DragonCon 2022!

I’m excited to be an Attending Professional at DragonCon, September 1-5 in Atlanta! I’m on 8 panels and events this year, on the Horror Track, the Urban Fantasy Track, and the Writers Track. Here’s where I’ll be:

Thursday 7:00 pm, Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track)
Gothic Literature: Ruin and Evil
An examination of Gothic themes in literature and how they continue to inform modern writers.
Gail Z. Martin (Moderator), Beth Dolgner, Leanna Renee Hieber, Tony Sarrecchia, Darrell Z. Grizzle

Friday 1:00 pm, Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track)
Foundations of Fear: Building Haunted Houses in Fiction
A roundtable of authors discuss making the haunted house archetype relevant for modern readers.
Gail Z. Martin (M), Leanna Renee Hieber, Marie Whittaker, Hank Schwaeble, Darrell Z. Grizzle

Friday 7:00 pm, Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track)
Harvest of Dread: Conjuring Folk Horror in Fiction
Authors on incorporating themes of folk horror into fiction.
James R. Tuck (M), Gail Z. Martin, Jessica Nettles, D.J. Butler, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Darrell Z. Grizzle

Friday 10 pm, Westin Chastain 1-2 (Urban Fantasy)
Things That Go Bump in the Night (or Day): Ghosts & Spirits in Urban Fantasy
Ghosts in Urban Fantasy take many forms & have a variety of goals & purposes. Our panel will discuss those they employ in their work, as well as others they admire.|
Carol Malcolm (M), Delilah Dawson, Beth Dolgner, Leanna Renee Hieber, Stuart Jaffe, Darrell Z. Grizzle

Friday 10 pm, Westin Chastain 1-2 (Urban Fantasy)
Spooky Tales and Haunting Music
Our group of authors will each read a scary story, followed by a short concert of atmospheric music by Victorian Chamber Metal virtuosos, Valentine Wolfe.
Beth Dolgner, Leanna Renee Hieber, Valentine Wolfe, Darrell Z. Grizzle

Saturday 11:30 am, Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track)
Shattered Mirrors: Writing Human Monsters
It has been said that humans are the most dangerous animals of all. This panel will examine writing killers and other terrifying human evils.
Jessica Ann York (M), Jessica Nettles, Clay Gilbert, Delilah S. Dawson, D.J. Bodden, Darrell Z. Grizzle

Sunday 10:00 am, Westin Peachtree 1-2 (Horror Track)
Sinister Forces: Invoking Supernatural Horror
Authors discuss incorporating supernatural elements into horror fiction.
Darrell Z. Grizzle (M), Jessica Ann York, Bill Mulligan, Hank Schwaeble, Trisha J. Wooldridge

Sunday 2:30 pm, Hyatt Embassy EF (Writers Track)
Horror? Soft Horror? Things that make you jump out of your skin?!
Readers of horror vary in their tastes greatly. Some love a psychological tale while others look for the most blood-thirsty novels available. Where do you, as a writer, fit into this popular genre?
Nancy Knight (M), Gail Z. Martin, James R. Tuck, Erika Lance, David Boop, Darrell Z. Grizzle



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