I’m going to be at SFContario this weekend: a very cool little Toronto convention, located right in the downtown core at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street (here’s a link)..And I’ve got a schedule of panels and whatnot.
Here’s the gist of it:
Ballroom BC Sat. 12:00 PM You Can Kill Zombies, But You Can’t Kill The Zombie Craze.
A little over forty years ago, George A. Romero changed the nature of zombies with his low-budget breakthrough film, Night of the Living Dead. Since then zombies have shuffled into the mainstream. There are now countless zombie movies being
Gardenview Sat. 1:00 PM Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy
What makes them distinctive, and why might readers of one be hesitant to cross over to another? Writers of these genres discuss the differences and what you can do to attract readers from other genres.
Gardenview Sat. 4:00 PM Politics And Horror
It can be argued that there is horror in all politics, but is there politics in all horror? Horror, like many genres, works best when it works on more than one level. Our panelists discuss the political foundations of horror books and movies.
Gardenview Sat. 5:00 PM Scary, not Slimy
Are intense descriptions of bloody death and torture really necessary to scare the bejeebers out of your audience? Join our discussion on how to terrify without all the gory details.
And I’m reading Sunday morning, right after Madeline Ashby, at 10:30 a.m., in whichever room it is that they’re doing the readings.