In this podcast The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 kicks off with Friday Night Readings Presented by Word Horde featuring Rios de la Luz, Michael Griffin, Scott R Jones, and Tiffany Scandal. This episode was recorded live on Friday March 23, 2018 at The Plaza Suites Santa Clara. The podcast also includes an introductory interview with Word Horde Publisher/Editor Ross E. Lockhart.
(00:02:10) The Outer Dark Co-Producer Anya Martin joins Scott to thank the Platinum Sponsors of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 including Strix Publishing, Argawarga Press, Kino Lorber, NecronomiCon Providence and Word Horde, as well as acknowledging the Indiegogo campaign which is still live as a flexible funding campaign (00:12:00). Then WordHorde Publisher/Editor Ross E. Lockhart shares his experience at the symposium, discusses the authors who read at this kick-off event and Word Horde’s role in introducing new literary voices, reminds us of the importance of listening, and reveals what’s next from Word Horde including works by David Peak, Michael Griffin, Orrin Grey and more!
(00:27:00) Listen in as The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2008 kicks off with Friday Night Readings Presented by Word Horde on the evening of March 23, 2018. Scott Nicolay provides opening remarks including a big thank you to Tachyon Publishing for their generous book donation to attending members. Then Ross E. Lockhart (00:31:03) introduces the readings by Scott R Jones (00:36:04, “Assemblage Point,” Cthulhu Fhtagn!). Tiffany Scandal (00:55:10, “They Call Me Monster,” Eternal Frankenstein), Michael Griffin (01:05:10, “Endure within a Dying Frame,” The Human Alchemy, June 2018), and Rios de la Luz (1:27:47, Itza). In closing, Anya Martin (01:37:45) offers a few quick announcements which we left in so you can feel like you were 100% there. For photos, check The Outer Dark Facebook page and search hashtag #TheOuterDark2018.
Stay tuned for more of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 on future episodes of The Outer Dark. Thank you to all our attending and supporting members, sponsors, and Indiegogo supporters who helped make Something Weird happen for a second year, at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.
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Host/Executive Producer: Scott Nicolay
Co-Host, News From the Weird: Justin Steele
Associate Producer/Show Notes: Anya Martin
Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker
Music: Michael Griffin