Monday, September 11, 2006

Presenting at Arcana 36!

Just in time for Halloween season, I just found out I'll be presenting as a panelist at Arcana 36, "A Convention of the Dark Fantastic" from September 29 - October 1, 2006 at the Holiday Inn Express-Bandana Square, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Topics I'll be discussing include Asian Horror Cinema, Women in Horror Films, and Ghosts in Fact, Folklore, Fiction, and Film. I'll also be reading some of my scarier work as time permits.

The guest of honor this year is David G. Hartwell.

The Wikipedia, reliable or unreliable as it may be, points out Hartwell "is an editor of science fiction and fantasy. He has worked for Signet (1971-1973), Berkley Putnam (1973-1978), Pocket (where he created the Star Trek publishing line, and founded the Timescape imprint, 1978-1983), and Tor (where he spearheaded Tor's Canadian publishing initiative, and was also influential in bringing many Australian writers to the US market, 1984-date), and has published numerous anthologies. Since 1995, his title at Tor/Forge Books has been "Senior Editor." He chairs the board of directors of the World Fantasy Convention and, with Gordon Van Gelder, is the administrator of the Philip K. Dick Award. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative medieval literature."

And all sorts of other goodies too.

Arcana typically draws in about 50 or so people a year so it's definitely one of the smaller conventions, but it clearly has a lot of longevity.

If you're going, I look forward to seeing you there!

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