Saturday, March 24, 2012

I Am to Sit on a Horror Film Festivals Panel

I have been invited to sit on a panel about Horror Film Festivals at the 2012 World Horror Convention, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 29, 2012, at 4 p.m.

Actually, I pitched this panel idea last December, so it was only natural that I be included once the panel was approved. Also, I did write Horror Film Festivals and Awards, so (hopefully) I do have some knowledge about the subject.

The other panelists are Blake Casselman, Stephen Graham Jones, filmmaker Jonathan Martin, and Mario DeAngelis.

I'd suggested Casselman and Martin for the panel. Their presence too seemed only natural. Casselman is running the WHC's film festival this year. Martin is a Salt Lake City native whose An Evening With My Comatose Mother played at many horror film festivals last year, including my own Tabloid Witch Awards.

It was through the Tabloid Witch that I learned about Martin, his film work, and his home town, though I've yet to meet him in person. I'm looking forward to that, since, it turns out, Martin and I share a strong interest in Romania. (It being the locale of his documentary, I Am from Nowhere: The People History Ignored, and of my novel, Vampire Nation.)