Can’t wait for August to get wickedly Weird with The Outer Dark? Needing something new to spark your imagination? Tired of being a shut-in with nothing to do, nowhere to go? I figured, why not provide you all with an awesome list of to catch up on while we all play our part in being responsible social distancers. Will be posting lists daily (or more) of creative endeavors that you can access created by or put out by The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2020 Guests, Hosts, Attendees and Volunteers (and where to find them). Enjoy!
Jeffrey Ford – Award-winning author of the novels THE PHYSIOGNOMY, MEMORANDA, OUT OF BODY and more. His short story collections include THE FANTASY WRITER’S ASSISTANT, THE EMPIRE OF ICE CREAM, A NATURAL HISTORY OF HELL and more. His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies and has been widely translated. Check out his website here for more information about his work, and you can pick up a copy of his 2020 release THE BEST OF JEFFREY FORD via PS Publishing here.
Chris Gavaler (Twitter @chrisgavaler) – Autor and “Patron Saint of Superheroes.” He has published two novels, SCHOOL FOR TRICKSTERS and PRETEND I’M NOT HERE; books on comics, ON THE ORIGINS OF SUPERHEROES and more; and has two forthcoming books – CREATING COMICS (with Leigh Ann Beavers, Bloomsbury 2020) and THE COMICS FORM: THE ART OF JUXTAPOSED IMAGES (Routledge 2021). His visual work appears at Ilanot Review, North American Review, Aquifer, and other journals. You can purchase his works via his Amazon author page here.
Fiona Maeve Geist (Twitter @coilingoracle) – Writer of fiction and nonfiction, which has appeared in CLASH Media, Vastarian, Ashes and Entropy, Lovecraftian Proceedings, Lamplight, and The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David Cronenberg. She is an occasional writer of pen and paper roleplaying games—including being a developer and writer for the ENnie Award winning Mothership: Sci-Fi Horror RPG. You can find her fiction in anthologies sold via Amazon here.
Larissa Glasser (Twitter @larissaeglasser) – A librarian-archivist who writes dark fiction centered on the lives of trans women, library science, and heavy metal. Her work appears in TRANSCENDENT 3: THE YEAR’S BEST TRANSGENDER THEMED SPECULATIVE FICTION (Lethe Press) and TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY AND SYLVIA PLATH (Clash Books). Her debut novella F4 (Eraserhead Press) can be purchased here.
Orrin Grey – Author of spooky tales who loves monsters and writes spooky books including NEVER BET THE DEVIL, GUIGNOL & OTHER SARDONIC TALES and more. His REVENGE OF MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT revisits classic horror films and can be purchased along with his other works via his Amazon author page here.
Nick Gucker – Award-winning illustrator and painter of The Weird, horrific and unusual. Nick designed The Outer Dark logo which graces t-shirts, stickers, mugs, bags and more. His illustrations appear in publications from Word Horde, Spectral, Deadite, Swallowdown, Eraserhead, Perilous, Splatterpunk, Blysster, Ulthar, Eryx, Martian Migraine, Dunhams Manor, Dynatox, Lovecraft eZine, Sinister Grin Press and more. Check out his website here for links to his Etsy and Threadless stores.