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Campaign at World Horror

World Horror Convention 2010Both Chris and I will be attending the World Horror Convention 2010 in Brighton, which kicks off tomorrow.

Please feel free to speak to us during the convention about the Campaign for Real Fear. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Just don’t press scraps of wrinkled paper scrawled with 500-words of frightful fiction into our hands. Electronic submissions only.

If you’re wondering where you can catch us I suggest the bar is a good place to start! I’ll be in Brighton this afternoon, and Chris will be arriving early on Friday morning.

I’ll be moderating a panel on Saturday at noon, in the Russell Room, called Femme Fatales: How Can We Get More Women in Horror?, where I’ll be in the distinguished company of Ellen Datlow, Tanith Lee, Allyson Bird, Sarah Pinbourgh and Suzanne McLeod.

Chris will be moderating The ‘X’ Factor, on Friday at 10am in the Lounge, with Les Edwards, Bob Eggleton, Allen Koszowski, Kim Newman and John L Probert.

On Saturday at 3pm in the Russell Room, Chris is moderating a panel titled When is Horror Not Horror?, with Matt Curran,  Simon R Green, Jasper Kent, Nicholas Royle and Michael Marshall Smith.

Finally, Chris is discussing Teenage Nightmare: The Future of Young Adult Horror on Sunday at 1pm in the Russell Room with Ian Hunter, Tanith Lee, David Simms and  Dan Wells.

Give us your fear

Chris and I are already receiving submissions for the Campaign for Real Fear, so keep them coming!

We say:

“Give us your terror, your fear,
Your horrid tales yearning to alarm,
The wretched stories of your teeming brain.
Send these, the disturbed, nightmare-tossed to us,
We lift our laptops to behold their forms!”

With homage to Emma Lazarus and The New Colossus.

Also, it’s especially pleasing to note that the Australian Horror Writers Association has announced its finalists for the 2009 Shadows Awards and three out of the five entries in the Long Fiction Award are women. There are also three women out of five in the short fiction category, and two women co-editors among the three anthologies up for awards.

No one should ever ask “Where are the women in horror?” again. No excuses. They’re everywhere!

And of course, congratulations to all the finalists, irrespective of gender!