Queer Horror Cinema: Heroic Outsiders and Beautiful Freaks

Panel Discussion
EOD Center
Date and time: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Panel Discussion with Evan J Peterson (moderator), Amanda Downum, Garrett Cook, Rose O'Keefe

Horror has always meant something a bit different to the LGBTQ fans and creators. From Medusa and Carmilla to the Cenobites and Buffalo Bill, monsters and "perverts" can be the heroes and/or the victims with a little change in perspective. Let's get our hands dirty and talk about this.

In the Classroom.

Evan J. Peterson is the author of Drag Star! (Choice of Games), the world’s first drag RPG, as well as The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir (Lethe Press). He is a Clarion West alum and author of the horror poetry chapbooks Skin Job and The Midnight Channel as well as editor of the Lambda Literary finalist Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City 5. His writing has also appeared in Weird Tales, Unspeakable Horror 2, Queers Destroy Horror, Boing Boing, and Best Gay Stories 2015.

Amanda Downum is the author the Necromancer Chronicles, published by Orbit Books, and Dreams of Shreds & Tatters, from Solaris. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Weird Tales, and is forthcoming in Dreams From The Witch House and The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu. She lives in Austin, TX, but one day she will return to the sea.

Garrett Cook is an author with Deadite Press and an editor with Eraserhead Press. His work has appeared in A Breath from the Sky, DOA III, Giallo Fantastique, Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade and more. His next book Crisis Boy comes out October 15th.