KEYNOTE: The Price of Fear w/Victoria Price
The Price of Fear: A Conversation About What Scares Us & What Heals Us
Scientists tell us that the average human being spends almost seven years of their life worrying about something. Scientists also tell us that 85% of what we worry about never transpires. This means we waste almost a tenth of our lifespans anxious or afraid about something that never happens!
What are the consequences of this? A skyrocketing rate of addiction, suicide, and depression may be the most obvious — but far more subtle are the ways in which we construct our individual lives and our institutional world to placate our fantastical fears.
Time to take a lesson from horror movies. . .
In this entertaining and thought-provoking talk and Q&A, Victoria Price shares the lessons she learned about the power of the human imagination, the freedom that comes when we face down our fears, and ultimately, the healing power of choosing love over fear.
Get ready to be engaged by this entertaining and relevant conversation inspired by audio and visual clips from Gothic tales to Classic Horror to the current horror landscape.
A book signing will follow the Q&A.
Vincent Price has long been a beloved actor in the horror genre, and starred in several very Lovecraftian films, including Roger Corman's The Haunted Palace(based on HPL's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward), Diary of a Madman (based on Guy De Maupassant's "The Horla"), and even portrayed the sorcerer John Carnby in Night Gallery's adaptation of Clark Ashton Smith's "The Return of The Sorcerer." This year, we welcome his daughter Victoria Price as our guest of honor. Victoria is an award-winning author and speaker in her own right; in additon to penning The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self and Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography, she is also an acclaimed inspirational speaker and interfaith minister. She'll be joining us to speak about growing up with the legendary Vincent Price, as we feature some of his more Lovecraftian cinematic works.