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· Breakout Sessions
Beta Reading and Critique Groups
Members of a beta reader group discuss how extra eyes, brutal honesty, and a genuine desire to help others has improved their own writing.
Brian Matthews James Chambers JG Faherty Lisa Morton
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Beta+Reading+and+Critique+Groups https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The HWA Boardroom
For HWA and StokerCon officers and staff.
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+HWA+Boardroom https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Author-Editor Relationship in the Horror Genre
The dynamics of working toward the same goal.
Deborah Daughetee Carol Gyzander Jeff Strand Teel Glenn Ellen Datlow
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+Author-Editor+Relationship+in+the+Horror+Genre https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Poetry as a Source for Fictions
Panelists discuss poetry as a source for various fictions.
Lee Forman Marge Simon Terrie Leigh Relf Nina D'Arcangela Carina Bissett David Cowen
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Poetry+as+a+Source+for+Fictions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Horror and Music
The panel will focus on exploring dark sounds, music for writing, music in writing, and other audible scare tactics.
Steven Van Patten Nathan Carson John Lawson L. Marie Wood Kate Maruyama
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Horror+and+Music https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
American Female Gothic
Why do women writers often situate themselves-or fictional female counterparts-as the monsters, ghouls, and demons of their Gothic horror tales.
Jo Kaplan Lisa Kroger Sarah Read Jewelle Gomez Cynthia Pelayo Gwendolyn Kiste Christa  Carmen
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York American+Female+Gothic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Reinventing the Classics: How Modern Horror Is Transforming the Tropes
A focus on different retellings of classic horror stories as well as how modern authors are adapting other classic monsters and tropes in their work today.
Rhonda Garcia Naching Kassa Lee Murray L. Marie Wood Carina Bissett Gordon B. White Gwendolyn Kiste Christa  Carmen
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Reinventing+the+Classics%3A+How+Modern+Horror+Is+Transforming+the+Tropes https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Writing the Creature Feature
What makes a good creature feature and how to meet reader expectations while still delivering a fresh and original story.
JG Faherty Jeff Strand Christine Whitlock Lee Murray F. Paul Wilson Tim Waggoner
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Writing+the+Creature+Feature https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
How Extreme Is too Extreme?
A focus on depictions of extreme horror, how to approach them, when holding back is preferable, and other related questions.
Rhonda Garcia EV Knight John F.D. Taff Jeff Strand Tim Waggoner
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York How+Extreme+Is+too+Extreme%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Humor and Horror
The panel will focus on the dangerous intersection between comedy and tragedy.
Paul Lubaczewski MacKenzie Jennings Jeff Strand Gillian King-Cargile Chelsea Davis Nathan Carson
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Humor+and+Horror https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Portrayals of Mental Illness in Horror
A focus on when it's done well and when it's not, and how writers can write about MI without bothering those whose lives are affected by it.
Jessica York Sarah Read Herb Kauderer Mark Matthews
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Portrayals+of+Mental+Illness+in+Horror https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Horror Pods and Vlogs Go Viral: The Pandemic and Beyond
How have some of our favorite pods and vlogs established or reinvented themselves during the pandemic?
James Chambers Kathryn McGee R.F. Blackstone Lee Murray Michele Brittany Nicholas Diak Carol Gyzander
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Horror+Pods+and+Vlogs+Go+Viral%3A+The+Pandemic+and+Beyond https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
2021 Adult Authors Summer Scares Author Panel
2021 Adult Authors Summer Scares Author Panel with Alma Katsu, Kathe Koja, and Danial Kraus.
Alma Katsu Konrad Stump
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York 2021+Adult+Authors+Summer+Scares+Author+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
2021 YA Authors Summer Scares Author Panel
This video features the 2021 YA Summer Scares selected authors, Lily Anderson, Libba Bray, and Cherie Dimaline, in conversation with Becky Spratford.
Becky Spratford
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York 2021+YA+Authors+Summer+Scares+Author+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
2021 Middle Grade Authors Summer Scares Author Panel
This video features the 2021 YA Summer Scares selected authors, Hal Johnson, William Joyce, and Tahereh Mafi, in conversation with Julia Smith.
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York 2021+Middle+Grade+Authors+Summer+Scares+Author+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Horror as a Fairy Tale
Panelists discuss the influence of fairy tales in horror.
Cynthia Pelayo Gwendolyn Kiste Catherine Lundoff Mercedes Yardley Sara Tantlinger
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Horror+as+a+Fairy+Tale https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Let The Cat In
Panelists riff on objects, inspiration, and those ideas that scratch at the door, meowing to be let in.
Aaron Dries Kaaron Warren J. Ashley-Smith
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Let+The+Cat+In https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Women as Villains in Horror
A discussion about female protagonists who are villains, or walk the grey line as villain, or operate as protagonist and villain.
Eva V Roslin Elsa Margarita Carruthers Rhonda Garcia Cynthia Pelayo Amy  Grech
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Women+as+Villains+in+Horror https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Author Newsletters: Writing to Your Readers as Well as for Them
Panelists discuss writing newsletters your readers will want to read.
Lisa Morton Kevin  Wetmore Tim Waggoner
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Author+Newsletters%3A+Writing+to+Your+Readers+as+Well+as+for+Them https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Classic Horror’s Timeless Appeal
The panel will focus on the why we love classic horror in all its forms and why classic horror remains relevant to the genre today.
Steven Van Patten JG Faherty Alan Baxter Nikki Nelson-Hicks
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Classic+Horror%E2%80%99s+Timeless+Appeal https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Roots of Horror
Horror authors discuss the works that inspired them to write horror.
James Chambers Larissa Glasser Tom Deady Diana Rodriguez Wallach Nicole Givens Kurtz
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Roots+of+Horror https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
HWA Chapters: What They Do and How to Start One
Experienced and new chapter coordinators discuss why they started an HWA chapter and what chapters accomplish.
James Chambers Kenneth W. Cain Carina Bissett Kevin  Wetmore Carol Gyzander Christa  Carmen
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York HWA+Chapters%3A+What+They+Do+and+How+to+Start+One https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Steel City Horror
Pittsburgh area horror writers discuss local horror history and inspiration.
Gwendolyn Kiste Michael Arnzen Sara Tantlinger Ben Rubin
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Steel+City+Horror https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Bram Stoker "Hang Out" Bar
Drop in here to meet and greet other StokerCon attendees! 20 attendees maximum at a time.
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Bram+Stoker+%22Hang+Out%22+Bar https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Shirley Jackson "Hang Out" Bar
Drop in here to meet and greet other StokerCon attendees! 20 attendees maximum at a time.
2021-05-20T12:05:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+Shirley+Jackson+%22Hang+Out%22+Bar https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Mary Shelley "Hang Out" Bar
Drop in here to meet and greet other StokerCon attendees! 20 attendees maximum at a time.
2021-05-20T12:05:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+Mary+Shelley+%22Hang+Out%22+Bar https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Edgar Allan Poe "Hang Out" Bar
Drop in here to meet and greet other StokerCon attendees! 20 attendees maximum at a time.
2021-05-20T12:05:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+Edgar+Allan+Poe+%22Hang+Out%22+Bar https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Different Publishing Models
The panel will focus on the many options available for authors to publish their work, their pros and cons, and the experiences our panelists have had
Gaby Triana JG Faherty Kyla Lee Ward Michael Arnzen
2021-05-20T13:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Different+Publishing+Models https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Current State of Publishing
Our panelists discuss the current trends in publishing and what we may see in the future. Moderated by Beverly Bambury.
Kristin Nelson Becky LeJeune Angie Hodapp Beverly Bambury
2021-05-20T13:00:00Z 2021-05-20T13:50:00Z America/New_York The+Current+State+of+Publishing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Writing Horror for the Stage
How to craft horror for the stage. Moderated by Kevin Wetmore, Jr.
Brad Hodson Lisa Morton Teel Glenn Kevin  Wetmore
2021-05-20T14:00:00Z 2021-05-20T14:50:00Z America/New_York Writing+Horror+for+the+Stage https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
A Genre by Any Other Name
Panelists discuss how to break out of the limitation the word "genre" imposes on writers. Moderated by Kate Maruyama.
Seanan McGuire Maurice Broaddus Jewelle Gomez Larissa Glasser Kate Maruyama Joe R. Lansdale
2021-05-20T16:00:00Z 2021-05-20T16:50:00Z America/New_York A+Genre+by+Any+Other+Name https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Author Reading—Lisa Morton
Guest of Honor Lisa Morton reads from her works. A Q&A follows the reading. Moderated by Carina Bissett.
Carina Bissett Lisa Morton
2021-05-20T17:00:00Z 2021-05-20T17:50:00Z America/New_York Author+Reading%E2%80%94Lisa+Morton https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Professional Etiquette: The Business Side of Writing
Panelists will discuss what works and what doesn’t work when interacting with other professionals. Moderated by James Chambers.
Seanan McGuire James Chambers Meghan Arcuri Lisa Morton Jonathan Maberry Ellen Datlow
2021-05-20T18:00:00Z 2021-05-20T18:50:00Z America/New_York Professional+Etiquette%3A+The+Business+Side+of+Writing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Opening Ceremony
Meet your StokerCon guests of honor and learn about our first virtual convention! Hosted by HWA President John Palisano.
Seanan McGuire Brian Matthews James Chambers Silvia Moreno-Garcia Meghan Arcuri Maurice Broaddus John Palisano Lisa Morton Steve Rasnic Tem Joe R. Lansdale
2021-05-20T20:00:00Z 2021-05-20T20:45:00Z America/New_York Opening+Ceremony https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Professional Etiquette: The Business Side of Writing--Recorded
Watch the recorded version of the live session
Seanan McGuire James Chambers Meghan Arcuri Lisa Morton Jonathan Maberry Ellen Datlow
2021-05-20T23:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Professional+Etiquette%3A+The+Business+Side+of+Writing--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Current State of Publishing--Recorded
Our panelists discuss the current trends in publishing and what we may see in the future. Moderated by Beverly Bambury.
Kristin Nelson Becky LeJeune Angie Hodapp Beverly Bambury
2021-05-21T05:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+Current+State+of+Publishing--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Writing Horror for the Stage--Recorded
How to craft horror for the stage. Moderated by Kevin Wetmore, Jr.
Lisa Morton Kevin  Wetmore Teel Glenn Brad Hodson
2021-05-21T05:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Writing+Horror+for+the+Stage--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Author Reading--Lisa Morton (Recorded)
Guest of Honor Lisa Morton reads from her works. A Q&A follows the reading. Moderated by Carina Bissett.
Lisa Morton Carina Bissett
2021-05-21T05:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Author+Reading--Lisa+Morton+%28Recorded%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
A Genre by Any Other Name--Recorded
Panelists discuss how to break out of the limitation the word "genre" imposes on writers. Moderated by Kate Maruyama.
Seanan McGuire Maurice Broaddus Jewelle Gomez Larissa Glasser Kate Maruyama Joe R. Lansdale
2021-05-21T05:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York A+Genre+by+Any+Other+Name--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Appeal of a Good Scare
Panelists discuss the continued appeal of a well-written horror novel. Moderated by Becky Spratford.
Becky Spratford Violet Castro Jessica Guess John Fram Tim Waggoner Grady  Hendrix Emily Hughes
2021-05-21T10:00:00Z 2021-05-21T11:00:00Z America/New_York The+Appeal+of+a+Good+Scare https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Tone and Setting: How to Create Suspense in Your Writing
Panelists discuss how to use tone and setting to create suspense in their writing. Moderated by Peter Sutton
peter sutton Holly Walrath Travis Heermann Maurice Broaddus Alma Katsu
2021-05-21T10:50:00Z 2021-05-21T11:50:00Z America/New_York Tone+and+Setting%3A+How+to+Create+Suspense+in+Your+Writing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Ann Radcliffe Conference Meet and Greet
Socialize with your fellow Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference
Khara Lukancic L. Marie Wood Michele Brittany Kevin  Wetmore Nicholas Diak Mashaela  Farris Rhonda Garcia TJ Tranchell Karley Pardue Farah Rose Smith Alex Story J. Rocky  Colavito Brenda Tolian
2021-05-21T11:00:00Z 2021-05-21T11:50:00Z America/New_York Ann+Radcliffe+Conference+Meet+and+Greet https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Horror After COVID
The panel will focus on the ongoing pandemic and how it has influenced the horror genre. Moderated by Tim Waggoner.
Michael Arnzen Kaaron Warren Angela Yuriko Smith Cynthia Pelayo Tim Waggoner Grady  Hendrix
2021-05-21T11:30:00Z 2021-05-21T12:20:00Z America/New_York Horror+After+COVID https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Thrilling Communities with Chilling Experiences
Panelists discuss how library's can promote their horror section. Moderated by Konrad Stump.
Evelyn Gathu John Lawson Corey Farrenkopf Konrad Stump Alex Giannini
2021-05-21T11:30:00Z 2021-05-21T12:30:00Z America/New_York Thrilling+Communities+with+Chilling+Experiences https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Appeal of a Good Scare--Recorded
Panelists discuss the continued interest in well-written horror novels.
Jessica Guess Becky Spratford John Fram Violet Castro Tim Waggoner Grady  Hendrix Emily Hughes
2021-05-21T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+Appeal+of+a+Good+Scare--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Thrilling Communities with Chilling Experiences--Recorded
Panelists discuss how library's can promote their horror section. Moderated by Konrad Stump.
John Lawson Corey Farrenkopf Konrad Stump Evelyn Gathu Alex Giannini
2021-05-21T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Thrilling+Communities+with+Chilling+Experiences--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Tone and Setting: How to Create Suspense in Your Writing--Recorded
Panelists discuss how to use tone and setting to create suspense in their writing.
Maurice Broaddus Holly Walrath Alma Katsu Travis Heermann peter sutton
2021-05-21T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Tone+and+Setting%3A+How+to+Create+Suspense+in+Your+Writing--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Guest of Honor Panel--Recorded
Our Guests of Honor discuss how horror has changed since they first broke into the business. Moderated by John Palisano
Seanan McGuire Silvia Moreno-Garcia Maurice Broaddus John Palisano Lisa Morton Steve Rasnic Tem Joe R. Lansdale
2021-05-21T12:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Guest+of+Honor+Panel--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Guest of Honor Test Panel
Guests of Honor test their audio and video streaming here
Seanan McGuire Brian Matthews James Chambers Silvia Moreno-Garcia Meghan Arcuri Maurice Broaddus John Palisano Lisa Morton Steve Rasnic Tem Joe R. Lansdale
2021-05-21T12:30:00Z 2021-05-21T13:00:00Z America/New_York Guest+of+Honor+Test+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Guest of Honor Panel
Our Guests of Honor discuss how horror has changed since they first broke into the business. Moderated by John Palisano
Seanan McGuire John Palisano Joe R. Lansdale Steve Rasnic Tem Lisa Morton Maurice Broaddus Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2021-05-21T13:00:00Z 2021-05-21T14:25:00Z America/New_York Guest+of+Honor+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Meet the 2020 Diversity Grant Recipients
The HWA's Diversity Grant recipients discuss their experiences. Moderated by Linda Addison.
Jacqueline Dyre Nicole Givens Kurtz Gabino Iglesias Oghenechovwe Ekpeki Linda Addison Tejaswi Priyadarshi Sumiko Saulson
2021-05-21T13:00:00Z 2021-05-21T14:00:00Z America/New_York Meet+the+2020+Diversity+Grant+Recipients https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Author Reading—Joe R. Lansdale
Guest of Honor Joe R. Lansdale reads from his works. A Q&A follows the reading. Moderated by Carol Gyzander.
Carol Gyzander Joe R. Lansdale
2021-05-21T16:00:00Z 2021-05-21T16:50:00Z America/New_York Author+Reading%E2%80%94Joe+R.+Lansdale https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Short Fiction Crafting
Panelists discuss how they craft evocative short fiction and the mistakes writers make with their short stories. Moderated by John FD Taff.
Seanan McGuire Steve Rasnic Tem John Lawson John F.D. Taff Ellen Datlow Nicole Givens Kurtz
2021-05-21T16:00:00Z 2021-05-21T16:50:00Z America/New_York Short+Fiction+Crafting https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Scary Truth About Horror Reviews
A panel of reviewers share their experiences writing reviews for a variety of media outlets. Moderated by Sadie Hartmann
Becky Spratford Konrad Stump Christina James Gabino Iglesias Sadie Hartmann Silvia Moreno-Garcia Emily Vinci Beth Griffith
2021-05-21T17:30:00Z 2021-05-21T18:30:00Z America/New_York The+Scary+Truth+About+Horror+Reviews https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Author Reading—Seanan McGuire
Guest of Honor Seanan McGuire reads from her works. A Q&A follows the reading. Moderated by Carina Bissett.
Seanan McGuire Carina Bissett
2021-05-21T18:00:00Z 2021-05-21T18:50:00Z America/New_York Author+Reading%E2%80%94Seanan+McGuire https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The King in Yellow: The Literary Legacy of Robert W. Chambers
Panelists will discuss the legacy of Robert W. Chambers and his seminal work, The King in Yellow. Moderated by Leslie Klinger.
James Chambers Sarah Read Kyla Lee Ward Todd Keisling Leslie S. Klinger
2021-05-21T18:00:00Z 2021-05-21T18:50:00Z America/New_York The+King+in+Yellow%3A+The+Literary+Legacy+of+Robert+W.+Chambers https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Final Frame Short Film Competition
Watch the entries in our annual Final Frame film competition. Moderated by Jonathan Lees.
Jonathan Lees
2021-05-21T20:00:00Z 2021-05-21T22:00:00Z America/New_York Final+Frame+Short+Film+Competition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Final Frame Q&A Session
Jonathan Lees interviews our Final Frame Filmmakers
Yoon Hei Cho Sloan Turner David Yorke MyloB Productions Emily  Haigh Katherine Oostman Jonathan Lees
2021-05-21T22:15:00Z 2021-05-22T00:00:00Z America/New_York Final+Frame+Q%26A+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Author Reading--Joe R. Lansdale--Recorded
Guest of Honor Joe R. Lansdale reads from his works. There will be a Q&A session afterwards.
Joe R. Lansdale Carol Gyzander
2021-05-22T06:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Author+Reading--Joe+R.+Lansdale--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Final Frame Q&A Session--Recorded
Jonathan Lees interviews our Final Frame Filmmakers
Jonathan Lees
2021-05-22T07:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Final+Frame+Q%26A+Session--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Dialogue: How it Can Make or Break a Story--Recorded
Panelists discuss the importance of dialogue to craft an effective and meaningful story. Moderated by Meghan Arcuri.
Steven Van Patten peter sutton L. Marie Wood Meghan Arcuri Tori Eldridge Amy  Grech
2021-05-22T08:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Dialogue%3A+How+it+Can+Make+or+Break+a+Story--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Basic Financial and Estate Planning for Writers--Recorded
Brian Matthews, Leslie Klinger, and JG Faherty review the basic financial and estate planning about which all writers should know. Moderated by Brian Matthews
Brian Matthews Leslie S. Klinger JG Faherty
2021-05-22T10:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Basic+Financial+and+Estate+Planning+for+Writers--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference Q&A Session 1--Recorded
Question and answer session with Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference presenters. Moderated by Nicholas Diak and Michele Brittnay.
Michele Brittany Nicholas Diak L. Marie Wood Kevin  Wetmore Mashaela  Farris Rhonda Garcia Farah Rose Smith
2021-05-22T11:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Ann+Radcliffe+Academic+Conference+Q%26A+Session+1--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Making Horror Films
The Filmmakers from the Final Frame Film Competition discuss making horror films. Moderated by Jonathan Lees.
Lisa Morton Alejandro Brugues Carlen May-Mann Beck Kitsis Grady  Hendrix Ed Polgardy Jonathan Lees
2021-05-22T12:00:00Z 2021-05-22T12:50:00Z America/New_York Making+Horror+Films https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference Q&A Session 2--Recorded
Question and answer session with Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference presenters. Moderated by Nicholas Diak and Michele Brittany.
Michele Brittany Nicholas Diak Khara Lukancic Karley Pardue Alex Story Brenda Tolian
2021-05-22T12:30:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Ann+Radcliffe+Academic+Conference+Q%26A+Session+2--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference Q&A Session 3--Recorded
Question and answer session with Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference presenters. Moderated by Nicholas Diak and Michele Brittany.
Michele Brittany Nicholas Diak TJ Tranchell J. Rocky  Colavito
2021-05-22T13:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Ann+Radcliffe+Academic+Conference+Q%26A+Session+3--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The King in Yellow
Authors discuss the literary legacy of Robert W. Chambers' "King in Yellow" and the Yellow Sign.
James Chambers Sarah Read Kyla Lee Ward Todd Keisling Leslie S. Klinger
2021-05-22T13:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+King+in+Yellow https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Seanan McGuire Reads--Recorded
Q&A and author reading with Seanan McGuire
Seanan McGuire
2021-05-22T13:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Seanan+McGuire+Reads--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Crafting Short Fiction
Authors discuss the elements of short fiction.
Seanan McGuire Steve Rasnic Tem John Lawson John F.D. Taff Ellen Datlow Nicole Givens Kurtz
2021-05-22T13:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Crafting+Short+Fiction https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Meet the Press: Omnium Gatherum--Recorded
Meet the authors from Omnium Gatherum. Moderated by Konrad Stump
Kate Jonez Lee Murray Lisa Morton S. Alessandro Martinez Konrad Stump Donna Munro Kate Maruyama
2021-05-22T14:30:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Meet+the+Press%3A+Omnium+Gatherum--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Author Reading—Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Guest of Honor Silvia Moreno-Garcia read from her works. A Q&A follows the reading. Moderated by Carol Gyzander.
Carol Gyzander Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2021-05-22T15:00:00Z 2021-05-22T15:50:00Z America/New_York Author+Reading%E2%80%94Silvia+Moreno-Garcia https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Interview with Steve Tem
Tim Waggoner interviews Guest of Honor Steve Tem
Steve Rasnic Tem Tim Waggoner
2021-05-22T16:00:00Z 2021-05-22T17:30:00Z America/New_York Interview+with+Steve+Tem https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The HWA Archive at the University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Ben Rubin, curator of the HWA's archives at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses the importance of an archive. Moderated by Michael Arnzen.
John Palisano Kathe Koja Linda Addison Michael Arnzen Ben Rubin
2021-05-22T16:00:00Z 2021-05-22T16:50:00Z America/New_York The+HWA+Archive+at+the+University+of+Pittsburgh https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Totally Bloodless Horror Promotion--
Panelists discuss a variety of ways which they promote horror to capture as wide an audience as possible. Moderated by Lila Denning.
Lisa Quigley Lila  Denning Ally Russell Adam Cesare Cameron Chaney — Library Macabre Mackenzie Kiera
2021-05-22T16:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Totally+Bloodless+Horror+Promotion-- https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Mentorship in the HWA
What you should have nailed down before you start your mentorship, so you can hit the ground running. Moderated by Angela Yuriko Smith.
Daron Kappauff Jonathan Maberry Austin Gragg JG Faherty Lee Murray Angela Yuriko Smith
2021-05-22T17:00:00Z 2021-05-22T17:50:00Z America/New_York Mentorship+in+the+HWA https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Nightfire Fall Spotlight--Recorded
Becky Spratford talks with some of the authors on Tor's new horror imprint Nightfire's inaugural season.
Cassandra Khaw Catriona Ward Becky Spratford Silvia Moreno-Garcia John F.D. Taff
2021-05-22T18:30:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Nightfire+Fall+Spotlight--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
The Bram Stoker Awards® Ceremony
The presentation of the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® with emcee, Jonathan Maberry.
Meghan Arcuri John Palisano Linda Addison JG Faherty Jeff Strand Leslie S. Klinger Jonathan Maberry
2021-05-22T20:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York The+Bram+Stoker+Awards%C2%AE+Ceremony https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
History of the Gothic: Horror Folklore--Recorded
Panelists discuss the history of gothic folklore and its influence on contemporary horror literature. Moderated by Kevin Wetmore.
Alma Katsu Lisa Kroger Kevin  Wetmore Gwendolyn Kiste Andy Davidson Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2021-05-23T06:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York History+of+the+Gothic%3A+Horror+Folklore--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Horror Comics and Graphic Novels--Recorded
Panelists discuss the evolution of and current trends in horror comics and graphic novels. Moderated by James Chambers.
James Chambers Scott Edelman Michele Brittany Leslie S. Klinger
2021-05-23T08:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Horror+Comics+and+Graphic+Novels--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Interview with Joe R. Lansdale--Recorded
Scott Edelman interviews guest of honor, Joe R. Lansdale, followed by a Q&A session.
Scott Edelman Joe R. Lansdale
2021-05-23T09:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Interview+with+Joe+R.+Lansdale--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
How to Make a Career of Writing--Recorded
Panelists discuss what is involved in making a career of writing. Moderated by JG Faherty.
Seanan McGuire Brian Keene Silvia Moreno-Garcia F. Paul Wilson Jonathan Maberry JG Faherty
2021-05-23T09:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York How+to+Make+a+Career+of+Writing--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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HWA General Meeting
The HWA Board holds its general membership meeting. Moderated by John Palisano.
James Chambers Brad Hodson Becky Spratford Meghan Arcuri John Palisano Linda Addison Jonathan Maberry Marge Simon JG Faherty Ellen Datlow Leslie S. Klinger
2021-05-23T10:00:00Z 2021-05-23T10:50:00Z America/New_York HWA+General+Meeting https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
What Makes a Book Cover "Good"?--Recorded
This panel of industry experts will share their insights so you can learn to spot an effective cover. Moderated by Lynne Hansen.
Grady  Hendrix Jennifer Barnes Greg Chapman Lynne Hansen
2021-05-23T10:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York What+Makes+a+Book+Cover+%22Good%22%3F--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Closing Ceremony
Join us as we say goodbye to our first virtual StokerCon and hello to StokerCon 2022, live and in-person in Denver, Colorado!
Seanan McGuire Brian Matthews James Chambers Meghan Arcuri John Palisano Silvia Moreno-Garcia Maurice Broaddus Lisa Morton Steve Rasnic Tem Joe R. Lansdale
2021-05-23T11:00:00Z 2021-05-23T11:50:00Z America/New_York Closing+Ceremony https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Breakout Sessions
Interview with Maurice Broaddus--Recorded
Rhonda Garcia interviews Guest of Honor Maurice Broaddus
Maurice Broaddus Rhonda Garcia
2021-05-23T11:00:00Z 2021-05-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Interview+with+Maurice+Broaddus--Recorded https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fstokercon Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

James Chambers

Co-Chair

Brian Matthews

StokerCon Co-Chair

Seanan McGuire

Guest of Honor

Emily Hughes

Blog Manager Nightfire

Leslie S. Klinger

Author, Academic, Editor

Kathe Koja

Author

Ben Rubin

Academic

Alex Giannini

Librarian

Kate Jonez

Author and Publisher

Beth Griffith

Night Worms

Jonathan Lees

Author

Beverly Bambury

Author and Publicist

Christina James

Night Worms

Josh Malerman

Author

Greg Chapman

Author and Artist

Brad Hodson

Author

Katherine Oostman

Filmmaker

Grady Hendrix

Author

Emily Haigh

Filmmaker and Actor

Sloan Turner

Filmmaker

Brian Keene

Author

Yoon Hei Cho

Filmmaker

Lisa Kroger

Author and Academic

Beck Kitsis

Filmmaker

Carlen May-Mann

Filmmaker

Alejandro Brugues

Filmmaker

Mark Matthews

Author and Editor

Herb Kauderer

Author

Violet Castro

Author

Teel Glenn

Author

Deborah Daughetee

Author, Editor, Publisher

Joe R. Lansdale

Guest of Honor

peter sutton

Author and Editor

Sara Tantlinger

Author and Editor

Todd Keisling

Author and Artist

Travis Heermann

Author and Filmmaker

Michael Arnzen

Author and Academic

Scott Edelman

Author and Editor

Anton Cancre

Author and Academic

Britannic Zane

Author, Artist, Filmmaker

Catherine Lundoff

Author and Editor

Alma Katsu

Author

Elizabeth McLean

Author, Academic, Artist

Sarah Hans

Author

Kate Maruyama

Author and Academic

Donna Munro

Author

Brenda Tolian

Author, Academic, Artist

Derek Austin Johnson

Author and Academic

MyloB Productions

Filmmaker

Naching Kassa

Author and Editor

Leza Cantoral

Author and Publisher

J. Rocky Colavito

Author and Academic

David Yorke

Filmmaker

David Yorke

Filmmaker

Alex Story

Academic

Evelyn Gathu

Librarian

Geneve Flynn

Author and Editor

Joseph VanBuren

Author and Editor

Cynthia Pelayo

Author and Artist

Ryan Aussie Smith

Author, Publisher, Filmmaker

Julia Zelman

Author, Editor, Academic

Karley Pardue

Author and Academic

EV Knight

Author

Adam Cesare

Author

Ally Russell

Nightfire Blogger

TJ Tranchell

Author, Academic, Editor

Rhonda Garcia

Author and Academic

Mashaela Farris

Presenter

Nicholas Diak

Author and Academic

Tom Deady

Author

Michael Bailey

Author, Editor, Publisher

Kevin Wetmore

Author and Academic

Elsa Margarita Carruthers

Author, Academic, Editor

Marge Simon

Author

Mort Castle

Author, Academic, Editor

Konrad Stump

Librarian

John Fram

Author

Lila Denning

Librarian

Corey Farrenkopf

Author and Librarian

Lisa Quigley

Author and Academic

Eva V Roslin

Author and Librarian

Candace Wiggins

Author and Academic

Jessica Drake-Thomas

Author, Academic, Editor

David Cowen

Author and Editor

David Rank

Author

Jeff Oliver

Author

Jonathan Maberry

Author and Editor

Emily Vinci

Librarian

Carina Bissett

Author and Academic

Michele Brittany

Academic and Editor

Michael Cieslak

Author and Publisher

Lou Rera

Author, Artist, Academic, Filmmaker

Sam Knight

Author, Editor, Publisher

L. Marie Wood

Author, Academic, Filmmaker

Don DAuria

Agent

Linda Addison

Author and Editor

Gabrielle Faust

Author, Editor, Artist

Sarah Read

Author, Editor, Librarian

Holly Walrath

Author, Editor, Publisher

John Lawson

Author and Publisher

Nathan Carson

Author and Editor

Steve Rasnic Tem

Guest of Honor

Lisa Morton

Guest of Honor

John Palisano

HWA President

Maurice Broaddus

Guest of Honor

Meghan Arcuri

HWA Vice-President

Becky Spratford

HWA Officer, Librarians' Day

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Guest of Honor

Steven Van Patten

Author and Publisher

Lee Murray

Author and Editor

Angela Yuriko Smith

Author and Editor