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Weird Fiction Review’s 12 Days of Monsters

Starting today, Weird Fiction Review is celebrating the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts with 12 Days of Monsters:

The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA) is an annual scholarly conference held annually in Orlando, Florida, and devoted to all aspects of the fantastic (broadly defined) as it appears in literature, film, and the other arts. It is sponsored by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. This year, the ICFA (March 21?–?25) has a theme of ”The Monstrous Fantastic”, with guests of honor China Mieville and Kelly Link. Ann VanderMeer and I will be there representing WFR, our The Weirdcompendium, and various other projects. She is participating on a panel or two, and I have a reading and panel.

Check out this juicy lineup of content:

March 15, Thursday

  • “Replacements” by Lisa Tuttle (fiction)
  • “A Brief History of Monsters” by Theodora Goss (essay)

March 16, Friday

  • “Weiroot” by Jeffrey Ford (fiction)
  • “The Happiness of the Katakuris” by Matthew Pridham (movie review)

March 17 — 18, Sat-Sun

  • “Creature” by Ramsey Shehadeh (fiction)
  • “Making Her Own Light: Caitlin R. Kiernan” by Jeff VanderMeer (essay)
  • “Fascinating Monsters” by Aeron Alfrey (art gallery)

March 19, Monday

  • “Pretty Monsters” by Kelly Link (fiction — available one week only)
  • “The Third Bear” by Jeff VanderMeer (essay)
  • “Vampires” by Edward Gauvin (essay)
  • Free download of Jeff VanderMeer’s essay collection Monstrous Creatures

March 20, Tuesday

  • “Monsters and The Weird with China Mieville” (interview)
  • “A Weird Bestiary” by Leah Thomas (art gallery)
  • “Monsters in the Grotesque” by Nancy Hightower (essay)

March 21, Wednesday

  • “Dire Wolf” by Genevieve Valentine (fiction)
  • “Werewolves” by Ekaterina Sedia (editorial)
  • “Kornwolf: A Review” by Jesse Bullington (essay)

March 22, Thursday

  • “Blood Makes Noise” by Gemma Files (fiction)
  • “Complicit in Their Own Derangement: An Interview with Gemma Files”

March 23, Friday

  • “Troll” by Johanna Sinisalo (novel excerpt)
  • “My Favorite Monster” (responses from over 60 writers, including Mike Mignola, Christopher Fowler, Karen Lord, Stephen Graham Jones, Rikki Ducornet, Rachel Pollack, Livia Llyewellyn, and Karen Lord.)
  • One day free offer: download The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals e-book

March 24 — 25, Sat-Sun

  • “Dust Enforcer” by Reza Negarestani (fiction-philosophy)
  • “Creatures” by John Langan (essay)

March 26th

  • “Reading the Weird: The Thing About It…” by Leah Thomas (comic, with special epilogue)
  • “Thing in Jar” by Michael Cisco (fiction)
  • “The Thing in the Hall” by E.F. Benson (fiction)
  • “The Thing in the Cellar” by David H. Keller (fiction)
  • “The Thing in the Weeds” by William Hope Hodgson (fiction)
  • “The Thing” by Matthew Pridham (essay)
  • “Other Things” by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (editorial)
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