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The rise of Australian horror and the Oz Horror Mini-con

Australian ZombieWe’ve had a first here in Australia this month.

Our first single-genre horror convention, the Oz Horror Mini-con was a pre-cursor to the main Oz Horror Con 2013, to be held in January in Melbourne. Previously we’ve had multi-genre conventions, not least of all AussieCon 4 and World Con back in 2010. That was a great year for horror in Australia, but World Con is still a sci-fi convention, with slight undertones of horror—provided, in this case, by the Australian Horror Writers Association, who held the Nightmare Ball, a costume ball with strong horror themes. The AHWA also held the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the association at the convention.

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1 comment

  1. Andrea Marie Norwood

    This guys face is horror and then more horror! I would wet my pants if I ran into him in some dark alley or at home in the john!

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