ReaderCon 30

Quincy Marriott • July 11-14, 2019

ReaderCon this year was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed the guests of honor. We got the chance to hear Stephen Graham Jones read a brand new piece, “Attack of the 50-Foot Indian.” We also very much enjoyed the screening of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror hosted and by Tananarive Due who contributed to the show. It’s a brilliant and concise documentary that doesn’t waste a second of your time and is highly recommended viewing. We were also lucky enough to also see a screening of the short film she and Steven Barnes put together titled Danger Word which you can view free on YouTube.

John spoke on two thought-provoking panels, one on the representation of the disabled in horror and the other on authenticity when it comes to narratives from marginalized authors. He also did a reading which was live-streamed and can be viewed here. This was the first time we got the chance to attend the Shirley Jackson Awards and were glad to have Lucy A. Snyder there as a nominee in two categories including Garden of Eldritch Delights for short story collection.