Of Vampires and Space Rocks: The lesser known cosmic horrors

Type: 
Panel Discussion
Location: 
EOD Center
Date and time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
9:00pm to 10:00pm

A look at films with Cosmic Horror themes, from early Universal to more modern, that audiences might have missed.

Chris McMilan (moderator), Derek M. Koch, Dominique Lamssies, Ken Hite, Ray Garton

After watching Invaders from Mars at the age of three, Chris has been a lifelong horror/scifi/fantasy fan. In 2010, he started The Shadow Over Portland, a blog with reviews, opinion pieces and news concerning events in the Pacific Northwest. He's appeared at Wonder Northwest, the Living Dead Horror Convention and past H.P. Lovecraft Film Festivals, as been a frequent guest on the Monster Kid Radio podcast. Currently, he continues writing on his blog and is expanding into fiction writing.

Some say Derek M. Koch was born 30 years too late. Some say he spends too much time watching classic monster and science fiction movie trailers on YouTube. And some just want him to take off his luchador mask and stop talking about fighting monsters. Since 2013, Derek has been producing Monster Kid Radio, the weekly podcast devoted to the classic, and sometimes not-so-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear. After nearly 400 episodes, Derek has interviewed classic monster icons like Julie Adams and scions like Victoria Price and Sara Karloff, horror hosts like Dr.

Dominique Lamssies is obsessed with Batman, dead people and The King In Yellow (in that order). She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, but has traveled throughout the United States, including stints in New Orleans and Boston, where she spent a lot of time roaming cemeteries. She has also lived abroad in places such as Ukraine and Japan, where she developed a deep and abiding love for Japanese ghosts and monsters. She strives constantly to have every story she writes involve some form of dead person and sound like it was written a hundred years ago.

Kenneth Hite has designed, written, or co-authored over 80 roleplaying games and supplements, including GURPS Horror, The Day After Ragnarok, Trail of Cthulhu, Bookhounds of London, Qelong, The Dracula Dossier, The Delta Green RPG and Night’s Black Agents. Outside gaming, his works include Tour de Lovecraft: the TalesCthulhu 101, The Nazi Occult and The Cthulhu Wars&

Ray Garton has been writing novels, novellas, short stories, and essays for more than 30 years.  His work spans the genres of horror (Live Girls, The New Neighbor), crime (Loveless, Murder was My Alibi), suspense (Trade Secrets, Meds), and even comedy (Sex and Violence in Hollywood).  His short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and have been collected in books like Methods of Madness, Pieces of Hate, and Slivers of Bone.  He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Live Girls and received the Grand Master of Horror A