TOD 055 The Outer Dark Symposium, Part 4: No Man’s Tale Panel & Readings by Jesse Bullington, Kyoko M, and John Foster

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the fourth installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 including  the panel: ‘No Man’s Tale: Female, Binary & Queer Bodies in a Weird Space’, moderated by Larissa Glasser and featuring Laura Blackwell, Craig Laurance Gidney, Sunny Moraine, teri.zin/Zin E. Rocklyn, and Damien Angelica Walters, as well as readings by Jesse Bullington, Kyoko M, and John Foster, and an introductory interview with Larissa Glasser. The readings and panel were recorded live on Saturday March 23 at Silver Scream FX Lab in Atlanta, GA. Larissa’s interview was recorded on Sept. 29 and News from The Weird on Sept. 30.

News from The Weird & Special Guest Larissa Glasser

After episode intro and sponsor acknowledgements, (0:08:45) Justin Steele brings Weird fiction publishing news from Broken Eye Books, Undertow Publications, author Daniel Braum, and the much-anticipated H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (Oct. 4-6, 2019) in Portland, Oregon. Then Larissa Glasser joins Anya (0:16:16) to introduce the panel, plus Clive Barker as a game-changing author of horror and Weird fiction and the back-story of ‘Rituals of Gorgons’, her critically acclaimed story from Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Ray & Sylvia Plath, edited by Leza Cantoral (Clash Books) which will form the foundation of her first novel. Listen to Larissa read that story on The Outer Dark 053 and read from her novella F4 on The Outer Dark 052.

Show Notes

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the fourth installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 beginning with readings by Jesse Bullington (0:41:36), Kyoko M  (0:50:27) and John Foster (0:58:14).  Then listen in to  the symposium’s fourth of five panels (1:08:17) ‘No Man’s Tale: Female, Binary & Queer Bodies in a Weird Space’, moderated by Larissa Glasser and featuring Laura Blackwell, Craig Laurance Gidney, Sunny Moraine, teri.zin/Zin E. Rocklyn, and Damien Angelica Walters. Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter, Tanith Lee, Alice Sheldon (James Tiptree, Jr.), Samuel R. Delany, Toni Morrison, and other authors charted the way, but The Weird Renaissance really amplified diversification away from predominantly white cis male authors and protagonists. How does The Weird narrative itself morph when women and LBGTQ characters are centered rather than marginalized, victimized, villainized, and/or treated as wish-fulfillment manic pixies? Is The Weird more adept than other literary modes to act as a transgressive tool to confront societal “othering” and body norm expectations? These segments were recorded live on Saturday March 23 at Silver Scream FX Lab in Atlanta, GA.

This episode was brought to you by 2019 Gold Sponsors Broken Eye Books, MV Media, Mythic Delirium Books and Nightscript, as well as our Platinum Sponsors PseudoPod, Innsmouth Free Press, Nightscape Press, Kino Lorber, and NecronomiCon Providence; and Emerald Sponsor Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Thank you to all our attending and supporting members, sponsors, and Indiegogo campaign supporters who help make Something Weird happen.

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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Additional Links

Charles R. Saunders

‘The Uncanny’ by Sigmund Freud

‘An Accidental Coven’ by Laura Blackwell (Syntax & Salt Magazine)

‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas’ by Ursula K. LeGuin

‘A True Utopia: An Interview with N.K. Jemisin’ (Paris Review)

The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany

Show Credits

Host/Executive Producer/Founder: Scott Nicolay

Host/Producer/Show Notes: Anya Martin

Co-Host, News From the Weird: Justin Steele

Reviews: Gordon B. White

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin


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