TOD 061 The Outer Dark Symposium 2019, Part 6: Readings

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the sixth installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 featuring  readings by Gwendolyn Kiste, Marc Laidlaw, Sunny Moraine, Gregory Norman Bossert, Gabriela Damián Miravete, and Orrin Grey, and a bonus interview with Orrin Grey. The readings were recorded live on Saturday March 23, 2019 at Silver Scream FX Lab in Atlanta, GA. The interview was recorded on Monday Nov. 18, 2019.

Intro/Interview with Orrin Grey

After episode intro and Platinum Sponsor spots, Orrin Grey joins Anya to reveal the secret origin story of ‘The All-Night Horror Show,’ the work-in-progress which he reads in this episode, go inside his own head-full of “Monster Kid Heaven” at Silver Scream FX Lab, find out why he’s returning for a fourth time to The Outer Dark Symposium 2020, go behind the pages of his latest book of monster movie review essays Revenge of Monsters from the Vault from Innsmouth Free Press, and share a horrifically Weird viewing recommendation and other author news.

Show Notes

(0:21:24) In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the sixth and penultimate installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 which features readings by six of today’s most innovative Weird fiction writers. Gwendolyn Kiste reads ‘The 12 Rules of Etiquette at Miss Firebird’s School for Girls’ (Mithila, 2017). (00:29:54) Marc Laidlaw reads from ‘Leaderboard,’ then a work in progress and subsequently published in Forbidden Futures #5. (00:38:22) Sunny Moraine reads ‘Dispatches from a Hole in the World’ which was originally published in Nightmare Magazine’s Queers Destroy Horror (October 2015) and is also in her collection Singing with All My Skin and Bone (Undertow Publications). (00:49:10) Gregory Norman Bossert reads the summation of some online ‘research’ on remarkable true story of M. Nedubeble and her performance, ‘Appearing Nightly’. (01:01:18). Gabriela Damián Miravete reads excerpts from ‘They Will Dream in the Garden’ (Latin American Literature Today) which had just been announced as the winner of the 2018 James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award. (01:16:22) Orrin Grey reads an unpublished story ‘The All-Night Horror Show’.

This episode was brought to you by The Outer Dark Symposium 2019 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, Indiegogo campaign supporters, and incredible volunteers 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 27-28, 2020 at Silver Scream FX Lab. Find out more, including a link to purchase supporting and attending memberships, at

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A Larger Reality: Speculative Fiction from the Bicultural Margins edited by Libia Brenda (Mexicanx anthology)

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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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