It's more than just exorcism. Religion has always played an important role in horror.
Speakers: (John W. Morehead, Eric James Stone, Jaleta Clegg (M), Michael R. Collings)
How blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media can help you network with others (writers)
Speakers: (Lorne Rhodes (M), Lawrence C. Connolly, Lincoln Crisler, Derek Clendening, Michael L. Calvillo)
How to get involved and where to find them.
Speakers: (Thomas M. Sipos, Blake Casselman (M), Stephen Graham Jones, Jonathan Martin, Mario DeAngelis)
A discussion of the history of “weird poetry” and some of the poets who wrote it.
Speakers: (G. O. Clark, Michael R. Collings, Rain Graves, Stephen M. Wilson (M), Linda Addison)
Why it's not a good idea to fall in love with the undead.
Speakers: (Tom Carr (M), Ed Erdelac, Leslie S. Klinger, Christine Morgan)
How to get your book to shoot up the charts at Amazon and other sites.
Speakers: (Michaelbrent Collings, Paul Genesse)
by P.N. Elrod
A brief welcome to SLC hosted by guest speaker P.N. Elrod
by Scott Allie
The Managing Editor of Dark Horse Comics tells you what you need to know to break into the business.
Speaker: Guest of Honor Scott Allie
Poetry Readings: A stellar lineup of some outstanding horror poets reading their works.
What you really need to watch – and own.
Speakers: (Thomas M. Sipos, Norman L. Rubenstein, Michael McCarty, Orrin Grey, Mike Marano
by Scott Allie
We still love 'em. Why they resonate with fans and forever live on in syndication, books and comics.
Speakers: (Scott Allie, Leslie S. Klinger, Dana Fredsti(M), Alice Henderson)
His works are more popular than ever. Come here why we love the grandfather of horror.
Speakers: (Peter Cannon, Bobbie B. Clark, Eric Swedin (M), James Chambers, Ross E. Lockhart)
What you need to know when the zombies attack. (Don't forget your Twinkies!)
Speakers: (Tom Carr (M), Dana Fredsti, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, Stephen W. Booth)
How can you make your paranormal seem, well, real?
Speakers: (Ellen Datlow, Michaelbrent Collings, Christine Morgan, JoSelle Vanderhooft)
Speakers: (Jeff Strand, Jaleta Clegg, Scott Allie (M), Tim Marquitz)
The pre-pitch panel will prepare those pitching to the editors who are accepting pitches at the World Horror Convention.
He's gone beyond a genre writer to one of the legends of literature. Why we read and study him over and over.
Speakers: (Rocky Wood, Scott Edelman, Jason Brock, Blake Casselman (M), Michael R. Collings)
why short fiction is still popular
Speakers: (Gene O'Neill, John Skipp, Ellen Datlow, Stan Swanson (M), Darren O. Godfrey)
An expert looks at what makes a killer kill.
Speaker: (Dr. Al Carlisle, PhD)
Speakers: (John Picacio, Mike Mignola)
What you really need to know.
Speakers: (Steven James Searce (M), John R. Little, John Hornor Jacobs, Simon McCaffery, Thomas Roche)
(Michael R. Collings, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Charlene C. Harmon, James Dorr, Roberta Lannes, Marge Simon)
by Mort Castle
(pre-registration is required to attend this session)
A Q & A with the Queen of Paranormal Fiction
Guest of Honor: Sherrilyn Kenyon
by John Picacio
Have a coffee and chat with artist John Picacio
Have a coffee and some conversation with Rick Hautala
How horror as genre uses language to create a sense of the horrific: this session will use examples from Lovecraft and others to talk about how horror writers use language to create horror--or misuse it to create unintentionally comic effects.
29th March to 1st April 2012