Panel: Evolution of Cosmic Horror

Available time: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00am to Monday, October 5, 2020 - 6:00pm

The mythos was always a shared universe, but shared to a very exclusive set of authors, namely white men. People of color were cast as the villains in these narratives, blamed for all the ills troubling mankind (if they were given a part in the story at all). Women were absent from these early stories, unless of course, they too were cast as villains. Invisible were the faces of our LGBTQ community in this tapestry of horror. How did outsider creators fall in love with something that casts them in such a negative fashion, and why do they (we) feel it's important to change its direction?

with panelists Victor LaValle, Zin Rocklyn, Craig Laurance Gidney, Cassandra Khaw, Ross Lockhart

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