The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019
The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is the only annual conference focused on contemporary Weird fiction. The third annual event will be held at Silver Scream FX Lab in Atlanta, GA.
CONFIRMED GUESTS/PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS (More TBA):
Rebecca J. Allred
Gregory Norman Bossert
Gerald L. Coleman
Nancy A. Collins
Gabriela Damián Miravete
Craig Laurance Gidney
Edward Austin Hall
Nicole Givens Kurtz
Zin E. Rocklyn
Damien Angelica Walters
HOSTS: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin
Membership is limited to 75, and unlike other cons, everyone attends all activities, with no tough choices about missing a reading or panel. Your $100 symposium membership ($125 after Jan. 31) includes approximately 12 hours of panels, readings, special presentations, meals (continental breakfast, sandwich box lunch, mass author signing reception, buffet dinner), beverages, a Silver Scream FX Lab tour ,and a one-of-a-kind live performance emceed by Professor Morte (The Ghost Host with the Most of Silver Scream Spook Show) on Saturday March 23. Members also will receive an exclusive approx. 100-page collectible program book including fiction, nonfiction, and art by guests/program participants.
ALSO: Your ticket includes the following activities on the night before (Friday March 22, 2019; approx.. 6-10 p.m.): a welcome reception, kick-off panel, and author readings presented by platinum sponsor PseudoPod (details TBA) at our partner Hotel Indigo-College Park, 1776 Harvard Ave., College Park, GA 30337 (one block walk from the College Park MARTA (rapid rail) station). Book before March 1 to receive our group rate of $149/night (King or Double); reserve online or call (404) 767-8881 and ask for group code ODP (Outer Dark Podcast).
Silver Scream FX Lab is where Shane Morton and his team design and create creatures, monster make-up, and props including most recently the Cheddar Goblin for the crazed Nicholas Cage cult hit Mandy (2018) and AdultSwim's Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Too Many Cooks, and more. More than the place where monsters are made, it's a floor-to-ceiling funhouse featuring an extensive museum including your favorite classic Universal and Toho monsters and much more!
All panels and readings will be featured on The Outer Dark weekly podcast which airs on This Is Horror, reaching thousands of listeners who are readers of Weird and speculative fiction.
IMPORTANT! Due to budgeting, memberships are nonrefundable but are transferrable. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please email us at email@example.com with the name and email address of the individual will be attending in your place. We're also happy to help you find someone to buy your membership.
Note: It takes a Weird Village to put on an event like this. Membership rates are based on the cost of renting event space, catering, A/V rental costs, printing, meals for volunteers, and a program participant attendance assistance fund, and are supplemented by sponsorships and crowd-sourcing. Neither The Outer Dark nor our host network, This Is Horror, makes any profit on this event. In the unlikely circumstance that any proceeds in excess of expenses are raised, they will be used to seed the 2020 symposium.
Silver Scream FX Lab (View)
4215 Thurman Rd
Conley, GA 30288
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|