TOD 039 The Outer Dark Symposium 2018, Part 4: Shimmering Screens and Dead Channels Panel & Readings by Gregory Norman Bossert, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Marc Laidlaw

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the fourth installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 including ‘Shimmering Screens and Dead Channels‘ panel, moderated by Orrin Grey and featuring Gregory Norman Bossert, Heather Buckley, Sam Cowan, Marc Laidlaw, and Izzy Lee, plus Readings by Gregory Norman Bossert, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Marc Laidlaw and special guest Shane Morton announces the location of The Outer Dark Symposium 2019. These segments were recorded live on Saturday March 24 at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. 


Stay tuned because Shane Morton of Silver Scream FX Lab, creator of the Cheddar Goblin (Mandy, 2018), drops in for a very special announcement (00:09:52) about The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019!

But first, another Special Guest, Professor Morte of Atlanta’s famed Silver Scream Spook Show, drops by to tell you about the final two of our seven Gold Sponsors: The Revelator and Vastarien: A Literary Journal! Plus one more huge 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

(0:21:49) Part Four of the Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018, Saturday March 24 at Winchester Mystery House (San Jose, CA), begins with the final of four panels ‘Shimmering Screens and Dead Channels: The Weird in Cinema, Television, and Videogames‘, moderated by Orrin Grey and featuring Gregory Norman Bossert, Heather Buckley, Sam Cowan, Marc Laidlaw, and Izzy LeeAnnihilation, They Remain, Black Mirror, Twin Peaks: The Return, Silent Hill, Bloodborne…Is The Weird finally oozing onto screens big and small, or has it been there all along lurking behind and between other genre labels? What are some past and present examples of effective Weird cinema in media other than print? What challenges does The Weird face when translated from the written word into the visual? Conversely, what are the strengths of visual media in conveying Weirdness? And where do visual creators cross the line from effectively utilizing The Weird to Weirdness simply for Weird’s sake? The episode concludes with Readings by Gregory Norman Bossert (1:06:07),Silvia Moreno-Garcia (01:14:50) and Marc Laidlaw (01:25:05), followed by a fond farewell to Orrin Grey and final remarks (1:41:36).

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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