TOD 083 The Outer Dark Symposium 2020: Beyond Good and Evil Panel

In this podcast, The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020 presents the panel Beyond Good and Evil featuring Kortney Y. Watkins, Gabriela Damián Miravete, Kristi DeMeester, Violette L. Meier, Kyoko M., and Gordon B. White. PLUS Readings by Seb Doubinsky, Sara Amis, Gabriela Damián Miravete, Edward Austin Hall, and Kyoko M. This programming was recorded on Saturday August 15, 2020.

Show Notes

In this podcast, experience the Saturday morning block of The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020 starting with readings by Seb Doubinsky (0:08:30) from his new novel The Invisible (Meerkat Press, 2020) and Sara Amis (0:16:43). Then listen to the panel Beyond Good and Evil: Can Faith, Religion, and Spirituality Co-Exist with Weird Horror and Spec-Lit? (0:26: 17) moderated by Kortney Y. Watkins with Gabriela Damián Miravete, Kristi DeMeester, Violette L. Meier, Kyoko M., and Gordon B. White. The episode closes with more readings by Gabriela Damián Miravete (1:24:40), Edward Austin Hall (1:36:08), and Kyoko M. (1:44:04).  Scroll down for Additional Links to the many authors and works recommended in this episode. This programming took place and was recorded on Saturday August 15, 2020.

This program block is sponsored by The Hazeland Books by Matthew Maxwell (Broken Eye Books), Skeleton Hat Podcast, and Undertow Publications, as well as Horla Level sponsors Nightscape PressPerpetual Motion Machine, and Nightfire (Tor). The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020 was Presented by This Is Horror and Dekalb Entertainment Commission.

It takes a Weird Village to Make Something Weird happen, and we want to express so much Weird Love to The Outer Dark Symposium 2020 community. Thank you to our guests, ticket-holders, Indiegogo supporters, volunteers, scholarship recipients, patrons, and the rest of our sponsors:  Argawarga PressBroken Eye Books, Dim ShoresDunhams Manor PressEraserhead Press, Innsmouth Free PressKino Lorber, Mythic Delirium Press, PseudopodThe Revelator, Shudder, Signal Horizon, Trepidatio Publishing, Underworld Dreams by Daniel Braum (Lethe Press), The WillowsWord HordeGrimscribe Press/Vastarien: A Literary Journal, and Xylographilia. Go to and click on “Symposium” to check out the complete program schedule of all the exciting readings and panels coming this Fall on The Outer Dark podcast.

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Additional Links

‘Lovecraft, Christian Horror, and Weird Fiction’ by Matt Cardin 

The Handsmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Supernatural TV series (Netflix)

The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K LeGuin

The Dark Descent: The Evolution of Horror, edited by David G. Hartwell

The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James (1917, Project Gutenberg)

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

She Walks in Shadows, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles (Innsmouth Free Press)

Otherwise Award (formerly Tiptree Award)

Juan Rulfo: Immortal Scribe of the Dead by Ariel Dorfman (NYRB)

Tom Swift Jr. series by Victor Appleton II

Johnny Quest (TV) fandom Wiki

TOD 079 Lesley Wheeler: All the Smart Women are Practicing Magic

More Recommendations from Discord discussion group for this panel:

The Green Man by Kingsley Amis

X-Files (TV Show; Watch on Hulu; more info: IMDB)

“And the Lame Shall Enter First” by Flannery O’Connor (Available in the collection Everything that Rises Must Converge)

When the Stars Are Right by Scott R Jones

Cthulhusattva by Scott R Jones

Brian McNaughton’s “lost” introduction to Divinations of the Deep 

Shin Godzilla (2016) 

Show Credits

Hosts/Producers: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

Co-Host, News from The Weird: Justin Steele

Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White

Symposium Assistant Director: Melanie Crew

Symposium Programming Coordinator: Jess Lewis

Symposium Logistics: Melissa Eisner

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin

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