TOD 036 The Outer Dark Symposium 2018, Part 2:  A Dark Matter Panel & Readings by John C. Foster and Philip Fracassi

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the second installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 including  ‘A Dark Matter’ panel, moderated by Sumiko Saulson and featuring Mark Bode, Cody Goodfellow, John C. Foster, Anya Martin, and Paul Mavrides, plus Readings by John C. Foster and Philip Fracassi. These segments were recorded live on Saturday March 24 at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. 


Anya Martin joins Scott to introduce the panel. This episode is brought to you by two of our seven Gold Sponsors Martian Migraine Press and Mocha Memoirs Press! Thank you also to the Platinum Sponsors of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 including Strix PublishingArgawarga PressKino Lorber, NecronomiCon Providence and Word Horde,

Show Notes

Mark Bode brought along the ball he played with as a kid which his dad Vaughn Bode remade into Cobalt 60’s planet.

Part Two of the Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018, Saturday March 24 at Winchester Mystery House (San Jose, CA), begins with a reading by John C. Foster (00:11:36). Next, the second of four panels A Dark Matter” (00:27:24) is moderated by Sumiko Saulson and features Mark Bode, Cody Goodfellow, John C. Foster, Anya Martin, and Paul MavridesOne largely unexamined effect of the Weird Renaissance is the decoupling of The Weird from horror as the former increasingly stands on its own. This process, in conjunction with the general refusal of leading editors and scholars to offer narrow definitions for Weird Fiction, has led to a rising awareness of other modes and genres where The Weird has hidden all along, especially science fiction. The relationship between horror and science fiction has long since been mapped in essays, on panels, etc. Can we now look with fresh lenses on the intersection of science fiction and this recently untethered Weird? The episode concludes with a reading by Philip Fracassi (01:14:12).

Stay tuned for more of The Outer Dark Symposium 2018 in future episodes of The Outer Dark. Thank you to all our attending and supporting members, sponsors, and Indiegogo campaign supporters who helped make Something Weird happen for a second year.

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Additional Links

Stories from The Borderland

TOD 022 Two Weird Panels: ‘Mary Shelley & Frankenstein: The Roots of Cosmic Horror’ at NecronomiCon 2017 and ‘Women in Weird Fiction’ from HPLFF 2017

World Fantasy Con 2018

May (2002) trailer

Pi (1998) trailer

The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963) trailer

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) trailer

Cobalt 60

Bizarro Central: Mystery Meat by Cody Goodfellow & Mike Dubisch

Eutopia by David Nickle

The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey

Blood Music by Greg Bear

“The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier


The Book of the SubGenius

Jirel of Joiry: The Mother of Us All by Ryan Harvey (Black Gate)

Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

Show Credits

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

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