter, and am their unofficial social media manager.
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Amanda Worthington

Hi everyone! I'm Amanda!I volunteer as the HWA's scholarship coordinator, chair the newly created MO/KS chapter, and slush read for Space and Time (among other things.) I also created a critique group for horror writers in my city, the first of its kind that I'm aware of!I am newer... Read More →


Author--Penguin/Random House (Blanvalet)
Author at Penguin/Random House (Blanvalet), Putnam's, St. Martin's Press. Royce has published 13 novels, mostly featuring monsters or something equally horrible. HWA, WGAw."I'll be speaking on the Funny Horror panel Saturday about horribly funny stuff, including my new Monster Lawyer... Read More →
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Paul Lubaczewski

Paul has lived all over the country before settling in Appalachia over fifteen years ago with his wife Leslie and their son. He also has two adult children living in his native Pennsylvania. He has written numerous horror comedy novels, and he has no idea at this point how many short... Read More →
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Angela Sylvaine

Angela Sylvaine is a self-proclaimed cheerful goth who writes horror fiction and poetry. Her debut novel, Frost Bite, and her debut collection, The Dead Spot: Stories of Lost Girls, are forthcoming from Dark Matter INK. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in/on over forty anthologies... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT