A few updates to my WFC schedule: the Thursday panel is now at 4pm, and Helen Marshall has been added to the Friday panel – Helen Marshall should always be added to everything!! The whole thing is here.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 @ 4.00pm in CC2B
Monsters as Devourers
Our cherished monsters, be they vampire, werewolf, or zombie, are driven by an insatiable appetite to devour what they once were, namely us. Is there a sacrificial/sacramental aspect to this hunger or is it firmly rooted in a psycho-sexual fixation. Perhaps it is simply the yearning to recover a lost humanity?
Nina K. Hoffman (mod.), Frederic Durbin, Nancy Kilpatrick, Angela Slatter, John Wiswell
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 @ 2.00pm in CC2B
Darkened Rooms, Newly Tenanted
Over the past decade or so, the ghost novel has returned to the literary mainstream with a vigor not seen in nearly a century. Consider such fine works as Dennis McFarland’s A Face at the Window, Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl, and Arthur Phillips’ Angelica, to name but a few. Is this a passing shadow, or a renewed presence?
Sandra Kasturi (mod.), Ramsey Campbell, Stephanie Feldman, Helen Marshall, Kit Reed, Angela Slatter
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 @ 1.30 in Broadway 1
• Angela Slatter (right after Charles de Lint! Eeeek!)