In this podcast The Outer Dark presents The Weird: The Next Wave, Readings from Rising Weird Authors at NecronomiCon 2019 including Fiona Maeve Geist, Larissa Glasser, Hysop Mulero, Christopher Ropes, Candace Wiggins, Teri.Zin/Zin E Rocklyn, and the return of News from the Weird with co-host Justin Steele. The Weird:The Next Wave was recorded live on Friday August 23 at NecronomiCon, and News from the Weird was recorded Sunday September 15.
Intro & News from The Weird
Co-host Justin Steele, aka Steely J, is back to help Anya introduce the cutting edge authors reading in this episode, as well as preview more exciting upcoming programming recorded at NecronomiCon 2019 that will air on The Outer Dark podcast this fall. He also reboots the popular News from The Weird segment. This week’s news includes the launch party for Tor’s new Nightfire horror imprint and launch mass-readings for two much-anticipated anthologies Wicked Weird: An Anthology by the New England Horror Writers and Pluto in Furs: Tales of Diseased Desires and Seductive Horrors (edited by Scott Dwyer, Plutonium Press) at NecronomiCon, as well as more recent and upcoming releases from a variety of presses (see Additional Links below after listening).
(0:21:56) In this podcast The Outer Dark presents The Weird: The Next Wave, Readings from Rising Weird Authors at NecronomiCon 2019. This curated (and packed) event is our special treat for listeners, featuring six authors who have not published a novel or collection yet but we believe represent the diverse future of the vibrant literary mode of Weird fiction. Atlanta-based writer/filmmaker Candace Wiggins, reads ‘I’ve Lived in This Place A Long Time’ from Test Patterns, Volume I (Planet X Publications) (0:24:19). Then Hysop Mulero delivers ‘Quantum Charge Through a Yellow Brick Road’ (0:32:26), and teri.zin, who writes as Zin E. Rocklyn, unleashes the full throttle punch of her work-in-progress ‘The Night Sun’ (0:42;04). Christopher Ropes offers ‘The Prettiest Girl,’ accepted for the next issue of the groundbreaking Vastarien: A Literary Journal (1:05:25). Fiona Maeve Geist blows minds with ‘Violicious Aureate Orgiastic Abandon’, which may appeal particularly to cinephiles and graduate students (1:18:28). And finally Larissa Glasser shares ‘Rituals of Gorgons,’ her critically acclaimed story from Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Ray & Sylvia Plath, edited by Leza Cantoral (Clash Books) (1:28:10). This event was hosted and introduced by Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin and recorded live on Friday August 23 at NecronomiCon 2019.
The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is the only annual conference centered around contemporary Weird fiction. Our mission is to foster conversation and connect communities among the diverse slate of creators and audience members under the umbrella of speculative fiction—inclusive, safe and welcoming to women, LBGTQ+, and writers of color. The fourth annual symposium will be held March 26-27, 2020 at Silver Scream FX Lab. Find out more, including a link to purchase supporting and attending memberships at TheOuterDark.org.
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